I’ve by no means claimed to be a trendsetter. So, naturally, a part of me is mystified by the hype surrounding the Stanley Quencher tumbler. The 40-ounce “it cup” is the newest in an extended line of stylish tumblers and water bottles which have included Hydro Flask, Yeti and S’well. (What’s subsequent? Maybe Owala. Watch your again, Stanley.)
Don’t get me flawed: Stanley makes tumbler. It holds a ton, it matches in your automobile’s cup holder, and sure, it retains your drink chilly for hours — days when you add ice. But it’s additionally $45, and it’s miles from the one massive insulated cup on the market. Practically each drinkware model affords a Stanley copycat for much less.
One such lookalike I can vouch for: The Hydrapeak Voyager, which works for $25 on Amazon. That’s a cool $20 lower than the identify model. (Psst: I snagged my Hydrapeak for even much less, $15, at my native T.J. Maxx. I might have purchased three for the worth of 1 Stanley, which makes my thrifty coronary heart very comfortable.)
After a few weeks with the Hydrapeak, I’m no nearer to understanding why grownups have practically trampled each other for Stanleys. This factor doesn’t simply appear like a Stanley, it performs like one: My water stays ice-cold all day, the nonskid base provides the cup an additional measure of durability, and the straw is much more attractive than an uncomfortable water bottle spout. It’s change into my desktop companion as I make good on a New Year’s decision to drink extra H2O than Diet Coke. (I do know, I do know. Don’t choose.)
Is it good? No. First, it’s not dishwasher-safe just like the Stanley. This may be a deal-breaker for some, however not me: It’s straightforward sufficient to scrub, particularly as a result of I’m solely utilizing it for water. Second, it takes some pressure to get the lid off due to the robust suction. Now, the very last thing my laptop computer wants is a shower, so I’m OK with the very safe lid, nevertheless it’s price noting if in case you have restricted hand power otherwise you don’t wish to break your costly manicure.
Hydrapeak has loads of thrifty followers on Amazon, too. Some are even Stanley converts.
“I own a Stanley similar to this and have found this cup to be the best dupe of it,” one reviewer mentioned. “I tried it out and four days in, my water was still cold. My husband has the same cup and says his beverages stay hot all day without using a straw capper to keep the heat/cold in. … The cup overall is lightweight which was a huge draw for me as others were more on the heavy end.”
“It is pretty comparable to my Stanley cup,” agreed one other purchaser. “The handle is different, as it doesn’t connect in the bottom, but that doesn’t bother me. I do like that the lid just lifts off and doesn’t need to be twisted. I also like that the straw has a spot in the middle of the lid, not on the side.”
“Great cup that really does the job of keeping my water cold and it fits into my truck’s cup holder,” mentioned one street warrior. “This thing is amazing and I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Only thing I would like to have seen is the cup to come with an extra straw just in case this one breaks. I have dropped my cup a couple of times and there were no dents, no scratches and the straw didn’t snap. So, it is a pretty sturdy item.”
And there you have got it: Staying hydrated simply acquired inexpensive. Now excuse me whereas I’m going get one other one to maintain my Diet Coke chilly too.
The critiques quoted above replicate the latest variations on the time of publication.