From the job site to the soccer field, a mighty thirst needs a mighty quenching. But do you think we’d just slap our name on something that holds a lot of liquid and call it a day? Fat chance: We went above and beyond, designing this epic 2 gallon jug to meet every kind of thirst imaginable, as well as keep liquids iced up to 60 hours. The high-flow spigot easily removes for thorough cleaning, ensuring last night’s margarita party doesn’t sneak its way into your ice water today. And after last night’s party, you just might need it.
This bucket far exceeds any other I have had in the past. I can't even think of the number that have been torn up at soccer games, track meets, baseball games, fishing trips, and about 150 campouts over the past 15 years. This thing has already taken a beating, and has little to show for it, and it keeps the water cold for hours! Well worth the monet.
This great cooler is easy to open, vents easily, keeps water fresh for long periods of time, water doesn't taste like plastic, the spout is inside the radius of the jug and doesn't snag on stuff or break or leak. The jug is easy to lift. So many water containers tip over, are way too heavy when filled, are hard to open, their lids leak, have stupid spouts...on and on. I really like this one. I now have six. AND it's not $200!!!
I use this during long hot days in the field. I usually get 48 hours for ice water. I accidentally left it on the top of my work truck and drove away. The jug fell off at highway speeds on to concrete and survived with a few dings and a lost vent plug. I'm pretty impressed!!!
I know it's only advertised to stay cold for 13 hours, but come on. I used it for ice water in the house. The cold water barely lasted 24 hours... In the house. Maybe it should be lined like the Ozark or Yeti cups t help retain the cold longer. Durable and such, but sucks for holding the cold.
I've had this item 2 years, using it for 2-6 day camping trips. The exterior has a few scrapes and scratches but it's rugged and has held up very well. Unlike most jugs, the lid is well-insulated, and the bottom is designed for minimal contact with the surface it's sitting upon which minimizes heat transfer. Flow from the removable spigot is excellent, and I've never experienced any leaks. The only issue I've had is the lower spout of the spigot getting knocked off and lost (it snaps on and off), and Stanley sent me a replacement when I e-mailed them about it.
I use it daily for my 12 hour job and does a great job. I bought it mainly because of the latches on the lid to keep it airtight and leak proof and it does a really good job of that. My only complaint that I have about it is the spigot is starting to drip at the end when I release it more and more so I would like to take it apart and clean it but I didn't keep the instructions cuz it seems so easy but now I can't figure out how to take the spigot apart to clean up properly.
I did a fair bit of online research and in store comparisons before setting my mind on Stanley's Adventure Water Jug.
From the reviews, the company specs and what I had seen from other manufacturers, this was the Water Jug for me.
It had everything I wanted; Rugged, kept ice for days etc....
So I went to Cabela's and bought one.
As soon as I got home, I washed it in order to start using to keep cold water on the counter outside the fridge.
Once it was clean and thoroughly rinsed, I filled it with cold water and closed the lid.
I noticed right away that one of the latches was kind of loose. So I unlatched the lid, spun it a little to make sure that the seal was well positioned and latched the lid on again. It seemed like all was well until I decided to tip the jug in order to test it's spill proof feature.
I was shocked. I saw videos on Youtube that made this thing out to be "the best water jug on the planet". Well...not even close. It leaked big time.
So thinking that maybe I did something wrong, I unlatched the lid and tried again. It seemed to be good on the second try, so I tipped it back up to try and carry it. That went well so I tipped it again to make sure it wouldn't leak...but it did.
I brought the whole thing to the kitchen table so that I could have a better look in better light.
I noticed that the lid was slightly warped. Part of the lid seemed to touch hard plastic to the rest of the jug, and the closest latch would be loose.
So the next day I went back to Cabela's to exchange it. But I examined all of the other 7 they had in stock before doing so. I noticed that they were all the same.
It seems that this is a design flaw. The lid is too weak and the latches seem to warp the lid after a period of time.
