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 insulation, which keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. This means that not only will your drink taste better, but the mug itself will also be easier to carry. 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 mugs. 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 insulated tumblers.
1. 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 is available in 11 colors. 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.
2. 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: Somewhat heavy.
3. MiiR Insulated Tumbler with Press-on Lid
Miir makes some of the most stylish insulated water bottles, such as this simple yet appealing tumbler. It’s available in a variety of muted and eyecatching colors. It has a press-on plastic lid with a small spill-resistant opening. This particular tumbler is 12 oz, making it a great option for cupholders or your desk. The tumbler is BPA-free and made from high-quality stainless steel that’s designed to not impart a metallic taste.
Pros: Available in several stylish matte colors. Easy to carry 12 oz size. Designed to not leave a metallic taste.
Cons: Lid doesn’t have a closure, and the small opening may be awkward to drink from.
4. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Tumbler Cup
Klean Kanteen more or less kicked off the insulated water bottle craze, predating brands like Hydro Flask by several years. This simple tumbler is 16 oz, and it comes with a press-on lid. It comes in a few eye-catching colors, and you can also get it in a smaller 8 oz size or a larger 20 oz size. It has a press-on tumbler lid. Like most insulated tumblers, it’s not designed to keep drinks hot for as long as twist-top thermoses. That said, the 16 oz size keeps drinks hot for up to four hours and cold for up to 20.
Pros: Stylish design. Compatible with Klean Kanteen’s other lids, so you can swap from a hot drink tumbler to a cold drink one.
Cons: Lid doesn’t have a closure.