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THE TRAVEL MUG GUIDE 2013 - What Travel Mug Should I Choose?

Updated on November 3, 2014

What Is The Best Travel Mug?

I have gone through stacks of travel mugs without ever finding one that does not leak! Just when I am ready to have my coffee, there is a pool of cold coffee on the lid and nowhere to empty it.

Some mugs are really difficult to drink from with the lid on, without spilling or getting your nose wet. Invariably I get so frustrated that I take the lid off.

Or if you want to have a coffee break a little later, you find it is barely warm. So you land up buying a fresh coffee anyway!

What about those freezing cold days when you desperately need some hot coffee?

These eco-friendly reusable travel mugs are a great alternative to paper and plastic cups.

Traditionally, a travel mug was used for carrying your beverage with you, but these days it has become a fashion statement too. The latest trendy travel mugs are colorful, stylish and practical.

You just have to find the one that fits your needs and style.

Great Coffee Quote

If it wasn't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsover.

David Letterman

Trendy Travel Mugs
Trendy Travel Mugs

What To Look For In A Travel Mug

How To Choose A Travel Mug

In trying to decide what travel mug to buy, you need to decide what you will be using it for, where you will be using it mostly and how you will be carrying it. Having identified these, it will be easier to choose one that fits your needs.

Some of the features you may want are:

1. Convenience - a mug that is uncomplicated and easy to use on-the-go.

2. Temperature control - how long does it need to keep your beverage hot or cold?

3. Snug fitting lid that does not drip or leak.

4. A lid that is easy to sip from and provides a predictable and manageable flow - you do not want to be frustrated with getting very small sips only or having too much and spilling on your lap!

5. One that you can open single-handed, especially if you are driving.

6. Handle or no handle - this depends on where you want to use it. Check if it will fit your car cup holder. If you choose one without handles, make sure it is insulated and provides a good grip.

7. Easy to clean - mugs with narrow openings may not be easy to clean. Check if it is safe to use in the dishwasher.

Travel Mug With Autoseal Lid
Travel Mug With Autoseal Lid

Insulated Spill Proof Coffee Travel Mugs

The Best Travel Mug Ever!

Never spill another drop!

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Travel Mug features a one touch Autoseal lid for leak proof and spill proof drinking! All you need to do is press the button to sip then release to seal.

It also features innovative double wall vacuum insulated technology engineered specially to keep your drinks hot for 4 hours or cold for 12 hours.

Great for new mums who don't seem to get a chance to have a hot cuppa!

The contoured stylish body will fit most standard car cup holders and makes your Contigo Travel Mug easy to hold.

Easy drinking on the go!

And it is 100% BPA free.

They come in a range of colors such as watermelon, greyed jade, radiant orchid, latte and many more.

For someone with a big thirst, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Steel 20-Ounce Travel Mug is ideal. It holds beverages hot for 6 hours and cold for 18 hours!! You have a choice of black or stainless steel.

Sipp Insulated Travel Tumbler
Sipp Insulated Travel Tumbler

Looking For A Thermos Coffee Travel Mug?

Insulated Coffee Travel Mugs

Nissan Thermos has a range of leak proof and insulated travel mugs to choose from.

If you have been looking for the best unbreakable travel mug , the Thermo Nissan Stainless Travel Mug is what you want. It is available in midnight blue or cranberry.

The Thermos Nissan 14-ounce Leak-Proof Insulated Travel Mug is lightweight and has a twister lid - a quarter turn to drink from and tightly to close. It keeps beverages hot for 1 hour and chilled for several hours.

The sleek Nissan Thermos Stainless Travel Tumbler has double wall vacuum insulation to keep beverages hot for 5 hours and chilled for 9 hours. Choose from black, white, plum or teal colors. It also has a built-in tea hook for tea bags or infusers. It has a leak proof push button seal for opening and closing. It is easy to clean.

Dishwasher safe travel mug
Dishwasher safe travel mug

The Best Travel Coffee Mug Makes An Awesome Gift Idea

Even for Yourself!

Who would not like to have great leak-proof and durable travel mug for everyday use?

It is ideal for anyone who has a busy schedule or just prefers to take their own coffee/tea/hot chocolate or cold drink to work, sport or trips.

It is a great gift idea for any coffee lover, shift workers, everyday use, on the go people, hikers, camping - the list is endless.

The choice of different travel mugs, from traditional to trendy, makes it easy to find one that will be a perfect gift.

Or just treat yourself and buy it for your own use.

Soon you will want another one or two!

What Is Your Opinion On Travel Mugs?

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      5 years ago

      I use my travel mug all the time and it took a while to find a good one. Thermos ones are very good and I also got a Maxwell Williams one for my birthday (someone knows me too well!) and am pretty happy with it too, the only problem is it doesn't hold as much coffee lol.

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      6 years ago

      superb tips


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