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Small Thermos

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by mete, May 23, 2017.

  1. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    And the ripoff/knockoff double standard still exists
  2. leghog


    Aug 10, 2013
    Yeti sued RTIC, yet RTIC is still allowed to make, market, and sell their cups and coolers. Save your money. Buy RTIC for less dollars but equal performance.
    jmh33 likes this.
  3. Brookes


    Jan 3, 2019
  4. Wicked Sharp

    Wicked Sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    There are many factors that affect purchasing decisions including quality, price, performance, and company philosophy; therefore, buy what YOU prefer. I like RTIC. I liked Yeti until they took an offensive position on my 2nd Amendment rights.
    jmh33 likes this.
  5. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    As you want to carry just a cup of soup, I heartedly recommend the Aladdin 0.35 stainless steel insulated travel mug.
    I bought one of these mugs in Camp Bastion years ago and its been used hard ever since.
    Now dented and beat up from numerous travels and spills (no, not spills since it keeps every drop of fluid inside, if the lid is on properly) from having been dropped but it still holds liquids warm or cold for hours on end (claim is six hours. Ive got no reason to doubt that but rarely wait six hours before drinking from the mug when out and about).
    The mug is easy to clean and has a compartment in the screw top lid for what ever.
    Ill see, if I can dig out a pic …

    In regards to the Yeti debacle; I dont know if one can compare knives to coolers and how different can you make for example a mug (so many look alike). I noticed some 32 oz. tumblers in WallyMart just before Christmas. The Ozark T tumbler was app $9.50. The YETI is several times that (I forget how much but its way more). Is the Yeti really several times better?
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  6. CAD


    Jan 11, 2006
    OP from May 2017
  7. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    For a small thermos, I would look at Walmart Ozark Trail. I have one of their steel insulated cups (with lid) and it literally keeps things hot for hours which surprised me. So, how long do you need to keep your soup warm or hot before you consume it?

    Yeti stuff is too expensive for me. I would be afraid to leave one of their coolers in the back of my truck if I wasn't within sight of the truck. Just not worth the hassle.
  8. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I hadnt noticed.
    Not that it matters. Though thread necromancy is discouraged, a Super MOD has ruled, that:
    "Resurrecting an old thread for the heck of it will earn a frown. Do it several times in a row because you want to be a buffoon, and it can get you a warning or beyond. BUT, resurrecting an old thread because you want to make a solid addition to it is fair game."

    One could of course wonder in this case, whether its a solid addition … or a shill;)
  9. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    1DAB7DB6-9498-40D9-BB2B-F4353C9F8643.jpeg I just ordered and received a Titanium small Thermos. To my dismay, it weighs more than the stainless Thermos and holds less content. It’s going back.
  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Titanium isnt always practical. I just like ti so much, that i keep buying ti gear.

    For insulating purposes, it might be one of the worst materials to choose because of the heat conducting properties of ti .... or rather the lack there off.
    That how ever didnt stop me from biying an insulated ti cup with a lid for camping/hiking.

    I most often use the stainless mug mentioned in a prior post though.

    Edit: I wish VARGO would make an insulated ti cup with a screw on lid in the style of the BOT (not for fire use obviously).
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019

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