Best Tumbler Cups to Keep Your Drinks Hot & Cold Longer

Best Tumbler Cups to Keep Your Drinks Hot & Cold Longer

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Are you seeking the best tumbler cup available in 2020? We scoured the market, investigating over 15 alternatives before buying and testing 6 great ones. There is nothing more aggravating than having a steaming hot cup of coffee turn into a cold brew, or reaching for that nice cold cup filled with ice only to find a melted watered down gross mess. So we found the best options out there that are not only inexpensive, but will keep drinks at the correct and tasty temperatures.

Weather you are traveling across country and want to save a little money on ice, or you are on your way to work stuck in traffic enjoying your hot coffee while you listen to a book on tape, you want to ensure that your cup does what you paid for. Now these best tumbler cups are similar to a thermos in that they keep beverages warm or cool, but they are not at all the same. Tumbler cups are easier to clean, and can be generally used as a conventional cup, with the same thermal qualities of a thermos.

So lets dive right in on the top 6 Best Tumbler Cups!

Best All-Around

Ozark Trail Tumbler Cup

Heat Retention Up to 2-3 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 12-24 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly No
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 0.8 lbs

Now we know what you are thinking, a Wal-Mart brand level cup made it on our list? Not only is it on the list, but its probably the best all around tumbler cup for its price. It racks up to the same qualities and design as the far more expensive, Yeti cups. With Yeti you are paying for a name, and honestly the product is made nearly exactly the same as the Ozark Trail Tumbler. It will retain heat keeping your coffee piping hot for up to 2-3 hours. We found that ice can live for as long as 12-24 hours depending on the outside temperatures. This stacks right up there with the more expensive cups. This is why you won’t see Yeti on our list, this does the same job for a fraction of the cost. If you really need to feel special, put a Yeti sticker on there, and no one will care.

Without a doubt this cup is durable and will last. It is hand wash only, however, so make sure you remember that and don’t toss it in the dishwasher. Doing so will result in loss of heat/cool retention and will degrade the overall performance of the tumbler cup. The leak proof lead helps prevent spills, which comes in handy when using this cup on the road. Park it in the upholder and drive like a madman, and you won’t spill a drop. This leak-proof lid is what sets it apart from the Contio Spanseal Tumbler cup, which has a problem with a less than stellar lid.

Ozark Trail has been around a long time, and their products, like Coleman, are for those of us that want to get more for our dollar. This is a great cup for those that want what a Yeti brings to the table, but they do not wish to pay 2-3 times the amount for nearly the same tumbler cup.

Pros
  • Less Expensive but just as good as a Yeti
  • Leak-proof Lid designed to prevent spills
  • Keeps hot drinks hot for 2-3 hours
Cons
  • Hand-wash only, dishwashers destroy their integrity

Best Bang for Your Buck

Contigo SpanSeal Tumbler Cup

Heat Retention Up to 7 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 18 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly No
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 0.6 lbs

If you are looking for the best absolute bang for your buck it would be hard to beat the Contio Spanseal Tumbler cup. Coming in at even less expensive than the Ozark Trail it still retains the heat and cool as one would come to expect form a more expensive model. The biggest drawback is the lid has a problem with leaking at times. This can cut down on the retention over time of heat and cold for your beverages. That is not to say this has more leaks in it than the Iraqi Navy, it is just not quite the same quality found in other brands like Ozark Trail. It was hard not to place this cup as the best of them all other than the fact that its lid is really a problem. It is just not at the quality level of some of the competitors. It still works fine, and makes our list for a reason.

For its price its hard to beat, so if you are looking for the most economical choice in a tumbler cup, and still want almost the same performance you would expect from a more expensive brand, then look no further. We found that the mouth hole was a little to small for our liking, but this does actually help keep your drinks cooler or hot longer. It seems they were compensating for the sub par lid design.

Still, having this tumbler cup would not be a bad option. It works just as good as the Yeti and you can take steps to seal it yourself a little better. This is a great cup for commuters, who don’t need to invest in more expensive options.

Pros
  • Least expensive tumbler cup without killing quality
  • Has decent heat retention
Cons
  • Less than perfect lid design that can leak

Best Leakproof Design

Coleman Brew Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler

Heat Retention Up to 2 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 15 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 0.6 lbs

Coleman has been a trusted brand for many decades. Most coolers you see folks using at the beach, on the boat, or out camping is most likely a Coleman brand. They have a proven track record of producing decent quality products that don’t break the bank. Their Tumbler cup is no exception. Unlike the Contigo Tumbler, this sucker is secure. We found this cup to have the absolute best leak-proof design. No more spills or chills if you expect it to be warm when it hits your lips, it will be. You just better make sure you have the lid on right, twisting it on incorrectly will cause it to leak like a sieve.

The heat retention could be a little better, and its not quite as good as the Ozark Trail in that regard. You only get about 2 hours of heat retention but it does keep cool drinks as long as other brands. It is also not as easy to clean as the Ozark Trail, but the Coleman Brew is 100% dishwasher safe, so there at least is that benefit with cleaning. Having the ability to toss it in the dishwasher more than makes up for the drawbacks. Especially if you own more than one. It makes the quality of life better for the end user. This cup would be great for commuters as well, or if you drink your coffee or tea quickly before it cools off.

Coleman has a proven history of making high quality products that will not hurt your wallet. Of course there are other options out there that give you a little more bang for your buck, the overall quality Coleman provides is hard to surpass, especially for those of us on a budget.

