17 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Hot and Cold Drinks

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For many of us, coffee is a constant companion — and that means you'll want a trusty travel mug as you head out the door. Whether you prefer a piping hot cup from your drip coffee maker or single-serve coffeemaker , a refill at Starbucks or a dose of joe from your cold brew coffee maker , your travel coffee mug should handle it all without leaking. Fortunately, there's tons of options out there, including stainless steel coffee thermoses to keep your beverages cool and ones with straws for easy sipping.

Over the years, the pros in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab have tested 45 different travel mugs for hot and cold temperature retention, durability, resistance to leakage, ease of use and more. In our most recent tests, we called in samples of the latest travel mugs and used them both in the office and on our commutes to see how well they held up. We noted how they felt, how they traveled and, unavoidably, how they held up when dropped. Ahead, we rounded up the best travel coffee mugs based on picks that performed well during testing or come from brands that we trust.

Our top picks:

16-Ounce Stainless Steel Mug

Best Overall Travel Coffee Mug

Zojirushi 16-ounce stainless steel mug.

Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

Best Value Travel Coffee Mug

Juro stainless steel vacuum insulated tumbler.

Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

Best No-Spill Travel Coffee Mug

Stanley classic trigger action travel mug.

Sedona Stainless Steel Thermal Tumbler

Best Travel Coffee Mug for Espresso Drinks

Avana sedona stainless steel thermal tumbler.

Good Grips 16-oz Travel Coffee Mug with Leakproof SimplyClean Lid

Easiest to Clean Leak-Resistant Travel Coffee Mug

Oxo good grips 16-oz travel coffee mug with leakproof simplyclean lid.

Flex Sip Lid Coffee Flask

Best Travel Coffee Mug with Carrying Strap

Hydro flask flex sip lid coffee flask.

Heated Coffee Mug

Best Self-Heating Travel Coffee Mug

Smrtmugg heated coffee mug.

Stainless Steel Traveler

Best Wide-Mouthed Travel Coffee Mug

S'well stainless steel traveler.

Luxe Autoseal Vacuum-Insulated Mug

Best Locking-Lid Travel Coffee Mug

Contigo luxe autoseal vacuum-insulated mug.

Rambler Mug with Lid

Best Travel Coffee Mug with Handle

Yeti rambler mug with lid.

Read on for more information on our testing process as well as for tips on what to look for when shopping for a travel coffee mug. For more ideas on what to fill your cup with, check out these coffee recipes to make at home .

Zojirushi's travel mug with a locking lid opens with the push of a button but won't leak or spill (even in a backpack). It will keep hot coffee hot — in fact, the brand is so confident that it offers a five-year warranty on heat retention. Iced coffee fans will appreciate that the mouth is large enough to handle big ice cubes for that extra chill.

Our tester noted that the vacuum-sealed lid keeps water cold all day: "I always grab it from my backpack and think, 'There's no way this could still possibly be cool anymore,' and I'm always pleasantly surprised." We also like the slim design, which is easy to grip and fits nicely into backpacks or totes. It comes in several colors and a 12-ounce version.

This stainless steel mug is a great affordable option, especially considering its large 20-ounce size. What's more, it claims to retain the temperature of your coffee for up to six hours. Online reviewers like that it fits easily into car holders and won't sweat when filled with ice. The tumbler includes two lids: The featured slider lid as well as a flip-style lid , so you can choose which you prefer for the beverage you're drinking. It also comes with a reusable straw and a straw cleaner, though we found the straw was short and inconvenient to use.

Stanley has been in the thermal carafe game since 1913. This travel coffee mug delivers the company's insulated design and also includes a push-button "trigger action" lid that keeps the mug sealed unless pushed. We liked that it means the spout stays closed when you're not hands-on . Our pros did note that it requires some level of strength and dexterity to hold the button while sipping. This mug is available in several colors (even camo!) and in a 20-ounce size.

This 10-ounce travel mug from Avana is perfectly sized for espresso-based drinks, but it's also available in 20-ounce and 30-ounce versions. Kitchen Appliances & Innovation Lab Director Nicole Papantoniou likes that the simple two-piece design is easy to clean because the lid is just one solid piece, unlike many other lids. This is particularly helpful if you like coffee drinks with foam, like latte beverages , that can gunk up lids over time. The contoured mouthpiece makes sipping easy, but it doesn't seal closed, so watch out for leaks. The double-walled insulated construction keeps drinks hot or cold and helps prevent condensation from collecting on the outside.

We love when kitchen gear comes apart for a thorough cleaning, but would rather skip the guesswork that can follow when it's time to reassemble. The OXO travel coffee mug with SimplyClean lid solves this pain point: The four-piece lid is color-coded, numbered and etched with assembly instructions . It's easy to take apart and clean by hand (or in the dishwasher), and simple to put back together for your next cup. Never mind, it's also comfortable to hold. The mug comes in four other colors as well as a 20-ounce size.

Hydro Flask has a huge following when it comes to water bottles — in fact, we named the brand our best stainless steel water bottle — and we're fans of its coffee mugs (called coffee flasks), too . GH Lab tests found that its stainless steel, vacuum-insulated body kept drinks hot and cold for hours, and it was quite leakproof. Hydro Flask also offers a separate wide-mouth lid , which can be handy for cold beverages. (The included lid twists to open and close.) But, be careful drinking hot beverages with a wide mouth as it can spill easily. It's available in a range of colors as well as 16- and 20-ounce sizes , and the little handle helps make it easier to transport.

This SmrtMugg travel mug — rated our best self-heating travel mug — has built-in heat technology to keep coffee hot. Its large battery on the bottom — the manufacturer claims a 10-hour battery life — kept coffee hot (above the target temp of 135˚F) for the full four hours of our Lab tests . Once you get the hang of the controls at the bottom of the mug, the clear digital readout is helpful in setting the temperature and turning off the mug. This travel mug also aced our leak tests. Our tester noted that while the push-button lid is easy to use, the edge of the button can bump your lip while drinking.

This sleek 16-ounce bottle has been redesigned to fit more comfortably in your hand. Though we have not tested this model in the Lab, our pros appreciate that i ts large size and wide mouth can easily fit ice cubes , which makes it a great choice for frequent iced coffee drinkers. We have also found other S'well products to be good at maintaining temperatures. It seals shut and is leakproof; plus, it will keep your drinks cold (or hot!) all day. The S'well comes in a ton of color options as well as 12-ounce and 20-ounce sizes.

This coffee mug from Contigo is super comfortable in your hands, and it has a unique locking feature that makes it leak- and spill-proof. When you want to sip (or chug) your coffee, just press the button to release the seal. During your commute, you can lock the button so you don't accidentally press it while on the go . It's also completely dishwasher-safe, even the lid. One tester did note that with hot beverages, the lid can feel too hot to handle.

This popular Yeti mug looks just like a traditional coffee mug, but it's designed to keep your drinks hot or cold and comes with a lid to prevent unnecessary spills. The sturdy and comfortable handle is large enough for even wide hands. It's available in a dozen different colors as well as sizes from 10- to 30 ounces. Another bonus is that when you buy from the Yeti site, you can customize your product with a short text, a monogram or a logo. Our tester found that the lid slides open easily but noted that it's not leakproof. The brand has also introduced the Rambler Stronghold lid , which screws on (rather than presses in), which we're actively testing in the Lab.

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug

Carter Everywhere Travel Mug

This little cylinder makes a statement, with testers loving how compact it was. The sleek stainless steel shell contains a ceramic liner intended to keep your coffee free of metallic flavors. The screw top reveals a wide mouth that you can sip from any angle and is large enough for adding ice . It comes in seven additional colors as well as a smaller, 12-ounce size.

W&P Porter Ceramic Mug with Protective Silicone Sleeve

Ceramic Mug with Protective Silicone Sleeve

Papantoniou likes that the inside of this travel mug is easy-to-clean porcelain, which generally helps to prevent buildup over time that can negatively impart flavors . She also noted that it keeps coffee "nice and hot right off the bat." It includes a simple shape and a silicone sleeve for a comfortable non-slip grip. It comes in several colors and a couple of terrazzo prints . It's also available in a 16-ounce size.

Starbucks Classic Green & White Traveler Tumbler Coffee Mug

Classic Green & White Traveler Tumbler Coffee Mug

Starbucks fans will appreciate that they can purchase this mug online rather than solely in the stores. The ceramic mug is easy to use — the lid just pops into place and is surrounded by a rubber seal to help keep it (and the coffee) in place — and easy to clean . "It keeps coffee warm like a standard ceramic mug would, and the lid helps to keep things a little warmer for longer," our tester says. "I like that it's not scalding hot like in a metal mug, so I can enjoy my coffee without burning my mouth." The 12-oz size is perfect for refills of Starbucks tall drinks.

STOJO Collapsible Travel Cup with Straw

Collapsible Travel Cup with Straw

Stojo's collapsible coffee cup makes it possible to travel light while avoiding single-use plastics. The brand impressed our pros with its other collapsible offerings — the Collapsible Bowl won a 2021 Kitchen Gear Award . Similarly, this travel cup is well designed: The cup includes a heat sleeve that provides a structured grip for the squishy silicone cup, and the 16-ounce size includes a straw (which is great for iced coffee or if you prefer to bring your own cup to fountain machines). The collapsed cup is just two inches in size. It's both microwave and dishwasher safe, with 8-ounce , 12-ounce and 24-ounce sizes.

MiiR Flip Traveler

Flip Traveler

With a 4.8-rating on Amazon, this stainless steel thermos comes in a slim design and an easy-to-open lid. Though we have not tested this pick in the Lab, we like its focus on giving back: T he bottom of each travel mug is printed with a "Give Code" that you can enter at Mirr's website for details on the brand's corporate giving , which is funded through every purchase. The Flip Traveler is available in several colors and 12-ounce and 16-ounce sizes .

JOCO Glass Reusable Coffee Cup

Glass Reusable Coffee Cup

This glass bodied Joco mug has a colorful silicone lid and a matching thermal sleeve. It's microwave (and dishwasher!) safe, which makes it a great option if you like to reheat your coffee throughout the day. Since the glass is clear, it's easy to see how much coffee you have left — and hit your preferred shade when you add your creamer. Take note that the lid does not seal shut, so while it might be handy for car commuting, this isn't one that's great for tossing in your bag.

Zoku Instant Iced Coffee Maker

Instant Iced Coffee Maker

For iced coffee fiends, this mug is for you. Get your cuppa in flash: Simply store the inner core of the mug in the freezer, then slip the frozen cup into the protective plastic sleeve and pour in hot coffee. Our tester found that the travel mug will chill your coffee rapidly without watering it down with ice cubes. (The brand actually uses the same concept for its ice cream maker .) Slide in the lid with the provided straw, and you're ready for undiluted iced coffee — though you can add ice if you prefer. One caveat is that the freezable core holds only 11 ounces, which some might find too small.

How we test travel coffee mugs


When the experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab test travel coffee mugs, they use thermocouples to track the temperature of the liquid inside the mug over time. Many of the mugs on this list were tested at home over months (even over commutes) to assess their durability, ease of use and temperature retention.

Our pros also evaluate the mugs for stability, cleanability and comfort of both holding and drinking. They test whether the mug is easy to open and close, and they drop each mug to assess its durability. To test for leaking, our pros roll the mug around on its side as well as turn it upside down and shake it vigorously.

How to find the best travel coffee mug for you


✔️ Material : Many travel coffee mugs are stainless steel, though our list also includes porcelain, glass and silicone options. Double-walled construction is common with stainless steel mugs, and that can help keep your beverage hot or cold longer. Other materials may not be insulated. If you opt for a glass mug, consider borosilicate glass, which is tempered to prevent shattering with hot liquids and can be more durable if dropped. Porcelain mugs are generally easy to clean, and because the material is nonporous, the mug is unlikely to develop odd flavors. Silicone is a great lightweight option, but it can get warm if it does not have a heat sleeve.

✔️ Lid : Some lids are more spill-proof than others. Our Lab experts particularly love the locking feature on the Contigo Luxe Autoseal Vacuum-Insulated Travel Coffee Mug , which adds a level of safety if you plan to toss your mug in your bag. Lids that screw on are also often leak-resistant. Those who prefer a more traditional-style mug with a handle may find that slider lids are common; evaluate those for leaking, as some are prone to dribbles (or worse). Note that spill-proof lids often require more care to clean.

✔️ Washability : Check to see if the mug is dishwasher-safe. If it needs to be washed by hand, make sure you can thoroughly clean it with a sponge or bottle brush .

Why trust Good Housekeeping?


Sarah Wharton is the Senior Editor and Analyst for the Good Housekeeping Institute. She tested several of the newest additions to this list as well as led the recent test of heated mugs. She's written about all kinds of kitchen gear as well as coffee advice like how to make a cappuccino and how to make an iced latte .

Kitchen Appliances and Innovation Lab Director Nicole Papantoniou oversees all testing of kitchen gear, including products like coffee grinders , coffee makers , espresso machines and Nespresso machines . She has tested almost all of these travel mugs and is constantly rotating through an assortment in her daily travel mug use. She is also the lead judge in the Good Housekeeping Institute's forthcoming Coffee Awards .

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Sarah (she/her) is a deputy editor in the Good Housekeeping Institute , where she tests products and covers the best picks across kitchen, tech, health and food. She has been cooking professionally since 2017 and has tested kitchen appliances and gear for Family Circle as well as developed recipes and food content for Simply Recipes, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Oxo and Food52. She holds a certificate in professional culinary arts from the International Culinary Center (now the Institute of Culinary Education).

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The Best Leak-Proof Travel Mugs for Taking Hot (and Cold) Drinks on the Go

By Kristi Kellogg and Meaghan Kenny

The 18 Best LeakProof Travel Mugs for Taking Hot  Drinks on the Go

Whether you're embarking on your morning commute or headed on an East Coast road trip , you should have one of the best travel mugs in hand. Finding one you like means you can skip the routine stop at the coffee shop (or at least say no to the disposable cup), cut back on single-use plastics, and keep your drinks at an ideal temperature (with some, for hours and hours at a time). Ahead, we've rounded up Condé Nast Traveler editors' personal favorites—from brands like Hydro Flask, Yeti, Corksicle, Stanley, and more. With insulated, leak-proof, and easy-to-carry options in the mix, there's a mug in here ready for a spot in your cup holder or tote bag .

This gallery has been updated with new information since its original publish date.

