I say this with love in my hypocritical heart: You don’t need a Stanley tumbler. In fact, there may be some better options out there! We’ve rounded up some Stanley tumbler alternatives that are both more affordable and easier to find.
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Stanley Tumbler Hype
Let me start by saying that we both own a Stanley tumbler. I KNOW! I’m a monster even writing this post. But hear me out.
I got mine by signing up for text alerts from an influencer about when they were going to drop. That text came in, I ordered in a fugue state, and a week later I was living my best cold drink life. Kind of.
Wendy got lucky during the Target Stanley launch and found one in stock and had that bad boy shipped to her door.
Now that we have them, we fully believe it shouldn’t take this level of espionage to buy a water bottle. And you definitely shouldn’t be paying over retail at a resale site!
Stanley Tumbler Cons
Let’s get real here. The Stanley tumbler is a little overhyped. Do we think it’s perfect? We definitely do not. Here are some Stanley tumbler downsides:
- The 40oz tumbler is heavy when full. Sure this is a real “duh” moment, but it’s worth mentioning.
- The Stanley Tumbler is NOT spill proof. It doesn’t claim to be. But it’s a major pain to take on an airplane for that reason
- Because the lid of the Stanley isn’t sealed, I find that it doesn’t keep drinks cold as long as some other tumblers I own.
Stanley Tumbler Pros
While I don’t think the Stanley Tumbler is the only name in the game, it does have some things going for it.
- A straw! If you’re a straw lover like me, you know how important this is. I’ll always drink more water when there’s a straw available
- It fits in a cupholder. What more do you need to know?
- The handle makes it comfortable-ish to carry (it’s heavy!)
- It keeps drinks cold for a long time (although not the longEST time we’ve grown to hope for in our tumblers)
- It’s expensive! At $40 it clocks in around one of the pricier options around.
- It’s hard to find. The website is often sold out and stock at other retailers isn’t consistent.
Stanley Tumbler Alternatives
So what’s a girl to do if she doesn’t want to spend $40 on this bottle, but she wants another emotional support water bottle to add to her collection. We’ve got ideas to fill that Stanley tumbler shaped hole in your life.
Yes, this is kind of cheating, but we wanted to let you know that there’s a smaller version of the original tumbler. At 30oz and $30 it’s both less expensive and lighter to carry around. It still has all the great benefits of the original and will give you that Stanley name brand swagger
Also available in a 14 and 32 oz. the Owala is our tumbler of choice.
It has a handle for easy carrying. It’s spill proof. AND it has a hidden straw that will blow your mind.
When I tell you I GASPED when I saw an ad for this.
This is a brand new release and already has great reviews. Simple Modern is already a well-loved tumbler and mug brand. This has everything that the Stanley has while being less expensive AND spill proof. Shots fired!
At $24.99 this tumbler comes in as the most affordable option for the size. It has many similarities to the original Stanley. In fact, Wendy originally purchased this tumbler and liked it a lot! What can I say – we like water bottles!
You can often find Reduce at Costco and Sam’s Club in a two pack for a great deal! But it’s readily available at Target any time.
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