🥇 Corkcicle vs Yeti: Picking The Best Travel Tumbler

Corkcicle vs Yeti: picking the right mug

From best-selling water bottles to reliable tumblers to beautiful colored mugs, yeti is establishing itself as a powerful brand. But, how does their drinking tumbler compare to Corkcicle’s?

While not many are impressed by the latter’s puny name( Popsicle- Corkcicle), they looked and saw that their stainless steel mugs could keep anything warm or hot for up to 25 hours. A bold claim I know.

Either way, I’m not sure if you’d want coffee that’s still hot after being in a tumbler for over 25 hours. To be fair, the Corkcicle vs yeti battle will be a one sided-match with the latter taking the trophy on multiple aspects.

It would still be fun comparing the mug’s features, perfomance and differences, however.

Corkcicle vs Yeti: Why we’d go for the Yeti Rambler any day

Holding 30 ounces of liquid, the Yeti Rambler is clearly a larger upgrade of the Corkcicle. It’s rightly sized. The durable stainless-steel casing stops your liquids from sipping in while preventing them from getting that nasty metallic taste. You get to hydrate whenever, wherever.

Corkcicle vs Yeti Comparison Table

With its sweat-proof exterior, this tumbler has a comfortable feel to it. The casing is durable and gives for a sturdy grip. It feels so great on the hand that you’ll wonder why anyone would go for a handled tumbler.

Unlike the Corkcicle that has a relatively narrow mouth, The Yeti rambler has a wide mouth for easier dumping of ice. The Corkcicle’s tiny lid is a pain in the neck when you need to drop in more ice. This 30 once mug is quite convenient.


YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Seafoam

The Yeti’s lid features a magnetic locking mechanism that makes it spill-prof. No more nasty surprises in your bag or in the car. With a 1-year warranty, the Corkcicle is no match for the Yeti Rambler that comes with a 5-year warranty.

Of course, both warranties are limited in that they’ll only cover manufacturer’s defects and not misuse or chipping. Just like a warranty, availability of replacement parts should be an important consideration too.

The Yeti Rambler clearly scores higher on this front as they stock replacement parts in all their repair shops. (Did you know that Yeti coolers are best sellers?)

The Yeti Rambler has better aesthetics

Many people will agree that the Corkcicle comes in “girly” colors. This is in fact their biggest visual difference.  In fact, their “red” tumbler is more pink than red.

Either way, color is a personal preference and if you fancy girly things then buying the Corkcicle will be a no brainer. 


Corkcicle 16oz Tumbler - Classic Collection - Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Bali Blue

This tumbler comes with a lower price tag than the Yeti. But, is it worth saving off a few bucks or will this be the worst trade-off you’ll make?

Even though the brand offers larger tumblers (with the largest one having a 60 ounce cup), all their units have small openings at the top. Dropping in ice is always a challenge in all their products.

Corkcicle is a budget brand and this is evident in the quality of materials they use; especially on the lid. Their lids are somewhat frail and will break down the line rendering the tumbler useless. Yeti, on the other hand, uses sturdy materials on their lids ensuring that they will outlive their usefulness.

Try dropping the Corkcicle’s lid from three feet and it will break right before your eyes. The yeti Rambler is almost immune to physical damage. The yeti Rambler is the right pick for you if you don’t rank top 3 in the list of the most careful people you know of.

Yeti cups are often the right choice as they’re somewhat immune to damage. The company’s branding is beautifully engraved at the bottom giving it a nice colored contrast. 

Corkcicle grip

Even though the drinkware’s casing has a solid build, it’s somewhat uncomfortable to hold. This will be more pronounced if you have smaller hands.

This is a little flop considering that the Corkcicle tumblers are designed with colors that appeal more to the feminine population as they tend to have smaller hands. However, it;s rightly priced and it will ensure that you enjoy your beverages just as they were meant to be.

Pros of the Corkcicle

  • Affordable
  • Aesthetically pleasing to the feminine population
  • Choice of 20 ounce to 60 ounce bottles
  • Their website has detailed instructions on how you could take care of their products.


  • The tumbler chips after falling from low heights
  • The paint peels off from the casing
  • Small opening from dropping ice
  • Product perfomance could be improved

How do they retain ice?

Which brand outranks the other at ice retention. With a slight edge, the Yeti Rambler takes the crown here. Honestly speaking though, there are both great at retaining ice and this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

They retain heat well too. Coffee drinkers will benefit most from this as they will get to enjoy their drink the way they love it. They’re both able to retain ice for more than 30 hours and this is why ice retention doesn’t set them apart. Of course, their ice retention goes down in summer based on self-explanatory physics.

Why should you get a travel tumbler and how do you choose the right one?

I doubt if choosing a travel tumbler will be the most complicated decision, you’ll have to make this year. Either way, there are many great brands in the market and choosing a product shouldn’t be a brainless decision. This is what you should look for in a good travel tumbler.

  1. How long it keeps bevarages warm or cold

This is what differentiates a tumbler from a water bottle. They all have different retention prices based on the type of insulation they come with. If you’re looking for a tumbler to keep your coffee hot while you work 9 to 5, then getting one with a 24-hour retention capacity would definitely be overkill. You should instead give more consideration to the volume it carries instead of prioritizing the retention time.

  1. Aesthetics and practicability

A travel tumbler should fit in the standard cup holder or it would beat its purpose. Popular brands like the Yeti have tumblers in a wide array of colors. This means that you could choose one that matches your vibe and personality.