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| Updated: February 28, 2022

Knowing which custom double-wall tumbler is most effective at insulating beverages can be tough. Every day new drinkware promising to maintain a liquid’s temperature for hours enters the market. To assist you in finding cups that help keep drinks hot or cold, we’ll show you how different types of insulated tumblers work and what to look for in custom drinkware.


Personalized double-wall tumbler insulation types

Insulation is one of the most important things to look for when selecting a cup to help keep liquid at its ideal temperature. Custom drinkware offers several types of insulation, each with varying abilities to help keep liquids at temperature.

  • Air insulation: Good—helps keep drinks cool or hot for an extended period.
  • Vacuum insulation: Better—helps keep drinks cool or hot longer than air insulation.
  • Copper insulation: Best—helps keep drinks cool or hot for the longest time.


Double-wall air tumblers keep drinks hot or cold

A personalized mug or custom tumbler with dual walls serves an important purpose: It uses air insulation to help keep the ambient air temperature away from your drink. This assists in keeping a drink hot on frigid days or cool during a scorcher.

Here’s a winning option with proven performance: the Contigo® West Loop Travel Tumbler in black. Constructed with a double-wall system, this imprinted travel tumbler has a stylish tapered look for easy grabbing on the go. Auto-seal technology provides spill-proof, leak-proof drinking. Best of all, the matte-black finish complements any company logo color.

Contigo West Loop Travel Tumbler – Matte


Want more color? Check out the Contigo West Loop Travel Tumbler in blue, gunmetal, stainless steel and red.


Contigo West Loop Travel Tumbler


Vacuum-insulated tumblers maintain longer-lasting temps

Helping maintain a drink’s temperature for impressive stretches of time, vacuum-insulated tumblers are a popular choice.

The Laser Engraved Vacuum Travel Tumbler features dual walls with vacuum-insulated construction. Heat is trapped between the inner and outer stainless steel walls. The firm push-on lid helps prevent spills.

Vacuum Travel Tumbler – Colors – Laser Engraved


The Circles Stainless Vacuum Travel Tumbler is big enough to keep thirst at bay for much of the day. Your clients and employees can have confidence in this bottle’s double-wall stainless steel construction.

Circles Stainless Vacuum Tumbler


The Ripple Vacuum Tumbler’s rippled grooves offer a stylish look. Its push-on lid with rubber gasket and slide closure help prevent leaks. The dual-wall construction of this model is designed for lasting temperature retention of either a hot or cold drink.


Ripple Vacuum Tumbler


Copper-lined vacuum drinkware holds temps the longest

If you’re looking for an extra-special gift for teams that endure the elements, copper-lined vacuum drinkware is the way to go. Whether they are working in the relentless heat of summer or bracing themselves against winter’s chill, copper-lined vacuum drinkware helps keep beverages at temperature while keeping workers hydrated.

With this type of drinkware, a copper coating has been applied to the outside of the vessel’s inner wall—a powerful solution that helps prevent the transfer of heat. Your employees or clients will be amazed at the lasting insulating capability of these personalized double-wall tumblers.

The inner wall of the Urban Peak Axis Trail Vacuum Tumbler provides maximum temperature control with ultimate conductivity.

Urban Peak Axis Trail Vacuum Tumbler – Powder Coat


The Hugo® Vacuum Mug, with its trendy geometric spin, is sure to be the one they grab when they need ultimate temperature retention.

Hugo Vacuum Mug


Choosing the best custom double-wall tumbler

An important part of choosing the best custom double-wall tumbler is knowing what setting it will be used in. Use those conditions to pick the best insulation type for your customers. Whether you want a custom double-wall tumbler or a simple insulated travel mug, you’ll find custom drinkware with a wide variety of temperature-controlling features. One is sure to suit your brand! Want even more ideas on choosing the perfect personalized mug or double-wall tumbler? Check out our premium custom drinkware blog post.

Now, go enjoy a hot (or cold) beverage!


Suzanne Worwood

Suzanne Worwood

Suzanne Worwood is VP of Merchandising and has been with 4imprint for 23 years. Inspired by the retail environment and her own world travels, Suzanne writes about all things product: trends, uses, colors, designs.

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