Best-in-class insulation and a unique lid put the Polar above the competition, at a budget-friendly pricepoint. Double-wall stainless steel with vacuum insulation and copper interior lining, the Polar will keep your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for the duration of your day. Swivel lid is easy to open and close, and comes apart to make cleaning a breeze. Your price includes a one-color imprint on one or both sides of the tumbler, or a wrap imprint around the body.Minimum 48 pieces. Setup Charge: $65
Vacuum tumblers have never been as popular as they are now. Corporate marketers are flocking to this family of travel tumblers with extremely simple designs, domed lids, and rugged insulation. Doing our own due diligence, the Top 3 Team has reviewed and tested a swath of these tumblers, seeking to find one that would emerge as a timeless classic that can stand up on its own and withstand the test of time. The best entry-price vacuum tumbler, in our eyes, is the Polar.
The first thing that stands out about the Polar is its looks. Unlike other similar travel tumblers we tested, the Polar has some extra flair in the visual design, as well as an upgraded lid your customers will love. A bright polished accent band on the top of the tumbler and a more sleek, streamlined shape help make this tumbler stand apart. The other very unique feature is the lid. Rather than copying the non-closing inverted dome or “thumb-slider” found elsewhere, the Polar uses a gasket lid that is easy to open and close one-handed, extremely easy to clean, and that provides extra insulation to keep your drinks hot or cold longer. The Polar also features an ultra-durable and stylish powder coat finish on all colors but stainless.
Though not visible to the eyes, under the hood, there are some big differences between the Polar and other similar travel tumblers. The most popular offering in this category is double-wall stainless steel with vacuum insulation. With the Polar, the insulation is taken one step further. It features a copper lining plated to the inner wall of the tumbler in addition to the vacuum insulation. This extra copper lining represents the best available insulation system for drinkware and helps keep the outer wall of the tumbler at a comfortable temperature.
From a decoration standpoint, the Polar again stands out. In terms of color options, it is available in either classic stainless steel or a wide range of bright and fun powder coat finishes. Because it has a sleek, simple shape, it has a very large imprint area (up to 4.75" H x 8.75" W as a wrap). This is a huge canvas to take advantage of with step-and-repeat patterns or other design elements. In addition to the large imprint area and standard silk screen imprinting (with precise color matching available), tone-on-tone transparent ink and glitter-infused “glitz” ink are also available to help make your branding stand out and provide extra visual interest. This large imprint area and extensive decorating capabilities also make the Polar a great fit for gift shops or point-of-purchase sales, where a premium pricepoint of $30-40+ is already established at retail for similar tumblers.
From a care perspective, the Polar is similar to its competitors. In order to protect both the insulation system and the imprint, it is strongly recommended to not wash the Polar in a dishwasher (the lid, however, is dishwasher-safe). It also goes without saying that this tumbler should not be microwaved.
Specs and Features
- Rugged Construction with powder coat finish on colors
- Polished chrome accents
- Color-matching lid
- Product Dimensions: 7 3/4" H x 3 5/8" W
- Capacity: 20.9 oz.
- Construction: Double wall, 18/8 stainless steel
- Insulation Type: Double wall steel, vacuum insulation, copper internal lining
- Insulation rating: 12+ Hour Hot, 24+ Hour Cold
- Lid Type: Push on/off with gasket closure
- Care Instructions: Hand wash only, do not microwave
- Included Decoration: Screenprint, 1-4 colors
- Imprint Location: Front/Back of tumbler (centered from bottom of polished ring to bottom of tumbler), wrap-around imprint
- Imprint Dimensions: 4.75" H x 2.75" W per side, 4.75" H x 8.75" W wraparound
- PMS Imprint Matching: Available at no additional charge