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Travel Coffee Mug Reviews

By greg | Recommendations

Feb 10
Travel Coffee Mugs

If you are a regular coffee addict, or an irregular one, then you probably already have several travel mugs, aka a tumbler. However, if you are looking for some of the highest-quality ones, then you may want to take a look at the ones that we have found.

We also answered some of the questions that you may have when trying to pick out the perfect one.

Top 5: Travel Coffee Mugs Review

Recommendation #2

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Black

9.8

Recommendation #3

Contigo Autoseal West Loop - Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Thermal Coffee Travel Mug - Keeps Drinks Hot or Cold for Hours - Autoseal Prevents Spills and Leaks - BPA-Free - 24 Ounces

9.6

Bodum Travel Press, Stainless Steel Travel Coffee and Tea Press, 15 Ounce, .45 Liter, Black

This is one of the few models that are not only just for storing your coffee, but it can also make it or tea. Not only that, it is one of the only models out there that you can get in stainless steel or plastic, meaning if you get one and want to return it to try the other, you can.

It can hold about 15 ounces, which is a bit on the small side, but it actually keeps your liquid wake-up-call warmer for longer than most mugs; usually from around 5 to 7 hours long, depending on the conditions.

The press part of the mug can be a little awkward to clean, mostly when it comes to getting the grounds out of it, but this is a simple fix with a few splashes of water.

You can get the plastic version in black, red, or white, and you can get the metal version in black, green, or red.

Pros

  • Works for several hours.
  • Is very sturdy and durable.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

  • Can be a little awkward to clean.
YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Black

If you are looking for more of a simple mug with a simple design, then you might prefer this one since it is a standard stainless steel mug with a sliding tab.

It is one of the larger sizes, 20 ounces, making it perfect if you prefer to drink more coffee in one sitting, and you can get it in over a dozen different colors including black, white, red, purple, blue, pink, and more.

Since there is no built-in grip like the last model had, it can be a little more difficult to get a handle on it, even more so if you are washing it by hand.

However, since it is dishwasher safe, you do not have to worry too much about this, and this keeps your coffee warm for nearly just as long as the last model.

Pros

  • Comes in a variety of colors.
  • Is dishwasher safe.
  • Works for several hours.

Cons

  • Can be a bit difficult to grab.
Contigo Autoseal West Loop - Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Thermal Coffee Travel Mug - Keeps Drinks Hot or Cold for Hours - Autoseal Prevents Spills and Leaks - BPA-Free - 24 Ounces

The design of this mug is a little similar to the first model (its metal version), but the grip is at the top of the mug instead of at the base of it. It is a little bit larger than the first one, too, being able to hold about 16 ounces, but it can also come in a larger size to hold around 20 ounces.

This is also one of the few models that you can get in an even larger size, 24 ounces, but it only comes in silver, which you may find worth it since it can be hard to find larger mugs like this size that are as well-working as this one.

Depending on which size you get (the 16 or 20-ounce), you can have over a dozen different color options like black, silver, blue, red, pink, gold, and more.

Cleaning it can be a bit difficult because of the design of the top, but if you want a well-working mug that can keep your coffee warm for several hours at a time, then this is one of your best options.

Pros

  • Is very leak-proof.
  • Works for several hours.
  • Is larger than some of the other models.

Cons

  • Can be awkward to clean.
SUNWILL 20oz Tumbler with Lid, Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Travel Tumbler, Durable Insulated Coffee Mug, Rose Gold, Thermal Cup with Splash Proof Sliding Lid

The design of this mug is pretty similar to the second product, but this is one of the few models that has a metal cup and a plastic lid. Also, rather than having a thin design like the last model, this one is a bit shorter and thicker, but it can still fit well in most cup holders.

It is also one of the more affordable options, too, despite being one of the larger-sized mugs; 20 ounces. You can also get it in a 2-pack as well.

The 2-pack comes with different colors, and you can get a single mug in black, silver, pink, blue, purple, orange, and more.

The one downside with this model is that the slider that you use to open and drink from the mug can collect any coffee that may flow onto the lip as you drink it and get trapped.

This means that when you wash the cup, you have to carefully remove the slider to get underneath it, which can take a little time, but it is still pretty easy to clean it off and put it back on after it is dry.

Pros

  • Fits in most cup holders.
  • Is easy to clean.
  • Comes in several colors.

Cons

  • Slider needs to be removed for every cleaning.
Simple Modern 20oz Voyager Travel Mug Tumbler w/Clear Flip Lid & Straw - Coffee Cup Vacuum Insulated Flask 18/8 Stainless Steel Hydro Water Bottle Ombre: Sweet Taffy

The last on the list, this is one of the few high-quality plastic models out there now. It is in the middle when it comes to price, but that is because you can get it in these unique ombre colors like Violet sky (black and purple), Sweet taffy (pastel blue and pink), Pacific dream (light and dark blue), and more.

You can also get this model in different sizes like 12, 16, or 28 ounces, but the price may vary. The larger sizes can tend to keep the liquid warmer for longer, but for a plastic cup, this one does a pretty good job of keeping it warm for around 3 to 4 hours long.

This may be the perfect one for you if you tend to spill your coffee, though, since the slider is one of the strongest and most secure, but it can be a bit difficult to open unless you are really trying to get it open.

Pros

  • Comes in several colors.
  • Works for a couple of hours.
  • Does not leak.

Cons

  • Can be difficult to open.

Top Pick

The winner for the best out of these five products would have to be the first one: the Stainless Steel Travel Coffee and Tea Press. It can not only store your coffee or tea for hours but make it too. You can also decide which material you want it in as well as choose the color it comes in, too.

Bodum Travel Press, Stainless Steel Travel Coffee and Tea Press, 15 Ounce, .45 Liter, Black

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can You Choose the Best Travel Mug?

If you are looking for a mug that stays hot longer, your best bet would probably be one that is made of metal, usually stainless steel. They tend to hold in their heat much longer than ones that are made of plastic.

On the other hand, ones that are plastic do tend to be more colorful if you are looking for something that is aesthetically pleasing.

The other thing to look at is the size of the mug. Most are larger than they look since they are designed to keep liquid hotter by using two layers of material, but they all usually say just how much liquid they hold, usually between 15 and 20 ounces.

How Should You Wash Your Travel Mug?

It can be a fifty-fifty shot on whether the mug that you are looking at is dishwasher safe, but it will usually say whether it is or is not. If you cannot find the cleaning instructions, a good rule of thumb is to just hand wash it like any other dish: using dish soap, a sponge, and warm water.

Usually, the metal ones are more likely to be dishwasher safe, and the plastic ones are rarely dishwasher safe. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.

What Material Is Best for a Travel Mug?

Metal mugs can be far more durable than plastic ones since they can only be dented if they are dropped. It is pretty rare for you to be able to crack a metal one to the point where it starts to leak.

The same cannot be said for some plastic models, especially the ones that are thin. So, if you are looking at a plastic model, you will want to find one that looks like it is thicker than a regular plastic glass. The extra thickness can also help to keep your coffee or tea warmer for longer, too.

Final Verdict

Feel free to see what it looks like and compare it to the others on this list for yourself by clicking on their links.


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