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The Best Travel Coffee Mugs That Won't Leak

Updated on August 1, 2013

Get A Leak Proof Travel Mug And Save A Shirt From Unwanted Dribble

If you are going to be paying more than $10 for a travel mug it had better not leak. There's nothing more annoying that driving down the road in the morning, heading off to work, when your travel mug leaks and dribbles down the front side of your shirt.

A top notch leak-proof travel mug can virtually eliminate this experience from your future for good.

Other situations I've experienced in my days of using cheap insulated mugs were times when a sealed mug tipped over on my desk and leaked coffee out of the lid onto my keyboard and surrounding papers.

Ever drive in a car over a bumpy road (a pothole maybe) and had your coffee splash out of the drinking hole all over the center console? That is very annoying to say the least.

In my opinion having a good travel coffee mug that is spill proof and will not leak is an excellent investment. It's relatively cheap but the luxury of a good mug cannot be ignored. You feel good using one of these babies.

The Top Rated Leak Proof Travel Mugs

These are probably the best leak proof and spill proof travel coffee mugs for sale today. You can jump to anyone of them here or see an expanded description of each lower on this page.

Contigo Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler (16-Ounce)CHECK PRICE

Stainless King Leak-Proof Travel Mug by Thermos (16-Ounce)CHECK PRICE

OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug (14-Ounce)CHECK PRICE

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Spill Proof Travel Mugs That Don't Leak... Ever

These mugs really are best in class when it comes to keeping your drink in the mug when you are not sipping on them. I've ranked the following mugs in order of how well the mugs contain spills, dribbles, and leaks. In short they are all amazing but the Contigo is cream of the crop because it seals automatically when you aren't drinking it - meaning you don't have to remember to seal the lid between sips. This ensures you don't accidentally spill your coffee due to forgetfulness.

Contigo Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler
Contigo Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

This mug comes in a 16-oz size and a 20-ounce size. It also has a newer model which has a lid that is easier to clean but doesn't retain heat quite as long - maybe 5 hours instead of 6. You have to push a button to unseal the lid for a sip and when finished the lid seals itself automatically all but eliminating the risk for spillage. This is the best mug for preventing leaks and spills by far.

Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler, Midnight Blue
Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler, Midnight Blue

The Thermos Stainless King travel mug is just as good as the Contigo for stopping spills and eliminating the threat of leaks but it doesn't automatically seal. This means that if you leave the drinking hole in the open position and then tip it over it will spill out. When sealed however you can turn it upside down for hours and not have to worry about anything. It's also the best at heat retention so it's an amazing mug in it's own right.

OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, Stainless Steel
OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug, Stainless Steel

The Oxo Good Grips mug is just as goo at all the others at trapping liquid inside between sips but it doesn't autoseal like the Contigo and it won't keep your coffee hot quite as long as the Stainless King. Some people prefer the contour of the mug however and the lid itself may be a bit easier to take apart and clean. All in all this is another great mug for avoiding leaks and spills - it's also not quite as big which can also be appealing.


Spill Proof Mugs For Sale On eBay

Buy these babies new on eBay and you might just be able to score a good bargain. Used products in these categories may also be good values however I don't know anyone that's ever looked to buy a used travel mug... but to each his own.

Simple Word of Warning

Be prepared for a much longer and in depth cleaning job on any travel mug or tumbler which is supposed to be leak proof. The lids on these mugs tend to be much more complicated that spill resistant lids and are a lot harder to clean well. For black coffee drinkers this is much less of a problem than for those who add cream and sugar.

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