All products featured on Condé Nast Traveler are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

best travel mugs for iced coffee

Hydro Flask All Around Tumbler

The 20-ounce version of Hydro Flask’s All Around Tumbler has been my go-to lately, both at home and on the commute to work. It keeps coffee warm for a few hours, so if I’m sipping slowly I don’t have to bother with reheating it, and does its job in keeping iced coffee cool, too. It has the type of lid that you can push back and forth to open or close, and the opening is wide enough to easily fit a reusable straw. I don’t drive, but the mug's size seems very cupholder-friendly, too! — Madison Flager, senior commerce editor

best travel mugs for iced coffee

Stanley Classic Trigger Action travel mug

Stanley makes the best classic mugs (the company has been around since 1913 after all). The brand is known for its iconic insulated steel thermoses, which promise hours-long insulation for hot drinks and durability for wherever you’re taking your beverage— hiking , camping , thrown in the back of your car on a road trip , you name it. The original green color has a delightfully retro vibe as well. — Megan Spurrell, senior editor

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Stojo collapsible travel cup, 16-ounce

The main reason I adore my collapsible Stojo cup is its clever design that makes it incredibly easy to carry around. I’m not kidding when I say that when folded down, my 16-ounce cup turns into a disc that fits into my jacket pocket. It’s also light enough to drop into a travel backpack or a sling bag when you go hiking. I use mine for everything from coffees and smoothies, and when dry, for snacks and berries. Don’t expect an insulated mug with this one: It keeps a beverage warm (or cool) for long enough for you to drink it, but isn’t a double-walled metal cup. However, it has helped me cut down on a ton of waste when traveling, and might I add is cute-looking, too. — Arati Menon, global digital director

Read a full review of the Stojo cup.

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Stanley Aerolight Transit bottle

The AeroLight Transit bottle has become my new favorite mug to use on my morning commute to work. My tea is still piping hot even after my hour-long train ride. I keep it in my tote bag—along with my laptop and phone—and it never leaks. I've flipped this one completely upside down and nothing spills out, making it a reliable option to travel with. It's one-third lighter than Stanley's typical stainless steel, so it doesn't feel heavy in my bag either. I also appreciate how slim the bottle is—it's so easy to carry around. — Meaghan Kenny, associate commerce editor

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best travel mugs for iced coffee

Yeti Rambler stackable mug

When I'm traveling, the most essential ritual I preserve is my morning coffee. While I love nearly all of the Yeti drinkware options, this mug is perfect for coffee—both for its manageable 10-ounce size, as well as the side handle, which makes this especially easy when I'm on a road trip or a train. (This mug has come with me on camping trips in the Shenandoah Valley and Delaware Water Gap, on a road trip through the Appalachian Highlands, and a long drive between D.C. and New York City .) A fair word of warning though: The airtight lid and insulation work almost too well—coffee stays hot a long time, so I recommend you get it close to your ideal temperature before pouring it in. —Corina Quinn, former city guides director

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Snow Peak Milk bottle

This is one of those gifts I have become deeply attached to—it was given to me about a year ago, when I was getting really into camping and the chic outdoor brand Snow Peak, and it’s since become a staple in my house. It has a beautifully minimalist design, is small enough to feel really portable (as in, it’s not a pain to have to tote home once it’s empty), and it never leaks. It’s no bargain, but given how much I use and love it, I think the math sort of works out in the end. — M.S .

best travel mugs for iced coffee

Zojirushi stainless steel mug

“This mug is my favorite one ever because the lid has a lock feature that makes it completely leak-free. I can throw this in a travel tote and not worry about coffee dribbling all over. Plus the stainless steel interior keeps coffee extra hot for hours, but it doesn't burn your hands. In addition to my commute on the subway, I've taken this little wonder on train rides to upstate New York , and I've never spilled a drop.” —Jessica Puckett, senior editor, transportation and travel news

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Hydro Flask 20 oz Coffee with Flex Sip Lid

Another option from Hydro Flask worth noting is the 20-ounce bottle with a Flex Slip lid. It's large enough that I can bring plenty of iced coffee with me on the go, but it's still cupholder-friendly—very important for road trips. The double-wall vaccum insulation keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12. The carry-handle makes it easy to hold on long walks and the leak-proof lid is easy to open and close. I love the color options, especially this new purple shade. —M.K.

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Martina Thornhill Okay cup

It’s not hyperbole to state that I’ve tried the lion’s share of travel mugs on the market. I drink a ton of coffee and I travel and drive a lot. I hate the way metal mugs make coffee taste—it’s so much better out of a ceramic mug. The Okay Cup from Portland, Oregon –based ceramicist Marina Thornhill is gorgeous, doesn’t leak, and doesn’t make your coffee taste like mud. It’s pricey, but a better long-term deal than always dumping the coffee you put in another mug and don’t actually drink. It’s constantly selling out, so put your name on the pre-order list—it’s worth the wait. —Rebecca Misner, senior features editor

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Kinto travel tumbler

If you’re a tea drinker like me or like your travel mugs to keep your hot drinks piping hot, be warned: this insulated mug gets me every time, keeping my teas at steaming, roof-of-mouth-burning temperatures for what feels like an impossibly long time. (And that’s a good thing in my book.) I prefer the matte exterior over the stainless steel for its added grip. I use it to commute with my tea (it doesn’t leak!) and on extra-long winter walks because I know it’ll stay warm the entire time. —Meredith Carey, former travel bookings editor

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Yeti Rambler lowball

This mug is a thing in my house. My partner received one as a Christmas gift , only to find it missing every morning—truth be told, after I stole it once to use for hot coffee on my morning subway commute, I couldn’t go back to any other thermos. I personally love that this mug doesn’t have a handle, because it’s so insulated it never burns my hands, yet the coffee inside stays piping hot, and its shape is nice and easy to hold. When I’m done enjoying my hot drink on the go, it takes the least space possible in my bag , where it usually clangs around for the rest of the day until I make my way home (or back to wherever I’m staying). —M.S.

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Corkcicle classic tumbler

This Corkcicle tumbler keeps my coffee hot on my subway commute, and is secure enough to sneak a couple of sips while standing on a crowded, moving train. There’s also something joyful about pouring my freshly brewed coffee into a pink vessel—how could I not be cheerful toting this cute mug around the office? Most often this mug has been my subway companion, though I have used it for road trips and early morning flights that require a caffeine boost before boarding. —Katie Henwood, former senior SEO manager

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Miir Climate+ Tumbler

Lately when I want a compact option that won't take up much space in my backpack or tote after it's empty, I've been reaching for this sleek stainless steel tumbler from Miir. It's shatter proof, so I don't worry about dropping it or getting any dents. For an extra charge, you can even personalize it, making it a great gift for any traveler in your life. —M.K.

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Hydro Flask stainless steel travel mug

This Hydro Flask mug checks all the boxes: It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, has a leak-proof lid, carrying handle, and no-sweat matte finish, and comes with a lifetime warranty. You can use it as a thermos, a water bottle , or a coffee cup. Hydro Flask also has matching slings that let you carry your travel tumbler hands-free, helpful when biking, hiking, or just dashing through the airport. — Kristi Kellogg, contributor

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OtterBox Elevation wine tumbler

Technically this is a wine tumbler, but more often, I use it for iced coffee. It keeps my caffeine cold, fits the extra-large ice cube I put into the bottom, and doesn’t leave rings on tables when I set it down. Plus, like all things OtterBox, it’s sturdy—I don’t have to worry about dinging or denting it when I inevitably drop or knock it over. Its smaller size means it’s also carry-on and backpack friendly. —M.F.

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Hay Sowden travel cup

I don’t think there’s a chicer travel mug than this colorful one from Hay, which comes in pink, green, or gray, all with contrasting, two-toned lids. It puts all other thermoses to shame when it comes to design—but it’s also totally functional, with an insulated stainless steel exterior that keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for an impressive 24 hours. —M.C.

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W&P Porter mug

This mug hits all the right marks: The silicone sleeve makes it easy to grip and quiet when placed down on a surface; the mouthpiece on the lid is easy to slide open and close; and it’s safe to put in the dishwasher and microwave. Plus, it just looks nicer than the rest of my logo-clad travel mugs. Most often I use it to sip coffee on my morning commute, but I have also brought it on longer train rides to D.C. and on flights as a vessel for oatmeal. —M.F.

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Simple Modern travel coffee mug

One of my favorite reusable water bottles is from Simple Modern, so I had high hopes for its travel mug and it certainly did not disappoint. This stainless steel mug keeps my hot beverages hot for four hours and my iced coffee cold for up to 16 hours, so it's great for day trips and using at the office. It's dishwasher safe and the handle makes sipping on the go easy. The under $20 price tag is nice, too. —M.K.


The Best Travel Mug

Four different travel mugs next to each other.

By Trey French and Anna Perling

Hot drinks are a daily staple for many, and just as important as the beverage is the travel mug that keeps it warm while you’re on the go.

After a decade of testing travel mugs, we still recommend the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug for most people. It keeps drinks hot for hours, and its locking lid stays securely closed, even when you toss the mug into a bag. We also have another option, which fits better in most cup holders, for use while you’re driving.

Everything we recommend

best travel mugs for iced coffee

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

The best travel mug.

This mug offers the best heat retention, plus one-handed usability and a locking, leakproof lid, which makes it especially useful if you carry your mug in a bag or backpack.

Buying Options

best travel mugs for iced coffee

Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug (16 ounces)

A wider mug for drivers.

This wider mug fit securely in our testers’ cup holders, and its spill-proof lid design is good for rough roads. It doesn’t retain heat as well as the Zojirushi mug—a fact that some people might actually appreciate.

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OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set

For cleaning your mug.

This bottle-cleaning set has a skinny straw brush and a looped detail-cleaning brush, which are all you need to keep your travel mug squeaky clean.

The 16-ounce Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug keeps beverages hot for hours, even in cold environments. It has a well-designed exterior, an easy-to-clean nonstick Teflon interior, and a foolproof lid-locking mechanism that you can operate with one hand.

The mug is lightweight and slim, but it may not fit snugly in some cup holders. However, thanks to its locking lid, we were comfortable carrying it around in a bag, without worrying about leaks.

This Zojirushi model is pricey for a travel mug, but this is the mug we trust most not to spill in a bag, and it’s hard to put a price on that. (Actually, that would be about the price of a new bag, laptop, phone, and whatever else happened to be in there at the time.)

It’s also available in a 20-ounce version .

Like other Zojirushi products, it comes with a five-year warranty.

The 16-ounce Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug is wider and fits better in most car cup holders than the Zojirushi mug. The lid has an auto-sealing button that prevents spills, and when you drink, it won’t block your view of the road ahead.

Although this Stanley model may not keep drinks as hot as the Zojirushi mug, some people might prefer such results—we’ve heard many complaints over the years of the Zojirushi mug keeping drinks too hot.

Both the mug and the lid are dishwasher safe, but the lid has fewer parts than that of our top pick, so it is easier to disassemble and hand-wash if you prefer to clean it that way.

And let’s not forget that these things need cleaning regularly. That’s why we also have a bottle-brush recommendation for when you need to clean out the gunk .

The research

Why you should trust us, who this is for, how we picked, how we tested, our pick: zojirushi sm-sf stainless steel mug (16 ounces), also great: stanley classic trigger-action travel mug (16 ounces), also great: oxo good grips water bottle cleaning set, other good travel mugs, the competition.

We’ve been testing travel mugs since 2013. Previous versions of this guide were written and researched by Séamus Bellamy and Anna Perling. In 2023, staff writer Trey French wrote the latest update to this guide. He gained an appreciation of high-performing insulated drinkware while spring camping in Colorado when the temperatures dropped below freezing.

In addition to conducting our own tests, we spoke to engineers and industry professionals about mug design, ideal coffee and tea drinking temperatures, and the best way to find out how long coffee will really stay good in a travel mug.

Travel mugs, as their name implies, are for people who want to take beverages on the go. Compared with paper or Styrofoam cups, a good travel mug offers better insulation and safeguards against leaks or spills. In addition, you can save money in the long run and reduce your environmental impact by using a travel mug.

Tumblers, thermoses, and insulated water bottles are all close cousins to the travel mug but have some important differences:

  • Tumblers have sipping ports that don’t seal as tightly or securely as on travel mugs and have wider mouths for you to add ice cubes. Many also have straws for you to sip cold beverages.
  • Thermoses usually lack the slim size and lid-design features that make travel mugs portable and convenient. With a thermos, instead of popping open a lid to take a sip, you need to unscrew the cap and pour liquid into an open cup to drink.
  • Insulated water bottles are geared toward keeping drinks cold and don’t have sipping ports like travel mugs do. Instead, they often have screw-top lids that require two hands to open and close, or they have sport caps, which aren’t great for hot drinks.

To determine which travel mugs to test, we look for mugs that advertise the following qualities:

Vacuum-insulated: All of the mugs we consider are double-walled and vacuum-insulated .

Capable of retaining heat all day: We look for mugs that claim to keep hot beverages drinkably warm for at least eight hours.

Made of stainless steel: Stainless steel is more durable than glass or ceramic and retains heat better than plastic. It’s also the best material for vacuum insulation and therefore heat retention.

Leakproof and spill-proof: A leakproof seal keeps a closed lid from leaking if the mug jostles. A spill-proof seal guards against spills should you drop the mug or knock it over; such seals typically incorporate a push button, like the one found on the Stanley Classic Trigger-Action.

Easy to use: A good mug should be easy to both open and close, as well as to lock and unlock, with one hand. It should also be easy to disassemble for cleaning. We look for mugs that advertise these features or have reviews indicating that they are easy to use.

Between 12 and 20 ounces in capacity: We’ve concluded that 16 ounces is the optimal capacity for a travel mug, as it delays the need for a refill while remaining portable and easy to hold. Some people prefer wider mugs that don’t rattle in cup holders, while others like slimmer mugs that take up less space in backpacks or bags. We test both styles.

After considering the everyday wear and tear that a travel mug might go through in real-world scenarios, we devised tests to mimic those scenarios. During our tests, we use the mugs daily, evaluating them for simple enjoyability.

  • Leak and spill tests: We test mugs for leaky seals by shaking them upside down, dropping them, and carrying them in bags.
  • Drop test: We drop each mug three times from a height of 4 feet onto asphalt.
  • Insulation test: We fill each mug with boiling water and then measure how quickly the water cools over eight hours, checking every hour.
  • Ease of cleaning: We wash each mug, following instructions; we also take apart their lids and wash those. We check for lingering smells and to see if the finish on the mug is harmed.
  • Cup holder compatibility: We test the mugs in cup holders of varying sizes (2.75, 3.5, and 3.75 inches in diameter).

