IBEX Tumbler Reviews
The IBEX tumbler is basically a product which will hold liquids. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? But what this simple statement doesn’t make clear is just how good it is at holding liquids. This sleek and stylishly designed metallic behemoth can carry up to 30 oz. of water, coffee, tea, you name it, meaning there’s plenty of room to fill up the IBEX with as much water as you need.
A Closer Look at the IBEX Tumbler
The IBEX tumbler can keep your drinks really cold for over 24 hours, so it’s perfect for those who like the comfort of having a cool drink next to them at night while they’re asleep. With this tumbler, there’s absolutely no need to get up out of bed when you fancy a quick refreshingly cold drink of water in the middle of the night.
It’s not just the night-time when the IBEX comes in handy. Say you like having a nice hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. You walk down the stairs, brew your coffee in your machine, and then pour it into a cup. But then the phone rings. You answer it and get distracted away from your lovely morning java. Half an hour passes, and your once deliciously hot cup of coffee is cold and uninviting. With the IBEX tumbler, this sort of situation becomes a thing of the past. It’s one of the best tumblers available to retain the temperature of your hot beverage, preventing the escape of heat which would result in a lukewarm and undrinkable mess.
The IBEX is so good at maintaining the heat of your drink that the prospect of going back to normal drinkware cups and mugs is just unthinkable. And if you did go back to your average non-vacuum insulated drinkware, you would very quickly have cold or lukewarm drinks on your hands. Because the IBEX keeps your drinks at the right temperature for ages, it means going back to other drinking vessels, the once secure feeling you could have with the IBEX is completely lost.
The IBEX tumbler is almost too good at keeping your beverages really hot, (or really cold if you prefer). Thanks to the tumbler’s double-wall vacuum insulation, the residual heat in your drink really has nowhere to go.
But of course, the IBEX tumbler not only keep hot drinks hot, it also keeps cold drinks cold. You can put ice inside the IBEX and it will keep your cold drinks cold for even longer—perfect for those roasting hot summer days. Ice will stay frozen inside the IBEX for up to 72 hours. Three days is a great deal longer than the duration offered by other tumblers.
Also, with its 18/8 stainless steel material, the IBEX tumbler is resistant to surface damage and corrosion. Being stainless steel on the outside, the IBEX tumbler is also safe to use in a dishwasher, making the process of cleaning your tumbler considerably faster and easier than by hand (which you’d have to do if it had paint or a decorative design on the outside).
What exactly is 18/8 stainless steel? What do those numbers mean? It’s all to do with the chemical composition of the alloy, which is comprised of 18% chromium and 8% nickel (hence the name 18/8). These elements, in the case of the IBEX tumbler, allow it to resist corrosion. The rest of it is iron.
The IBEX tumbler is available in just one color: stainless steel. This is simple, effective, and bold. While the product is gracefully curved, you can tell that the visuals weren’t the main focus of the design. Instead this tumbler is fundamentally conceived with the practical side in mind. And to that end the shape is intended to make holding this item as easy and comfortable as possible.
With any tumbler, you’ll want to have some certainty that it’s been well-designed and that resulting product is solid enough not to dent or leak. With its stainless steel material, the IBEX is definitely able to fulfil this need of having confidence in a tumbler that will be able to survive the occasional knock or even being dropped.
The IBEX doesn’t come with a handle by default, being slim enough to be held in the hand without the use of a handle. Also, its design means that the outside won’t sweat, therefore improving your grip around the tumbler and preventing you from dropping it. If you really want a handle though, these are readily available to purchase, and fit on easily.
Great for Travel
The slim tapering aspect of the IBEX also allows this tumbler to fit into the cup holder of a car or truck. Imagine you’ve been driving along the highway for hours, the sun glaring down on your car. You reach down to your conveniently located IBEX tumbler, situated in your automobile’s cup holder. Picking it up, you open the lid, take a sip. The refreshingly cold liquid sends your morale back up and you become more focused on the road. This is just one of the many benefits of an IBEX tumbler.
With its very wide-mouth lid, the IBEX tumbler allows you to enjoy your hot and cold beverages even more by actually allowing you to smell your drink, taking in its aroma and dramatically intensifying the effect of its flavor profile on your palate. Not all tumblers have this very simple feature, and the extent of how much more of your drink you can actually taste is astonishing. The IBEX allows you to take in the aroma of your coffee or tea, which is widely known to be where the majority of the flavor you actually taste comes from.
Also, the IBEX tumbler’s lid is BPA free. BPA, or bisphenol A, is a chemical which is thought to be able to get into food or drink when it’s placed inside containers which are made out of materials which contain BPA. By avoiding BPA containers, you can set your mind at ease that you won’t be at risk of the possible health effects of BPA. The IBEX tumbler, therefore, is a good choice if you’re worried about BPA contamination.
IBEX vs. Ozark Trail
The Ozark Trail is a similar tumbler to the IBEX, and its main draw is that there are a great deal more colors available to choose from when it comes to the Ozark Trail; these include White, Red, Stainless Steel, Orange, Silver, Pink, Purple, Navy, Light Blue, Acid Green, Mossy Oak, and Seafoam Green. Compared to the IBEX’s monotonous stainless steel, this dazzling array of colors available for the Ozark Trail is a real feast for the eyes.
Just like the IBEX, the Ozark Trail has a double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks either hot or cold. It also has a similarly sweat-free design, and is also BPA free. This is a solid choice if you’re looking for a product similar to the IBEX, but would rather have a selection of aesthetically pleasing colors to choose from. Do remember though that putting a painted tumbler in the dishwasher is not a good idea. The majority of Ozark Trail tumblers consequently have to be hand washed in order to preserve the exterior.
IBEX vs. Rocky Mountain
A competing item of drinkware on the market is the Rocky Mountain Tumbler. It certainly does have a great name, conjuring up romantic imagery of the iconic mountainous range, giving you the confidence that your drink of water will be as cold as the snow on the top of the northernmost high peaks. It has to be said however, that in spite of its legendary name, the Rocky Mountain Tumbler is a chronic disappointment. Unlike the IBEX, the Rocky Mountain tumbler is unable to keep drinks either hot or cold, and consequently doesn’t serve its purpose.
If you want your tumbler to be able to hold a number of drinks, both hot and cold, while also being good at keeping them hot or cold for a number of hours, then the IBEX is a great choice. If you make a lot of trips on the road, you’ll want your tumbler to be the right size in order to fit in the car’s cup holder, and that’s where the IBEX’s graceful tapering design really comes into its own in slimming the tumbler to fit into the average cup holder unit.
The IBEX tumbler the perfect solution if you want to have confidence that your tumbler is well-designed, and is solid enough so you’ll know if won’t leak or dent should you happen to accidentally drop it. The 18/8 stainless steel material that the IBEX tumbler is made of is also resistant to corrosion or rust, keeping your product in good condition over the years.
This tumbler looks great and feels great when you hold it. And while there isn’t really any range of colors to choose from, the simple stainless steel looks good anyway.