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Taking our favorite drinks on the road can be a sticky, scalding, stain-infused experience. Invest in one of these mugs and banish the mess for good.
Yeti Rambler 20-Ounce Tumbler ($30)
Yeti knows a thing or two about insulation, and the company makes no exception with its line of travel mugs. Perfect for a dawn-patrol cup of joe, the Rambler 20-ounce tumbler is as comfortable on the road as it is in your pack, with double-vacuum walls that keep your beverages hot or cold for hours on end. The Magslider lid features magnets to secure the Rambler’s opening when the road gets bumpy, and the stainless-steel construction is designed to take a beating.
Contigo Autoseal West Loop ($15)
For fifteen bucks, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop is the ultimate bargain mug, but don’t let the price tag fool you. Featuring the company’s Autoseal lid, this mug keeps your gear, car, and pants dry when road conditions deteriorate. The West Loop is dishwasher-safe and easily converts into a tea mug by adding a compatible infuser. Our only gripe: You have to hold down the top button while drinking, but that’s a small price for dry jeans.
The Mighty Mug Biggie SS ($25)
If you’ve ever left a cup of coffee on top of the car, this baby is for you. The Mighty Mug’s Smartgrip technology creates an airlock to secure the drink carrier to any flat surface, making it all but untippable. Additionally, the mug’s double-walled, vacuum-insulated construction keeps your coffee piping hot and ready to go, no matter where you leave it.
Chantal Single-Serve Easy Travel Mug ($21)
Designed to fit perfectly under most single-serve coffee makers, the Chantal Single-Serve Easy Travel Mug is about as close to grab-and-go as you can get. Twin stainless-steel walls sandwich a copper coating to ensure cold and heat retention. A simple push button allows you to drink from any side of the mug, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of searching for your next sip.
SIGG Hot and Cold Glass WMB ($25)
For those of us that aren’t black gold enthusiasts, the SIGG Hot and Cold Glass WMB is sure to kickstart any early morning mission. Enjoy loose leaf on the go with large and stainless steel baskets that set right into your hot water for easy steeping. Heat resistant borosilicate glass keeps your hands from burning up, and the bottle’s double lining will maintain tea temperature for at least an hour.