Humanity will always be tortured by deep, aching questions. But “where can I find a convenient mug that will keep my drinks hot (or cold) when I’m far away from home?” doesn’t need to be one of them any longer.
If you want to bring your coffee to work, then you’re going to want a container that can keep it at a perfect temperature. But don’t go and reach for a bulky thermos when there’s plenty of affordable, convenient travel mugs that can make your life a whole lot easier. Unlike large, insulated thermoses, travel mugs are convenient to use in the car or at work. They usually run at less than 18 oz, and they can fit in a cup holder. A lot of travel mugs can be used safely with one hand, and some have auto-sealing lids that prevent spillage, even when you’re clumsy.
Travel mugs can also help you save money. Starbucks addicts can save $5 a day bringing their own coffee to work. Just think, most travel mugs will pay for themselves after just a week of use. But if you’re bringing your own coffee to work, you’ll want to find a travel mug that’s especially good at keeping coffee warm. Oh, and maybe you’ll want one that’s easy to clean. Come to think of it, there’s a lot of options in the world of travel mugs. That’s why we’ve taken the time to find the best travel mugs for everybody’s needs.
Thermos Stainless King 16 oz Mug ($20)
If you’re looking for a classic travel mug with a handle, then you should take a look at the Thermos Stainless King. It’s a durable mug that will keep your drinks warm for up to 5 hours (or cool for 10), and it has a lid with drinking holes on both sides, so both right and left-handed people can use this mug.
This Thermos mug has an aperture-styled lid, which most people have probably encountered on other bottles and travel mugs. This style of lid has gained some notoriety for a handful of reasons. They can be kind of leaky, and they can be difficult to clean. Thankfully, Thermos has managed to spare us from these lid nightmares. The lid to the Thermos mug is secure, and it won’t leak when it’s rolling around in a car or thumping around in a bag. It’s also easy to take apart the Thermos’ aperture-styled lid, which makes it reasonably easy to clean.
Stanley Classic Auto-Seal Vacuum Mug ($17)
If you’re looking for an affordable, straightforward travel mug, then you should consider the Stanley vacuum mug. It sports a classic design, and it uses vacuum seal technology to keep your drinks hot for around 6 hours. Not to mention, this mug is easy to open with one hand, and it has the same auto-sealing technology as the Contigo mug, so you don’t have to worry about spilling coffee all over your car or in your bag.
Honestly, the best thing about this mug is its simplicity. Its lid is made of three plastic parts that are large enough to keep track of and easy to clean. There’s no handle or safety lock on this mug, because there’s no way that the small button on the lid will accidentally become depressed in a bag. This Stanley mug is also really easy to drink from, especially when compared to the relatively complicated Thermos mug.