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Corkcicle Tumbler VS Yeti Rambler: Which One Is Better?

February 19th, 2022|FAQ|


  1. Corkcicle vs Yeti vs BrüMate tumblers – Which One is the Best?
  2. Detailed Analysis
    • Insulation performance
    • Portability
    • Locking performance
    • Color options
    • Durability
    • Brand popularity
    • Price competitiveness
  3. Our Top Pick
  4. Want to Create a Brand as Great as “Yeti”?

Recently, there is a heated debate about Corkcicle tumbler and Yeti rambler. Some people claim that Corkcicle is the better one as it is cheap and has high quality, while others hold opposing views. From their perspective, the time-honored Yeti is the winning party. Therefore, in today’s blog, KingStar, the leading wholesale stainless steel tumbler manufacturer,  will present our views based on the actual using experience & performance of tumblers of the two. Also, we have invited BrüMate tumbler as the third party to better present the comparison results. Again, it is advisable for you to make your own judgement on the basis of our  evaluations. Just scroll down and we shall start.

I. Corkcicle vs Yeti vs BrüMate tumblers – Which One is the Best?

Corkcicle tumbler Yeti rambler BrüMate tumbler
Material Stainless steel  Stainless steel Stainless steel
Volume 16 oz 20 oz 20 oz
Item dimensions 3.2 x 3.2 x 6.8 inches 3.5 x 3.5 x 7 inches 4 x 4 x 7 inches
Price $19.99 – $29.99 $29.99 – $62.99 $29.99 – $54.99
Lifetime warranty × only 1 year × only 5 years
Dishwasher safe × ×
An extra copper layer × ×
Spill-proof × × ×
Cup holder friendly
Cold / Hot retention
BPA & toxin free
Zero condensation ×
Durability ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Brand popularity ★★★☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Color options ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆
Portability ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆
Price competitiveness ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Locking performance ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆
Insulation performance ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
Overall rating 27/35★ 32/35★ 29/35★

II. Detailed Analysis

  • Insulation performance

The Corkcicle tumbler, Yeti rambler and BrüMate tumbler are all made by superior stainless steel 18-8 (SUS304). What’s more, they are equipped with a double-walled stainless steel structure to deliver better insulation results. So why do we give 3 stars to the Corkcicle tumbler, 4 stars to the Yeti rambler, and 5 stars to the BrüMate tumbler?

Because a Corkcicle tumbler is bundled with a plastic lid that is entirely BPA free, it is not so insulated compared to a stainless steel water bottle (usually with a steel lid), which is recognized by customers. Unfortunately, Corkcicle does not take other measures to improve the insulation performance, hence the rating of 3 stars. A Corkcicle tumbler can keep icy cold drinks cold for 4 hours and hot ones warm for 3 hours.

What about Yeti? Similarly, Yeti adopts the double-walled stainless steel structure to achieve the due heat-retaining capability. You may wonder that since a Corkcicle tumbler and Yeti rambler share the same feature, why there is a 1 star difference between the two? In reality, Yeti adopts thickened stainless steel to build the walls. As the top insulated tumbler manufacturer, KingStar has the confidence that, a Yeti rambler is capable of keeping beverages cold for 5 hours or warm for 4 hours. That’s why we give him 4 stars.

The BrüMate tumbler is the winner in terms of the insulation performance. Apart from using the basic double-walled structure, the BrüMate tumbler is coated with an extra layer of copper on the outer surface of the inner stainless steel wall, which greatly boosts the cold-retaining performance of the tumbler itself. As a result, the tumbler of BrüMate enables drinks to stay cold for up to 6 hours or warm for 5 hours! It deserves the extra star.

  • Portability

When it comes to the portability, both Yeti and Corkcicle are given 5 stars yet the BrüMate tumblers in bulk are given 4 stars. Actually, they are all light-weighted despite a few difference. These tumblers are all suitable for indoor use, while the Corkcicle is not recommended for outdoor activities (Confused? We will tell you the reason).

The Corkcicle tumbler is the lightest due to the light lid and the normal structure. The light lid offers certain convenience yet also brings about troubles, we will talk about it in the following parts. The Yeti rambler is slightly heavier than a Corkcicle as it adopts thickened stainless steel and a sturdy lid. The durability of Yeti is 100% assured, yet the overall weight increases. The BrüMate tumbler is the heaviest one among the three. The reason is quite obvious–BrüMate uses an extra copper to upgrade the insulation performance, which inevitably makes contribution to the weight.

In a word, the portability is achieved at the expense of heat-retaining capability. And the weight difference can virtually be ignored as it is not so noticeable.

  • Locking performance

As you may have noticed that we give all of them 4 stars in the locking performance and point out that they are not spill-proof. Actually, we could have given them 3 or even 2 stars.

