Of the many cooler manufacturers out there, many people feel that Yeti does it best. Therefore, it should not come as a big surprise to most people that the best insulated coffee mug is also going to be made by Yeti. However, this does not mean that there are not other coffee mugs that can get the job done and done well and often at a cheaper price. These coffee mugs are guaranteed to keep your items at desired temperature (whether it be cool or hot). As proof, check out the best coffee thermos & insulated Yeti tumbler mug reviews & videos below to discover if it’s worth paying more for a name brand thermos or tumbler.
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Yeti Tumbler Performance- Head To Head Challenge
Just how long can a Yeti Tumbler maintain ice? Yeti advertises 24 hour ability to keep ice. In our head to head challenge with Engel Coolers, the Yeti Tumbler held ice, outdoors in the Florida sun for 36 hours. Both the Yeti Tumbler and the Engle Tumbler made it about 36 hours. For what it is worth, we took a temperature reading after all the ice had melted, at the 36 hour mark, and the Yeti Tumbler was about 10 degrees cooler than the Engel Tumbler. Although, we can’t say the Yeti held ice longer than the Engel, it was colder for longer. Both tumblers handled 24 hours with ease.
In a more recent tumbler comparison video we matched up 9 different tumblers. Tumblers ranged in sizes from 20-32oz from various manufacturers. Ironically enough, the cheapest tumbler option, the Ozark Trail, held ice among the best.
See the videos below for the full comparison.
Why People Choose Thermoses
Whether you are boating in the winter, camping out in the fall, or going to work each day, it is often nice to have your favorite warm beverage with you. However, a basic coffee mug allows coffee and tea to cool off and become less “warming” and enjoyable. That is why many people choose to use a thermos instead of the typical coffee cup, especially when they prefer that their hot beverages stay hot for a duration of time. Thermoses can often keep coffee, soup and other liquids warm for 12 hours+.
What Makes the Best Coffee Thermos?
When you think of a cooler, you most likely think of how long you want your drinks and other contents to be kept cold. When you think of a thermos, you likely want your hot drinks to be kept hot for a longer amount of time. The same technology that make roto molded coolers great ,make tumblers and thermoses great as well; that is superior insulation. In the case of a tumbler/thermos that is vacuum sealed insulation. That is where Yeti often comes in. They are well known and loved for their ability to keep things cold during the most extreme conditions. When you have a Yeti cooler, you can leave it locked in a hot vehicle for hours and when you return, your ice and your beverages will still be cold. This is because of their double insulation and fully sealed cooler design.
The same can be said for thermoses which keep almost anything you want warm (or cold for that matter). They have a variety of styles available, including the best thermos for soup and travel mugs that make it virtually impossible to spill. Beyond the name brands, you should choose a thermos that has double insulation that is vacuum sealed as oppose to air filled. These types of thermoses tend to keep hot items more effectively. They should also be made of steel as opposed to a plastic or glass because the steel will capture and hold heat better than others.
Top 8 Insulated Thermos Reviews
When you want to take your next journey into the cold outdoors, why not consider some of the top selling thermoses available? Check out our individual reviews below of the top rated thermoses and tumblers.
This Yeti mug has been rated by Amazon owners to be the best coffee travel mug available (even if not all of them were previous Yeti fans). It can hold up to 20 ounces of liquid (30oz also available) and it can be used to keep your hot drinks hot or your cold drinks cold. It is made of 18/8 stainless steel, which is the standard for kitchen grade utensils. Best of all, it is made with double walled, vacuum sealed insulation; which is likely the reason it performed among the best in our tumbler comparison.
If you want a thermos bottle for soups and more than one or two cups of coffee, this is the best thermos bottle available. It has the vacuum insulation and works well to keep things either hot or cold for hours. It is stainless steel inside and out, but the exterior will not heat up so much that it will burn you when holding. The lid becomes the serving cup so that you will not have to carry an extra cup with you and the bottle can hold up to 40 ounces.
The main reason this is considered to be one of the best travel coffee mug is because of its SnapSeal lid. It is guaranteed to never leak yet still has double walled, vacuumed insulation. It is designed to fit most standard cup holders and it can hold heat for up to 6 hours, and cold for up to 12. It is dishwasher safe and available in a variety of colors.
This thermos comes with a 5 year warranty on its heat retention abilities. It has a pictograph locking system ensuring items never spill out accidentally. It is available in four colors and you can choose from a 12 ounce, 16 ounce, or 20 ounce bottle. It has a large 1 1/2 opening for you to pour into or out of it easily. Many people feel that it works well enough for them, no matter what they are trying to keep warm or cold. View More Sizes Here⇒
This tumbler is vacuum insulated and made of 18/8 stainless steel. It has a spill proof slider lid and all parts of it are BPA-free. The lid snaps on and has a straw slot to make it easier for you to sip while driving. It is available in multiple sizes and comes with its own reusable storage bag. RecPro promises to never sweat, even if you have very cold drinks inside of it on days that are very hot. Although it can hold hot drinks safely, you should not freeze or microwave the tumbler. It should also be washed by hand and not the dishwasher.
This double walled vacuum sealed tumbler is available in a variety of colors. It is made of stainless steel and works great for both hot and cold liquids. It also comes with a lifetime warranty to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. There are multiple sizes available. It has a snap on, clear lid and an open drinking hole. It will not sweat or rust and it is BPA-free. The lid is shatter-proof and can be washed in the dishwasher. Our test revealed that this tumbler can hold ice for among the longest when compared to other tumblers.
The Engel tumbler is ideal for both hot and cold drinks. It is a stainless-steel tumbler that is double walled so that hot or cold beverages stay cold or hot but your hands do not feel it. It has a lid that screws on and the drinking slot is covered by a flip up covering. This makes it less likely to spill out in your vehicle, but if you are regularly drinking you can lock the flip up cover in place in the open position. The bottom of it is rubberized so you do not have to worry about it slipping around on you.
The Grizzly is ergonomically built, offering a comfortable grip. The rubberized bottom ensures it does not slip. It is made of stainless steel and has a smoked polymer lid. The lid screws on and features a permanently open drinking area with a vent hole on the opposite side. The cup will not sweat and it is BPA Free. There are a few color choices for you to choose from including charcoal, Realtree Max5, Realtree Xtra, and stainless.