The fewer things you have to take with you on your daily commute, your vacation, your weekend errands, and your nightly trip walking the dog around the block, the better. That’s why we love insulated tumblers. They work as a water bottle and keep cold drinks cold, as well as a thermal mug by keeping hot drinks hot. They’re a two in one, which equals one less thing for you to carry/clean/remember.
Insulated tumblers feature double-wall construction, which is a fancy way of saying they’re comfortable to hold. When filled with a hot beverage, the insulation protects your hand from feeling the heat. When holding a cold drink, the insulation means that your tumbler won’t sweat and leave you with a wet hand.
Insulated tumblers are not only a convenient way to take your drink on the go, but they also have environmental and financial benefits. Using an insulated tumbler reduces the number of disposable cups ending up in landfills every year. Many coffee shops even offer a discount to customers who bring in their own mug. We consider this a win-win-win.
For a cup that will keep your beverage (and your hand) at the perfect temperature, we recommend these three insulated tumblers.
1. YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid
Keep your beverages cold or hot with the YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, which is made with double-wall insulation and 18/8 stainless steel for a durable mug that won’t sweat or heat up on the outside. The YETI comes with a clear dishwasher-safe and shatter resistant lid that lets you easily check how full your tumbler is at any time.
Pros: The 20 oz. YETI features conveniences like being dishwasher safe and fitting into any standard sized cup holder.
Cons: The YETI has the fewest color options on our list.
2. BEAST 20oz Tumbler Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Cup
With the added benefit of two reusable straws and a cleaning brush, the BEAST 20oz Tumbler Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Cup makes it easy for users to enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage, including smoothies. The BEAST advertises itself as better than the YETI for temperature retention and is also made with 18/8 stainless steel.
Pros: The BEAST comes with a lifetime guarantee and is available in 11 colors. Like the YETI, the BEAST also has a clear lid and is dishwasher safe.
Cons: The 20 oz. BEAST shown here does fit in a standard cup holder, but the 30 oz. BEAST does not.
3. RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
Keep ice cold for up to 24 hours with the RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler, which also keeps hot beverages warm for extended periods of time. The double-wall vacuum insulation ensures no external sweat will escape and the tumbler won’t heat up hands.
Pros: The RTIC is available in 20 colors and has an easy grip base. The RTIC includes a clear lid with a flip-top lip that is spill resistant.
Cons: At 30 oz. and weighing 1.12 pounds, the RTIC is the largest and heaviest tumbler on our list.