Even though many of us are still in limbo due to the pandemic, one thing that remains constant is our need for coffee. It’s a non-negotiable for us, the fuel to start the day, boost our productivity, and keep us going—that is, until it runs cold.
Here’s where travel mugs come in. Yes, we know they’ve got “travel” in the name but they’ll still keep your coffee at the perfect temperature whether you’re working at home or commuting. No more room temperature coffee, or worse—microwaving your mug.
Ahead, the 10 best travel mugs you need when you’re on the go—or just on the couch.
1. Contigo AutoSeal Insulated Travel Mug, $16.46-$24.99
With some mugs, you need to close a small mouthpiece or lid in between sips unless you like coffee down your shirt. But with Contigo’s AutoSeal mug, the lid automatically closes, and opens with just a push of a button.
2. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Coffee Mug, $22.09-$45
The super-popular Zojirushi travel mug has a 5-year warranty on heat retention, so you can trust that it'll keep your coffee extremely hot. There's a lock on the top that keeps your drinks safe and makes it impossible to spill even if you shake, rattle, or roll the mug.
3. Fellow Carter Move Travel Mug, $30-$35
If you're the clumsy type, this mug's snap-in splash guard will keep you from dribbling between your commute from your kitchen to your home office. What’s even better is that it keeps your coffee hot for up to 12 hours.
4. Bodum Bistro Travel Mug, $26.43
Known for its iconic French press, it only makes sense that Bodum would develop a great travel mug. The no-frills stainless steel mug has a silicone sleeve for grip and safety, while the ergonomic lid makes it easy to drink without spilling.
5. Hydro Flask Travel Mug, $19.99-$65.96
The lid’s leak-proof design has a strap that makes this bottle easy to carry even while on the go, and keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24.
6. Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Tumbler Cup, $17.40-$41.95
With its vacuum-insulated stainless steel build, you can drop this cup a hundred times without worrying about breaks or cracks. It'll also help keep your drink hot for up to six hours, or if you prefer iced coffee, your cup will be cold for up to 20 hours. Plus, with its wide mouth, it’s easy to clean.
7. Reduce 32 oz Mug Tumbler, $29.99
If you drink a lot of coffee, you might want a larger-than-life 32-ounce tumbler complete with its own straw and handle.
8. S'well Stainless Steel Takeaway Mug, $19.99
This mug looks like any other coffee mug you’d have at home, but with a wide opening for ice cubes if you like to drink iced coffee.
9. Eftersträva Travel Mug, $9.99
If you’re looking for a glass mug, especially if you prefer tea, this one comes with a stainless steel infusion filter to brew loose-leaf tea.
10. Zoku Instant Iced Coffee Maker, $30.99
Swear by iced coffee? Use this mug to make your own in less than five minutes and without ice, too. All you have to do is put the inner sleeve in the freezer overnight, place it in the mug the next morning, and pour your coffee. The mug cools your freshly brewed beans in less time than it takes to make breakfast.