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Today, we are going to review the Ohero Viva Tumbler and will be doing an ice test.
There are so many types of Tumblers on the market, you never know which ones are worth the investment or just plain old junk. Everyone knows you can spend a ton of money on a "good" Tumbler. Sadly, these companies are great at marketing, but the same quality can be found at a much cheaper, like half the price.
So as I said above, this was a pulse buy and I took a chance on the Ohero Viva because of a couple features they have. I didn't know much about the brand itself or if it would worth space in my cabinet. So, let's see good or bad it turned out to be.
What I purchased
20oz Ohero Viva Tumbler (Under $16). Click Here to see more
30oz Ohero Viva Tumbler (Under $20). Click Here to see more
Colored Tumbler Sleeves (Under $7). Click Here to see more
Extra Tumbler Lids ( Under $7). Click Here to see more
Since it was the features that caught my eye and talked me into getting these in the first place, let's start with those.
As you can see in the above photo, these tumblers come with a silicone sleeve on them. That's not the feature that caught my eye though. The sleeves remove and can be replaced with other colors.
Why is this important to me? I purchased a 30oz tumbler for myself and a 20oz for my wife. I drink more coffee than her. But, I know I will probably end up getting stuck with the 20oz since she will steal mine to fill up with a margarita to lay out at the pool with. As any good husband would do (lol), I went ahead and picked up a pink sleeve for her. So when that time comes (it came on Labor Day), it will be ready. I also picked up a black 20oz sleeve for when I get stuck with the smaller one. Sorry, but I'm not a powder blue kinda guy!
On the other tumblers I have had, the bottom was always metal. Never really thought anything about it until I seen the rubber bottoms on the Viva's. I would bet that all of us has bumped our tumblers only to it slide off a table or two. With the rubber bottom, it has some pretty good grip. Check out the video below, I show the grip a little.
Besides being "non-gliding", the rubber bottom also protects whatever the tumbler is sitting on. Now we do not get that big smacking sound on our back deck glass table.
-Good Quality Replacement Lids
One thing that I know that I'll go through once a year is the lid. I will drop my tumbler and eventually, I will break the lid.
The lid that comes with the Viva is thick and solidly made. It fully closes to help keep your drink cold and slides open easily. They sell the exact lids that you can pick up as replacements. I purchased one extra for each tumbler. They were cheap enough where it makes sense since I'm clumsy.
When dealing with some other brands, you can either not find replacement lids or they are ridiculously expensive. I mean who pays $10+ for a lid?
-Fold-able Tumbler Holders
Okay, these may not be for everyone and, to be honest, they may not be for me either, but I got a couple for the campsite anyway. I was in full shopping mode lol.
The cup holders are easy to store away and can be folded up. My plan is to strap them to my camper post when sitting outside. Again, not sure yet if this is for me but hey, why not. They seem like they will last a long time and the tumblers do fit well.
The Tumbler Ice Challenge
Okay, so as you can tell by my review so far, you can tell that I really like the look and features of the Ohero Viva tumblers. But that all means nothing if they don't keep your drink cold! So I did an ice test myself to see just how they hold up.
I filled both my 30oz and 20oz tumblers with ice and let them site for 24 hours in the heat. I was really hoping there would still be ice in them the next morning, not to mention a full 24 hours!
After 24 hours, there was more than just a little ice left in them. There was a big chunk in the 30oz and obviously a little less in the 20oz! 24 hours sitting in the heat and still have that much ice, nice!
Not shown in the video, but I went ahead and left the ice as is for another 24 hours to see what happened. I found that the ice lasted in the 30oz tumbler for about 40ish hours. That my friend is awesome. The 20oz tumbler lasted between 28-30 hours.
Comparing the price between marketed brands like Yeti, the Ohero Viva is way cheaper and performs at the same level (and has better features). I have never understood why someone would pay so much for a brand name like Yeti unless it is to show that they can afford it.
The Bottom Line
If you are a bog roller just wanting to make sure that everyone around you thinks you have money to piss away, go ahead and stay with Yeti. If you are sensible and just want something that works and looks good, I say give this small brand a try. You save money and can always laugh at your buddy that paid twice as much and doesn't work any better than yours...