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Five Best Camping Mugs For Easy Drinking Even On Rugged Camping

Updated on October 1, 2010

It’s hard thinking about having a mug of hot chocolate while you’re thinking of yourself as like an acrobat in a circus, balancing your camping gear and calculating your steps on steep and winding mountain trails. To get a decent drink, what you need is a mug that doesn’t spill however the liquid splish-splashes on the hike and that does not throw your drink up your nose while you try to bow down for a sip.

Camping mugs are specially designed for scenarios like these. These sophisticated innovations allow you to enjoy your favorite beverages while you’re on the trail. The above description doesn’t apply to ALL camping trips, but it just goes to show how much you’ll be better off with a camping mug.

Like all excellent camping gear, a good camping mug must follow this camping code: durability, convenience and safety. Your camping mug must be made of materials that will withstand bumps on the trail as well as extreme thermal conditions. It should be lightweight and compact to save more space for your backpack. Entailed by its safetiness, a safe camping mug will save you injuries and can escape your through accidents like cuts and scalding. Don’t make this a way to try your new outdoor first-aid kit.

If you’ve got little or no idea about getting the right camping mug, here are five eligible candidates for you to choose from.

Stanley Classic Interlocking CampMugs
Stanley Classic Interlocking CampMugs

Stanley Classic Interlocking CampMugs

It’s a cup, it’s a bowl, it’s a mug – it’s an interlocking camping mug! This intelligent camping mug disengages into three useful wares you can use all at once during camp meals. It is made of virtually indestructible first class polycarbonate plastic that makes it just the right companion for various camping activities. Assembled, it makes a very durable coffee mug that you can easily store in your knapsack. The interlocking feature is also very tight so it won’t disassemble inconveniently with your drink in it. It also has a screw-on lid that prevents annoying disasters that leakage does. The mug also features volume markings on the inside that make it very handy as a measuring cup. The handle is also large and strong so it’s easy to hold and it won’t come off anytime. There’s also a round part in it that makes it easy to hang on any portable camping kitchen or camping organizer. This camping mug saves you the sore shoulders too because of its lightness.

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Double Walled Mug
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Double Walled Mug

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Double Walled Mug

You can nickname this “Toughie” with its highly durable structure designed to withstand the roughest of conditions. It boasts of a double-walled body made of rust-proof heavy gauge 18/8 stainless steel so you get the advantage of its superior strength without the apprehension of getting harmful substances such as rust in your drink. This camping mug is also insulated so it’s safe to handle even when it’s filled with hot coffee or chocolate. It includes a thermal lid that covers the mug with a snap so you don’t get scalded even while you’re on the go. For added convenience, this mug features a sip-top from which you can carefully sip on hot contents. As for the volume capacity, this mug is capable of storing 12 oz. Despite its fortified construction, this camping mug is easy on the backpack so you get the advantages without paying the weight price.

Liquid Solutions Frosty Chugg Mug
Liquid Solutions Frosty Chugg Mug

Liquid Solutions Frosty Chugg Mug

For java aficionados, this camping mug stores in more coffee for more fun. It has a volume capacity of 18 oz and a tight lid that seals in the warmth and flavor for hours. No more having to re-heat your coffee and this will save you more energy that you’d rather use on more important things outdoors. This camping mug is made of virtually unbreakable, high-quality stainless steel that won’t rust and can be cleaned easily. On the center of the lid is a swivel that opens the lid with a pinch so you can fit your hand in and wash it thoroughly. This mug also prevents accidents because of its thin rubberized foam padding at its bottom that keeps it from sliding. The handles are also sturdy and big enough for convenient handling and with a brilliant finish to boot, this camping mug will surely warm up your outdoor affairs.

Stanley nineteen13 Insulated Mug
Stanley nineteen13 Insulated Mug

Stanley nineteen13 Insulated Mug

Following in the line of durability, convenience and safety is this camping mug. It’s got an outer wall of top notch stainless steel that can take all the abusive bumps on hikes. It’s also rust-proof and easy to clean. The plastic liner enhances the safety features of the double wall insulation so you’re safe from hot-liquid accidents. It’s got an easy-grip handle with a thumbhole too for a more secure hold while you’re moving and while you’re at it, the ultra-tight, leak-proof lid allows you to sip comfortable through its drink-thru feature. The lid is so tight that you can put it on and toss the filled mug into your backpack. The two-piece lid also makes this camping mug easy to clean; it allows you to fit your hand and reach every inch of its interior. Aside from its friendly weight, this mug is also easy to store because it’s just the right size for every car’s cup holder.

Liquid Solutions Frosty Hector Mug
Liquid Solutions Frosty Hector Mug

Liquid Solutions Frosty Hector Mug

For up-size fans, here’s something monumental. The Hector Mug is designed for those who want a little more extra as it’s got a volume capacity of 22 oz. For two or more hours, this camping mug will keep your favorite hot drink warm with the lid on it. The two-piece lid is spill-proof so it’s convenient for camp meals or easy sips while you’re on the road or while you’re busy with some camping activities. The handle is large enough too for easy and secure handling. Its body is made of highly durable stainless steel that guarantees years of service. It’s also easy to clean so you won’t have a hard time cleaning it up at camp. The stainless steel liner doesn’t take effort for cleaning too. Plus, it doesn’t harbor residual odors and flavors from usual contents like coffee, tea and chocolate. As an additional, this cup also fits most cup holders. Don’t forget to place one of these in your car to help start up your camping vacation.


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  • Outdoor Guy profile imageAUTHOR

    Outdoor Guy 

    8 years ago from Ansel Adam's Country

    Sure jennyjenny and thanks! I hope you have a good time with your scout and happy camping!

  • jennyjenny profile image


    8 years ago from Somewhere in Michigan

    Great job! I'll have to check some of these out before I take my scout troop camping! :) Thanks for sharing!


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