Although simple and attainable cheap in stores, travel mugs are novel and perfect for transporting beverages (both hot and cold) to school and or work. Compared to traditional mugs, the high-density materials used to manufacture them are durable, food grade, and have novel vacuum technologies that maintain the temperature and freshness of beverages for long. This does not mean that all models work the same. To get a valuable and professional-grade product that will serve you well for months, our picks of the top 10 best travel mug are:
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10. Lenox Butterfly Meadow
Designed to contain and maintain the temperature of various types of beverages, Lenox Butterfly Meadow is a stylish 12-ounce thermal travel mug manufactured using a chip resistant white-themed porcelain that lasts long. The material is hand-washable, has stylish butterfly and floral prints that do not fade over time, and has a well-gripping convenient design that does not sweat. It is also BPA-free; has a tight-sealing silicone lid that enhances efficiency, and has a contemporary-looking and artistic design backed by a lifetime replacement warranty. Buy an original to enjoy your cold and hot beverages on the go.
9. Contigo Autoseal Randolph
Randolph of the hailed Contigo Autoseal line of travel mugs is a valuable stainless steel mug with a light and compact design that fits in vehicle cup holders. The 16-ounce storage offered is impressive for its price. Its ability to contain both hot (4 hours) and cold (12 hours) beverages is impressive, while its placid blue theme is eye-catching. All seams are tight and leak-proof. The patented autoseal lid it comes with contains spills well between sips, while its double walled design is durable and has an advanced vacuum insulation technology that improves its performance. Contigo Autoseal Randolph is dishwasher safe (top rack) and comes decently priced.
A five star-rated product in most stores, BlinkOne travel mug is a quality 16-ounce travel mug with a tea and coffee friendly design made of a leak proof stainless steel. The material is naturally BPA-free, scratch-resistant, and has an insulated design that keeps cold beverages cold and hot ones hot. It is also sweat proof and has a dent and scratch-resistant double walled design with a flip lid that seals tightly to contain spills and messes. BlinkOne is affordable, has a striking and well-finished design, and has a lifetime warranty.
7. URBANE O2
Manufactured using a high-density 18/8 stainless steel with a stylish and scratchproof design, URBANE O2 is a premium travel mug designed to contain both hot and cold beverages. It is 100% leak proof, has a well-insulated design that does not sweat whilst in use, and has a BPA-free lid with threads that create a tight and leak-proof seal when traveling. Although cheap, this mug has an impressive 17-ounce capacity. It also has sturdy a double wall design, has a wide mouth for easier cleaning and filling, and has a space saving design that you will enjoy carrying to work and or school.
6. Stanley Classic
By purchasing this Classic vacuum mug by Stanley, you get a premium-grade Hammertone mug with a convenient one-hand design that makes it an excellent travel accessory. It is sturdy, contains up to 16 ounces of cold and hot beverages, and has a well-designed thermal lid and a vacuum insulation technology that keeps hot beverages hot for up to 7 hours and iced ones cold for up to 30 hours. All components are naturally BPA-free, disassemble for easier cleaning, and have fully packable leak-proof designs that offer value for years. This mug is also bike cage friendly, has a push button lid for easier drinking, and has a lifetime warranty from its manufacturer.
5. Thermos Travel Mug
By far one of the most trusted products in this niche, this 16-ounce mug by thermos is a high-capacity yet travel-worthy model that comes assembled and ready to use. It has a striking black theme, a durable stainless steel body, and a vacuum-insulated design that maintains the temperature of beverages well. Its sleek style fits comfortably in the hand and in vehicle cup ports, while its scratchproof design does not lose aesthetic value over time, as most poorly built models often do. Thermos Travel Mug is dishwasher-safe, has a built-in hook for tea bags and leaf infusers, and has a BPA-free Eastman Tritan lid with a convenient one-hand push-button.
4. Contigo SnapSeal
Perfect for avid coffee enthusiasts, Contigo SnapSeal is a high capacity (20 ounce) vacuum insulated mug with a greyed jade theme that blends well in office and home environments. Its one-piece stainless steel design is light, durable, and has tight and leak proof seams that enhance its longevity. The SnapSeal lid it comes with eases operation. Its double walled design has superior vacuum insulation, while its BPA-free one handed design and earned it a spot in most top 10 best travel mugs in 2017 reviews.
3. Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA
Featuring a durable stainless steel construction and a striking black theme that does not stain or fade over time, Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA is an exclusive 16-ounce travel mug perfect for both office and home use. Vacuum insulation technology offered works well with both hot and cold beverages. Its wide mouthed design is easy to fill and clean, its space efficient design does not clutter desks/ tables as some traditional mugs. Buyers also get a flip lid for added heat retention and a safety lock that prevent accidental opening and scalding.
2. Thermos Stainless King
As its name suggests, the King by Thermos is a large (16 oz.) stainless steel travel mug with a compact and durable design that contains beverages (both cold and hot). The Drinklock lid that it comes with is BPA-free, seals tightly to contain spills, and lasts long. Its interior and exterior are scratch proof, while its hand washable design is not only convenient but also easy to use. Condensation on its surface is not a challenge, while its modern design is striking and recommended for both indoor and outdoor use.
1. Contigo Autoseal West Loop
Featuring a newly designed autoseal technology that contains heat for long and a double walled stainless steel body that contains up to 16 ounces, Contigo West Loop tops our list. It is durable, has a lid locking system that prevents accidents, and has a food-grade BPA-free design that is also dishwasher safe.