Spring is here and I've got hydration on my mind. As the weather warms up, making sure you are drinking enough water is more important than ever. That means it's time to step up your reusable water bottle game. With an easy-to-carry bottle that keeps your water chilled, meeting your daily water drinking goals becomes effortless and maybe even enjoyable.

Water bottle brands like Yeti and Hydro Flask have been top sellers ever since VSCO girls and outdoorsy types began touting them on social media. Then, Stanley and a group of hard-driving social media influencers entered the chat, making Stanley's stainless steel FlowState tumbler (complete with pale pastel colors and special edition drops) their water bottle of choice. 

I've always been a Yeti water bottle user. I like the ease of slipping my water bottle into the side pocket of my bag. These giant Stanley tumblers seem like more of a weightlifting exercise to me than a way to stay hydrated.  Before judging, however, I got my hands on a Stanley Quencher to see what all the fuss is about.

Which hydration option is best for you in 2024? Here's what you need to know.

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Yeti Rambler Straw Tumbler vs. Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState

While both Yeti and Stanley make great choices in the trendy stainless steel straw top tumbler arena, there are some key differences between the two.

The Yeti Rambler


Made from durable 18/8 stainless steel, the Yeti Rambler is dent-resistant and dishwasher safe. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drinks chilled for hours and the shatterproof straw is one of the most durable on the market. Another perk of the Yeti Rambler: all sizes feature a convenient handle on the side. With Stanley, you'll only get a handle on the 30-ounce or larger size tumblers. 

Yeti also comes in a variety of peel-resistant DuraCoat colors that won't peel or crack over time, even with frequent dishwashing. We also like that you can personalize your Yeti Rambler (a great option for gifting).

Where it falls short of the Stanley Quencher: the lid is not airtight. That means it's neither leakproof nor suited to keep hot beverages hot. There are also fewer sizes to choose from. 

With that said, it's a lighter-weight, more durable tumbler with the same great aesthetic as a Stanley Quencher.

Get the 25-ounce Yeti tumbler for $38 on Amazon or directly  from Yeti. 

Top features of the Yeti Rambler:

  • Handles are included on all sizes, not just the larger options.
  • The tumbler is slightly lighter in weight than the Stanley.
  • Yeti offers more vivid, bright color choices.
  • The shatterproof straw is more durable.
$38 at Amazon $38 at Yeti

The Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState


A TikTok sensation, the Stanley Quencher is as much a statement piece as a tumbler. So anyone looking for unique colorways that they can coordinate with their outfits will appreciate the frequent limited edition releases and stylish collections that Stanley puts out on the regular. 

Style aside, the Stanley Quencher is also a solid tumbler. The double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel body is paired with an airtight lid that keeps cold drinks cold for up to 11 hours and hot drinks hot for up to seven hours. So if you're looking for something to hold your hot coffee in the mornings, you'll want a Stanley rather than the Yeti. 

While there are five sizes to choose from, ranging from 14 to 64 ounces, only the larger sizes (30 ounces and up) come with the ergonomic handle. Given how bulky these tumblers are even at the smaller sizes, that lack of handle can be a nuisance if you're on the go and need to carry this. 

Like Yeti, the Stanley Quencher is dishwasher safe. But the straw is a little flimsier compared to the shatterproof Yeti straw so you may want to handwash that. 

Overall, the Stanley Quencher boasts a wider range of colors and sizes and the ability to insulate both hot and cold beverages. So if you don't mind the added weight, it's definitely the more versatile tumbler. 

Get the 30-ounce Stanley Quencher for $35 on Amazon or directly from Stanley. The 40-ounce Stanley Quencher is $45.

Top features of the Stanley Quencher:

  • It features a leak-proof top that can be used with or without a straw. 
  • The tumbler is made for both hot and cold beverages. 
  • This tumbler keeps beverages chilled for up to 11 hours, which is longer than Yeti.
  • Like the Yeti Rambler, the Stanley Quencher is personalizable (for an extra fee).
$45 at Amazon $45 at Stanley

Features that Yeti and Stanley share

Both brands feature a staggered, sweatproof design, meant to fit in many car cup holders. Yeti's smaller size tumblers have handles, and Stanley's do not. Both have mechanisms to prevent straws from getting loose or lost. Both boast dishwasher-safe (top shelf, please) parts, but Yeti's straw is slightly more durable than Stanley's.

  • Both tumblers are constructed from double-walled, high-quality stainless steel.
  • Yet and Stanley tumblers are both dishwasher safe.
  • They keep beverages chilled or warm for at least 8 hours.
  • Both water bottles are shatter proof and resistant to (most) dents.

Our choice? Both Stanley and Yeti make a great product, but we prefer the smaller sizing with handles that Yeti offers.

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