This year’s most coveted accessory isn’t a handbag or hairstyle, a pair of sneakers or sunglasses. Nope, the most Instagrammed it-item of 2021 is the (drumroll, please) Stanley Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler.
Okay, we can’t actually say for sure that it was the most Instagrammed item this year, but the facts say it all: the “Quencher” — as it’s adoringly called by fans — has hundreds of five-star reviews, sells out whenever it’s restocked and at one point this summer, there was a waitlist of 30,000 people who were thirsty for this take-it-with-you tumbler. Right now it’s sold out pretty much everywhere (check which stores might have it in stock).
If you’re not willing to wait, we’ve found some alternatives that offer many of the same features (and a similar look). All our options are under $40 (some under $20).
What Makes the Stanley Quencher So Sought After?
There are many reasons why the Stanley Quencher is a social media star and a favorite of everyone from TikTok teens to Instagram influencers: It comes in really cool, nature-inspired colors like Strawflower Pink, Granite and Driftwood; it has a sturdy handle for carrying and fits comfortably in your car’s cupholder; and it’s vacuum insulated to keep drinks hot or cold for hours. At 40 ounces, it holds almost enough water to meet the daily recommended amount of eight eight-ounce glasses. It even has a snazzy lid that features three positions: an opening for a straw, a wide mouth for chugging and a full-cover top to prevent spills.
Given that the Stanley Quencher costs $40 and is almost impossible to find in stock due to its cult-favorite status, we decided to scope out the best Stanley Quencher dupes that combine style and functionality but without the long waitlist or high price tag.
So pick up one of these Stanley Quencher Travel dupes and get ready to sip in style — no waiting required.
9 Stanley Adventure Quencher Alternatives and Dupes
Crystal Cup Co. Insulated Tumbler
What Makes It a Good Dupe: Much like the Stanley, this 40-ounce travel mug is vacuum insulated, comes with a straw and a lid and keeps cold drinks icy for 10 hours and hot drinks warm for up to six. It will fit perfectly in a normal-size cupholder and is dishwasher safe. While it’s only available in white or black, it’s a very — shall we say — handsome-looking travel tumbler. We’d swap the Stanley for it any day.
Positive Review: “I have been waiting forever for my Stanley and finally got it, but after receiving this cup, I love it so much more. I love the lid and the sleek shape. It’s a perfect size and it fits in my cupholders. It’s also cheaper! I can’t recommend it enough!” – Amazon customer wrote on 11/3/21
Price: $39.99 at Amazon
Rainier Goods Double Wall Vacuum Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler
What Makes It a Good Dupe: This sturdy, 40-ounce tumbler from Rainier Goods features a large and convenient handle, like the Quencher, that makes it easy to take your drink to go — many reviewers on Amazon said it fits in their car’s cupholder. You can sip directly from the lid, but it also comes with a metal straw and two food-grade silicone straw tips (blue and green). Handwashing is recommended, and it’s available in two outdoorsy colors: Olympic Blue and Northwest Green.
Positive Review: “My search is over, I have finally found the perfect cup! It has everything I could ask for: 40 oz, double insulated, integrated handle, doesn’t tip, fits in cupholder and looks great! This cup is so coveted in my house, my only regret is that I didn’t buy two!” – Amazon customer, Laura
Price: $34.99 at Amazon
Reduce Cold1 Insulated Stainless Steel Straw Tumbler Mug
What Makes It a Good Dupe: This handy drink vessel has all the same bells and whistles as the Stanley Quencher but at half the price. It holds 40 ounces and keeps drinks cold all day whether you’re at home or on the go, thanks to its cupholder-friendly design. It’s easy to clean and dishwasher safe so you’ll spend more time drinking and less time cleaning. The Sip-It-Your-Way lid lets you choose if you want to casually sip or quickly chug. There are seven fun colors to choose from, like Glacier, Cotton and Mild Mint.
Positive Review: “The best water bottle!! I am so picky when it comes to water bottles and this one is my favorite that I have ever had. It keeps everything cold, it’s the perfect size, I love it!” – Target customer, Ali B.
Price: $24.99 at Target
Takeya® Stay Cool Insulated Tumbler
What Makes It a Good Dupe: Designed to keep liquids ice cold for up to 24 hours, this handy, 24-ounce tumbler features a wide mouth and a patented folding straw lid to make sipping simple. The double-wall insulation prevents condensation on the outside and, while there is no handle, the slim body is cupholder friendly for easy portability. It’s available in two colors: Onyx and Arctic White.
Positive Review: “I love this tumbler so much! I would rate it over five stars if I could. It feels great in my hand and keeps my drinks cold. When I first held it, I could tell how sturdy and high quality it was just from the weight of the empty tumbler itself. I love the straw and the fact that it is leak and spill proof. It is easy to take back and forth to my college classes as well.” – Bed, Bath & Beyond customer, ashleighapy.
