Skye Sonnega | Apr 29, 2022

Tumbler vs. Water Bottle - What’s the Difference?

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Did you know that every hour, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic water bottles? Reusable drink holders are a great way to combat this, but which type is right for you? In this blog we cover the key differences between tumblers vs. water bottles, including which beverage is best for each. Let’s dive in! 

water bottle and tumbler sitting next to each other.


What is a Travel Tumbler?

Tumblers are typically insulated cups or mugs that are designed to keep drinks safe while on the go. You’ll likely see tumblers with a screw on lid, and sometimes even a handle. 

Tumblers can be made out of plastic, glass, or stainless steel. It’s possible for the material of your tumbler to directly affect how long your beverage stays hot or cold. Stainless steel is known as one of the best materials, because it has great temperature control. It is also durable, dishwasher safe, and isn’t vulnerable to harboring bacteria like plastic and other materials. 

 man drinking out of tumbler.

What is a Tumbler Used For?

The best thing about tumblers is that they are incredibly versatile. From iced coffee and cold mocktails, to hot toddies and tea, tumblers can hold any of your favorite hot or cold beverages. 

Whether you need a travel tumbler that has your back on the morning commute, or simply want a durable cup to sip on your poolside cocktail, tumblers are the go-to cup for any time of day. 

BrüMate tumblers, like the Imperial Pint, are made with triple-insulated stainless steel. A diluted drink is never enjoyable, so these tumblers are engineered to ensure your first sip is just as tasty as your last. Cold drinks can stay cool for up to 12 hours, while warm drinks stay toasty for up to four. 


What is a Water Bottle? 

Water bottles are traditionally made for, you guessed it, holding water! This doesn’t mean that you can’t put other liquids in it, of course. Water bottles are perfect for tossing in your bag on the way to the gym or office. 

Similar to tumblers, water bottles can be made with a wide variety of materials. If you’d like to invest in a water bottle that will keep your water from picking up that pesky metallic aftertaste, stainless steel is the way to go. 

Reusable plastic water bottles are often the most popular, but they have some environmental implications. Plastic water bottles can also contain BPA, a toxic chemical that can have negative effects on your health. If you purchase a plastic bottle, remember to check if it’s BPA-free!

BrüMate water bottles, like the Rehydration Bottle, is one of the most functional of its kind. This 25 oz bottle comes with two lids designed to support you in both Hydration mode and Party mode. 

When you’re feelin’ the party mode, fill your bottle with your favorite mixed drink or liquor. The party mode cap is full leakproof, and doubles as a 1.5 oz shot glass! When you’re ready to hydrate, screw on the straw-lid and get sipping. This water bottle goes with you from day to night, for any occasion or activity. 

water bottle sitting with yoga mat.


What’s the Difference Between Tumblers vs. Water Bottles?

The most common difference between tumblers and water bottles is that tumblers can have a wider mouth. This allows for some more versatility in what you’re able to drink. From cappuccinos to smoothies, iced-tea to energy drinks, tumblers can hold whatever you throw at them. 

Whatever you choose should depend on what you like to drink most, and your lifestyle. Are you a craft coffee lover? Check out the BrüMate coffee tumblers. Are you into working on your fitness? The Rehydration Bottle may be your best bet! 

At BrüMate, we’re committed to engineering products that will keep your drink tasty from the first sip to the last. Whether you choose a tumbler or a water bottle, all of our products are 100% leak proof. We want to support you and your lifestyle. Simply throw your tumbler or bottle in your bag and hit the road! 


Enjoy Your Beverages With BrüMate!

At BrüMate, we’re committed to engineering products that will keep your drink tasty from the first sip to the last. With our new BevLock™️ Technology, our products are fully leakproof. Simply toss your bottle or tumbler in your bag and hit the road! Want to get started? Check out our best sellers to learn more.