Best Insulated Tumbler for Hot and Cold Drinks

Insulated tumblers are a heaven sent for anyone who likes to enjoy their drink at the same temperature they made it until last drop. And it doesn’t matter if you’re having your drink hot or cold, an insulated tumbler will keep its temperature for you for several hours. Duration though will vary depending on the temperature (hot or cold) and the type of insulation. So let’s have a look at the top rated insulated tumblers to help you with your decision.

Simple Modern Classic Insulated Tumbler with Straw and Flip Lid - Stainless Steel Water Bottle Iced Coffee Travel Mug Cup 24oz (710ml) -Winter White
Simple Modern tumblers make the best pick in terms of variety of cup capacities and time it retains temperature, whether hot or cold. It is also the only pick that comes with two lids, a flip lid for hot drinks and straw lid for cold drinks

This vacuum insulated tumbler is available in different capacities and colors. It will keep your drinks cold for up to 20 hours, and hot for up to 5 hours, depending on the cup’s capacity. But on average, you’ll get to retain the hot temperature of your drink for 4 hours and cold temperature for 16-18 hours.

Simple Modern includes two type of lids with their cups, a flip lid and a straw lid. The flip lid, which is perfect for hot drinks, is leak proof and well insulated. The straw lid is splash proof with a straw that slides through its center. Both lids are dishwasher safe.

While the cups are double-walled, the inner wall of the stainless steel cup is dipped in copper to give it even more insulation and reduce temperature transfer, making it also safe to hold without getting burned.

The Simple Modern tumbler is available in 37 color/pattern options, and in four capacities: 16, 20, 24 and 28 oz. All cups are designed to fit cup holders.

Hydro Flask Tumbler - Stainless Steel, Reusable, Vacuum Insulated with Press-in Lid
Hydro Flask performs better with cold drinks, which it keeps cold for up to 24 hours (with the lid on). Also, if you need something as large as 32 oz, Hydro Flask is one of few brands that offers this size.

This is a brand that needs no introduction. Hydro Flask is an insanely popular brand, and that happened for a reason.

Hydro Flask’s tumblers are double wall insulated and can keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours with the lid on. The lid features a special ‘honeycomb’ insulation design inside the press-in lid for better temperature control. On the downside, the lid is not leak proof.

The tumbler is available in three capacities: 16, 22 and 32 oz. It’s also available in several colors.

Corkcicle Unicorn Magic 16 Ounce Stainless Steel Tumbler with Lid, Cotton Candy
While the Corkcicle tumbler has the least temperature retention for hot drinks (3-hours), it performs better with cold drinks. It has the coolest colors and a variety of designs.

I personally enjoy this tumbler as my daily cup whether I’m on the go or at home. It has triple insulation lining that keeps your drink hot for up to 3 hours or cool for up to 9 hours.

The secure silicone lid stays put, but is not considered to be spill-proof. The slide sip design has also accommodate a straw, which is not included.

The tumbler is available in two capacities: 16 or 24 oz. It’s also available in several fun colors as well as designs (mug, bottle, stemless cup, canteen).

Commonly Asked Questions

Are Stainless Steel Tumblers for hot or cold drinks?

stainless steel is a material that is known for retaining temperature, any temperature. But how long it retains the temperature will vary for each. Normally, it is easier to keep a temperature cool for a longer time than to keep it hot. So, stainless steel tumblers are good for hot as well as cold drinks.

What Should I Look For in an Insulated Tumbler?

First, determine whether you’ll be using the tumbler for hot drinks or cold drinks more and check if it keeps your desired temperature long enough for your liking.

Also, hot drinks are better consumed using a flip lid or a 360-degree sip lid (which allows you to drink from any side of the lid, mess-free). Cold drinks are best with a straw. So make sure you pick a tumbler with the best lid for your use.

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