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(The Gear Loop) - Yeti might be best known for creating tough, often overly robust outdoors products, but it is ditching the heavily insulated metal canteens for a lightweight, more everyday driving solution.

The Yonder series is 50 per cent lighter (0.6lbs/0.2kg) than its chunky Rambler offering, which comprises everything from smaller winer tumblers to huge hot drink vessels. Despite being lighter, Yeti says Yonder is still just as tough as its fellow stablemates.

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In fact, the Texas-based outfit put it through the usual robustness tests, which include dropping, crushing and freezing the product to ensure it can withstand the rigours of an active outdoor lifestyle.

Yonder has been ergonomically designed with a flat side, to make it easier to grip, while the drinking spout funnels water into the mouth, making it easier to drink on the go or when exercising. The cap can also be completely removed for easy filling.

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Plus, it is dishwasher safe and made of durable and safe BPA-free material, while Yeti says that cap is 100 per cent leak-proof.

Yeti also provides a carabiner clip that loops around the handle on the lid for easy attachment to a backpack when out hiking. 

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Available in two sizes - 25 ounces (750ml) or 34 ounces (1 litre) - the bottles carry a typical Yeti price premium, with the smallest options costing $25 and the larger bottles costing $28. It comes in four different colours, too.

Writing by Leon Poultney.