Taking your morning cup of java with you to the office when you get a late start or your favorite tea to your early morning exam always seems like a good idea, but plenty of travel mugs and tumblers are terrible at keeping your hot drinks hot and your cool drinks cold. Quality insulated tumblers are excellent at keeping your drinks at the optimal temperature. Here are the best-insulated tumblers that are available now, suitable for hot drinks, cool beverages, and even wine and beer.
The iconic, 20-ounce YETI Rambler features double-walled stainless steel insulation, chip-free paint, and is available in an impressive range of 18 different colors. BPA-free, this has a "MagSlider" magnetic closure and is dishwasher-safe.
Durable budget pick
Only available in classic black, the Jura Outdoor 20-ounce tumbler is inexpensive but retains the high-end features of some of the best rival products. It's insulated, durable, dishwasher friendly, and comes with two lids and a metal straw.
Great for the office
Another option that's available in a wide range of colors, this doesn't insulate drinks for as long, but the Contigo Autoseal West Loop features a button-press opening that won't spill unless you're ready to drink. It's perfect for your clean office desk.
This flask-style design is available in 12, 16, and 20-ounce capacities. The Zojirushi Mug keeps drinks blisteringly hot all day. The locking lid gives you peace of mind, while an air vent in the mouthpiece prevents dangerous gushes of hot liquid.
This Hydro Flask tumbler is comfortable to hold thanks to its elegant shape. Although you can use it for hot drinks, it is insulated to keep white wine at the perfect temperature. It makes a great, safe alternative to glassware when you're outdoors.
The best tumbler for the job
There are tons of knock-off tumblers around, but a reputable manufacturer will make an excellent vacuum seal that can insulate your drink and maintain the temperature you like for hours. Finding the right tumbler for what you're drinking is the best way to enjoy your beverages. If you're drinking coffee at the office, you'll want to make sure you don't deluge your keyboard, so the Contigo AUTOSEAL (opens in new tab) is a reliable choice.
The best of the bunch is the YETI rambler (opens in new tab), not just because it performs well, but because it is so versatile and friendly to use. It comes in a ton of colors with plenty of accessory lids, handles, and accouterments available. The magnetic cover is easy to clean, and the wide mouth makes it great for gulping cold drinks or slamming your morning pick-me-up.
For special occasions, skip the glassware or the plastic cups and go for an insulated tumbler instead. The Hydro Flask (opens in new tab) wine tumbler holds a glass of rosé at the perfect chill or keeps red from getting too cold while you sip at the campfire. If brews are your thing, go for the Stanley Never Flat Stein (opens in new tab). The classic beer hall design looks excellent, and the locking lid will keep beer fresh and secure.
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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