I drink beer. No big surprise. In the summer I like to spend my time enjoying a beer outside whether it’s watching my kids play on the swing set or enjoying a balmy summer evening. The only problematic part of al fresco beer consumption in the summer is that glass is breakable, sweats a lot, and does not do a great job of keeping the liquid cold.
Those plastic tumblers with freezer gel lining the walls of the glass have always struck me as something more appropriate for candy colored mixed drinks and do not get me started on why disposable cups are a non-starter. Enter my newly purchased Kleen Kanteen Insulated Tumbler:
It’s a vacuum insulated stainless steel tumbler that is sixteen ounces in size. Simply put, it will keep the right amount of liquid—a pint—cold longer than a normal glass—due to the vacuum insulation—with no fear of breakage—because it is constructed from 18/8 stainless steel. 18/8 is a 300 series stainless steel that is generally regarded as one of the “food grade” stainless steels commonly in use. Properly cared for, assuming the vacuum insulation does not fail, this cup should be with me for a long time.
Another reason I am a fan of using a stainless steel cup is that there is little risk of chemicals leaching from the material itself into my drink. With plastic you never know what the chemical composition of the material may be and, thus, you can never really be sure about what chemicals might be taking a free ride into your stomach. Ugh.
The tumbler is expensive at ~$25, but considering that it is a long term investment I have no qualms about spending a little more. For those of you looking to complete the adult Sippy cup experience there is also a lid.
NOTE: I purchased this Kleen Kanteen Insulated Tumbler with my own funds, receive no compensation from the company, and do not expect to receive any kind of benefit. I truly like the product.