Review: Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler

For a minute there I really lost myself in the Stanley tumbler hype of 2022, and was briefly teased in a friend group for being the-one-with-the-giant-mug. The novelty wore off though after I went on to receive several birthday gifts that included, you guessed it, travel tumblers. (I love and cherish all of those gifts, but please, no more.)

One recent gift of hydration that I received (thanks, mom) is the Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler in a very dreamy pink called “Trillium.” It even has a matching straw!

(Hydro Flask, best known for outfitting VSCO girls with their stylish water bottles, also hawks coolers, kitchenware, and all manners of drinkware.)

APPEARANCE AND CONSTRUCTION

Like the Yeti Rambler and Stanley Tumbler that I reviewed, the Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler is constructed from 18/8 (18% chromium and 8% nickel) kitchen-grade stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant (note: not corrosion-proof). While it’s marketed as being dishwasher-safe, I handwash mine faithfully with a bottle-cleaning brush set*, to preserve the powder-coated exterior and to get a deeper clean on the press-in straw lid. Note you should not subject this drinkware to extreme heat or cold (i.e., do not heat on stove or put in freezer).

*The All Around Travel Tumbler, which easily disassembles into four pieces, is a little easier to clean compared to the Stanley Travel Tumbler, which has a lid with a rotating cover that needs to be popped out for a thorough clean.

While the Hydro Flask tumbler doesn’t come in as wide a range of standard colors as the Stanley Quencher, when you order through the Hydro Flask website, you can pay extra to customize the container color, lid color, straw color, and also add an engraving or graphic.

From left to right: Trillium, Birch, Dew, Goji, and Black
Hydro Flask All Around Travel Tumbler 32-oz vs 40-oz

SIZE

Hydro Flask makes the All Around Travel Tumbler in two sizes: the 32-ounce size seen in this post, and a 40-ounce option. The smaller size measures 5.4″ in diameter, 11.5″ in height, and weighs about 1.2lbs when empty, while the larger is 12.7″ tall and weighs 1.4lbs when empty.

I find the handle on the All Around Travel Tumbler’s to be sufficiently large and comfortable to hold, especially compared to the handle on the Yeti Rambler tumbler, which is better suited for shorter engagements and not ideal for taking on longer walks.

USES

I use the All Around Travel Tumbler to keep cold drinks cool, as the plastic straw isn’t compatible with hot liquids. Even though it’s technically a “travel” tumbler and fits nicely in most cup holders, I use it mostly at my desk since that is where I spend most of my time during the week, and find that my drinks stay cool for at least five hours when housed in the All Around Travel Tumbler.

While the tumbler’s lid isn’t leakproof, the design of the straw lid doesn’t exactly enable spills. But if you are looking for a more spill-proof option, you can buy a compatible Large Closeable Press-In Lid to replace the straw lid which will allow you more control in taming splashes.

And the million-dollar question for boba lovers: Is it compatible with drinks with toppings? The answer is yes, with a small modification; if you remove the press in straw, the opening is large enough to fit a boba straw.

PRICE

At $39.95, the, the Hydro Flask 32-Ounce All Around™ Travel Tumbler is priced perfectly for gift-giving and is comparable in price to Yeti ($42) and Stanley’s ($35) offerings of a similar size. As I’ve mentioned in past reviews of other tumblers, lookalikes can be found for much less on Amazon but I am willing to pay a little more for peace of mind when it comes to drinkware.

Shop the Hydro Flask 32 oz All Around™ Travel Tumbler at Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hydro Flask, Nordstrom, REI, and Tillys.

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