A blue Zojirushi SM-SF Stainless Steel Mug.

The 16-ounce Zojirushi SM-SF Stainless Steel Mug is the best travel mug for keeping drinks hot for long periods of time. This mug also comes in a 20-ounce size. (The SM-SF is the current model; these model designations often change from year to year, but the mugs themselves stay the same.)

It kept our drinks the hottest. According to the Specialty Coffee Association of America, the best temperature range for coffee is 145 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit. After sitting for eight hours in the Zojirushi mug in a 72-degree room, our water measured 158 degrees—hotter than in any other mug we tested. That translates to hot coffee over a full workday. (If you’re opening the mug more frequently than once an hour, however, it might cool a bit faster.)

It won’t leak. It has sturdy, leakproof seals and a simple locking mechanism. Just close the lid, switch the lock into position, and you’re guaranteed that the top won’t pop open when you don’t want it to—when you’re carrying the mug in a bag, for instance.

An open lid on the Zojirushi mug.

It’s easy enough to keep clean. The nonstick interior helps to prevent odors and stains, though the mug’s instructions do warn against storing milk or fruit juices in the mug. (If you prefer drinking from a vessel that doesn’t have a nonstick coating, you might consider the Zojirushi SM-KHE , which has an electro-polished stainless steel interior.) The narrow girth makes it hard to get a sponge inside, but using a bottle brush circumvents that problem. You can disassemble the plastic lid to clean out any gunk that might be lodged in hard-to-reach places, although the small plastic and silicone parts can be difficult to get on and off the lid.

The Zojirushi mug laying on its side.

It’s durable. Though this mug developed a few scuffs in our drop tests, it acquired no more than the other mugs we tried, some of which fared far worse. Zojirushi backs the vacuum insulation of its stainless steel mugs with a five-year limited warranty, and the company sells individual replacement parts online .

It’s simple. The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug has an attractive design that’s minimalist yet eye-catching in its simplicity.  The 20-ounce version comes in only one color (navy), but our pick, the 16-ounce version, comes in three (navy, pale pink, mint blue).

How the Zojirushi mug has held up

The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug might be the single most commonly owned and used product among Wirecutter staffers; it has traveled in many crowded bags, backpacks, and purses without any problems. One staff member did report that after eight years of use, hers finally developed a leak. Another colleague says that their mug has survived drops onto cement (once from a third-floor balcony) without suffering more than a dent.

Zojirushi specifies hand-washing only, but we know of several mugs that have survived accidental trips through the dishwasher without any noticeable decrease in performance, though the external paint has flaked as a result.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

  • The Zojirushi mug is sometimes too good at insulating. We’ve found that if we pour fresh coffee directly into the mug, the liquid can stay scalding hot for hours. To prevent burning your mouth, let your beverage cool a little before closing the lid.
  • It’s not cup holder friendly. This model, which is more narrow than a typical travel mug, did not fit snugly in our testers’ car cup holders. If you prefer a travel mug with a larger circumference, check out our also-great pick.
  • It isn’t spill-proof. Though the SM-SF is leakproof, it isn’t spill-proof like our also-great pick; the design lacks an automatic seal to prevent liquid from spilling if you drop the mug while you’re drinking.

A white Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug.

The 16-ounce Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug is our recommendation for use in a car, as it’s a great spill-proof mug that keeps drinks hot and fits in a cup holder.

It’s designed for drivers. Wider than the Zojirushi mug, this Stanley model fit more securely in our testers’ car cup holders. The top of the mug is narrower than the base, though, to help reduce heat loss through the lid. (Experts told us that the lid is where a double-walled mug loses the most heat.) And the design has no pop-up lid to bump your nose or block your eyes while you’re drinking.

A close-up of the cap of a white Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug.

It’s spill-proof, unlike the Zojirushi mug. You do need to hold down a button to keep the sipping port open to drink from the mug, which may be frustrating to some people. However, this design prevents spills—whether from rough roads, say, or if you accidentally knock the mug over while reaching for it—since the mug closes automatically. Other mugs we tested, such as the Contigo Autoseal Transit and West Loop (both former runners-up), had similar buttons, but the button on the Classic Trigger-Action was easier to press and hold. Unlike the Zojirushi model, this mug has no lock to secure its lid, but it never leaked in our tests.

It keeps drinks hot long enough. The Classic Trigger-Action can’t keep your beverages quite as hot for quite as long as our top pick can, but that might be a plus for those who complain that the Zojirushi mug keeps drinks too hot. When we boiled water and let it sit in this Stanley mug, the water took only three hours to cool to 158 degrees (whereas water in the Zojirushi mug took eight hours to reach that temperature). After eight hours, the water in the Classic Trigger-Action measured 132 degrees—26 degrees cooler than the water in the Zojirushi mug. If you drink your beverages quickly or don’t want to wait for them to cool down before sealing your mug, the Classic Trigger-Action may be a better option for you.

It’s tough. This mug endured our drop tests, sporting only light scuffing on the plastic lid and minor dents at the side of the base of its body. Like Zojirushi’s five-year warranty, Stanley’s lifetime warranty covers only manufacturer defects, not damage to mug components due to accidents or wear. Should you damage the lid or simply lose it, you can buy a replacement lid .

It’s dishwasher safe. Both the mug body and the lid can go in the dishwasher. The lid has some hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, so be sure to disassemble it for the best cleaning results. Stanley’s lid has fewer pieces than Zojirushi’s lid and is easier to take apart.

You have more color choices. If you care about colors, the Classic Trigger-Action comes in many—about a dozen at last count. This mug also comes in a 20-ounce size .

The OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set is the best bottle-cleaning set. It comes with a large bottle brush, a skinny straw brush, and a looped detail-cleaning brush, all kept together on a handy ring so you won’t lose any of the parts. The set is dishwasher safe, and we found that it works well for anyone looking to remove gunk from travel mugs and other hard-to-clean items.

A GSI MicroLite 500 Flip travel mug.

If you want a mug with a locking lid for about half the price of our top pick: Consider the GSI Microlite 500 Flip , which keeps liquids almost as hot as the Zojirushi mug and has a similar one-handed flip top with a lock.

However, when we dropped this GSI mug to the ground when the lid was unlocked, the lid popped open and spilled coffee everywhere—and the exact same thing happened when we dropped it a second time. Eventually, we dropped the mug enough, accidentally, to break the lid; GSI does sell replacement lids.

This mug, which has a large sipping port, also has a higher flow rate than our picks, and may require more careful sipping when the beverage is really hot.

An MiiR 360 Traveler.

If the Zojirushi mug is out of stock: You might look into the MiiR 360 Traveler , which in our tests kept drinks almost as hot and resisted denting just as well as our top pick. When it’s unlocked, its sipping port allows you to drink from anywhere on the lid’s circumference. We decided not to make it a pick because we struggled to decipher whether the sipping port was open or closed—which in turn led to spills. Unlike some twist-to-open 360-degree ports, the MiiR 360 Traveler’s lid has a push button for operation that forms the center of the lid, and at a glance, it looks nearly the same whether closed or open.

The mug is also available in a flip-top version called the Flip Traveler , but we’ve found flip-top lids prone to breaking during our drop tests. The mug bodies for the 360 Traveler and the Flip Traveler are the same, and the lids are interchangeable, in case you buy one and then decide that you’d like to try the other.

We’ve considered and evaluated several other Zojirushi travel mugs throughout our testing. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Zojirushi SM-WR : Almost identical to the SM-SF series, this version has an integrated gasket, which reduces the total pieces to clean. We like it almost as much as our top pick. However, it dispenses a little faster than the SM-SF, which is good for cold drinks but can be too much for really hot drinks.
  • Zojirushi SM-YAE : This 16-ounce mug costs a little more than our main pick. It comes with an electro-polished interior, like the Zojirushi SM-KHE, but has a shape that’s stouter than other Zojirushi mugs and short enough to fit under the spout of a single-cup brewing machine. In our tests, however, it fell short of our picks in insulating performance: After eight hours, the water temperature had dropped to 100 degrees, 58 degrees cooler than the water in our top pick.
  • Zojirushi SM-SHE : We were reluctant to test this mug due to persistent stock issues. Zojirushi sent us one to try out anyway, but it broke during our drop test.
  • Zojirushi SM-JHE : We opted not to test this mug because it has a wide-mouth, screw-off lid.
  • Zojirushi SM-JTE : We also elected not to test this model, which has a tea-leaf filter, due to its screw-off lid.

The JoeVeo Temperfect Javabliss 16 Travel Mug brings a scalding drink down to a drinkable temperature and holds it there by using a third layer in its wall to capture excess heat and then release it over time. It isn’t leakproof or spill-proof, though.

The 17-ounce Kinto Travel Tumbler insulates well—so well that it was the third-best contender at insulating in our tests behind the Zojirushi SM-SF and GSI Microlite 500 Flip. Drinking from it requires fully removing the lid, though, as well as finding a place to put the lid.

After dismissing previous iterations of the Hydro Flask travel mug, we tested the 20-ounce Hydro Flask Coffee Cup with Flex Sip Lid , and it was a clear improvement over older models. It kept drinks hot for about a half day, and it resisted denting better than about half of the other tested mugs. The lid requires two hands to open and close, however, so it can be tough to open while you’re distracted, and it has a tendency to “burp” a small amount of liquid when you rotate the lid from closed to open.

The 16-ounce OXO Good Grips Thermal Mug with SimplyClean Lid resembles—and insulates about as well as—the Hydro Flask mug we tested, keeping drinks hot for a half day. It also shares that model’s flaws, requiring two hands to open and close, and burping some liquid.

The Klean Kanteen Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle was a previous runner-up in this guide, as well as a former insulated water bottle pick, but we found that the lid occasionally leaked when we left the bottle on its side overnight.

The 18-ounce Purist Mover with Scope Lid insulates nearly as well as our picks and has a 360-degree sip lid, which lets you drink from any side of the mug. It requires two hands to open and close, though.

We broke the flip-top lid of the 20-ounce Welly Traveler , as well as the glued-on product-label plate on the bottom of the mug, the first time we dropped it.

The 12-ounce Ketiee Travel Mug is cheaper than most mugs we looked at, and we wondered what we’d get for the price. It kept drinks hot for about two hours during our tests, scoring near the bottom. Our main complaint is that the molding process left a pointy knob on our test unit, right above the drinking port, that pressed into our testers’ noses. Also, the product page states that it’s spill-proof—and we found that it wasn’t, whether the flip-top lid was open or closed.

The promise of the battery-powered Ember Travel Mug 2 is that it allows you to keep your beverage at a specific temperature (up to 145 degrees) for three hours—if you remember to charge it. Without the battery, it scored at the bottom on our insulation test; we also managed to break its inner seal during our drop test. Although we like the standard Ember Mug 2 (read more in our mug warmers guide ), we can’t recommend this even more expensive sibling.

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mug was one of our previous runners-up, and like the Stanley Classic Trigger-Action , it has a button that you need to push before you can drink. The West Loop didn’t hold up as well in our drop tests as the Stanley model did, and we found its vertical push button harder to use than the one on our current also-great pick.

This article was edited by Ria Misra and Christine Ryan.

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Trey French

Trey French is a staff writer at Wirecutter covering outdoors gear. A trail runner, backcountry skier, and long-distance backpacker, he has reviewed gear for Treeline Review and advised wilderness travelers on lightweight backcountry equipment at Katabatic Gear. He resides in California’s Eastern Sierra, where scenic desktop backgrounds are born.

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Anna Perling

Anna Perling is a former staff writer covering kitchen gear at Wirecutter. During her time at Wirecutter, she reported on various topics including sports bras, board games, and light bulbs. Previously she wrote food and lifestyle pieces for Saveur and Kinfolk magazines. Anna is a mentor at Girls Write Now and a member of the Online News Association.

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Travel mugs are one of those banal items that, thanks to their sheer frequency of use, necessitate a bit more consideration. You might be tempted to grab whatever mug you see on sale without thinking too much about the fact you’ll be using it all the time.

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It’s only upon repeated use that flaws begin to stick out and you begin saying to yourself, ‘oh, it’s not actually insulated that well,’ ‘the cap is leaky’ or simply ‘this looks bad.’

What you need is something that’s simple to use, leakproof, durable and stylish, as well as something that also fits easily in your cupholder and keeps your coffee or tea toasty (or your iced beverages and water cold) for hours. So to save you time (and money) in your search for an awesome travel mug that meets all these qualifications, we’ve pulled together this guide to what we consider the finest ones. Happy shopping — and sipping.

How We Tested

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Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Sip Lid Travel Mug

  • $26.00 at Hydro Flask $35.00 (25% off)
  • Cupholder- & bag-friendly
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Really Just a Water Bottle

Hydro Flask’s double-wall, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel water bottles are known to keep beverages cold or hot all day long, and the same goes for its coffee mugs. The Wide Mouth Mug keeps cold drinks chilled for a whopping 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. The variety of colors and sizes Hydro Flask offers is wide, the flexible carry handle is comfortable to grip and makes it easy to strap to any pack and the lifetime warranty is sweet.

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YETI Rambler 20 Ounce Tumbler

  • $35.00 at Yeti
  • Sturdy, reliable and user-friendly

Yeti is pretty firmly ensconced as the cooler king . No big surprise then that the company makes some pretty damn good mugs as well. This double-wall vacuum-insulated option keeps your beverage as hot or cold as you like while also looking good and standing up to the elements. The no-muss Magslider lid makes it even more travel friendly.

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RTIC Travel Coffee Mug

  • $14.00 at rticoutdoors.com
  • Top-tier insulation
  • Multiple sizes available
  • Hand-wash only

Rtic makes top-of-the-line coolers , so it’s understandable the brand also crushes the hot beverage game — with style to spare. Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps each sip toasty, and the 16-ounce capacity ensures there will be plenty such sips. (Several 12-ounce versions are also available at the link, so double-check the size you are getting.)

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SMMT Outdoor Serpa Tumbler

  • $42.00 at smmtoutdoor.com
  • Thoughtfully designed
  • Easy to clean
  • Doesn't fit in standard cupholders
  • Magnet in detachable base isn't that strong

Created by former Nike Execs and located in Park City, Utah, SMMT Outdoor specializes in elevating outdoor gear, and its new Serpa Tumbler is no exception. The leak-proof lid separates into two components — the durable plastic sipping lid and a magnetic base, which doubles as a coaster when sipping lid-free.