None of them score high in this sector. So why? Well, the lids of them should be blamed. The Corkcicle tumbler, Yeti rambler and BrüMate tumbler are all equipped with a BPA-free lid that fails to seal the tumbler firmly. The slide lid or the replaceable flip lid can not prevent the bottle from spilling. In other words, although they can be perfectly put into cup holders, it would be terrible for customers to put them in the bag on the go, during which they may wet the wallet, documents or the tissues.

  • Color options

Color Options of Corkcicle Tumbler, Yeti Rambler and BrüMate Tumbler
Corkcicle tumbler 23 options Includes Copper, Cotton Candy, Dragonfly, Gloss Olive, Gloss Rose Quartz, Highland Plaid, Matte Black, Matte Grey, Pink, Powder Blue, Sparkle Mermaid, Steel, Turqouise, Walnut Wood, White, Wood Snowdrift, Gloss Navy, Gray Camo, Nebula, Sparkle Magic Unicorn, and Woodland Camo.
Yeti rambler 27 options Includes All Stainless Steel, Aquifer Blue, Beige Sharptail Taupe, Black, Brick Red, Camo, Charcoal, Chartreuse, Clay, Copper, Granite Gray, Graphite, Green Northwoods, Harvest Red, Highlands Olive, Ice Pink, King Crab, Light Pink Sandstone, Navy, Peak Purple, Prickly Pear, River Green, Sagebrush Green, Sand, Seafoam, Sky Blue, and White.
BrüMate tumbler 10 options Includes Aqua, Glitter Charcoal, Glitter Mermaid, Glitter Peacock, Glitter Rose Gold, Glitter Violet, Glitter White, Matte Black, Matte Navy, and Stainless.

We have written a blog about the multiple color choices of BrüMate Hopsulator can coolers. Remember that? Well, it seems that this brand does not focus on promoting the tumbler products. And BrüMate tumblers only offer 10 color options to customers. Yeti rambler offers 27 options, followed by Corkcicle tumblers (23 options).

Yeti rambler boasts better aesthetics, which has been recognized by many stainless steel drinkware lovers for years. Their stylish designs, incredible durability and good marketing strategies extremely bolster the growth of the company.

  • Durability

Yeti rambler ranks first in the durability tests. When dropped from low heights, the Yeti rambler can effectively withstand dents. The durable coating of it owes to the quality molding powder that helps the tumbler stay away from scratches. Yeti may not be the best drinkware brand, yet its durability is expected to be the best for sure.

BrüMate tumblers also yield satisfactory anti-impact and anti-scratch results, second only to Yeti ramblers. Considering the comparatively low price of a BrüMate tumbler, it really does a good job.

In comparison, Corkcicle tumblers have nothing to do with durability. For one thing, their finish peeled off during the tests. For another, the fragile lids of Corkcicle broke several times! We have also conducted a research about customers’ reviews toward Corkcicle. It turns out that most people have more or less complained about the crispness of Corkcicle lids. Some even commented harshly that the low price of this brand was insignificant in this respect.

  • Brand popularity

There is no doubt that Yeti is the most famous one, followed by BrüMate and Corkcicle. The brand popularity can to some extent guarantee the quality, safety and public recognition of products of a certain brand. In other words, when picking up products to sell, it is advisable for you to order products of famous brands or just make contacts with those who manufacture these products directly. The former approach costs you a lot while the latter choice is worthy of trying.

  • Price competitiveness

You can see clearly that we give Corkcicle tumblers 5 stars, Yeti ramblers and BrüMate tumblers 4 stars. Here we only talk about the price, regardless of other factors like durability, insulation function or brand popularity.

Corkcicle tumblers of 16 oz are sold at a price ranging from $19.99 – $29.99. And the exact price  depends on a certain color choice. It is quite understandable as some designs need more complicated processing methods, hence the higher pricing.

In comparison, Yeti tumblers sell for $29.99 – $62.99, almost doubling the price of Corkcicle tumblers! BrüMate tumblers are not cheap, either. They sell for $29.99 – $54.99. So if you care little about the budget, it would be ideal for you to order products with higher prices, which 99.99% accompanies good quality.

III. Our Top Pick

Corkcicle tumblers are not recommended by KingStar. Although this brand features unparalleled price competitiveness, it only provides 1-year-warranty against quality issues, and the fragility together with normal insulation performance may let your customers down.

Yeti ramblers and BrüMate tumblers are worth buying. These two drinkware brands as well as their superior products have withstood the trial of times and won customers’ loyalty. It is the high quality of products that hits the market resoundingly.

IV. Want to Create a Brand as Great as “Yeti”?

You are at the right place. KingStar is the leading insulated stainless steel water bottle maker in China. We provide one-stop ODM/OEM water bottle manufacturing service for the clients all over the world. Whether you are going to choose from our existing products, or to design and manufacture a unique product, KingStar’s excellent engineering team and marketing team can help you. From design to mold opening, from sample to mass production, we are experienced. When it comes to new product launches for insulated container products, we take care of it all for you.