Are you an iced coffee addict? Maybe a smoothie lover? Whether it’s those or another cold drink, the cool temperature really makes the drink that much more enjoyable.
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So get a container that retains that cold temperature for as long as possible. Have your cold drink through a long commute or throughout the morning or afternoon.
Luckily, there are plenty of products available today that do just that. They’re called tumblers and they’re incredibly versatile cups.
Some can keep ice cold for up to 24 hours, and coffee hot for 6. Some are pricier than others, but all of them will let you enjoy that chilly drink all day long. Read on to see some of the top rated tumblers for cold drinks.
Yeti is a very popular brand right now for drink temperature regulation, and there’s a good reason for that. You can thank its double wall vacuum insulation for its superior performance. Its body is also made of stainless steel, making it extremely durable and rust resistant.
The outer coat of the Yeti tumbler, called “DuraCoat”, provides a fade, peel, and crack-proof color coat as well as a sturdy grip that’s also sweat proof, ensuring that your hands don’t get wet. It’s also BPA free and dishwasher safe!
MIRA Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
The MIRA stainless steel tumbler is the best economic option. This tumbler as with many on this list is made of 18/8 stainless steel so it won’t retain flavors from your stronger beverages.
You get a crisp true taste every time and you don’t have to worry about rust or breaking when using it either.
Mira considers its vacuum seal innovative. The copper coating adds a temperature shield.
This design helps it stay sweat-free on the outside while keeping your drink like baby bears bed “just right” on the inside.
Your bed was probably just right too, but you have to head out into the world.
Luckily if you chose this tumbler the technology keeps your hot drinks hot for 6 hours and cold for up to 12 hours! That is a full days chill!
And be honest, if you need your coffee to stay hot for more than 4 hours do you really plan on drinking it?
This tumbler also sports a unique powder coating in five different colors. The coating makes it slip-free for those early mornings when you are running late and your hands are full but you don’t want to forget the cold brew!
However, it’s durability also means your morning and your tumbler isn’t ruined if it does happen to take a tumble (see what I did there) on the way out the door.
If you have a bit of an environmental mentality you will be happy to know that this tumbler comes with both a flip lid and a straw lid. The straw lid keeps plastic out of landfills and is made in three soft silicone pieces so it is easy to clean.
The flip lid is clear and versatile it can be used for both hot and cold beverages and when used makes the tumbler leak proof.
You can also drink easy knowing that this MIRA insulated tumbler is non-toxic and BPA-free.
So while you have your favorite smoothie or cold brew, not only are you saving the turtles from straws, you are saving your body from toxins.
The cup design fits in most car cup holders allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel at ten and two.
And when you have the leak-proof lid, with the little flap that locks in place, you can toss it in your go-bag.
There is no reason to ever be without the double-walled design of this reusable tumbler.
If a downside were to be found for this tumbler only comes in a 20 oz model. If you need more of your favorite caffeinated beverage than that you may have to look at spending a bit more money on a larger tumbler.
But if just one more trip to the water cooler isn’t a deal-breaker, your choice of five different colors and two types of lids make this a good economical choice.
Its ability to hold both hot and cold beverages, reducing the need for a different tea and coffee mug, makes it a great go-to tumbler for all occasions.
The RTIC (“arctic”) tumbler is another great choice at a much more affordable price. It comes in 10, 20, and 30 ounce models and 5 different colors, depending on your needs and style. It’s made out of the same durable, rust resistant stainless steel material as the Yeti.
RTIC also features the same double wall vacuum design that keeps the temperature cold but doesn’t let sweat get through to your hand. They have been found to keep drinks cold for about 12-13 hours, which should be more than enough to get you through a workday or a day outdoors.
While the RTIC and its lid are dishwasher safe, the lid is not leak-proof. It does, however, come with an efficient drinking spout. Overall, this is a great economic alternative to the Yeti that has held up well in internet testing.
Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated 18/8 Stainless Steel Water Bottle
The Hydro Flask is another great pick, but it comes in the form of a bottle instead of a travel mug like the other two choices. It’s insulated with durable, easy to clean 18/8 stainless steel. It has the double wall vacuum that customers will see with most temperature regulating tumblers. This is because it’s the most efficient insulation design, and keeps your hands nice and dry. It also comes in a wide range of colors to match your unique style and has a wide opening to fit extra ice cubes if needed!
Another wide lidded option is the popular Kleen Kanteen. This is a top pick for outdoor lovers and office goers alike. It comes in a water bottle form with a looped cap, making it easy to carry or even clip onto your bag. Choose from a wide variety of colors with stainless steel double wall vacuum insulation for top performance for hours on end.
The Avex tumbler is definitely the most economic choice, but you still get a good bang for your buck with this option. It comes with that double wall insulation, it’s dishwasher safe (a major plus for busy households), and they come in a wide variety of sizes, allowing you to choose based on your needs.
Many of the Avex tumblers also come with some sort of silicone attachment for added grip capabilities or countertop safety, reducing potential spilling incidents. If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the higher priced tumbler brands, this is a perfect pick for you.
If you still need to go one step further on the affordability scale and don’t need your drink to stay cold for more than a few hours, Ozark tumblers are a good option for you. Made from stainless steel and featuring that ever present double wall vacuum design, Ozark keeps your drink cool for hours without spending too much out of pocket.
Tumblers are great to have as part of your everyday routine. They allow you to enjoy a nice cold drink all day long. You’ll also save money in the long run not having to buy drinks from the coffee shop all day. Personally, I think the durability and quality of the Yeti can’t be beat (the price is worth the investment, and it’s not even the most expensive on our list).
If any of the above brands suit your needs, grab your very own tumbler and start enjoying your chilly drinks!
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