I hope you’re sitting down for this one, because we’ve got exciting news. Milwaukee Tool is once again revolutionizing jobsite storage with two new tumbers.
That’s right, Milwaukee is disrupting the travel cup market with two new tumblers that “provide the longest temperature retention.” These new Milwaukee Packout tumblers ensure your hot drinks stay hot, and your cold drinks cold ALL. DAY. LONG.
There are two sizes – 20 ounce and 30 ounce.
The new Milwaukee tumblers feature double-wall insulation and Milwaukee’s iconic red color scheme, so that you can be the envy of the jobsite.
The tumblers feature an innovative twist-to-lock Packout interface that allows them to connect to most Packout tool boxes, organizers, and accessories.
The lids have a rotating magnetic closure that Milwaukee says can be opened and closed even when the user is wearing gloves. This lid was designed this way to help to keep dirt and debris away from the opening.
Everything disassembles for cleaning, and all components are dishwasher safe.
Best of all, anyone can enjoy the hydration goodness these tumblers provide, even if you have not yet bought into the Milwaukee Packout modular storage and accessory system.
Pricing and Availability
- PACKOUT 20oz Tumbler (48-22-8392R) – $29.97
- PACKOUT 30oz Tumbler (48-22-8393R) – $34.97
Launched: Summer 2022
Despite my tongue-in-cheek approach to this post, there’s a lot of interesting things going on here.
First, “all day hot and cold retention.” Great.
The tumblers also lock into Packout products with a single cleat “twist to lock” mechanism. This is new, and holds a whole lot of potential. ENORMOUS potential.
Here’s Benjamen’s recent Instagram post about the new locking mechanism design. H/T to Nate/Doresoom for finding the patent.
What else might be convenient to attach to single Packout recesses? Accessory boxes…?
This seems really cool.
Lastly, the magnetically-retention rotating lid cover seems neat.
Let’s assume you stashed your drink in a safe place. Uh-oh, your hands or gloves are dirty – how do you open the lid without potentially dropping stuff you don’t want to drink into your beverage?
From the product images, it looks like you rotate the cover and the opening appears on the opposite side.
In theory, this minimizes the risk of your drink getting contaminated.
This looks a lot easier than most other travel cups and water bottle containers I’m familiar with, which have sliding openings or removable twist-tops.
You will still want to keep your cup in a safe place, adhere to any open or closed container rules that might be in place at your jobsite, and use common sense.
While I know some of you will harp about the price, Yeti’s incredibly popular vacuum insulated tumblers cost a little more than than Milwaukee’s new 20 oz and 30 oz tumblers.
Compared to Yeti, which is fair to consider as the de facto industry standard these days, the Milwaukee tumblers offer a more jobsite-friendly lid opening design, as well as Packout compatibility – should you desire it.
For true Milwaukee fans, also consider: Cherry Kool-Aid, via Amazon.
Frankly, this is the type of product some Milwaukee fans and many detractors will deride. Despite my tongue-in-cheek approach, I also believe it’s the type of product that’s going to sell very, very well.
Milwaukee kicked off press materials with a strong statement:
Milwaukee Tool continues to revolutionize jobsite storage with new Tumblers and a Cooler that feature full modular connectivity with the PACKOUT system.
What can be revolutionary about new tumblers and a cooler (more on that soon)? But, some clever thinking went into the designs – both the lid gate and the twist-to-lock Packout cleat. The lid design probably doesn’t have broad applicability, but where else will see the novel Packout locking mechanism?