The Serpa can hold 16 ounces, and is shorter and stouter than othe insulated mugs. It doesn’t fit in car cupholders (which is a shame) but it’s chic design and ability to keep drinks at their optimal temperatures will probably inspire you to have it in-hand, anyway.

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Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler – 40 fl. oz.

  • $45.00 at REI
  • Large handle makes carrying easy
  • Compatible with all cup holders
  • Heavy when full

Thanks to TikTok, Stanley’s humble Quencher has gone from standard issue to red-hot in a matter of months. If you’re seeing one in practically everyone’s hand, it’s not just the effect of social media: the bottle is that good. The 40-ounce capacity with cup holder compatibility is spill-proof, easy to drink out of thanks to its reusable straw and easy to grip thanks to its extra-large handle. It’s easy to clean (and dishwasher safe!), comes in a variety of colors and yes, it keeps your drinks at just the temp you want — four hours for warm drinks, and 11 hours for cold beverages.

MIIR 360 Traveler

Miir 360 Traveler

  • $28.00 at miir.com
  • Sleek and sophisticated design functions well
  • 12 and 16-ounce sizes feel small when you're used to bigger mugs

If you’re constantly on the go, sometimes it can be a pain to take the time to sip out of one tiny little opening in your travel mug lid. You want options! Miir solved the problem you may not even have known you had with its 360 Traveler. The unique pop-up design of the lid allows for sipping anywhere around the rim — no thinking required. It’s spill proof, sleek and easy to use. The lid can be a little annoying to clean, but that’s not anything new in the world of insulated mugs and bottles.

Camelbak Products MultiBev Water Bottle & Travel Cup – Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel – Black – 22oz bottle & 16oz cup

CamelBak MultiBev Water Bottle & Travel Cup

  • $30.00 at Amazon $52.00 (42% off)
  • Red Dot Design Award winner
  • 2-In-1 versatility

If you’re looking for a travel mug that can do more — and are willing to shell out for it — CamelBak’s Red Dot Design Award-winning innovation is your play. The insulated 22 oz. bottle features a removable, lidded 16 oz. cup you can use to reduce waste at a coffee shop, stash snacks and even use to share some of your precious rocket fuel with a friend, if you’re so inclined. Note: A smaller, $25 version (17 oz. bottle, 12 oz. cup) is available too.

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Ember Travel Mug²

  • $200.00 at Amazon
  • Keeps drinks at the exact temperature desired – no cooling
  • Not for cold drinks
  • More initial set-up required than the average mug

If you’re the type to let your coffee or tea go cold, just to microwave it and let it go cold again (and repeat, and repeat…) then the Ember 2 should be on your radar. Yes, other insulated mugs and bottles can keep your favorite drink hot for up to six hours, but Ember’s keeps your coffee, tea or other hot beverage at the same exact temperature for three hours — no semi-warm drinks here.

Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug

Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug

  • $18.00 at Amazon
  • Classic styling
  • Comfortable handle
  • White lid shows stains more easily

If you love to get outdoors, this backcountry-inspired travel mug looks just like the ceramic mugs that used to be everyone’s go-to for camping. The sliding leak-proof lid keeps things hot and secure for up to five hours. We recommend pairing this mug with some easy-to-make camp coffee like Kuju’s pour-over grounds or Alpine Start’s instant coffee .

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CamelBak Horizon 10 Ounce Rocks Tumbler

  • $19.00 at Amazon
  • Fits easily in your hand or pack
  • Won't hold a standard 12-oz can of beer

Camelbak’s small-but-mighty 10 ounce tumbler is perfect for keeping drinks — alcoholic or not — chilled and ready for sipping at a moment’s notice. The double-walled insulated stainless steel is powder-coated for a sweat-free finish: use this for your afternoon cocktail this weekend, and you won’t get those annoying drops rolling off every time you raise your glass to take a refreshing sip.

Camelbak’s non-slip silicone pad on the base keeps things upright and steady, and its tumbler-style lid slides open into three different positions, so you can find the flow that works for you.

Velo Canteen

Velo Canteen

  • $45.00 at velocanteen.com
  • Comes with two lids: a stainless steel option, and a BPA-free flip straw
  • Only holds 13.5 ounces

For the cyclist that enjoys a quality brew but doesn’t want to pour it into plastic (and for refined riders that want a beautiful, functional bottle to complement their kit) it doesn’t get much better than Velo’s Stainless Steel Canteen. It fits in a standard cage, works on and off the bike and double-walled stainless steel keeps warm drinks warm for hours on end.

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Zojirushi 16-ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug

  • $26.00 at Amazon
  • 24 colorways
  • 20-ounce capacity
  • Short cold temp retention

Offered in a number of attractive hues — 24, to be exact — Zojirushi mugs are renowned for their quality. This one keeps beverages hot for up to six hours, and there’s a five-year warranty on the heat retention, so you’re essentially getting five years of steaming java in one purchase.


Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 16 oz Travel Mug

  • $33.00 at kleankanteen.com
  • Stays cold for 47 hours
  • Unremarkable appearance

This vacuum-insulated bottle gives you loads of liquid refreshment options. But simply using the included leak-proof Café Cap and carrying handle, you can tote hot coffee for an impressive 14 hours — or iced coffee for a mind-blowing 47.

Swell Teakwood Traveler

Swell Teakwood Traveler

  • $40.00 at swell.com
  • Triple-layer vacuum insulation
  • 3 sizes available
  • Not real wood

The 16-ounce version of this distinctive-looking option will keep your coffee steaming for a a generous 12 hours thanks to stainless steel and triple-walled insulation. If the wood finish isn’t your style, there are several other colors and patterns to peruse.

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Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug

  • One-hand operable
  • Iconic appearance
  • Not particularly modern

Stanley’s been at it for more than a century, with consistent quality you can trust. This mug combines timeless good looks with reliable 18/8 Stainless Steel and double-wall vacuum insulation to ensure hours of toasty joe. It’s easy to drink while driving, too, thanks to the push-button lid you can trigger with your thumb.

Thermos Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Travel Tumbler

Thermos Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Travel Tumbler

  • $28.00 at Amazon
  • Highly recommended by users
  • Built-in tea hook
  • Not the most durable

This fan-favorite has nearly 15,000 Amazon ratings and a 4.7-star average. The vacuum insulation will keep coffee or tea hot for up to five hours, while the built-in tea hook handily suspends tea bags and most loose leaf infusers.

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The 6 Best Reusable Iced Coffee Cups, Tested and Reviewed

Keep your iced coffee frosty on the go

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From sweltering summer days to subzero blizzards, die-hard iced coffee lovers crave their favorite caffeinated drink no matter the time, season, or temperature—that’s where reusable iced coffee cups come in handy. They are a great way to save money and reduce waste by cutting back on trips to the coffee shop; plus, they allow users to take their drink on the go, whether it be to the office, a get-together, or a hike.

We tested an array of reusable iced coffee cups in our Lab and sent some home with our writers to see how they fared over several weeks of use. Each coffee cup was rated on its design, size, functionality, effectiveness, and value. From there, we narrowed down the best options to create a list you can trust.

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Best overall, contigo west loop vacuum insulated travel mug.

Effective auto-lock and anti-spill lid

Can lock and unlock with one hand

Keeps drinks hot/cold for hours

A little wide for smaller hands

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop offers everything you could want in a reusable iced coffee cup , from long-lasting durability to a sleek design, making it our top pick. Among the biggest perks is its leakproof design, which one of our testers verified by carrying around a full mug in her bag and finding it drip free at the end of the day.

The West Loop performed even better than advertised when it came to insulation. We found our coffee to be piping hot for three hours and still warm enough to drink six hours after brewing. When we tested it with ice water, ice cubes stayed in the mug for 12 hours and the water remained refreshingly cold after 20 hours. You can purchase the West Loop in a color that fits your personality, too; there are eye-catching shades like Monaco and Passion Fruit, as well as timeless options like black and stainless steel.

While the mug is a little wide, it easily fits in car cupholders. Perhaps the only other drawback is that the body is hand-wash only. The lid is top-rack dishwasher safe, however.

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Capacity:  16, 20, and 24 ounces |  Dimensions:  3.5 x 7.8 inches (16-ounce model) |  Color Options:  Yes |  Warranty:  Lifetime limited

Runner-Up, Best Overall

Yeti rambler 20 oz tumbler.

Large capacity and fits cupholders

Multiple color options

Dishwasher safe

Prone to leaking

Easy to scratch

Initially known for high-end coolers, Yeti has ventured into drinkware with its line of Rambler products. The Rambler Tumbler is our favorite for iced coffee because of its sliding lid and cupholder-friendly shape. The tumbler keeps drinks hot or cold for several hours due to its double-walled vacuum insulation. Despite being on the pricier end, it’s popular and highly rated, with customers praising its durability and that it can go in the dishwasher.

You can purchase it in three sizes—10, 20, or 30 ounces—and 12 colors, ranging from white, black, and stainless steel to more striking options like Seafoam and Peak Purple. The only drawback is that the lid is not leakproof, so keep that in mind before stowing it in a bag or backpack. 

Capacity:  10, 20, 30 ounces |  Dimensions:  2.75 x 4 x 7.8 inches (30-ounce model) |  Color Options:  Yes |  Warranty:  5-year limited

Best for Gifting

County line kitchen cold brew mason jar coffee maker.

Can brew coffee and tea

High-quality infuser

All parts dishwasher safe

Not as easily portable

Lid can become tight

Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, or just-because day, there’s never a bad reason to give your coffee-loving friend or family member this Mason jar cold brew maker. All you have to do for delicious cold brew is scoop the desired amount of coffee grounds into the steel filter, fill the jar with cold water, and let it sit overnight in your refrigerator. It took us no more than a few minutes to set up and, after refrigerating it for 36 hours, the cold brew was smooth and flavorful, just like many online reviews mention.

It's also an excellent gift option because Mason jars suit a variety of kitchen decors. County Line Kitchen keeps the price reasonable too, so you can throw in a bag of coffee beans if gifting, many of which are roasted specifically for cold brew. Our product tester added that the stainless steel filter eliminates the need for paper filters , cutting down on waste and saving a little money in the long run.

Even though the item is extremely easy to use, we found the instruction booklet vague at points, especially when it comes to the ratio of coffee grounds to water. As a solid starting point, we used a ratio of 4 cups of water for every 1 cup of coffee.

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Capacity:  32 and 64 ounces |  Dimensions: 4.5 x 10 inches (64-ounce model) |  Color Options: No |  Warranty: 90 days

Best for Travel

Bubba envy insulated tumbler.

No sweating

Lid seals tightly

Fits in car cupholders

Keeps drinks cold or hot

Can't close hole on lid

Hand-wash only

Not only is the Bubba Envy convenient for taking  iced coffee on the road, it can also keep drinks hot for several hours and the straw is large enough to drink all kinds of smoothies . Overall, the item is versatile, durable, and reasonably priced—all of which led our testing team to give it a strong review.

We found that ice water stays cold for more than 20 hours and hot liquids maintain a suitable temperature for around five hours. The cup is made of stainless steel so it resists stains and odors, which is often an issue for plastic travel mugs. Another detail our tester particularly likes is the indents on the outside of the cup that make it both comfortable to hold and ensure that it fits in a cupholder.

Unfortunately, the spout doesn't have a cover if you choose to remove the straw, so the mug can't be thrown in a bag or backpack when full.

Capacity:  18, 24, and 32 ounces |  Dimensions:  3.93 x 3.62 x 10.54 inches (24-ounce model) |  Color Options: Yes |  Warranty: Lifetime

Best With Straw

Klean kanteen insulated tumbler with straw.

Eco-friendly metal straw

Fits in cupholders

Very durable

Shorter heat retention

For those looking to reduce their carbon footprint , cutting back on plastic straws is a great place to start, and Klean Kanteen makes it easy thanks to this reusable mug with a steel straw. The California-born company is known for its eco-friendly products, having manufactured the first stainless steel personal water bottle back in 2004. The straw they use here is capped with silicone to make drinking more comfortable. A small downside, however, is that our testers say dust and lint often stick to the straw.

It's also not the best when it comes to temperature retention. The Klean Kanteen kept drinks hot and cold for an average amount of time compared to all of the mugs we tested, yet it was sufficient enough for us to recommend the item nonetheless.

This mug also stands out because of the many fun color options you have, along with standard choices like black and stainless steel. It's only available in one size, 16 ounces, but we found this large enough to satiate our daily coffee craving. The last perk our testing team noted is that the mug leaks very little even when you shake it. It's not 100 percent leakproof but still dependable.

Capacity:  16 ounces |  Dimensions:  3.5 x 9.85 inches |  Color Options: Yes |  Warranty: Lifetime limited

Best for Keeping Cold

Hydro flask wide mouth flex sip lid bottle.

Extremely durable

Easy to drink on the go

Not the best lid for commuting

Many coffee drinkers know the frustration of sipping lukewarm, watered-down iced coffee. That won't be an issue with the Hydro Flask Coffee with Flex Sip Lid. It performed well in a number of areas in our testing process, and one of them is certainly temperature retention. We filled the mug with ice water and found the ice cubes intact more than 12 hours later; the water was still cold after a full 24-hour day. And if you want to switch up your daily cup of joe, this pick also keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours thanks to its double-walled thermal insulation

It's available in three sizes—12, 16, and 20 ounces—as well as more than a dozen colors. Expect the Coffee Flask to be a long-term purchase; the product is backed by a lifetime guarantee and we found the stainless steel solid and durable. We confirmed that the mug is leakproof by carrying it around in a bag for several hours and even shaking it upside down over the sink. Keep in mind, however, that cleaning it in the dishwasher is not recommended, so you'll have to wash it by hand. 

The Spruce Eats / Derek Rose

Capacity:  12, 16, and 20 ounces |  Dimensions:  2.9 x 7.9 inches (16-ounce model) |  Color Options:  Yes |  Warranty:  Lifetime limited

The Contigo Autoseal West Loop checks all the boxes: compact, affordable, leakproof, and it keeps your iced coffee cold. It's even easy to drink from while on the go, all of which earns it our top spot. Customers looking for a larger option will likely prefer the Yeti Rambler Tumbler —but keep in mind that the item is not leakproof.

We purchased and tested more than a dozen reusable iced coffee cups to provide an accurate assessment of the best options available today. Our testing team measured how long the cups kept beverages cold, gauged the durability of the materials, and took the cups outside the house to see what it was like using them while on the go. The majority of iced coffee cups were also tested side by side in our Lab. Each cup was then given a one to five rating on its design, size, functionality, effectiveness, and overall value so that we could narrow down the list above.

