Drinkware is one of the most popular promotional products in the industry today. From mugs, cups, shakers, bottles, and tumblers there are literally thousands of drinkware to choose from. So how do you know you are getting the best drinkware? Do you ever wonder how certain tumblers are designed? Or how some drinkware is able to keep liquids hot or cold for a long period of time? That is why we are here to help you answer those questions. We are going to take a look at the different types of tumblers and find out which is the top insulated tumbler on the market.
What Are Insulated Tumblers?
Before we get into the top tumblers we need to ask ourselves. what are tumblers? A tumbler is any cup or glass with straight sides, with no stem or handle. Now that we know what separates a tumbler from the rest, let’s dive into the types of insulation. An insulated tumbler is a tumbler that is designed to prevent heat from escaping the inside and preventing cold from draining out. We are going to be looking at five different types of insulations, So let’s get started!
Silicone sleeve insulation is the most basic level of insulation for our tumblers and bottles. The protective silicone sleeve can be placed on a glass or plastic bottle to help insulate your beverage. A silicone sleeve will only be able to keep beverages cold for 2 hours and hot for 1 hour. What is good about the silicone sleeve is that it is the most affordable type of insulation. If you are looking for simple yet effective insulation the silicone sleeve is for you.
One of our most popular silicone sleeve insulated bottles is the 18 oz Kai Glass Bottle. This is a stylish glass bottle that is wrapped with a soft grip silicone sleeve. This bottle also features a bamboo screw-on lid adding a stylish touch. With four unique silicone wrap colors to choose from this makes a great looking promotional product. If you are looking for new trendy drinkware, this is the piece for you.
Air insulation is created by using double walls to create air between the inner and outer walls of the drinkware to keep your drink colder or hotter for longer than the stand single wall. Tumblers with air insulation can be made of many materials. Most double wall tumblers are made of stainless steel, but you can also use plastic, ceramic or glass. Double-wall tumblers can even use different materials for the inner wall and the outer wall. These air insulated tumblers are the second-most cost-efficient drinkware insulation option. On average, air insulation can keep your beverage cold for 4 hours and hot for 2 hours.
We have a wide selection of double-walled, air-insulated drinkware products across our site that can be completely customized with your very own design. Our 16 oz Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler With Straw is a perfect example of air insulation. This tumbler can hold both hot or cold liquids and is made of durable acrylic. The tumbler comes with a spill-resistant screw-on lid and a matching 9″ straw. With eight stylish translucent colors to choose from you can find the perfect color to match your logo.
The third tier of insulation is foam insulation. How foam insulation works very similar to air insulation, but instead of air in the empty space between the double walls the fill it with foam. Most commonly foam insulation is found in travel coffee mugs and tumblers. This type of insulation is very functional for the price and falls in the middle of the pack when compared to other insulation types. Tumblers with the foam insulation design can keep liquids cold for about 6 hours and hot for around 3 hours.
A perfect example of a tumbler with foam insulation is our 18 oz Cara. This tumbler is double-walled with a stainless steel outer wall and a plastic inner lining. This tumbler features a spill-resistant push-on swivel lid. The Cara is fully customizable with your custom logo or design. You can get your logo screen printed on the side, or a full wrap around the entire cup.
Vacuum insulation is one of the most popular types of insulation. Drinkware that has been designed using vacuum insulation for temperature control offers better insulation than the previously mentioned insulation designs. Vacuum insulation is considered to be in the top tier of insulation for tumblers. What separates vacuum insulation from air insulation is that there is no air in the inner walls. The air is removed through a heating process that you can check out in this interesting video. Vacuum insulation is more expensive then the other types mentioned, but it is worth the money because it can keep liquids cold for 15 hours and hot for up to 5 hours.
In the video above, you saw how we make our 12 oz Hydro-Soul Zen Tumbler. This is one of our most popular vacuum insulated tumblers and for good reason. This popular tumbler features a clear lid with a drip-free seal to help prevent spilling. Not only is this tumbler great for wine, but because it is vacuum insulated its great for hot drinks as well. Customize this tumbler with a custom laser engraved, pad print, or full-color design.
Copper Vacuum Insulation
We’ve made it to the superior insulation of all, copper vacuum insulation. Copper vacuum insulation is the most effective and most expensive insulated drinkware. This insulation is basically the same as vacuumed insulation, but the inner lining is plated with a copper inner wall. Copper vacuum insulation is very common in major name brand companies like Yeti, S’well, and Hydro Flask. This is the most expensive type of vacuum insulation. What makes copper vacuum insulation so amazing is that it will keep beverages cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. That is why tumblers using copper vacuum insulation are so valued.
If you are considering getting high-end drinkware products we recommend our 28 oz Summit Tumbler. This stainless steel tumbler is a great example of copper vacuum insulation. This tumbler features a clear Eastman Tritan push-on lid with thumb tabs for sealing. This tumbler can be designed with a powder-coated finish logo for a unique and different design.
When considering purchasing promotional drinkware products try to keep the insulation in mind. When you are trying to promote your brand and business always keep the budget in mind. Use this handy guide as a reminder when choosing your next drinkware product.