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'Stanley who?' Yeti's stackable, insulated straw cups are on sale for $26

These rugged tumblers are a compact alternative to a certain other buzzy brand, shoppers say.

Right now, it seems like we're living in Stanley's world. Think about it: You probably can't go a week or, in some cases, maybe even a day without seeing the viral Stanley Quencher tumbler, whether it's in person or online. While the popular cup isn't too shabby, many hydration aficionados believe there are better options, such as this more compact, affordable tumbler from Yeti. Better yet, it's 25% off from Amazon right now.

If the Stanley is a bit too rugged and bulky for you, check out this competitor from Yeti.

$26 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal?

Buying a brand-name insulated cup for under $40 is almost like finding a needle in a haystack, but the folks at Yeti managed to discount the Rambler — it's just $26 in select colors on Amazon, making it the cheapest it's been in some time.

Why do I need this?

If you've been eyeing the Stanley Quencher or any larger tumbler but just can't see yourself lugging around a cup of that size, the Yeti Rambler is right up your alley. At 26 ounces, it's compact enough to hold just the right amount of any hot or cold drink, but it's not so large that it's distracting or takes up too much space in your car's cup holder.

This one also comes with the fan-favorite Yeti straw and straw lid, specially designed with a built-in stopper to keep your the straw firmly in place.

The Yeti Rambler is also made from durable stainless steel with double-walled vacuum insulation that keeps your drinks piping hot or ice cold for hours. And if you're worried about durability, rest easy: According to the brand, it withstood falls from trucks, trips down rocky hillsides and even being kicked by a horse during testing.

Yeti rambler stackable insulated cup
It's leak-proof, compact, and affordable. What's not to love? (Amazon)

What reviewers say

With over 4,000 five-star reviews, the Yeti Rambler may be the best-kept secret in this seemingly never-ending battle of the big cups. Several Amazon shoppers even say it has the Stanley beat in many ways.

"Stanley who?" one shopper wrote. "I'll always be a Yeti girl. Pretty color, no leaks. Perfect every time."

"Yeti cups are the best of the best," another shopper said. "Used to buy different brands like Contigo and Stanley, but none of them have the same quality and keep the coffee hot or water cold for so long!"

"It's been my go-to for just about every drink I've had," a five-star reviewer wrote. "It's perfect for both hot and cold drinks, but my favorite use is for smoothies since the straw is wide enough to handle small chunks of fruit and ice."

"I do like Yeti cups lids and seals better than others. Keeps my Publix green tea out of the gallon, without ice, cold all nine hours of my work day," a final fan wrote. However, they "can be hard to scrub if you leave anything in them in the car for a week." (Note to shoppers: Clean your cups more than once a week!)

Hope you're not indecisive, because you have 23 colors to choose from.

$26 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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