  • Soma Brew Bottle : The Soma Brew Bottle is a unique option because it's a two-in-one mug and brewing device. Unfortunately, the glass body broke during the testing process, so durability concerns are the main reason it can't be confidently recommended.
  • Ello Campy Stainless Steel Travel Mug : One too many shortcomings prevent us from including the Ello Campy Mug on this list. Our product tester found that the paint can chip easily; plus, the lid is hard to clean and the mug itself is too large for some cupholders. There are still several positives, however, like its rustic aesthetic, large capacity, and sturdy handle.

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What to Look for in a Reusable Iced Coffee Cup

One of the first decisions to make before buying a reusable iced coffee cup is what size you want. Some people prefer larger bottles because they don't need to be refilled as often; others prefer smaller ones that can fit in bags, backpacks, and purses. Think about how much coffee (or other beverages) you drink in a day and then choose the size that works best for you.

Do you want a lid that makes it easy to sip while on the go? Or do you prefer using a straw? How important is it for an iced coffee cup to be leakproof? Questions like these will help you choose between flip lids and trigger-action lids (great for walking and driving), twist lids (the most secure), or bottles that come with straws.

Fortunately, it's quite easy to find iced coffee cups that are entirely leakproof. Whether you're walking to class, going on a hike, or simply making your daily commute, it's easier to transport a reusable cup if you can throw it into your bag. Make sure to read customer reviews beforehand, however, as some items advertised as leakproof may not actually be up to the task.

Stainless steel and plastic are the two most common materials a reusable iced coffee cup comes in. Steel is certainly more durable, whereas plastic is a little lighter and easier to carry in a bag or backpack. You can't go wrong either way, but there are subtle differences between the two.

One of the most common types of stainless steel used in drinkware is 18/8 stainless steel. What exactly does that mean? Well, Graham Nearn  of the Stanley brand told us it means the steel is made from 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel. It's a popular option because it's "food-grade, durable, and resistant to corrosion."

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How do I clean my reusable iced coffee cup?

For most reusable iced coffee cups, a simple daily cleaning only requires scrubbing with dish soap and a sponge or gentle brush. Avoid using steel wool brushes and harsh household cleaners on stainless steel. For a more thorough clean, allow a solution of vinegar and baking soda to soak inside the mug for several minutes, then rinse and clean with dish soap before using again. It’s worth consulting the product details or instruction manual provided with your reusable iced coffee cup to see if it is dishwasher-safe. This is a common benefit of glass and plastic mugs but not always stainless steel. If your reusable iced coffee cup isn’t dishwasher-safe, don’t worry. Cleaning is still quite easy.

What is a vacuum-insulated mug?

The phrase “vacuum-insulated” pops up all over the place when searching for reusable coffee cups and mugs. It’s also commonly used with another phrase: “double-walled.” Both labels denote that a reusable coffee cup is built with two different layers, an inner wall and outer wall, and that the space between the layers is partially evacuated of air, creating a vacuum. This design allows drinks to retain their temperature for a longer period of time because they are less exposed to outside air.

Regarding temperature retention, we asked an expert what it means when a cup can supposedly keep coffee "cold" for a certain number of hours. Graham Nearn  is the Senior Vice President of Product Creation & Design for PMI Worldwide and oversees the Stanley brand. While he didn't speak to other brands' regulations, he told us that Stanley considers a drink hot if it's between 140 to 203 degrees and cold if it falls between 39 and 50 degrees.

Can I put milk in a reusable coffee cup?

The short answer is yes, you can add milk or creamer to your coffee in a reusable iced coffee cup. Storing dairy products at warm temperatures can lead to bacteria growth, however, especially if the coffee mug is not cleaned properly afterward, so if you do add milk, make sure it’s only in the mug for a short amount of time and that the mug is cleaned thoroughly after drinking. Check if the manufacturer advises against adding milk or has any recommendations for cleaning afterwards too.

Can I put hot coffee in a reusable iced coffee cup?

The answer to this question is almost always yes. Most products labeled as "iced coffee cups" are suitable for hot coffee too. One of the few reasons a travel cup wouldn't work for hot coffee is if the material it's made from can't withstand the temperature, but that's unlikely, even with glass. The only other thing to keep in mind is that some reusable iced coffee cups can't be put in the microwave, especially if they are made with steel.

What’s the difference between iced coffee and cold brew?

Iced coffee and cold brew are different in the way they are prepared and in overall taste. Traditional iced coffee is made by brewing coffee hot first and then chilling it with ice afterward. Cold brew, on the other hand, is made by steeping coffee beans in nothing but cold water for several hours. This makes cold brew smoother in taste, lower in acidity, and able to stay fresh for a much longer period of time than iced coffee.

This piece was written by  Derek Rose , the coffee and tea expert for The Spruce Eats. He researches a variety of coffee products, from measuring scoops to commercial espresso machines, and interviews field experts for their insight. To select these products, he read customer reviews and third-party articles, and he researched what items best insulate beverages. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in Communications from Marist College.

Graham Nearn , the Senior Vice President of Product Creation & Design for PMI Worldwide, was interviewed for this piece. He oversees the Stanley brand, which has manufactured vacuum flasks and more since 1913.

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The 9 Best Travel Coffee Mugs, Tested and Reviewed

We tested over 25 top-rated picks to find the best spill-proof, stylish, and durable mugs.

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Factors to consider, other travel coffee mugs we tested, our expertise.

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There’s nothing like sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee (or an icy nitro cold brew ) first thing in the morning — if you have the luxury to savor that cup before your day gets busy. For those of us with little to no time to spare, a travel coffee mug is an absolute essential. You may not be able to drink your coffee while relaxing in your favorite local coffee shop, but you will have super-hot or ice-cold coffee to fuel you through your jam-packed day.

The problem is finding a travel coffee mug that keeps the flavor of your favorite brew intact without any metallic aftertaste. Paper and plastic cups don’t come close to the efficiency, sustainability, and temperature control a durable travel coffee mug offers. We tested more than 25 travel coffee mugs, paying close attention to insulation, design, and size. We also spoke to some die-hard coffee drinkers to get their expert opinions on the best travel coffee mugs, from ceramic mugs to stainless steel tumblers. Read on to discover our editor-tested and approved picks.

Best Overall

Yeti rambler 20 oz tumbler.

Pros: At 20 ounces, it’s large enough to hold enough coffee or other beverages to last all day long, with tough insulation to keep the temperature just right.

Cons: Be careful: the MagSlider lid isn’t leakproof.

Durability, size, and next-level insulation characterize the YETI Rambler Tumbler. It can handle all environments, from your office to your car, pool chair, or camping tent. Made from kitchen-grade, rust-resistant stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation, your beverage will remain at the exact temperature you desire (whether steaming hot or bitter cold) for hours. 

The Rambler can take a tumble with its hardy construction, and the exterior won’t chip or fade from years of use. However, during an upside-down leak test, we noted that the mug dripped a bit, so they wouldn’t leave it loose in a bag. The magnet on the MagSlider Lid adds an extra layer of protection to keep heat or cold from escaping. 

During testing, we also noted the Rambler’s long-lasting cool insulation, staying under 40°F for about 10 hours. It won’t sweat either, and if you spend a decent amount of time in the car, you can rest easy knowing it fits in most cup holders. Once you’re done for the day, you can throw it in the dishwasher to be ready for tomorrow.

  • Volume: 20 ounces 
  • Lid type: Twist-on, twist-off lid
  • Dishwasher safe: Yes

Best Insulated

Hydro flask wide mouth flex sip lid bottle.

Pros: We gave this tumbler a perfect score across all four categories, including size, design, insulation, and value.

Cons: It’s difficult to open this mug with one hand. 

Another great name in insulated and no-sweating drinkware tech, the Hydro Flask All Around Tumbler earned a perfect score. This large mug can carry hot or cold coffee or tea in any environment for extended periods — and looks good in the process. Made from stainless steel, it’s comfortable to hold, while the wide mouth facilitates easy access to add liquids and ice. On the go, the handle and exterior texture make it simple to grip. 

The lid can be sealed completely by twisting to prevent leakage, and it even has a red color marking inside to easily indicate if it’s fully closed. During testing, we noted that the lid’s super-tight seal never leaked, despite placing the mug upside-down and on its side. Given its sleek design and high performance, we recommend this mug for any type of liquid, hot or cold.

Ello Campy Travel Mug

Pros: This mug is a great size, features a stylish design, offers stellar hot and cold insulation, and is truly leakproof — all for under $20.

Cons: While the lid is dishwasher-safe, the body should be hand-washed. 

Some of the coolest travel tumblers around, Ello products have great heat retention to keep things piping hot for hours. We especially love the Campy Stainless Steel Mug, which is great for traveling because it didn't leak a single drop during testing. It also performed very well for cold insulation, with under-40° temperatures that lasted for more than 10 hours. 

Pair those marks with the mug’s stylish design and comfortable cork handle, and you’ve got a perfect formula for an all-around great mug. Hikes, commutes, working from home or at the office, picnics — we can't envision a scenario that this mug wouldn't be useful. And under $20, it can't be beaten for value.

  • Volume: 18 ounces 
  • Dishwasher-safe: Lid is dishwasher-safe, body is not

Food & Wine / Fran Sales

Best Splurge

Kinto day off tumbler.

Pros: It provides excellent hot and cold insulation, is leakproof, and seals incredibly well, thanks to its twist-on cap.

Cons: This mug is not dishwasher-safe.

This high-end travel mug looks as good as it functions. It aced our usability and leakproof tests: It has a screw-on cap that ensures every drop of liquid stays in the mug (even when holding upside-down and shaking from side to side), and a slim body that's comfortable to hold. We enjoyed drinking from the circular opening of the mug, which allowed us to sip from any angle, though we noted that the flow was a bit fast.

The cap keeps the mouth area covered, so no need to worry about it coming into contact with germs as it rolls around inside your bag. Plus, it's versatile enough to use for either coffee or water, as it keeps both hot and cold drinks at your desired temperature for long periods. While this tumbler is on the pricier side, if you want an aesthetically-pleasing travel mug that works, we say this one is worth it. The compact size, exceptional insulation, and smart, leakproof lid design make this an all-around standout.

  • Volume: 17 ounces 
  • Dishwasher-safe: No

Best for Car Travel

Bubba envy insulated tumbler.

Pros: This is the ideal iced or hot drink container for the car. 

Cons: This mug is not leakproof.

If you’re looking for a reliable, extra-large travel mug, the bubba Straw Envy Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler might be your best bet. The removable straw is nice for iced coffee, and the size is ideal for a car cup holder. 

The mug is spill-proof in that if you knock it over, the lid won't pop off — but the liquid will come out of the mug. While it's comfortable to hold, the lack of leak protection will certainly make a mess even if it's tipped, let alone knocked over or turned upside down. It should remain upright in your hand or a cup holder only. 

Despite that, this mug has incredible insulation and kept liquid cold for nearly two days. The hot water remained hot for more than three hours and even kept warm until the following day, at 22 hours. We found the insulation abilities of this mug to be surprisingly unmatched, performing better than mugs twice or three times the price. We even poured an iced coffee to drive down to the beach one morning, and on the drive home, the remaining coffee was still ice-cold. Case in point: This is the ideal iced or hot drink container for the car.

  • Volume: 24 ounces 
  • Lid type: Pop-off lid

Food & Wine / Megan Soll

Best Leakproof

Contigo autoseal west loop vacuum.

Pros: This mug kept drinks insulated for nearly two days, outperforming competing options. 

Cons: You might want to pass if you're only looking for a travel mug that's good for cold beverages.

Contigo's leak-proof mug is ideal for anyone who takes their beverages on the go, especially hot drinks. It fits in cup holders, it keeps drinks insulated for hours, and it's easy to use with just one hand if you're driving or holding something in the other. 

We loved this mug’s Autoseal feature, where the snap seal top pops open with the click of a button. It can even help you avoid spilling your drink. Functionally, it’s comfortable to hold, with a center groove that lends itself nicely to wrapping your hand around. The downside is there’s no handle or a texture to boost grip, though the color coating on the outside provides a light layer of non-slip.

Food & Wine / Bailey Fink

Best Collapsible

Stojo collapsible coffee cup.

Pros: This compact mug is great for backpacking and travel, or a single-serve drink while on the go. Plus, the sleek design comes in a range of colors.

Cons: It’s not insulated. 

If you’re looking for a compact, lightweight, and convenient travel mug, the Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw delivers on all fronts. We noted that the leakproof abilities are great, with an easy-to-use tab that creates a tight seal. Pair that with the mug’s sleek design, and you’ve got a winning combination. Whether you’re drinking coffee or a smoothie, simply remove the heat sleeve when you’re done, open the tab, and collapse it down. 

The downside is the Stojo isn’t insulated, though we found it was able to keep an ice-cold drink under 60°F for up to four hours. Because this mug is recommended for camping, the quick cooling time can be an advantage, so you're not sitting around waiting for boiling water to cool.

  • Volume: 16 ounces 
  • Dishwasher-safe: Yes

Best Wide Travel Mug

Fellow carter everywhere mug.

Pros: This mug feels high-end and offers incredible insulation abilities, keeping drinks hot for hours.  

Cons: Since it doesn't fit in a cup holder, this is not a good option if you like to sip while you drive. 

For a reliable and secure travel mug with exceptional insulation abilities, we recommend the Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug. During our tests, we noted that the lid screwed on and off easily, creating a tight seal when shut — meaning no liquid was spilled when the mug was placed upside-down, on its side, or even shaken. 

Insulation-wise, this mug performed very well with both cold and hot liquids. For cold drinks, the ice didn't melt at all the following day. For hot drinks, the temperature dropped very slowly. Plus, the ceramic interior helped their drinks taste better and ensured the mug didn’t absorb residual odors after washing.

Food & Wine / Bridget Degnan

KeepCup Glass Cup

Pros: This mug is compact, transparent, and lightweight.

Cons: This travel mug is not fully leakproof and cleaning can be difficult as the cork band is tough to remove.

Anyone in the market for a small glass mug might be pleased with the KeepCup Reusable Coffee Cup. Though we appreciated the mug’s overall look, we were disappointed with some aspects of its performance. During testing, liquid dripped out of the mug’s center lid. It wasn’t excessive, but enough that we would be upset if it was coffee dripping on a white dress, for example.  

