Thermos is an insulated vacuum flask that was originally invented towards the end of the 19th century and was named after the Greek word for heat: Therme. It’s a tool that’s been used by workers, cooks, and just about anyone looking to keep beverages hot. And it’s a container that’s been in use for the past 116+ years. Thanks to these devices, anyone can keep their coffee, tea, or soup nice and hot until they need to use it.
Unfortunately, these vacuum flasks are underappreciated by the general public. That’s why I decided to find out all I could about these wonderful containers and see how they could be put to good use. What I discovered during my search are ten of the best Thermoses currently available. Now, no one needs to have to drink cold coffee or eat cold soup.
My Picks for The 10 Best Thermoses
#10 Thermos 64-Ounce Foam-Insulated Hydration Bottle
Manufactured by the Thermos brand, this 64-ounce foam insulated hydration bottle is designed to keep beverages hot or cold for up to 12-hours at a time. It’s large enough to hold enough beverages to get the average person through the day, so it’s a perfect container for taking to the beach, taking to work or taking outside while you’re lounging by the pool. It has a locking hatch that keeps the beverages inside of it nice and safe, an integrated carrying handle, and has a flip-up lid with a hard spout that makes it quite easy to take a drink when you need it.
#9 Thermos 16-Ounce Stainless King Container
These travel mugs from Thermos have a lot going for them. They not only come in a decent 16-ounce size that’s large enough to hold a couple of cups of coffee and it has a stainless steel exterior that stays cool to the touch. These cups can also be used to hold cold beverages, and when they do, they don’t sweat like other types of cups do. They’re designed with a built-in tea hook that’s designed to hold tea bags or loose-leaf tea infusers, and the size of the cup is suitable for placing into an automobile’s cup holder. And these cups come in vibrant colors that range from pine green to cranberry or electric blue.
#8 Thermos 18-Ounce Steel Hydration Bottle
The thing that impressed me about this vacuum-insulated hydration bottle is that it has a slim design that makes it easy to take just about anywhere. It also has a flip-top lid that allows the beverage inside this bottle to be easily sipped but is also capable of sealing tightly so that the bottle doesn’t leak. Another thing to like about these bottles is that they don’t sweat when cold beverages were placed into them.
#7 YETI Rambler 20-Ounce Insulated Tumbler
Even though this isn’t a product made by Thermos, it’s still a double-wall insulated tumbler that acts like one. This product is manufactured by Yeti and has a 20-ounce capacity that allows it to hold the amount of coffee a person needs it to hold but still be able to fit in a car’s cupholder. They’re equipped with a special lid that uses magnets to keep it locked down so beverages don’t leak. And because these cups are BPA-free and aren’t made using harmful chemicals, consumers can feel good about drinking out of these cups.
#6 Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle
Made with a durable stainless steel exterior that’s available in one of three different colors, this cup is not only extremely durable but also looks good. These cups can be purchased in matte black, midnight blue or simply a stainless steel color. These cups don’t just look good, however, they also do a good job of keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. And since they also have a durable stainless steel interior, they’ll hold up for quite some time.
#5 Thermos Funtainer 10-Ounce Foor Jars
When most people think about thermoses, they think about keeping their beverages hot. However, this one is designed to keep food hot. It uses the same vacuum insulation that the Thermos brand cups use for keeping coffee hot and applies that to a container designed to hold food. It has a wide mouth that makes it not only easy to use but also clean, big 10-ounce capacity and stainless steel interior and exterior. And they also come in fun, energetic colors anyone can love.
#4 Elegant Life Vacuum Insulated Water Bottles
This quality water sports bottle is made from food-grade stainless steel, is BPA-free and is non-reactive to food items. That makes it a good choice for storing water or other types of beverages for taking on the go. It has a 16-ounce size, which is large enough to meet most people’s hydration’s needs without being overly bulky. It also fits most car cup holders and has a lid that doubles as a cup. And all of this makes this one of the best-insulated water bottles around.
#3 Avidollo Vacuum Insulated Steel Sports Bottle
This vacuum-insulated steel water bottle is capable of keeping cold beverages cold for up to 24-hours at a time and hot beverages hot for up to 12-hours at a time. It’s made with food-grade stainless steel that makes it not only durable but also safe to drink out of. It also features a convenient tap spout that keeps the water contained in the bottle without leaking but is easy to use to pour out a drink. And it also has a non-slip bottom that allows it to easily stand right on the table without slipping.
#2 Zojirushi Stainless Steel 20-Ounce Mug
These 20-ounce insulated mugs are manufactured using BPA-free plastic and food-grade stainless steel, so consumers know that they’re always a healthy choice for storing beverages. Speaking of beverages, these cups can keep hot beverages hot all day long and cold beverages cold for up to 24-hours at a time. They have a special 2-stage lid that allows condensation to fall back into the mug, so there’s no splattering when they’re opened up. And finally, these cups are available in several different distinct colors including black, gold, red, turquoise, pink or grey.
#1 Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
When most people think of insulated vacuum bottles, they naturally think of the Stanley Classic Bottle. That’s because it’s a container that’s been carried by workers on their way to work for decades now. They keep hot beverages hot for up to 12-hours at a time and cold beverages cold for up to 24-hours at a time. They’re also portable, leak-proof and have insulated lids that double as 8-ounce cups. And probably best of all, they’re backed by a lifetime warranty, so consumers know they’re made to last.