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Battle of the Brands: The Best Drinkware Brands

CamelBak® or CORKCICLE®? Klean Kanteen or Koozie®? When it comes to branded drinkware, the options are truly limitless! There are so many amazing drinkware brands out there, whether you’re searching for branded water bottles or custom wine glasses.  

But even if you know what type of drinkware you’re looking for, you have something else to consider: the brand. Drinkware is having a major moment right now, from the golden wine glasses on ‘Love is Blind’ to the Stanley tumblers that are all over social media. Keep reading for a full run-down on the hottest and best drinkware brands, then discover our top customizable picks for your business or event.  

Why Choose Promo Products from Popular Drinkware Brands?

Choosing a promotional item from the best drinkware brands shows customers that you prioritize high-quality products and value their business. After all, a CamelBak® tumbler or a SWIG LIFE™ coffee mug will likely cost more than a generic alternative. Plus, customizing drinkware from an of-the-moment brand practically guarantees that your customers will use it again and again! 

The Trendiest Drinkware Brands Right Now

Stanley

Stanley is, undisputedly, the hottest drinkware brand out there right now. Their highly-coveted tumbler (dubbed the “Quencher”) is available in a rainbow of colors and features a built-in straw and an oversized handle. The Quencher also has a tapered base, so it fits neatly into most car cup holders.  

MiiR®

MiiR specializes in stainless steel drinkware, including tumblers, water bottles, and even insulated wine glasses. This brand actively gives back to their community and our environment—they’re a certified B Corporation, and they participate in 1% for the Planet. MiiR has also given over $3.8 million to nonprofit organizations across 26 countries. Activism is always in style, which is one of the reasons why MiiR is a hot brand right now. 

CORKCICLE

CORKCICLE is a top drinkware brand—and at Pens.com, you’ll find a variety of CORKCICLE tumblers, coffee mugs, insulated water bottles, innovative barware, and more. Like MiiR, CORKCICLE is mission-driven—they partner with a nonprofit organization to bring clean water to people in need.  

YETI®

YETI is one of the best-known American cooler brands out there, and they also make high-performance drinkware! Originally designed for outdoorsy folks and rugged adventures, YETI has become a household name in the U.S. since the brand started in 2006.  

Hydro Flask

For the last few years, Hydro Flask has been a popular pick for yoga students and super commuters alike—and Hydro Flask continues to be one of the best brands for water bottles. The wide mouth opening allows for easy filling and cleaning, while a variety of lids, straws, and spout types can be interchanged to create something that feels custom.  

Best Brands for Insulated Drinkware

If you’re looking for a custom water bottle or tumbler that will keep drinks colder (or hotter!), longer, consider choosing drinkware from CORKCICLE, Otterbox®, Basecamp®, or MiiR. Check out some of our favorite insulated water bottles, mugs, and tumblers from the best drinkware brands. 

CORKCICLE® Engraved 20 oz. Soft Touch Sport Canteen 
This drinking bottle is a best seller at Pens.com. In addition to its sleek, appealing design, it features triple-insulated stainless steel and a leak-resistant lid.  

Otterbox® 36 oz. Elevation ® Growler Tumbler 
While Otterbox might be best-known for making durable smartphone cases, the brand has branched out into high-quality drinkware. This high-capacity Otterbox tumbler is a customer fave at Pens.com, and features double-walled stainless steel and a copper lining to help drinks stay at the perfect temperature.

 

Basecamp® Sequoia Coffee Mug 
Basecamp is a popular brand for socially-conscious shoppers—a portion of the proceeds from every Basecamp purchase go towards the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower wounded warriors and their families. Plus, they make some pretty great products, like this one! We love the to-go cup styling of this Basecamp tumbler as much as we love its functionality. It keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12, and features a leak-proof lid for mess-free sipping on the go. 

Best Tumbler & Travel Mug Brands

Searching for something that your customers can take to-go? Look no further than an insulated tumbler or convenient travel mug. Some of the best tumbler brands include MiiR, Swig Life, and Columbia. Here are some of our favorites, including MiiR custom mugs and Swig Life tumblers. 

MiiR® 16 oz. Climate+ Tumbler 
Made by MiiR, one of the year’s trendiest drinkware brands, this tumbler features custom engraving, a splash-proof lid, and recycled material. This sleek, streamlined MiiR tumbler is sure to be a hit at your next giveaway. 

Swig Life™ 22 oz. Fairway Stainless Steel Tumbler  
There’s so much to love about this customer-favorite Swig Life travel mug—but we especially love that it’s made by a women-owned business. Swig Life specializes in stylish drinkware, without compromising form for function…though you’ll be glad to know this BPA-free tumbler is dishwasher safe, vacuum-insulated, and designed to keep drinks chilled for up to 12 hours.  

Columbia® 15 oz. Camp Cup 
As a sportswear brand, Columbia knows a thing or two about high-performance products—including drinkware. Though you’ll find a variety of Columbia water bottles and tumblers at Pens.com, Columbia is also one of the best travel mug brands. We particularly love this Camp Cup because it has the look and shape of a classic coffee mug…but with double-walled insulation and a convenient snap-on lid.  

Best Drinkware Brands for Barware

Whether your customers prefer a hoppy IPA or a perfectly-chilled cocktail, custom barware is a great way to build brand awareness at happy hour and beyond. Check out these popular wine glasses and cocktail tumblers from top drinkware brands. 

Snowfox® 8 oz. Stainless Steel Martini Tumbler 
Snowfox is an up-and-coming drinkware brand that specializes in high-end, stainless steel barware—like this martini tumbler. So, whether customers are sipping a fruity cosmo or a hot-and-dirty martini, make sure your brand stays top of mind.  

Govino® 12 oz. Tritan™ Wine Stemless Glass 
Govino specializes in shatterproof barware, including wine glasses—like this one! These dishwasher-safe stemless glasses are made in the USA and dishwasher-safe for easy care. Whether you use them to serve drinks at your restaurant or give them away as a promo, adding your logo to these Tritan wine glasses is a great way to build brand awareness.  


 
KOOZIE® 15 oz. 3-in-1 Tumbler & Can Cooler 
When it comes to keeping canned libations cool, KOOZIE is an industry-leader and one of the best drinkware brands out there. And this 3-in-1 tumbler and can cooler from KOOZIE brand is a best-seller at Pens.com—it can be used to chill slim cans or regular-sized bottles, or as an insulated drinking tumbler. 

 

Best Brands for Water Bottles

If you want to add your brand to something sporty, a custom water bottle could be just the thing! There are so many styles, sizes, types, and materials to choose from when it comes to water bottles, but here are a few picks from the most popular drinkware brands. Keep reading to find the best branded water bottles for your business! 

Klean Kanteen® 27 oz. Recycled Stainless Steel Bottle 
Made from recycled stainless steel, this Klean Kanteen water bottle is a customer favorite at Pens.com. It features a sports cap with a silicone spout for easy drinking on the go—so it’s perfect for hikers, bikers, yogis, and anyone who wants to stay hydrated.  

Under Armour® 16 oz. Protégé Stainless Steel Bottle 
Though Under Armour began as a clothing brand, they’ve become a popular pick for high-performance accessories of all kinds…including drinkware. This is our best-selling Under Armour water bottle—and we have a feeling your customers will love it, too!  

CamelBak® 20 oz. Eddy®+ Tritan™ RENEW Bottle 
The CamelBak brand has been around since 1989, and it continues to be a top choice for performance gear—including drinkware! The CamelBak Eddy water bottle is a classic—and this one, made partly with recycled plastic, is perfect for gym merch, expo giveaways, and so much more. 

Allison Russo

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