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Hey guys! How y’all doing this weekend?
After having several busy weekends, the boys and I decided to laze around and do nothing this weekend. In part, it’s because Fall has finally decided to arrive and my body hasn’t adjusted yet. So I’m actually not “doing nothing”. I’m hibernating…until Spring!
In typical east Tennessee fashion, fall arrived overnight with no warning. A few days ago we were still in the high 80s and then a big storm blew through and we woke up to temps in the 40s. Boy oh boy, that big temperature change is hard to get used to when we’ve been dying of heat since May.
My friend in Idaho that’s already dealing with snow…yes, you can feel free to laugh at me. I’m a wimp. What can I say? There’s a reason I live in the south, ya know?
Since I’ve been walking around nonstop with a hot drink in my hand trying to warm up, I thought I would tell you all about my favorite coffee mug. It’s a travel tumbler and it’s actually the best coffee travel tumbler in the world. In my humble opinion, of course.
For years now Stew and I have been using the Thermos Stainless King 16 ounce Travel Tumbler.
Variety of Colors
The Thermos Travel Tumbler comes in 5 different colors: matte black, midnight blue, raspberry, red, and stainless. The red tumbler is my favorite.
I like the bold, cheery color, but more importantly, I like that it’s bright color is more noticeable. So if I sit it down while I’mout and about, I’m more likely to notice it and pick it back up before walking off. This happened quite frequently when the boys did TaeKwonDo. I would get busy talking and then almost forget my cup when it was time to go.
It’s 7.9 inches tall and weighs 1 pound so it does have some heft to it. I’ve had plenty of top heavy travel tumblers that were prone to turning over, but not so with my Thermos Stainless King Tumbler.
Well Designed Lid
As you can see in the picture below, there is an open/close valve in the top of the lid which helps prevent spills. On occasion the gasket (a flexible band on the inside of the lid) will get off track when I wash the tumble. This causes the lid not to seal properly and the cup can leak if overturned, even when the valve is in the closed position. It’s easy to fix. You just line the gasket back up and that’s it.
The lid also has a built in tea hook to hold tea bags or infusers.
What makes the Thermos Travel Tumbler better than all other travel tumblers? The Thermos Travel Tumbler keeps hot liquids hot for up to 5 hours and cold liquids cold for up to 9 hours.
To improve thermal efficiency of the tumbler, the Thermos company recommends preheating or pre-cooling first. Simply add hot or cold tap water, add the lid, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Discard the water and then add your beverage.
The stainless steel is well insulated. The outside remains cool to the touch while the beverage is kept hot and it’s sweat proof with ice cold liquids. Best of both worlds in my opinion.
*Keeps liquids hot for 5 hours or cold for 9 hours
*Open/close tab prevents spills
*Doesn’t overturn as easily as lighter weight tumblers
*Sleek design is comfortable to hold
*Nice range of colors to choose from
*Durable stainless steel
*Remains cool to the touch with hot liquids and sweat free with cold liquids
*Price but it’s built to last
*Gasket gets off track on occasion and spills can happen
*The lid needs to be rinsed immediately or you may need to disassemble the lid to flush out any build up. It doesn’t happen often even when we wait to wash the lids, but it’s still something to be aware of and the company mentions this in their product information.