I had also bought the Adventure Vacuum Crock. I wish Stanley would have designed the lid for the Jug the same way they did for the crock. It would have been a killer product.
Sadly I returned both items to Cabela's. I would have loved to keep the Crock Pot, but I didn't want to take a chance there.
Bought this last year and after a month it started leaking around the spout. Everything is tight on it. For some reason just leaks, even with a new washer on it. Now it's just sitting in my attic collecting dust. I work outside and need a reliable water cooler for the hot days! Was very dissapointed
I wanted to spend the summer using the product for I wrote a review, but after this last weeks adventure I had to post something. The Adventure Water Jug has been my go to for bringing water on some great adventures around the PacNW.
I just put the jug to a great test, 12 hours rafting on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. It was 110° out so I filled the jug with ice and water before leaving. Half way through the trip our boat had finished off most the water, but the ice was still in the cooler, so I just refilled the jug with more water to finish out the rest of the day. By the end of the day we still had plenty of ice, so we made a giant jug of margaritas. I would have never done this with a normal water jug, but since you can take this jug a part cleaning could not be easier.
Outside of that weekend adventure the jug has been great for the car on road trips and as a camp site water jug.
I've taking this for two-night camping trips twice now, and both times, have dumped out leftover ice as we pack up on the third day. I fill it to the top with a bag of cocktail ice before we drive to camp and then fill it with water at the campsite. One trip, I refilled it with the not-too-cold water from the spigot at the campsite at least 4 or 5 times, and even that couldn't melt off a full bag of ice.
Took this camping for several days with the family and had plenty of water. I like the recessed pour spout and ability to take it apart and clean it. The pour spout is even easy for my little kids to operate.
Took this to a baseball tournament for continual hydration for the kids. Water was ice cold the whole time. Lot's of people commented on the look of the thermos as well. The dispenser is durable and you can easily snap on and off the curved outlet if you want a straight pour.
I actually am brewing kombucha in it now because it has great thermal consistency, a quality air release valve on top, and holds the perfect amount of liquid.
It is difficult to get people to skate the vert ramp with me, so when people show up, I want to keep them hydrated. I filled this baby up with ice water and kept 3 of my skate buddies and myself hydrated for over 3 hours of ramp riding. The water stayed cool and refreshing and the spout worked like a champ. Easy to carry, leak proof and fun to use, I will be bringing this to the sessions from now on.
This "water" jug is great for hydration or cocktail hour. It's so much easier to tote with the lid handle than most water jugs I've used. Keeps water cold for the kids soccer games, easy to dispense, and was great for making a big batch of cocktails for the backyard barbecues. Highly recommend!
We love to take this water jug with us when we camp. Before we leave I mix up a big batch of margaritas in the jug. It is super leak proof in the car as long as you don't use any carbonated ingredients and it pours really nicely with the vent plug open on top. It's a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
This is a wonderful product for both camping, outdoor activities or bringing to your kid's soccer game. The water jug is easy to fill and use. It also has the added benefit of keeping water cool for hours. I just used this for camping, and the kids loved it. I believe because it was so accessible to them, that they actually hydrated more than they would have if they had to go fill up their water bottles elsewhere. The handle on the lid is great for carrying, and you can clean easily. For those who are serious about cleanliness, the spigot can also be removed for cleaning. Another Stanley product to be proud of!
This the perfect jug to keep water ice cold all day long. We took this jug to a barbecue and after playing outdoors all day there's nothing better than being able to drink a ton of cold water. Best part was being able to easily seal it up and toss it in the car when we were done.
I have had my Stanley 2 gal water jug for a little over a month and have used it in many environments and activities. I have had it with me while roofing all day, turkey hunting and during travel. It had lived up to my expectations with each use. I filled it completly full of ice to see how long it would last and there was so some ice left after 3 days. I would recommend this to anyone that is needing to carry water or other beverage with them. Once again Stanley has given us a top quality products.