Best Travel Mugs for Coffee


best travel mugs


Travel Mugs = Convenient and Cheap Way for your coffee

If you have reasons that require you to commute to work, for your weekend sport, one of the things that you might be looking for is a good travel mug to hold your coffee hot for a few hours. This article is a round up of some of the best travel mugs that can keep your drinks hot for some period of time.

This therefore means that the travel mugs we are looking at in this article are those that are insulated ones that can keep drinks hot (or cold in most cases).

How do you select a travel mug?

There are so many travel mugs, the mind boggles. One way of picking up a travel mug is to do it on the spur of the moment when you see something that looks nice in a store you’ve gone into. There’s many people who buy an insulated coffee mug for under a tenner and then find it doesn’t last more than a month.

Then there are those who carefully read reviews and buy the best one on a list but then find that their needs such as easy to open or hold weren’t taken into consideration in the list.

What features matter to you?

The requirements you have of a travel mug varies based on what matters to you. If you travel by car, you want one that fits into your cup holder. If you’ve got a long commute, then it’s one that keeps your coffee warm for longer. For others, things that matter include how easy is it to sip from the travel mug as you are travelling.

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The features we’ve evaluated travel mugs on

1.How long does the travel mug keep the drink hot or cold?

From speaking to several users of travel mugs, one of the first things that comes to mind is the ability to keep the hot drink for 2-3 hours and cold drinks cold. Obviously if the travel mug doesn’t do this job very well, it isn’t a great one.

2.Leakproof

This might seem obvious, but it isn’t. There are many users who end up throwing away a travel mug because it destroyed their laptop or papers from a leak.

3.Fits into car cup holder

Some of the travel mugs have stylish designs but then unfortunately don’t fit into a car holder and defeats the purpose for those who wanted a hot drink as they drive. Wondering if it’s legal to take a sip of your coffee, read what the RAC has to say here

4.Ease of opening

If you are driving, then you want to have a travel mug that’s easy to open with one hand. Not all travel mugs are built the same, so this is something to keep an eye on.

5.Easy to wash

There are some travel mugs that do a great job but then get very fiddly to wash and clean. Then this means that old coffee builds up creating a lack of hygiene and stale taste to a fresh coffee. Another feature that users make an assumption on is the ease of cleaning the travel mug.

6.Quality

Some insulated coffee mugs start out great for the first week, but then quickly the outside starts peeling, or it doesn’t fit back together after a wash. The travel mug should last 6 months at least or longer to get a good quality score.

7.Price

There’s a variety of prices you can buy a travel mug for when you put all of the above features together.

The Best Travel Mugs

In our view, this is the list of the best travel mugs you should look at.

Arvestrix Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

Arvestrix Vacuum Travel Mug
Arvestrix Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug
Review of Arvestrix Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug
Drinks at temperature
Leakproof
Fits into car cup holder
Ease of opening
Easy to wash
Quality
Price
Pros
Variety of colours
Holds drinks at temperature for several hours
Easy to use one handed
Cons
Difficult to wash
If lid is taken apart, can start to leak
4.1
A favourite on a budget
The bright colours, easy price, light and easy to use with one hand features make it a favourite with many.

Read the full review of the Arvestrix Travel Mug


Contigo Auto Seal Travel Mug

Contigo Travel Mug
Contigo Travel Mug
Review of Contigo Travel Mug (Stainless Steel)
Drinks at temperature
Leakproof
Fits into car cupholder
Ease of opening
Easy to wash
Quality
Price
Pros
Leakproof
Keeps drinks at temperature
Cons
Slightly pricey
4.6
Colourful leakproof travel mug
This is a good durable option for a travel mug.

Read the full Contigo Travel Mug Review


Hiwill Travel Coffee Mug

Hiwill travel mug
best travel mugs
Review of Hiwill Travel Coffee Mug
Drinks at temperature
Leakproof
Fits into car holder
Ease of opening
Easy to wash
Quality
Price
Pros
Variety of colours
Easy to open
Cons
Design flaw in hinge pin of lid
Quality issues
4
Inexpensive travel mug
This is an inexpensive travel mug that keeps drinks hot & cold. It's easy to open and is leakproof but there are some quality concerns about this.

Read the full review of the Hiwill Travel Coffee Mug


Thermos Stainless King Travel Mug

Thermos travel mug
Thermos travel mug
Review of Thermos Travel Mug (Stainless Steel)
Keeps drinks at temperature
Leakproof
Fits into car cupholder
Easy to open
Easy to wash
Quality
Price
Pros
Quality thermos
Keeps drinks hot & cold for so many more hours than other travel mugs
Fits in car cupholders
Cons
Some have found the opening a bit fiddly
Can't be put in dishwasher
4.8
The Ultimate Travel Mug
This is the best travel mug on the market for a good reason. Nothing beats Thermos to keep drinks hot and cold.

This was our list of the best travel mugs you can get on the market. What do you think? Have we missed any that you think should be on this list? Drop us a line. 

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