We’ve heard from APAVIATA before – their neat borosilicate glass water bottle was one of the first products reviewed on Hydration Anywhere. Now APAVIATA has expanded their product line to include (among other things) the 16 Ounce APAVIATA Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler. Made almost entirely from high quality, 18/8 food grade stainless steel, the tumbler makes use of double-walled vacuum insulation technology to keep beverages hot or cold, and even includes a pretty nifty 100% stainless steel straw. We were given the chance to receive a review sample of this tumbler and got to know it before putting this review together.
While our focus here at Hydration Anywhere tends to sway more towards water bottles than tumblers, we’d never deny that tumblers can be just as great of a way to hydrate and get your daily water intake as any bottle. But more than that, tumblers provide the perfect vessel for iced coffees, milk shakes, and so much more. I’ve already found a great deal of versatility from my APAVIATA tumbler: remove the lid and it’s a great insulated drinking cup, make use of the straw to never have to worry about plastic straws again, or keep your water frosty with the insulation while sipping from the tumbler’s straw.
Unabashedly embracing its stainless steel origins, the look of the APAVIATA is pretty cool. Minimalist, it makes a simple yet effective statement and looks great with its lid on or off. The metallic finish is unbroken except for the company’s name, a bold “APAVIATA”, which stands out on one side of the tumbler’s cup. Personally, I’m a little enamored with the 100% stainless steel straw. It’s a simple, little thing, but something I’ve never owned. Anyone who worries about plastics potentially leeching chemicals into what we drink should be able to get on board with the stainless steel straw.
One of my first concerns was that the straw would be difficult to clean, however I was happy to find that APAVIATA had thoughtfully included a little straw cleaning brush which makes getting any gunk out of the stainless steel straw a breeze. My next concern was how well the straw would stay in the cup, but APAVIATA had thought of this, too: there is a little metal ring around one end of the straw which prevents it from sliding out of the lid of the tumbler’s cup.
If you’re unfamiliar with this style of tumbler, the simplest analogy would be that it is basically a metal version of a fast-food cup. It consists of the cup, the straw, and the lid, with the straw fitting into a small hole in the lid.
Before I’d ever used the APAVIATA tumbler, I was already worried that this design might prove to be a leaky one. However, the APAVIATA tumbler does a fantastic job of leak proofing. The lid seals onto the cup by pushing it down and giving it a turn, which locks it in place with a water-tight seal. The same little piece of metal that prevents the straw from sliding out also holds in water if you flip the tumbler upside down, so you can completely invert it and water will only come out from the straw
The seal and leak proofing of the APAVIATA tumbler owe to the one part of the tumbler which is not 100% stainless steel. On the underside of the lid a plastic fitting helps to provide the seal and leaking proofing capabilities of the tumbler. All plastics are 100% BPA-free and food safe. In my testing, they perform their task admirably, making the APAVIATA tumbler unlikely to spill or come open accidentally. Although I read some user experience reports which included complaints about the lid being too easy to open, I did not experience this issue myself, finding the lid to actually have quite a sturdy seal when properly fastened in place.
The insulation is pretty impressive. I’ve found the APAVIATA to be a favorite for making a milkshake in as it keeps frosty for quite awhile after pouring it in. I’ve also grown partial to using the tumbler’s cup as a normal cup without the lid. Since it is insulated, it is a perfect coffee or tea cup because no heat transfers to burn your hand.
Drinking through a straw is also quite fun! If you don’t normally like drinking water, give straws a try. You might find it makes you a little more willing to take a swig. For straw lovers everywhere, this tumbler is worth investigating.
We award the APAVIATA Stainless Steel Insulated Tumbler 5/5 stars! It benefits from being almost alone in its class, but it accomplishes what it sets out to brilliantly. Well designed, constructed from high quality stainless steel, a bargain at less than $20, and finished off with a sleek look, there is not much to fault the APAVIATA Tumbler for. Definitely a unique and interesting product, we look forward to seeing what other interesting items APAVIATA will offer in the future.
You can learn more about the APAVIATA Tumbler or get your own at the Amazon listing for the tumbler.
Durable and Easy To Clean Stainless Steel
Includes Stainless Steel Straw w/ Cleaning Brush
Not Reliably Leakproof
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- Rated 5 stars
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A simple, functional, and well-insulated drink tumbler from APAVIATA. Made from durable and easy to clean stainless steel, the APAVIATA Tumbler is ideal for drinks of any variety.
Jacob Hatch is the author and founder of Hydration Anywhere. He has been actively writing about drinking water since 2013. These days Jacob spends most of his time investigating water related news, studying environmental issues, reading health studies, and reviewing products like water bottles and water filters.