The YETI MagSlider Lid is a huge improvement to an already great product.

Here’s my story:

I bring water to work every day. I realize that in our city water comes from the same source whether you are getting it from the tap or from a garden hose, but there is something sort of off-putting about filling my water bottle from a fountain visited by a hundred middle school kids a day.

Consequently, I fill an insulated bottle with water at home before heading off to work. I don’t worry too much about leakage with just about any insulated bottle. I simply screw the lid on, place the bottle into my bag along with my planner and my computer and off I go.

That is, until I started using a Rambler by Yeti. The original lid for the Rambler has an opening for convenient drinking. And even with that opening, drinks stay cold and ice survives all day long. It’s amazing.

It’s also amazing the number of times I spilled my water while carrying the Rambler. You might think I would learn after the first or second time of leaning over and spilling onto my shoes, but I must be honest that I have not completely learned the skill of holding my Rambler in my arms while fumbling with the house key as my computer bag falls off my shoulder and I bend down to pick it up. You can imagine what happens.

Not to mention that I cannot confidently place my filled Rambler in my computer bag. I have to carry it upright in my hand as if it was a cup of hot coffee that I do not want to spill.

But the story has a happy ending. Yeti has introduced the MagSlider Lid for both the 10 oz/20 oz and the 30 oz Rambler. I no longer need to worry about spilling anything with this closeable drink lid.

Yeti uses magnets that slide across the sip opening. With a gentle push of your thumb, the magnet slides open to reveal the standard Yeti sip opening. A similar push in the reverse direction closes the opening on the Slider Lid. While Yeti notes that the MagSlider is not intended to be leakproof, I can say with confidence that the lid does not leak.

I tested this out above my desk at work. I was showing a colleague the new lid (everyone at work has a Yeti) and decided to see for myself just how well the MagSlider Lid works. I warily turned the Rambler upside down and hoped for the best. Nothing happened. Thankfully.

Yeti thought of everything: the MagSlider pops off for cleaning and the MagSlider Lid is dishwasher safe, shatter-resistant, and clear so you can see when you are running low on your drink.

You will spend $9.99 for this lid and you will be happy you did. Visit www.yeti.com to find out more and to order one for yourself.

Yeti Magslider Lid