Today, we’re going to take a look at three top brands of tumblers with double insulation: Yeti, Arctic and RTIC.
Get ready to high-five your barista, baby!
Everyone has their favorite insulated thermos, coffee travel mug, water bottle or tumbler, right?
At the moment, mine is the RTIC thermos, but I also love the KODI brand, which is made locally, from H-E-B, and not yet available on Amazon.
When it is, I’ll pop back in and add it to this review (heads up: yer gonna LOVE KODI tumblers).
I, like you, am a fussy-pants when it comes to the container that holds my much-loved coffee.
Any one surprised?
In order of preference for a steaming hot mug o’joe: 24 ounce ceramic mug, double-cupped paper with sleeve, then a double-walled stainless steel thermos.
Whatever I use, ceramic, paper or stainless, needs to do a few things:
#1: Keep my coffee burnin’ hot.
#2: Be easy to clean.
#3: Keep my coffee burnin’ hot.
I don’t use a Yeti or Arctic thermos at the moment (Garry and I both use and love our RTICs), but wanted to put them side-by-side to see if they could pass muster.
SPOILER ALERT #1: They pass muster!
SPOILER ALERT #2: Any one of these would make a great gift!
If you’ve never used one before, you might wonder: what exactly is a stainless steel insulated tumbler?
Wait – you’ve never used one before?
In a nutshell, the cups work by not allowing heat or cold to escape into the air.
Think of a cup within a cup (a bit like double-cupping at Starbucks), with one of those cups (the outside portion) being sealed with the air sucked out, so that when you pour a hot beverage in (or a cold one) there is no heat (or cold) transfer.
There’s no way the heat can escape, meaning hot thangs stay hot and cold thangs stay cold.
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In no particular order, let’s get to the reviews:
#1: The Yeti
In the dawn of double-walled insulated thermoses, Yeti was the gold standard.
Today, Arctic gives Yeti a run for its money.
The Yeti above is the 20 oz thermos, while the Arctic is a 30 oz thermos.
#2: The Arctic
Arctic Tumbler 30 Oz Cup with Compatible Lid – Double Wall Vacuum Insulated – Same Technology as Yeti – Premium Insulated Thermos Cooler – GUARANTEED to Keep Coffee HOT & Iced Tea COLD!
#3: RTIC thermos:
30oz. RTIC tumblers are stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulated.
Keep your drinks ice cold longer – works great for hot beverages.
The shatterproof and crystal clear lid lets you know exactly how much drink you have. Easy to clean.
A quick read-through and you can ascertain all three do the job they’re intended to do – but how to decide?
If you want the lower-priced tumbles or water bottles:
The RTIC and Arctic brands are the less expensive route.
If you rely on reviews of your peers:
All three have a 4.5 rating on Amazon.
If you want a beautiful product and aesthetics is yer thang:
Pick the design that speaks to your happiness quotient.
All I know is I better decide if I want an RTIC water bottle (yep , they make those too) or a in my stocking this year.
DO I have to remind you that Santa is always making his list and checking it twice, no matter what time of the year it is?
What say you?
Is your favorite in the list?
If not, you have three solid choices here: Yeti – Arctic – RTIC.