The good news is this mug retained temperatures for longer than we expected, given its glass construction. But with cold liquids, the mug began to excessively sweat. The only spot where you can hold the mug while it has something hot or cold inside is by the cork band, which is cute aesthetically but makes for difficult hand-washing.

  • Lid type: Push-on, push-off lid
  • Dishwasher-safe: Lid and cup are dishwasher-safe; cork band is not

Food & Wine / Mary Hodes

We tested 26 popular, top-rated travel coffee mugs. Over the course of 4 weeks, we provided feedback on each travel coffee mug’s sealing capabilities, cold insulation performance, hot insulation performance, and ease of cleaning. In addition to its general design observations, we also paid close attention to insulation, size, and value.

Thanks to its durability, size, and next-level insulation, the YETI Rambler earned the top spot on our list of best travel coffee mugs. During testing, we found the YETI to work great in virtually any environment, keeping our beverage at the exact desired temperature for up to 10 hours.

Travel coffee mugs are usually made of either metal or ceramic, with tight-fitting lids, and some can be vacuum insulated. Your choice of material should take into account how you intend to use the mug, how long you need your coffee to stay hot, and how you drink out of it.

Choosing the right size of travel mug is about more than just how much coffee you want it to contain. If you need it to fit in your car’s cup holder, for example, or slide easily into a bag or backpack for a train commute. In general, you want a travel mug that will be easy to transport and contain enough volume of coffee to keep you satiated.

Lids are either designed as “drink-thru” or have to be removed to access the contents. Drink-thru lids are easier to navigate on the go but are not as good at keeping heat from dissipating. If you need a mug just to get hot coffee from one place to another without needing to drink it en route, a sealed lid with no drink-thru access will work best for retaining heat. If you do need to sip on the go, look for a lid with an easy slide or flip access that still protects from spills, rather than one that has a permanent opening.

Leak-Proof vs. Spill-Proof

Leak-proof travel mugs are designed to not allow any liquid to release when properly closed and sealed. These are ideal for mugs that you might need to toss into a bag or backpack during your commute. Spill-proof mugs are designed to mitigate a mess when accidentally knocked over during use. Some companies may use the language interchangeably, but in general, Leak-Proof will usually be slightly more secure than just Spill-Proof.

Care and Cleaning

Many travel mugs are not dishwasher safe, especially some that are vacuum insulated. Be sure to check the packaging to determine the best way to care for them. Regardless, travel mugs should be at least rinsed out after each use, even between cups, to keep them fresh, and preferably fully cleaned once a day to prevent mold and mildew. Remember that even if your mug is dishwasher safe, the dishwasher won’t remove tough stains and strong odors. For that, you’ll want to use baking soda and water and give it more of a scrub.

Frequently Asked Questions

“This is a vessel with two layers (or walls), one inside and one outside,” says Jessica Easto, author of Craft Coffee: A Manual . “In between is a layer of space, which even air has been sucked out of (that's what a vacuum is). Heat moves very slowly through the air, and it moves even more slowly through this "vacuumed" space because there are very few molecules in that space. Since heat transfer happens so slowly, your coffee stays hotter for longer.”

This will depend on your travel mug, says Easto. “A vacuum-insulated travel mug can keep coffee hot for several hours. Different brands promise different times.” If you need your coffee just to get you through your commute, you may not need the top-of-the-line mugs, but if you want that coffee hot all day, investing in a good vacuum-insulated mug or bottle will be the way to go.

Up to a point, says Easto. “The best performers of any material will be vacuum insulated.” Having said that, ceramic is a good material for retaining heat, and lids help to prevent fast cooling, so if you only need your coffee to stay hot for a short amount of time, they work fine.

Use a stiff brush or rough-sided sponge to remove the oils left behind by coffee (and any dairy or oat milk you've added). Baking soda and vinegar are the best bet for neutralizing aromas; soap is often difficult to thoroughly rinse out, and you can get lingering unwanted aromas and flavors. Put a half cup of vinegar and a teaspoon of regular dish soap in the travel mug, fill the rest with hot water, let it soak for a few hours, and then rinse it out thoroughly.

For the lid and rubber gasket (if needed), take the gasket off, and wash it with regular dishwashing liquid on a soft sponge. You can use the same sponge to clean the lid. Finally, rinse the mug and let it air dry.

Strong Contenders:

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug ($29 at Amazon )

S'well Stainless Steel Traveler ($35 at Amazon )

THERMOS Travel Coffee Mug with Snap Flip Lid ($30 at Amazon )

MiiR Insulated Travel Tumbler with Locking Flip Lid ($34 at Amazon )

RTIC Outdoors Travel Mug ($35 at RTIC )

Kinto Travel Tumbler ($27 at Amazon )

What Didn’t Make the List:

Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug ($25 at Amazon )

Simple Modern Insulated Thermos Travel Coffee Mug ($19 at Amazon )

Brumate Highball ($25 at Brumate )

Swig Life 18oz Travel Mug with Handle and Lid ($40 at Amazon )

Brumate Toddy Bundle 16oz. Travel Mug Set ($70 at Brumate ) 

Klean Kanteen Wide Recycled Insulated Mug ($33 at Klean Kanteen )

Ello Cole Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($18 at Amazon )

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug ($180 at Amazon )

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is an acclaimed food writer with nearly a decade of experience. She has written for Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, and more. For this piece, she used editor-tested insights and her research on top-rated travel coffee mugs.

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Frank Green Mug in pink next to a Frank Green Mug in navy on an orange background

1. The list in brief ↴ 2. Best overall: Zojirushi 3. Best leakproof : Contigo Luxe 4. Best design : Chilly's Series 2 5. Best luxury : Fellow Carter 6. Best for cold drinks : Stanley Quencher 7. Best with sustainable credentials : Klean Kanteen 8. Best stainless steel : De'Longhi 9. Best ceramic : Frank Green Ceramic 10. Best glass : KeepCup Glass 11. How to choose 12. How we researched

The best travel mugs, also known as reusable coffee mugs, offer so much more than a simple way to keep your coffee hot (or iced coffee cold). Billions of single-use  travel mugs end up in landfill every year. Travel mugs offer a more sustainable way to consume coffee. Lots of cafes even reward re-usable cups with money off your order, so, as you can see, these simple mugs are worth every cent.

There’s more to it than that though. As a former barista, I’ve made coffee in a huge array of travel mugs. You can tell you a lot about a person from their cup choice. From fashionable Stanleys and colorful Chilly's cups to luxury glass KeepCups and functional Thermoses, your travel mug comes close to a personality trait.

I use my travel mug everyday and I take it everywhere with me. I know how important it is to have an appropriate capacity, leak-proof features, unparalleled insulation, and easy storage options. Plus, it needs to be able to fit under the brew heads of all the best coffee makers on the market . So, after years of observation and hours of research, these are the travel mugs that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

The quick list

Zojirushi travel mug in green

The best overall

This tops most buying guides because it has so much to offer: excellent insulation, sleek design, leak-proof features, and a non-stick interior. The only thing it isn't? Cheap.

Contigo luxe travel mug

The best leakproof

The simple button which opens on the side of this cup makes it feel almost automated. It's easy to use with one hand and has never leaked in any expert tests.

Chilly's travel mug in purple

The best design

This comes in a range of colors and each one is beautiful. The sleek design is leak-proof and will keep your coffee warm for hours. However, it's not dishwasher safe.

Fellow Carter travel mug

The best luxury

This is the mug loved most by coffee experts. It even comes with a guard to stop ice cubes from falling into your face when drinking, but you'll have to wash it by hand.

Stanley Quencher flask

The best for cold drinks

Iconic and incredibly popular, this Stanley boasts capacity and color options. It's easy to hold and insulates well, but is probably too big for a flat white.

Klean Kanteen Cup

The best for sustainability

Crafted from 90% recycled stainless steel, this ergonomic mug scores top marks for sustainability and style. However, it only keeps coffee hot for four hours.

De'Longhi Travel Mug

The best stainless steel

This is the mug I've been using for nearly a year. Its insulating capability is incredible and the capacity is more than enough for a generous cup full. However, it looks a little utilitarian.

Frank Green ceramic coffee mug

The best ceramic

If you want to swerve more metallic flavors in your coffee, this is a colorful, compact, ceramic-lined option. It's triple-insulated and leak proof.

KeepCup Coffee Mug

The best glass

Ergonomically replicating the paper coffee cup experience, this beautiful glass travel mug looks and feels like luxury. It won't keep your coffee warm for hours though.

The best travel mugs on the market 2024

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The best travel mug overall

1. zojurushi stainless mug.

Our expert review:


Reasons to buy, reasons to avoid.

✅ You drink one handed: this is slim and easy to open ✅ You will carry this in a bag: it's leak-proof ✅ You need insulation power: this stays warm for hours

Don't buy it if:

❌ You don't like cleaning: this isn't dishwasher safe ❌ You're on a budget: this is more expensive than other models ❌  You drink espressos: this is too big for smaller drinks

The bottom line

🔎  Zojirushi Stainless Steel: this is the best mug on test. It keeps coffee hot (or cold) for hours, if not days. You can use it one-handed too, so it should be no surprise that this is expensive.

Hard as I tried, I couldn't find a travel mug to knock the Zojirushi off top spot. It ticks all the boxes for a sleek, insulating mug and then some. It keeps your drink at the right temperature for hours on end. It has the best longevity of all experts' tests.

The simple and slick design is available in a range of color options. It's deceptively light, easy to hold, and will sit neatly into car cup holders as well as ones you might pick up from your local café, too. 

Lots of users praised the lid-locking system and the fact that you can use this with one hand. Even though it's easy for you to unlock when you want a sip, it's almost impossible to accidentally open in your bag. Nobody experienced any accidental leaks in their bags, even in more extreme expert tests.

The non-stick inside is easy to use, which is good because this isn't dishwasher safe. It's also expensive in the context of travel mugs, but it comes with a five year warranty, so will be your coffee companion for years.

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The best leakproof travel mug

2. contigo luxe autoseal travel mug.

✅ You drink on-the-go: this can be used one-handed ✅ You need a fully sealed bottle: it's fool-proof and leak-proof ✅ You're on a budget: this is reasonably priced

❌ You want color options: these cost a little more ❌ You take small sips: there might be some pooling between sips ❌  You drink espressos: this is too big for smaller drinks

🔎  Contigo Luxe Autoseal: this is packed with leak-proof, fool-proof features. It's easy to operate with just one hand, but the coffee can pool a little.

There's no travel mug I'd trust more with hot drinks than the Contigo. The smart, auto-seal function locks at the back of the bottle, keeping it sealed against the range of object it might bump into in a work bag.

It is clearly designed with busy coffee drinkers in mind. The narrow neck is easy to grip in just one hand. When you want to take a sip, you can safely open it, again with one hand. All you have to do is press a button. It's remarkable. The only issue some people had with this ultra-slim design is that it might be too slim for some cup holders.

Most importantly, it will keep your coffee hotter than hot. Reviewers mentioned popular brands such as Yeti and S'Well, saying the Contigo is much better. Even though some customer reviews said that the lid gets hot, I found some experts who had tested and measured this feature using proper equipment. The lid didn't even reach lukewarm and the drink inside stayed piping hot. The evidence speaks for itself.

The Contigo is reasonably priced too, so this scores top marks almost across the board. The only complaints I can find online are that colorful options cost a little more. Plus, when sipping from the lid, this opening is slightly small, so you might end up with the coffee pooling in the lid between sips.

The best travel mug for design

3. chilly's series 2.

✅ You like color options: this is beautiful ✅ You want can-sized coffee: this is compact ✅ Will use this in the car: it fits cup holders perfectly

❌ You like big coffee drinks: this is quite small ❌ You're not a keen cleaner: this isn't dishwasher safe ❌  You need day-long insulation: this will keep drinks warm for up to four hours

🔎  Chilly's Series 2: the curved edges and colorful options offered by Chilly's make these the most beautiful travel mugs on the market. They're can-sized though, so not made for big or frothy coffees.

After great success with their iconic water bottles, Chilly's travel mugs are some of the most coveted on the market. The range of color options and softly curved edges make this comfortable to hold and easy to fit into cup holders. It's a beautiful, petite alternative to paper cups.

In reviews people say that this will keep coffee warm for over four hours. If you've poured boiling water into your cup, you need to keep the drinking hole open until it cools a little, which isn't ideal when you're in a hurry.

Even though this isn't microwave or dishwasher safe, it's easy to wash; the smooth lining is really easy to wipe clean. The outside doesn't scratch easily either, which is unusual for this style of travel mug. The colorful options are normally easy to scuff, but almost no customer reviews commented on any wear-and-tear. If you do damage your mug, these cups come with lifetime warranty anyway. They're made to love and made to last too. 

The best luxury travel mug

4. fellow carter everyhwere.

✅ You like color options: this offers almost every hue ✅ You drink iced coffee: this has a special filter ✅ This is a gift: you can personalize it

❌ You need capacity: this is only 12 oz (there's a 16 oz option though) ❌ You prefer sip options: you have to drink from a wide mouth ❌  You're on a budget: this is relatively expensive

🔎  Fellow Carter Everywhere: this scores full marks for form and function. Available in a range of colors, it's particularly clever with iced coffee.

Available in a range of soft, pastel colors and classic monochromes, the Everywhere mug is a must-have. Aside from the comfortable, curved aesthetics, this is functionally flawless. That's why all the experts love it.

Reviewers confirm that this keeps drinks hot for up to twelve hours and can keep ice rattling around for up to 24 hours, which is incredible. The wide mouth design might put iced coffee drinkers off, but this comes with a neat sieve to stop ice cubes falling onto your face when you're sipping the final drops of your iced lattes. Even better, the thin lip feels delicate to drink from (although not everybody likes this feeling).

You might expect this to be lined with traditional stainless steel, but it's not. Fellow opted for a less absorbent, more neutral ceramic lining. This doesn't leech any metallic notes into your drink, so you can enjoy your coffee flavors at their fullest. 

My only word of warning is that when it comes to the clean-up, be careful. This is hand wash only. You have the potential to ruin one of the best mugs on the market by throwing this in the dishwasher.

The best travel mug for iced drinks

5. stanley quencher.

✅ You want capacity: this is huge ✅ You drink iced coffee: this keeps ice cool and has a useful straw ✅ You want color options: this comes in every shade

❌ You want a leak proof cup: this will spill ❌ You like small drinks: this is too big and clunky for them ❌  You don't use straws: that's the way to drink from these

🔎  Stanley Quencher: possibly the most iconic thermal cup on the market, the Stanley is perfect for keeping iced coffees cool. It's guaranteed for life and has a huge capacity. My only issue is that this isn't leak proof.

