We all know and love Stanley for its famous Quencher tumbler — and while the viral sensation is the brand's most recognizable product, it's not the only game in town. Stanley recently released what might be considered THE best insulated water bottle ever. This beauty is less expensive, more compact and more secure than the Quencher and has been making waves since its mid-September release. Our prediction? The Stanley AeroLight IceFlow water bottle is the hot-ticket item of 2024.
A solid water bottle is an everyday essential, and the AeroLight checks all the boxes and then some. It's super-insulated, lightweight and innovative, and it definitely lives up to the hype.
Firstly, its double-walled insulation is unlike any other in the Stanley lineup. The 50-ounce bottle's best-in-class insulation has the Quencher beat as it keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and iced for up to four days. For reference, the Quencher keeps drinks cold for 12 hours — half the time as the AeroLight IceFlow Bottle.
Its smart design is optimal for workouts, hiking and traveling. The special leakproof, angled Fast Flow Lid makes for quick and easy pouring, drinking and cleaning. Also clever: The cap snaps into the handle's integrated holder for storage when you drink. Plus the easy-carry handle and AeroLight featherweight technology make it ideal for on-the-go transport.
And don't even get us started on the gorgeous color selection, including brights like Citron, Tigerlily and Pool, along with several of the usual suspects.
Shoppers praise how convenient it is for commutes and travel. One five-star reviewer said, "It kept ice in it for days."
Reviewers also appreciate that it's "very lightweight," with several pointing out that it's among some of the lightest water bottles they've used. One Amazon shopper even said it "works better for me than a regular Stanley cup" since they're "not a fan of straws."
Speaking of this comparison, another Amazon shopper added that they prefer the Stanley water bottle over the Quencher tumbler because "the slant makes it so much better to drink out of." The same shopper also admitted that the Stanley tumbler can be a bit difficult to fill since it comes with a cap and removable straw, before pointing out that the bottle is "much more girly friendly."
"It's super cute! It holds ice really well, and the handle is a nice addition for ease of carrying," one shopper said, but added the bottle tends to scuff easily since it has more of a matte outer layer. "Otherwise, it's a really great buy!"
The Stanley AeroLight IceFlow Water Bottle comes in four sizes (16, 24, 36 and 50 oz.) and 11 colors in all. Keep in mind when buying that the 16 oz. and 24 oz. bottles are the only sizes that are compatible with car cup holders.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.