There’s the old saying…”have java, will travel,” or, well, it’s something like that. The fact of the matter is most of us don’t want to hit the road to the office or to the airport without a trusty travel mug for our coffee, tea, or even a green smoothie.
But, you know how many travel mugs just can’t get the job done. One quick slam on the breaks and it’s not unlikely to see your mug fly out of the cup holder, lose the top, and in in the blink of an eye, you have your hot beverage all over your car, your luggage, your driver, or yourself.
A great way to start the day.
The good news is there are a number of very high quality and awesome travel mugs out there that will cover the basics: keeping your drink warm (or cold if needed), keeping your drink (and you) safe, its durability, how easy it is to use, how easy it is to clean, and yes, the aesthetics.
Let’s take a look at some of the best travel mugs out there.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option that still does the trick, you can’t find much better than the JoeMo, made by Highwave. Though it only holds 13 ounces of liquid, tests have shown it keeps content hot for 6 hours, and even if you shake it thoroughly it doesn’t lose a drop.
Over a number of sites and a number of tests one of the consistently best performing travel mugs is the technically named Zojirushi SM-SA48-BA Stainless Steel Mug. PBA free, it comes in a number of sizes and colors, keeps your hot drinks at over 160 degrees for 6 hours and cold drinks at 46 degrees over the same time.
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If you’re someone who might be prone to the occasional drop, or take your mug with you everywhere and need something really durable, the Oxo Stainless Steel Double Wall Travel Mug is a great bet. It can take a beating, keeps your drinks hot or cold, and has an easy one hand click option for drinking.
Another excellent overall performer on a number of tests like heat retention, ease of use, drop-proof, and spill-proof is the Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless-Steel Travel-Mug. It comes in a number of sizes, has an affordable price, and can handle the vast majority of drops, plus it has one push button seal.
If you love nothing more than a piping hot mug of coffee or tea, the Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Double Wall Commuter Bottle will do the job. It was tested at not only one hour, but 12 hours and still kept the drink over 130 degrees. It’s also quite durable and spill-proof, providing another great option.
There you have it, 5 awesome travel mugs to keep your drinks warm and safe during your next adventure. Whether you’re off to work down the street, or looking at a long airport layover, you can use these mugs to keep your coffee addiction going all day long.