Stanley's iconic Quencher is everywhere. Whilst the form is quite functional, social media has imbued it with an reputation for industrial-chic rather than very practical camper for whom it was designed. 

The cups are available in a range of candy-like colors and unique finishes, all with a huge 40 oz capacity. If you'll use your travel mug to hit your hydration targets, this is the surest way to do it.

It's easy to see why people love it. The neat straw is nice to sip from and the cup's body is easy to hold. If you don't drink your iced coffee straight away, ice will rattle around, frozen solid for the whole day. 

My only question is, who wants a hot coffee through a straw? I tried it and it was all a bit strange. Plus, this isn't leak proof, so there's no chance of putting this in your bag with your laptop and phone. 

The best way to transport it is in a cup holder or your hand. It is spill proof and the slim design sits securely in cup holders and consoles.

The best travel mug for eco-credentials

6. klean kanteen rise.

✅ You want a cup shape: this has a lovely handle ✅ You're eco-conscious: this is crafted with recycled materials ✅ You want color options: this comes in a range of hues

❌ You want a leak-proof cup: this will leak over long periods ❌ You need capacity: this is on the small side ❌  You're clumsy: this can scuff

🔎  Klean Kanteen Rise: the eco-credentials on this cup are incredible. They make this cup feel as good as it, well, feels. If you leave it on its side overnight it might leak a little.

Klean Kanteen makes the most environmentally conscious travel mug on the market. Any plastic they use is BPA-free, the insulation is lead-free, and 90% of the steel is post-consumer recycled 18/8 stainless steel. If that's not something to feel good about, I don't know what is.

Klean Kanteen has mimicked the traditional cup shape with an ergonomic, easy to hold handle. It's available in a range of nature-inspired tones, a tribute to the planet, which the company puts at the forefront of its goals.

In expert tests, this kept coffee hot for up to seventeen hours and could keep ice cold for over 58 hours. That's some seriously impressive credentials. When you want to start sipping, the stopper lifts off and out of the way so there's no chance of you bumping your nose with some coffee. The only drawback of this easy stopper is that it's not completely leak proof. Whilst this passed the handbag test carried out by most expert testers, when one person left it on its side overnight, some coffee leaked out. 

This comes with a 'Strong As Steel' lifetime warranty, so you know this is a good investment. Although, watch the powder-coated outside. It is beautiful, it will scuff if you throw it around too much. 

The best stainless steel travel mug

7. de'longhi travel mug.

✅ You like big servings: this has a huge capacity ✅ You'll use this daily: it's really durable ✅ You will drink from this all day: it's a great insulator

❌ You have a lot of sharp objects in your bag: this scratches easily ❌ You like smaller servings: this is big and bulky ❌  You're on a budget: this is quite expensive

🔎  De'Longhi: the perfect balance of style and function, this is an incredible insulator and doesn't leak any metallic taste into your drink. It will scratch over time though.

I use the De’Longhi travel mug and trust it with my life. In the past, I’ve had more soup, coffee, tea, and water spills in my bag than I (and my bank balance) would like to admit to. In nearly a year of using the De’Longhi, I’ve not had one drop leak into bag. 

With an impressive 24 oz capacity, this is perfect for frothy coffees and big servings. If you're more of a flat white or espresso drinker, this will be clunky and oversized. However, if you're like me and you enjoy a bigger cup than average, you'll be grateful for the De'Longhi's capacity.

The insulating power of this is incredible. I've burnt my tongue more times than I care to admit to with this. In fact, just today I made a chai tea, left the lid off, and forty minutes later, still burnt my tongue trying to drink out of this. If it wasn't so impressive, I think I would find this annoying.

The leak-proof seal is easy to open up, although you couldn't do this with one hand. When I'm sipping from the De'Longhi, the seal never falls back onto my face, but if the rubber seal touches my nose, it leaves a coffee mark. Turns out, that's not just me being clumsy. A number of reviewers have found the same, so keep a mirror nearby to make sure you're not walking around with a spot of coffee on your face.

Having used this for a while, I've noticed that the lid warms up when I pour my coffee in. If this wasn't such a ridiculous insulator, I would think it was a fault with the cup. It has also scratched over time: I put keys and plugs in my bag, so it's no surprise, but it has only enhanced the very functional aesthetic of the De'Longhi.

The best ceramic travel mug

8. frank green ceramic.

✅ You want customizable options: this has color, feature, and size options ✅ You want one-hand operation: this is compact and effective ✅ You don't like metallic tastes: this is lined with ceramic

❌ You like big coffee cups: this only goes up to 16 oz ❌ You're clumsy: this can scratch and doesn't have a handle ❌  You're on a budget: there are cheaper options

🔎 Frank Green Ceramic: petite and chic, this neat travel mug is perfect if you're always on the go. It's more fragile and subject to scuffing, but can be used with one hand.

I love these eye-catching travel mugs. They're available in an array of pastel and natural colors as well as a range of sizes (from 8 to 16 ounces) and you can choose between a sip, button opening lid, or a straw lid. If you're looking for a very specific combination of size and style, you'll find it here.

The sleek, can-shaped cup is perfect for everything from handbags to car cup holders. These look delicate and elegant, but they're really durable. The main body is crafted from premium stainless steel and the other features are either BPA-free plastic or stain-free ceramic. A ceramic lining isn't unique to the Frank Green travel mug, but this is the best way I've seen it done. Reviewers all say it's easy to clean and has no trace of any metallic flavors either. 

When the build quality was really put to the test, it more than excelled. Nobody online struggled with any leaking issues. Even the button-opening lid passed the handbag test in expert reviews. Whilst it seals well, you can still unlock and drink from this with one hand, perfect for those who are always on the go.

Customer reviews all praised the triple-walled vacuum, which keeps drinks insulated, hot or cold, all day long. I actually really struggled to find criticisms beyond the fact that this can scratch, but that was in tests when this was quite literally thrown onto the sidewalk. Some reviewers felt limited by capacity (which is easily solved by sizing-up) and price, which is no more than the other models in this guide. 

9. KeepCup Reusable Tempered Glass Mug

✅ You like coffee shop cups: this is like an upgrade on all the features ✅ You want natural aesthetics: this looks organic ✅ You don't like metallic tastes: this is lined with ceramic

❌ You want one-hand operation: this is fiddly ❌ You need good insulation: this won't work for long periods of time ❌  You're clumsy: this could smash (and it's not leak proof)

🔎 KeepCup BrewCork: this is a luxury take on your everyday coffee cup. It's splash-proof, but not leakproof and not the best insulator either.

For a long time, this was my go-to travel mug. It's actually still my partner's favorite. I put it down to the organic materials and natural aesthetic, but he says it's because of the features. Either way, the KeepCup deserves a lot of love.

These tempered glass cups follow the silhoutte of the average, single-serve coffee cup. However, KeepCup has used tempered glass and recovered cork in the place of non-recyclables, leaving you with a beautiful coffee cup aesthetic. Being able to see inside is a blessing if you've made a fun drink, such as matcha, but a curse if you've got sediment at the bottom of your coffee cup.

The cork band is nice to hold, but it sits quite tightly on the cup. If you're clumsy, pulling the sleeve or the splash-proof sipper lid off can feel like playing with fire. I always worry I'm going to drop and smash it. That's why you also shouldn't put this in your bag. Whilst it won't splash coffee out of the lid, it will leak, so you should only sit it in coffee cup holders or your hand. 

If you're looking to keep your coffee hot all day, this won't do the job. The glass will keep it warm for about an hour, but any longer than that and this might need to see the microwave. It's also quite heavy (because it's glass) and even if it's empty in your bag, you still need to be careful not to smash it.

How to choose the best travel mug for you

All of the options in this buying guides make excellent travel mugs. Different ones suit different people and these are the features you need to think about:

Capacity If you like a big cup of coffee, you'll be looking for a cup with a capacity of more than 16 oz. If you prefer a smaller serving, or even espresso, you'll want a cup that's closer to 6 oz. I'd always recommend looking for a little extra room just in case you have some frothy coffee and need extra room for foam.

Material Most of these will be made with stainless steel and plastic, but it's important to look deeper into the credentials. Some plastics are BPA-free, some stainless steels are recycled, and, some are also lead-free. If you don't like a metallic taste in your coffee (not many people do), you might want to look for ceramic, glass or non-stick coatings inside your cup, because these won't absorb flavors as much.

Insulation time Most of these cups will be able to keep your coffee warm all day long. However, some do a better job than others. The KeepCup, for example, only extends the time that your coffee will be warm for to up to an hour, whereas other models could keep ice solid for days.

Leak-free features This is one of the most important features of a travel mug. If you're often in a hurry and want to be able to throw your travel mug into your bag, completely fuss free, you want to be sure that it won't leak or accidentally unlock and empty hot liquid all over your valuables. 

Sip method Some people like to sip from a straw, some like a small sip opening, some like a wider mouth. There's no better option, but there's definitely one for you. I've included at least one of each in this guide so that you can select your favorite.

Price and warranty These cups all sit around a similar price point. I've selected premium models because they come with guarantees, ranging from five years to a lifetime. Whilst the ones with lifetime guarantees are expensive, you're buying one cup, which you can have replaced for the rest of your life. That seems like an unmissable offer to me.

How we researched these travel mugs

Travel mugs have a range of variables, all of which need to be taken into careful consideration. When I was researching the best travel mugs, I already had a good idea of which I would put on this list, but I double and triple checked my data against other experts and customer reviews. 

I’ve read hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces written about these travel mugs, from Amazon to other trusted review sites. I’ve collated them with my experience to give you the comprehensive list you see here. I've researched every feature, from insulation and composition, to thermal times and any leak-proof features. If you need to know anything about these travel mugs, I'll have read about them and relayed them here, to you.

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Best travel coffee mugs in 2024 — tested and rated

We’ve tested a range of models to find the best travel coffee mugs

The best travel coffee mugs displayed together on an outdoor railing

Best overall

Best budget and durable

Best with handle

Best heavy duty

Best color selection

Best smart travel mug

Best for heat retention

Best for sustainability

Most secure

Best mug design

Best ceramic

Whether you want to ensure your coffee stays warm throughout the morning, or your iced tea remains cool in warm conditions, you'll need one of the best travel mugs. 

And while it might seem simple enough, the task of choosing out of tons available, can be tricky. You'll need to find the right travel coffee mug to suit your needs and lifestyle. Consider what material you'd prefer? Durable materials range from steel, aluminum and plastic, to even ceramic. Other things to think about include how heavy it is to carry, heat retention, and overall style. 

Finally, how much are you willing to spend? The best coffee travel mugs range from $15 to $35, though there are more advanced types with their own battery that cost $185.

To help you decide, we’ve found a great selection of the best travel mugs to suit any lifestyle and budget right now.

Best travel coffee mugs: MiiR Flip Traveler

1. MiiR Flip Traveler

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 2.75 x 7.25 inches | Weight: 10.2 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 9

The MiiR Flip Traveler is one of the best travel coffee mugs we’ve tested, offering a compact cup that will keep your liquids hot or cold for hours. Coming in 9 different colors, the double wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel body holds 16 fluid ounces of liquid. Although there are 12 and 20 fluid ounce capacities available too. The cup itself is very light, coming in it at 10.2 ounces.

The unique lid on top flips out when you need to drink and is secure when you need it locked in. But right after you drink, a small amount of liquid can gather on the lid, leaking to tiny droplets getting in places they shouldn’t. Also, if you don’t lock the lid firmly in place, it can spill. There’s nothing worse than having hot tea on your electronics because you didn’t make sure the lid was completely down.

It was one of the best we tested at keeping liquids consistently hot. Our testing started at 203 degrees Fahrenheit, only to drop to 178 after two hours, 154 after five hours, and 126 after 10 hours. Other cups paled in comparison, with the MiiR outclassing them in the category that is, literally and figuratively, the hottest.

Washing the cup is super simple and the lid doesn’t need to be taken apart to be put in the dishwasher. The whole cup is fairly durable and comfortable to hold. Overall, MiiR offers a fantastic travel mug with few downsides, keeping everything cool and on the inside. Give it a try if you are looking for a mug that offers everything you’d need. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

2. Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

Best budget and best durable

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: ‎2.9 x 8.9 inches | Weight: 8 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 18

Stanley is a brand built for rugged adventures and their Trigger Action Travel Mug is no exception. The strong, durable exterior claims that it has survived a bullet so it should be able to handle whatever you can throw at it. Made of stainless steel, the double-wall vacuum insulation creates a sturdy mug that weighs 12.8 ounces and holds 16 ounces, making it one of the heaviest we reviewed. A 20 ounce capacity is available too, which will no doubt weigh even more — we tested the 16 ounce capacity. 

The lid is also built to last, having a unique trigger system that lets you take a sip by just pressing the button. Though the lid is useful, it does tend to leave a bit of water in the mouthpiece if you close it too quickly. But other than the occasional dribble, it won’t leak even when turned upside down and severely shaken. The whole cup is dishwasher safe, but you might want to think twice about taking apart the lid. It's a bit difficult to reassemble, especially when you haven’t rebuilt it before. 

It kept the heat in fairly well, starting at 204 degrees Fahrenheit, dropping to 176 at two hours, 152 at five, and 125 hours at 10. But when it does have a hot liquid in it, the heat only breaks through a bit allowing you to hold even scolding beverages without a problem. 

While the MSRP is $25, it can often be found for $17.50, so you are getting one of the best travel coffee mugs out there for a great price. Even if you aren’t the adventurous type and just need something to shove in your cup holder that won’t tip over, then Stanley is your guy.

Best travel coffee mugs: Hydro Flask Coffee with Flex Sip Lid

3. Hydro Flask Coffee with Flex Sip Lid

Capacity: 20 fluid ounces | Dimensions: ‎2.9 x 9.3 inches | Weight: 13.2 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 14

Hydro Flask is one of the most popular brands for travel mugs and cups for a very good reason. Available in multiple sizes, from 12 to 40 ounces, and in 11 colors, this travel mug features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drinks at the right temperature for hours. The stainless steel bottle is durable, with paint that won’t chip from use.

What really makes this mug different from the competition is its unique lid. The top handle is great for taking it on the go, but when you unscrew it you see the real magic. To take a sip, just turn the lid counterclockwise to open the seal. When you want to take the whole lid apart to clean, just unscrew it in the opposite direction, revealing the intricate mechanism beneath. Keep in mind that getting it put back together can be a bit of a hassle or might take practice. 