Pros
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Best quality leak-proof design
  • Stainless Steel
Cons
  • Not the longest heat retention (2 hours)

Best Plastic Tumbler Cup

Tervis 1139882 Clear & Colorful Insulated Tumbler

Heat Retention Up to 2 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 5 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly Yes
Material Plastic
Weight 0.6 lbs

Now so far we have mostly shown you stainless steel and metal options for tumblers. If you are looking for a more lightweight, plastic design, then the Trevis is for you. It is built from a high quality plastic and is clear so you can see what’s going on with your beverage. This is meant more for cooler beverages and intended to keep them cold for up to 5 hours even when its 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside. The colorful red lid helps you Idenitfy your cup from others fairly quickly, especially if no one else has the same cup.

The price was a little high, or it would have been higher on the list. The trade-off in price gives you probably the best leak-proof design. Some of the other competitors like the Ozark Trail will keep your beverage cooler longer, but the Tervis is dishwasher safe. The lid is a little bit of a pain to clean, but its design will keep you vehicle interior free of spills and stains. If you are someone that enjoys keeping your cool drinks cool, and won’t be using this for anything else, then this is the best option for you.

Pros
  • Keeps drinks cool up to 5 hours in 80 Degree temperatures
  • Plastic so its lightweight
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Leak-proof design
Cons
  • Not designed for warm beverages
  • Lid is difficult to clean

Best Wine Tumbler Cup

Maars Bev Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass Tumbler

Heat Retention Up to 2 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 5 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 0.4 lbs

We have covered designs that fit pretty specific needs for the end user. The Ozark Trail, giving you the best all around, the Tervis keeping cool drinks cool, but what about those of us that enjoy adult beverages? Wine that needs to be chilled or even served at room temperature, now that is difficult to get out on the beach or sitting next to a lake fishing. So the Maars Bev stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass Tumbler is designed with that in mind, exactly.

This is obviously a singular design, and like many others out there this is made specifically for wine. However it has about the same heat and cool retention as the Tervis. So you could put coffee or tea in them, it just won’t stay as hot, as long as others. It will, however, keep your cooler drinks cool, for up to 4-5 hours in high temps capping out in the 80s.

So if you are a wine drinker on the go, and demand the best quality for your price, the Maars Bev is the one for you. Great for picnics, romantic getaways, or throwing back a few while reeling in fish on a hot sunny day. Its not just for wine, putting an ice cube in there with some whiskey will ensure that the whiskey gets chilled, without watering it down. Every whiskey drinker knows how important that is! Use it as a coffee cup in the morning as you recover!

Its singular design and purpose is really its only major drawback. This tumbler was designed with win and adult beverages in mind, so while it will keep hot and cool drinks at their respected temperatures for a while, it does not hold nearly as much in terms of volume. In a pinch it works fine, but if you want one that covers more bases, look to the Ozark trail or Sunwill Tumblers.

Pros
  • Designed for wine drinkers
  • Keeps drinks cool in high temperatures
  • Great for other beverages
Cons
  • Holds less than other cups
  • Singular design and purpose

Best of the Rest

SUNWILL 20oz Tumbler with Lid (Navy Blue & Wine Red 2 pack)

Heat Retention Up to 2-3 HRS
Cold Retention Up to 5-7 HRS
Dishwasher Friendly Yes
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 1.7 lbs

Now we have shown you plenty of options that stood out for us. Without a doubt the crème of the crop has to be the tumblers designed by Sunwill. Not only do they come in a pack of 2, these cups are without a doubt the best designed on our list. It will keep ice in your cup close to seven hours even in 80 degree temperatures. On the other end of the specturm it will absolutely keep hot drinks hot for as long as other competitors such as the Ozark Trail Tumbler.

The splash-proof lid is without a doubt one of the best features of this product. There is not much more annoying than getting slapped in the face by your beverage while you are reaching for a sip. The lid is not only splash-proof but its tighter than a bullfrogs rear end and just as water-tight. This sucker will not leak on you, but that comes with the usual caveat, hard to leak, hard to clean lid. For us that didn’t seem like a major drawback, and the only reason this is not the top cup on the list is due to the price. Sure you get two cups, but not everyone wants two cups.

It being 20ozs makes it smaller than the Ozark Trail or the Coleman cups, but again you are getting 2 cups for nearly the same price. You could not get 2 Ozark or Coleman cups for the price you will in this pack. So in the long run it actually is more cost effective depending on your needs.

Pros
  • Leak-proof and Spill-Proof Lid design
  • Best quality of design all around
  • Retains heat and cold for many hours
Cons
  • Harder to clean lid
  • Not everyone wants to spend extra for another cup

We scoured the the web to bring to you the top 6 tumbler cups. Ranging from the best lids to the best to keep your wine cool. There are cups for every budget, and requirement level. Some of course are better than others. Without a doubt it can be tough to find the cup that you want that works best for you, so we took the time to do that for you.

Anyone that has been out and about for an extended period of time will agree that having a quality tumbler cup can and will set the tone for how good your day will be. As we sit here compling this list and sip from our cups, it is no question how important these can be.

Tumbler Cup Collection

You personal morale is of the utmost importance. Having a hot drink, stay hot, when you need it can really be the difference between a happy or a bad day. When the sun is beating down on you and you want a nice ice cold beverage, we want to ensure you have what you need. So try a few out for yourself and we promise you will not at all be disappointed. We found the best 6 tumbler cups so we can make your life easier, spill-proof, and at the right temperatures. Do not settle for less than the best! -- Abshire out.

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