Price: $26.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler With Straw
What Makes It a Good Dupe: The double-walled Bubba Straw Envy Insulated Stainless Steel 24-ounce Tumbler keeps your favorite drink cold for hours without sweating, and all for under $10. It comes with a large straw, but you can also drink from the spill-proof, easy-clean lid. It’s road-trip friendly and will fit in most car cupholders. When you’re all done, simply unscrew the top and throw the lid and tumbler onto the top rack of your dishwasher for a no-fuss cleanup. It’s available in pretty colors like Matte Purple and, our favorite, Island Teal.
Positive Review: “The color is vibrant and it keeps your drink cold for hours and hours. Worth every penny. I would definitely recommend this tumbler.” – Walmart customer, Kimmy
Price at Retailer: $9.98 at Walmart
Cupture Skin Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler
What Makes It a Good Dupe: Cupture’s slender cylindrical shape is easy to grasp, comfortable to hold, lightweight and travel ready. Made with food-grade stainless steel, these elegant tumblers come with durable straws and secure screw-on lids and a rubber gasket to keep your beverages from leaking. Eight vibrant color options, including Rose Gold, make it hard to decide on one favorite! Although this tumbler only holds 16 ounces compared to the Quencher’s 40, it still gets the job done.
Positive Review: “I take my Skinny Tumbler with me everywhere! Like the size and the insulation. Good buy!” – Wayfair customer, Jan
Price: $17.70 at Wayfair
IRON °FLASK Nomad Tumbler
What Makes It a Good Dupe: With its double-wall insulation, the Iron Flask Nomad Tumbler promises to be sweat free and keep your drink cold for up to 20 hours and hot for up to five. The Nomad Tumbler fits in most standard cupholders and comes with two lids: a splash-proof straw lid with two straws and a 100 percent leak-proof flip lid. What really makes this Quencher dupe stand out? It’s available in 25 different colors, and the powder-coat exterior finish with laser-engraved logo is really quite sharp looking.
Positive Review: “I usually drink a hot cup of coffee followed by an iced coffee everyday. So when I saw this cup with the interchangeable lids, I was sold. It did not disappoint either. It’s beautiful, versatile and performs as promised. My hot coffee stays hot all morning and my iced coffee doesn’t melt over the course of the afternoon. Excellent purchase!” – Amazon customer, Unicorn_Mom
Price: $25.95 at Amazon
MiiR Wide-Mouth Water Bottle
What Makes It a Good Dupe: A great everyday water bottle built for people on the go, the 20-ounce MiiR bottle has a wide-mouth opening that makes it easy to clean and add ice cubes. It’s built with Thermo 3D Double Wall Vacuum Insulation to keep your drink hot or cold for hours, as well as a trademark Temp Deflector Technology that reflects hot and cold temps back into the bottle instead of through the lid, keeping your drink warmer for longer. The medical-grade stainless steel interior doesn’t transfer flavor and has no metallic aftertaste, and reviewers raved about the easy-to-use straw. The top has a handle for easy carrying and it’s available in three colors, including an on-trend, covetable black camo option.
Positive Review: Best water bottle I’ve ever owned. Keeps my water cold all day even after I left it in the car for eight hours. The design is so cute and stylish. – Anonymous customer at Athleta
Price: $19.99 at Athleta
Simple Modern Stainless Steel Summit Water Bottle With Straw Lid
What Makes It a Good Dupe: Move over, Stanley Quencher. The Simple Modern 32-ounce Summit water bottle is double walled, powder coated, vacuum insulated and made with premium-gauge stainless steel. It comes with a straw lid and a handle that makes it easy to transport or tie to your bag. Perfect for the office or a road trip, this fancy water bottle comes in 17 different colors, including unique shades like Mystic Moon (a burgundy that fades into navy) and Sorbet (hot pink on top/teal on the bottom).
Positive Review: “So much cuter than other more expensive brands and works just as well! There’s still a ton of ice in the bottle when my 12-hour shift is over!” – Target Customer, Hayley
Price: $19.99 at Target
Simple Modern Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw
What Makes It a Good Dupe: While coming slightly smaller than others, what the Simple Modern 24-ounce stainless steel tumbler lacks in ounces makes up for in design. Stanley cup users rave about the iconic tumbler due to its sleek design and range of cool colors, upgrading a simple tumbler to one that you actually want to tote around all day. The Simple Modern stainless steel tumbler gives you a slim and sleek design like the Stanley cup (perfect for car cup holders) plus a convenient straw and tightly sealed lid so you can keep moving without worries. The double-insulated tumbler walls keep drinks cool all day long.
Positive Review: “Love how easy it is to clean and that it fits in my Yukon XL’s cup holder!!! Also keeps my drink cold for a long time. Very happy with this purchase!” – Target Customer, Rachel
Price: $19.99 at Target
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