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Curious about which Stanley tumbler or bottle reigns supreme? Check out these top 4 contenders

The Quencher's got the headlines, but these lighter, more leak-proof and better-insulating cult favorites deserve a look!

Which Stanley tumbler is best for you?
There's so much more than just the Quencher tumbler. See which options are best for you. (Stanley)

A solid water bottle or portable tumbler is an everyday essential — and no one can deny that the Stanley Quencher has created a fervor for hydration. It's made colorful, portable water vessels a trendy must-have self-care accessory. But if you think the Quencher's the only way to go, you're missing out. While the Stanley tumbler trend is fairly new, the brand has made reliable, insulated beverage containers since 1913. In fact, William Stanley (yes, the Stanley behind the brand) invented the all-steel double-walled vacuum drinking bottle. To think the Quencher is the only Stanley product worthy of your interest would be a serious misstep in your water consumption journey.

Quick overview
  • Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler | 40 oz

    The cult favorite (The OG)

  • Stanley GO Quick Flip GO Bottle | 24 oz

    Most affordable

  • Stanley AeroLight Iceflow Fast Flow Bottle With Fast Flow Lid | 50 oz

    Most lightweight (and most insulated)

  • Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler | 64 oz

    Largest liquid volume

With over 40 products to choose from — all in the brand's trademark vast and gorgeous colorways — we won't blame you if you become overwhelmed by options. Don't worry: We've done the heavy lifting and found the best of all the options to help you find the perfect Stanley water bottle for you. Ranging from the most affordable (at just $25) to the most lightweight (which also happens to have the best insulation), this should take the guesswork out of your next (or first) Stanley purchase.

At the top of 2023, this drinking tumbler was sold out everywhere — from Amazon to the Stanley website and everywhere in between — but is finally back in stock in most colors over a year later (though, heads up) colors sell out rapidly, so don't judge us if your favorite hue is waitlisted. While several brands tried to replicate its design and features, none truly met the mark on all fronts, making this the true all-star tumbler of the past few years.

It's extremely durable, practically indestructible (have you seen the infamous video?) and keeps water ice-cold for 12 hours and hot drinks hot for eight. For reference, I fill mine with ice cubes and water every night before bed, and when I wake up, the ice is still solid.

It currently comes in over 15 colors and patterns.

"Very easy for me to hold on to and fits perfectly in the cup holder," one shopper wrote.

Pros
  • Spill-proof
  • Keeps drinks cold for 12 hours
  • Fits in any cup holder
Cons
  • No cap (full tumbler design)
$45 at Stanley

Stanley bottles and tumblers can be a bit pricey, but this one retails for just $25 and has amazing insulation plus a flip cap that makes it easy to use with one hand. The lid is designed with a push button that opens the mouthpiece; when closed and sealed it's leak- and spill-proof.

It has the same double wall insulation as the Quencher, keeping drinks cold for 12 hours and hot for eight, making it versatile enough to hold hot tea and coffee or ice-cold slushies and mixed drinks.

Shoppers particularly love the flip-cap feature on this one. "I am not a straw person, so I love the deep drinking spout that seals closed and doesn't leak," one shopper wrote. "I can toss it on my front seat until I get organized." (If you've ever had a water bottle leak on your passenger seat, you know what an endorsement this is.)

The Stanley GO Quick Flip GO Bottle comes in 11 colors.

Pros
  • Keeps drinks cold for 12 hours
  • Spill-proof
  • Made for easy, one-handed use
Cons
  • 24 oz volume requires refills for all-day hydration
$25 at Stanley

This is one of the newest additions to the Stanley lineup, and it's already become a fast favorite, thanks to its best-in-class insulation (better than any other) and thoughtful design.

Combining the design and features of the IceFlow Flip Straw Tumbler and the AeroLight Transit Bottle, this water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to a whopping 24 hours and iced for four days!

Use this one for your workouts, hiking, summer traveling — or any time you don't have access to a fridge or freezer to keep your drinks cold for longer. It also has a leakproof, angled Fast Flow lid designed for quick and easy pouring, drinking and cleaning.

Shoppers who prioritize portability say this is their favorite Stanley product. "Still has ice chunks after 48 hours," one shopper said. "Love it! [It's] portable and easy to keep track of."

It comes in 11 stunning colors. Our money is on this becoming the brand's next best seller. 

Pros
  • Keep drinks cold for 24 hours and iced for 4 days
  • Perfect for long-haul traveling
  • Spill-proof
Cons
  • Not car cup compatible
$55 at Stanley

If you're always thirsty or are just focused on staying hydrated and maintaining your water intake throughout the day, this is the tumbler for you. 

This 64 oz Flowstate keeps drinks iced for 60 hours or hot for 10 hours. Plus, the extra large capacity makes this the ideal vessel to keep at your desk, since you only need to fill it once to get more than a full day's worth of recommended hydration.

It has Stanley's all-star double-wall vacuum insulation, which keeps your drinks ice-cold for hours and is made of recycled stainless steel. It currently comes in nine neutral colors.

"I drink a lot of water, so it's perfect to keep on the side of my bed and it keeps my water cold for hours," one water-drinking-obsessed shopper wrote. "Love it!"

Pros
  • Holds a whopping 64 oz
  • Perfect for people who drink a massive amount of water
  • Keeps drinks cold for 15 hours, iced for 60 hours and hot for 10 hours
Cons
  • May be a bit cumbersome
$60 at Stanley