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Stanley Quencher Cup review: Is the viral water bottle worth £44.99?

I used it every day for a month - here's my verdict.

🛍️ Product reviewed: Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler
Tested for: Three months
Rating: 4/5
💸 Reasons to buy: I've never been so hydrated, it keeps ice solid for up to 48 hours and despite being left in 40 degree heat on holiday, the temperature of the water never changes
Reasons to avoid: It's very expensive and I was disappointed that it's not leak proof
💰 Best deal we've found: Currently there's no money off deals available on the Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler, but its website does offer free delivery for orders over £50.

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I spent a month bringing the Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler everywhere with me. (Yahoo Life UK)

The Stanley cup almost needs no introduction, but if you were unaware, here's what you need to know.

It's a huge 1.2L tumbler complete with a built in straw and handle so you can stay hydrated while working from home or on the go.

Thanks to TikTok, it has achieved viral success with over 5 billion video views, as users rave about how it has upped their water intake. Due to its aesthetic variety of colours, it has also become somewhat of a status symbol in the water bottle department.

Since it first launched in the UK earlier this year, the cup has been released in various new shades, which sell out extremely quickly (usually within 24 hours).

It holds a huge 1.2 litres of water to keep you hydrated on the go. 

£45 at Stanley

However, priced at a whopping £44.99, I was outraged when I first heard the price, how on earth can a refillable water bottle cost that much? Plus, with a capacity of 1.2 litres, how is anyone lugging it around with them?

So, I got my hands on a Stanley Cup in the lime green Citron shade and spent over a month using it daily to see if it really is worth the money.

When I say I've thoroughly tested it, I'm not exaggerating, I've used no other water bottle. I took it to the gym, on walks, in the car and even on a ten-day holiday to Dubai, where it spent hours by the pool and on the beach.

💸 Reasons to buy

Firstly, hand on heart, I've never been so hydrated in my life. I refill my Stanley on average twice a day, meaning I'm drinking almost 2.5 litres a day.

I love ice cold water, so every morning I fill it up with ice cubes and water. It stays cold for hours and hours on end, and 24 hours later (I tested this) the ice is still solid. It's like magic - I love it.

When I went on holiday in September, I filled it to the brim and brought it with me for the plane, car journeys and taxi rides - I get very carsick and found this was a lifesaver at keeping me free from the dreaded waves of nausea. Knowing I always had chilled water near me at all times did the trick.

(Yahoo Life UK)
The Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler holds 1.2 litres of water, and keeps ice cubes solid for up to 48 hours. (Yahoo Life UK)
I even brought it with me on holiday and found the ice water inside stayed cold despite being in 40 degree heat. (Yahoo Life UK)
I even brought it with me on holiday and found the ice water inside stayed cold despite being in 40 degree heat. (Yahoo Life UK)

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Don't get me wrong, it's enormous, but after a week of using it every day, I got used to it and now it doesn't seem so big. Plus, it's unmissable so you'll never forget it.

The handle is also, excuse the pun, very handy, especially when walking to the gym or wearing a small cross body bag that it won't fit into.

Speaking of the gym, the lower third of the tumbler is in fact very slim, meaning it slots nicely into every cup holder I came across, whether that was on the treadmill, or in a car.

Reasons to avoid

While the bottle has a ton of pros, it wasn't all smooth sailing.

Unfortunately, the Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumble isn't entirely leak proof, so it needs to be upright at all times. This is because there's no closure, even if you remove the straw and twist the rotating cover to seal the hole the straw goes through.

This doesn't make it unusable, just inconvenient if you want to put it in a bag. As someone without a car, who lives in London and gets the tube a lot, I feel I can't bring it with me unless I'm prepared to hold it separately - if I have a day of meetings or an evening event to go to, I usually leave it behind.

Lastly, for the huge price tag of £44.99, I was expecting a straw cleaner included, but when I opened up the box, it's just the tumbler. As a fan of bright lipsticks and tinted lip balms, I was needing to regularly clean it, but with just a washing up brush, it was hard to reach inside the straw. For the price, I would have liked it to have a care kit included.

💰 Best deal we've found

Currently there's no money off deals available on the Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate™ Tumbler, but its website does offer free delivery for orders over £50.

Keep an eye out for deals that may arise across Black Friday and in the run up to Christmas, especially on retailers that sell the Stanley tumbler, such as John Lewis, Blacks, Millets and Urban Outfitters.

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