This Is the Most Popular Tumbler That Readers Bought in 2023

published Dec 12, 2023
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This was the year of the tumbler. You couldn’t go outside (or go on TikTok) without seeing tumblers of every shape, size, and variety (many of which we’ve tested and reviewed), and one of the most popular tumblers we came across this year was the Stanley Quencher. The TikTok-famous tumbler holds 40 ounces of liquid and fits in most standard cup holders, and has become a full-blown cultural phenomenon (complete with their own accessories!) In fact, it’s so buzzy that even its dupes have a devout following — and one in particular was even more popular than the original. So without further ado, this year, the most popular tumbler is … the Stanley cup dupe from Five Below.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year about readers at The Kitchn, it’s that you take hydration very seriously. And this year, it looks like everyone got their H2O by way of Five Below’s HydraQuench Tumblers, a 40-ounce tumbler with a handle that costs about $5 and looks incredibly similar to the more expensive Stanley Quencher. After we covered the news of Five Below’s Stanley dupes in May, readers rushed to buy more than 3,000 HydraQuench Tumblers. The tumbler sold out in many stores, which led folks all over the country to stock up. Five Below re-stocked the HydraQuench in August in six new colors — blue, green, red, purple, gray, and cream — which were additions to the original white, pink, and gray, and they also flew off the shelves, only adding to the fervor.

It’s easy to understand why this tumbler is so well-loved. The HydraQuench is convenient for staying hydrated on-the-go, from home to the office to the gym, and, at just $5.55, it’s by far the best deal and value, especially when compared to the original and its many knock-offs. Because the HydraQuench comes in a bunch of colors, it’s extremely practical and verifiably on-trend. They make great gifts for just about anyone on your holiday list, from your grandma who has a cooler sneaker collection than you to an eye-rolling teen.

Shoppers have been singing the praises of this super-affordable lookalike on Instagram and TikTok all year, citing the lower price and aesthetic similarity to the Stanley tumbler. One thing is clear: If you love getting a good deal and staying hydrated, the Five Below tumbler is the way to go. At this rate, we wouldn’t be surprised if it winds up being the most popular tumbler again in 2024!

Buy: 40oz Hydraquench Tumbler With Handle, $5.55