Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw Review

A to-go cup that’s perfect for smoothie lovers

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4.8

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler

 The Spruce Eats / Rebekah Joan

What We Like
  • No sweating

  • Lid seals tightly

  • Fits in car cupholders

  • Keeps drinks cold or hot

What We Don't Like
  • Can't close hole on lid

  • Hand-wash only

If you’re looking for a durable travel mug that’s designed to hold both hot and cold beverages, the 24-ounce Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler is a solid option at a price you can afford.

4.8

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler

 The Spruce Eats / Rebekah Joan

We purchased the Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler so our reviewer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.

When it comes to travel mugs, chances are you have different cups for different purposes—one for cold drinks, one for your morning coffee, and one for those healthy smoothies you try to make consistently. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just have one cup for all of your beverages? That’s where the Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler comes in. 

This 24-ounce tumbler was designed to accommodate all types of drinks, hot and cold, and it comes at a very affordable price. Sound like a good fit for you? Keep reading for our review!

Design: One (potential) flaw

The Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler has a pry-off lid that seals tightly, and it has a hole in the top for the included straw. The straw itself is big enough to handle chunky fruit smoothies, and it has wings at the bottom for stirring thicker beverages. 

The actual cup itself can hold 24 ounces of liquid and is made from a vacuum-insulated double wall. In simple terms, that means there are two layers to the cup, and the air was sucked out of the space between them. Because of this and the tight seal of the lid, the tumbler is able to regulate the temperature of the liquid inside quite effectively.

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
 The Spruce Eats / Rebekah Joan

However, some people might not like that there’s no way to completely seal the lid. The hole in the lid doesn’t have a cover or flap, so it would be ill-advised to, say, put the travel cup in your bag during your commute. This also makes it more prone to spills than other sealable coffee mugs.

Performance: Stays hot for 5 hours and cold for 20

We used the Bubba Envy Stainless Steel Tumbler in place of our reusable water bottle for a couple weeks, and we were happy with how long it kept our water cold—literally all day. To see just how long the tumbler could keep water cold, we filled it with ice water and let it sit. After 20 hours, the water was still cool! The ice was gone, of course, but the temperature of the water was still refreshing.

We also used the Bubba Tumbler for smoothies, and this is one of the areas where it really shined. Why? First, when we got to the bottom of our smoothie, it wasn’t a melted mess thanks to the superior insulation, and second, the wings on the straw made stirring the smoothie much easier than it would’ve been with a normal straw.

The wings on the straw made stirring the smoothie much easier than it would’ve been with a normal straw.

We also wanted to see how well the Bubba Envy Stainless Steel Tumbler retains heat, so we put it through a tough test. On a cold January day, we filled the travel mug with boiling water and put it outside in the car.

After two hours, the water was still hot at 153 degrees. After four hours, the water was 132 degrees. At the seven hour mark, the water’s temperature had come down to 107 degrees. We were definitely impressed that it stayed warm for so long on a below-freezing day.

Material: Typical for a travel mug

This travel mug is made from stainless steel, which makes it stain- and odor-resistant. The lid is made of BPA-free plastic, and the straw is plastic, as well. There’s also padding on the bottom of the mug that’s made of silicone.

Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler
 The Spruce Eats / Rebekah Joan

Features: Perfectly-placed indents for holding

There are two things that could have made this tumbler hard to hold: First, it’s large, and second, there’s no handle. However, to solve both those issues, there are indents circling the cup for your fingers.

It seems a little silly, but this small feature actually makes a huge difference! We’re happy to say that, because of these indents, holding the cup is comfortable. Plus, it fit perfectly into the cupholder of our car.

Cleaning: No surprises here

Overall, cleaning the Bubba Envy Stainless Steel Tumbler is a no-fuss process. Feel free to toss the lid and the straw in the top rack of your dishwasher, but the cup needs to be hand washed, which is typical for double-walled tumblers. The straw doesn’t come with a brush, but you can pick one up from just about any store for a few dollars.

The hole in the lid doesn’t have a cover or flap, which makes it more prone to spills.

Price: Super cheap 

Depending on the color you choose, the Bubba Envy Tumbler’s price will vary somewhere between $8 and $20. You can usually find the stainless steel color for under $10, and considering how well it maintains the temperature of both hot and cold beverages, it really is a steal!

Competition: There are better options for hot beverages

Thermos Stainless King Travel Mug: If you’re looking for something smaller, the Thermos Stainless King Travel Mug is a great option. While it won’t work well for things like smoothies, it can keep liquids hot for up to seven hours and cold for up to 18 hours. Plus, it has a neat lid that seals tightly, and its handle makes it extra comfortable to carry. 

Ello Campy Travel Mug: Are you looking for a cute travel mug to match your outdoorsy aesthetic? Not only does the Ello Campy Stainless Steel Travel Mug fit the bill, but it will keep your morning coffee hot well into the afternoon. Its lid is fairly easy to clean, and while the entire thing is technically dishwasher safe, Ello recommends hand washing it for extended life.

Final Verdict

Perfect for smoothie lovers.

The Bubba Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler is a dream come true for someone who makes smoothies a lot, but it works as a water bottle or hot-drink mug, too.

Specs

  • Product Name Envy Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw
  • Product Brand Bubba
  • Price $7.99
  • Color Options: Black; Island Teal; Matte Purple; Matte Vineyard; Paradise Purple; Smoke; Stainless Steel; Teal; Stainless Steel w/Island Teal Lid; Stainless Steel w/Paradise Purple Lid
  • Capacity 24 ounces
  • Material Stainless steel and plastic
  • Warranty Lifetime guarantee