The cup is incredibly durable and lightweight, coming in at 11.6 ounces for the 20 ounce capacity. Though it lacks a rubber bottom, the cup is still comfortable to hold and stable. It's also great at keeping your drinks hot, falling from 202 degrees Fahrenheit to 172 after two hours, 145 after five, and 116 after 10. It's definitely one of the more unique-looking cups we’ve tested, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular. Expert engineering and craftsmanship put it at the top of our list. This is why it’s one of the best travel coffee mugs. 

Best travel coffee mugs: THERMOS Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug

4. THERMOS Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 3.3 x 7.6 inches | Weight: 15.7 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 8

Thermos is a brand that has become synonymous with quality travel mugs, and the Stainless King is truly a wonderful option. Made of stainless steel, this vacuum-insulated cup is dishwasher safe and should fit in most cup holders. The handle on the side makes holding the cup easy and the outside stays cool even when hot liquids are inside. It is available in four different colors and holds 16 fluid ounces of liquid.

The lid is expertly crafted and won’t leak no matter how many times it's turned over or shaken. But it does have to be completely closed to work, just a little bit of an opening and the cup will spill out whatever is inside. 

To open the lid, just turn the nozzle counter-clockwise revealing the “open” label on the lid. When it's closed, the lid creates a vacuum seal that keeps everything nice and hot. There’s even a small hook on the bottom of the lid to hold your tea bag and make sure it doesn’t fall in. The lid doesn’t even need to be taken apart to clean.

The Thermos excels at keeping beverages hot, outperforming everything else we tested. Starting at 203 degrees Fahrenheit, it only dropped to 181 at two hours, 159 at five, and 131 at 10 hours, which we found was still too hot to drink. It earns a spot on our list as one of the best travel coffee mugs for this reason alone. 

It is one of the heaviest cups we tested, coming in at a whopping 15.6 ounces. The only heavier mug was the Ello Jane Ceramic Travel Mug. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Yeti Rambler

5. Yeti Rambler

Capacity: 20 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 3.5 x 7 inches | Weight: 12.8 ounches | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 34

Available in 10, 20 or 30 ounces (we tested the 20 oz capacity), the Yeti Rambler is unique in its design, offering a much stouter mug with enough room for your liquid inside. Cupholder-friendly and dishwasher safe, this double-wall vacuum-insulated mug is great for taking your cold or hot drinks on the go. Plus it’s available in a whopping 34 colors, so you can find whatever tone you want. 

Because of its more round shape, it's better than some we’ve reviewed at not getting knocked over, though it doesn’t have a rubber bottom for grip. But even the mightiest wind should allow the Yeti to stay upright. 

The lid is simple but effective when kept upright. You can slide it up to take a sip and then slide it back down to seal it. The slide requires a bit of pressure for it to get opened, so it shouldn’t just flop open and spill what's inside. But you shouldn’t just place this cup in your bag because it is possible for it to spill. The lid does not screw on and only has a rubber circle keeping it in place. With enough shaking or momentum, the lid will pop off and won’t have an airtight seal when turned upside down. 

It's also a bit dangerous to drink while hot. We found that while testing the outer ring on the lid retains heat a bit too well and was too hot to touch. The cup itself retains heat well enough, starting at 204 degrees Fahrenheit and going to 166 after two hours, 136 after five, and 108 after ten. 

But if you aren’t going on any backpack adventures and just want a drink to keep warm, then the Yeti is a great option. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

6. Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

Capacity: 12 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 3 x 8 inches | Weight: 38.4 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: No | Colors available: 2

Having an electronic travel mug that costs $185 might seem a bit extra, but the Ember makes it seem absolutely reasonable. The mug has an internal battery and can keep a drink at the same consistent temperature for three hours on a single charge. All you have to do is tap the center to reveal icons and set it to your desired temperature. 

It's packed full of smart features, which is why it’s one of the best travel coffee mugs, like Bluetooth that connects it to your phone to set the temperature and light that tells you when the cup needs charging. It also has an app, which is simple to use and works flawlessly, showing the battery level and temperature of the beverage (but it does need to be reconnected after every use). To charge it, all you have to do is place the cup on the included stand and it should be ready to go in just a few hours. We set the temperature to 136 degrees Fahrenheit after starting at 199, it managed to stay the same for the whole 10-hour period. 

The lid is also a marvel of engineering- all you have to do is press down whenever you want to drink to create a small circle of liquid to flow through. Even when shaken, the liquid didn’t escape and stayed inside the remarkable metal cylinder. Some liquid might stay around the lid after you take a sip, so keep that in mind. 

It’s also very durable and has a rubber-coated bottom to keep it from spilling over. It might be a great travel mug, but other options can do what it does without the hefty price tag. There’s no need to over-engineer a cup that’s worked fine before. It’s fairly lightweight,  coming in at 12 ounces and holding 12 fluid ounces. Being hand wash only is a drawback to boot as well.

Best travel coffee mugs: Teabloom

7. Teabloom

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 2.5 x 9 inches | Weight: 15.2 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 5

The Teabloom tumbler allows you to make teas on the go with everything inside the bottle. Unlike a lot of other travel mugs, this long but elegant bottle comes with a metal diffuser with its own handle that you can throw your favorite tea blend or coffee right inside. Holding 16 fluid ounces, it's made of stainless steel and brushed with a metallic exterior that stood up to the wear and tear of everyday use and weighs 15.2 ounces.

The tumbler is very thin and can be a bit wobbly. It doesn’t have a rubber grip and it's tall but the thin facade can cause it to get knocked down with just a little bit of force. But it will fit in almost every cup holder snugly, without any worry of it flying out. 

The lid is a simple screw-on top with a rubber ring that easily stops it from leaking even when shaken upside down. We found that even with the lid not screwed on completely all the way, the cup did not spill any water.

It also retained heat very well. When you put it in high-temperature beverages you can feel the heat on the side but it is definitely not too hot to touch. Out of all the travel mugs we tested without its own battery, the Teabloom held heat the longest, starting at 203 degrees Fahrenheit, and falling to 179 at two hours, 154 at five hours, and 126 at ten hours. It's by far one of the best travel coffee mugs to store hot liquid in, the fact it can make tea, coffee, or infused fruit water is just a plus. 

Best travel coffee mugs: bioGo 16 oz Reusable Coffee Cups

8. bioGo 16 oz Reusable Coffee Cups

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 3.6 x 7 inches | Weight: 6.4 ounces | Material: Rice husk | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 8

The bioGo Reusable Coffee Cup is simplistic but offers everything you’d need in a travel mug. Available in eight colors, it's made of recycled rice husks making them better for the environment. They also fit in cup holders and have a padded bottom to stop the cup from falling over.

It's also remarkably light; the model we tested weighs 6.2 ounces while still holding 16 fluid ounces. Although a 13 ounce capacity is also available. That light nature does make it feel a bit flimsy, but it held up to being knocked around just as well as other stainless steel mugs we tested. The cup is dishwasher safe and won’t break apart after multiple uses. 

The screw-on lid is simple but effective. The hole on top has a plastic stopper that can be flipped in or out, which effectively keeps liquids inside. No matter how shaken or flipped upside down, the cup did not leak. The lid closer did not move once it was locked in place, but when the piece came out of the hole it did flop around. 

Though it's a very pretty and stylish cup, it didn’t retain heat as well as a lot of the other mugs we tested. Starting at 202 degrees, it dropped quickly to 118 by two hours, 90 by five, and room temperature by 10. The whole cup became extremely warm on the outside, starting out at 125 degrees making it too hot to touch. If you need a mug that's safe for the environment and that you don’t need to hold hot beverages for long periods, then give this bioGo a shot. The environmentally friendly aspects make it one of the best travel coffee mugs.   

Best travel coffee mugs: Contigo West Loop Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug

9. Contigo West Loop Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug

Capacity: 16 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 3.56 x 7.75 inches | Weight: 6.9 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: No | Colors available: 13

The Contigo West Loop Travel Mug has a gorgeous and unique shape that is durable enough to last. Made of stainless steel and its own patented Thermalock insulation, drinks stay hot or cold for hours inside. The shape makes it stand out from other travel mugs out there while still being slim enough to fit in most car cup holders. It holds 16 ounces of fluid and weighs 6.9 ounces. A 20 ounce capacity is also available, but we tested the smaller model. 

The lid opens with a button press on the side, allowing any liquid to flow without issue. Even when shaken and held upside down, nothing escaped. To make sure nothing escapes, there’s a fantastic locking feature where all you have to do is press down on a button on top to make sure the lid can’t open. So when you place the mug in your bag, the button won’t accidentally get pressed and spill everywhere.

The odd shape does have it wobble a bit when tapped and it lacks rubber grips on the bottom, so it can fall. But it is still quite durable so even a tumble shouldn’t crack the exterior. The whole cup is dishwasher safe and the locking lid does not require disassembly to clean. 

When filled with hot liquid, we found that the plastic lid coated in rubber got very hot and couldn’t be touched at max heat. But it did hold heat tolerably, starting at 204 degrees Fahrenheit and failing to 166 at two hours, 137 at five, and 111 at 10. Other travel mugs insulated a bit more consistently, but the Contigo still earned a recommendation, which is why it makes the list as one of the best travel coffee mugs. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

10. Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

Capacity: 18 fluid ounces | Dimensions: 4.4 x 6.9 inches | Weight: 5.3 ounces | Material: Stainless steel | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 9

The Ello Campy Travel Mug is a simple, yet truly effective, liquid container. Its sleek metallic exterior hides a vacuum-insulated interior that keeps beverages cold or hot hours after use. That hard body makes it incredibly durable, though the plastic lid may not be able to handle the most aggressive of use. 

The handle is coated in cork inside, helping you keep your grip and not burn yourself when going for a drink. The large handle makes it impossible for it to fit firmly in most car cup holders, especially any that are very deep. But it does make the cup look aesthetically pleasing and simple to use if you’d rather grasp a handle. 

The screw-on lid is a bit more than just a simple piece of plastic, using a unique flipping mechanism to look the cup in place. Hot liquids made the lid too hot to touch and drink. It's also just a simple push button that can easily be knocked open without you noticing. This cup can’t be placed in a bag because it will spill everywhere. But it won’t leak when turned upside down as long as the lid is positioned correctly. 

The whole cup is fairly good at keeping liquids hot, starting at 203 degrees Fahrenheit it fell to 171 at two hours, 142 at five, and 113 at 10. That puts it alongside a lot of the other cups we tested with vacuum insulation. Overall, it's great as long as you don’t try to drink scolding hot beverages. The model tested holds 18 ounces and weighs 5.3 ounces, but a smaller 11 ounce design is also available. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Ello Jane Ceramic Travel Mug

11. Ello Jane Ceramic Travel Mug

Capacity: 18 fluid ounces | Dimensions: ‎3.5 x 6.5 inches | Weight: 24.7 ounces | Material: Ceramic | Dishwasher safe: Yes | Colors available: 5

The Ello Jane Ceramic Travel Mug is elegant with a timeless look, capturing the vibe of a cozy summer cottage somewhere in the wilderness. With a thick rubber bottom, the mug stays firmly planted when placed down and won't jiggle too much unless you try to knock it over. Being made of ceramic, we imagine that it's not as durable as other steel options (though we didn’t intentionally try to break it). 

The handle on the side makes it comfortable to hold, though it is a fairly wide mug that won’t fit in most cup car holders. You can fill it with 18 fluid ounces of liquid and clean it in the dishwasher. 

The top lid is a thin piece of plastic that you can shift up and down to take a drink. The lid is most certainly not leakproof and does not offer an airtight seal. If you just flip it over, the liquid will come gushing out, potentially with the lid as well. The lid is not screwed on and has no rubber gasket and is only held in place by a thin rubber bit around the lid.

It’s also not very good at retaining heat. It started at 199 degrees Fahrenheit and went down to 115 in just two hours. Like the Tupkee Glass Tumbler, the cup reached room temperature in just five hours. It's a much better indoor mug than a travel one, offering a unique option that just isn’t as stable as others on this list. The mug is also quite heavy, coming in at 22 ounces.

How we test

We put these travel mugs through rigorous testing for durability, heat retention, and comfort. First, we gave a score to every mug based on holding capacity, comfort to hold, stability, ease of opening, ease of cleaning, weight, and quality. 

Best travel coffee mugs: Thermos mug shown above sink

Then we performed a test to see if it could hold liquid while turned upside down, without spilling a drop. We filled each cup to its maximum amount and held it upside down for five seconds. Then we noted which cups leaked and spilled onto the countertop. Most mugs managed to stay tight-lipped, while others leaked their insides everywhere. After a quick wipe-down of each mug, we moved on to the next step.

Best travel coffee mugs: Ello Jane Ceramic Travel Mug, Ember and Thermos shown on counter with digital thermometer testing liquid temperature.

Then we tested each mug's ability to retain heat. We filled each cup at the same time with boiling water and checked its temperature with a digital instant-read thermometer at two, five, and 10 hours. To check the inside temperature, we opened the top and placed a thermometer with a rod inside just long enough to get the recording without leaking much heat. Then, we closed the lid as quickly as possible before moving onto the next one.

How to choose the best travel mug

Material A travel mug can be made of stainless steel, plastic, ceramic, or glass. If you need a more durable mug, you should find one made of a tougher material like steel or plastic. These tougher mugs are also much better at retaining heat, with some having a vacuum insulation that keeps heat from escaping.  

Durability Steel and plastic mugs are incredibly durable, able to withstand rigorous outdoor activity or time spent knocking around in a backpack. Mugs with rubber bottoms are also better at staying upright and not just falling over. If you are looking for a mug you can take on the road, it needs to be both durable and practical to use. 

Size Most travel mugs are between 12 and 20 ounces, with 16 and 18 being the sweet spot. Most are slim enough to fit inside your average car coffee cup holder, while being snug enough to not just bounce around inside. If you are looking for a good sized mug, then aim for one that's around eight to ten inches in height. 

How easy is to clean

Ideally, you should wash or rinse out your travel mugs straight after use, to prevent any grimy build-up inside. If you want to remove odors, one tip is to add  ½ cup of vinegar before adding 1tbsp baking soda into the travel mug. Allow it to soak in the solution overnight, and then rinse it with warm water. Make sure you rinse it well so that there are no traces of the solution/vinegar. This should have removed lingering smells. 

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The Best Travel Coffee Mugs, Whether You Walk, Ride, or Drive

By Wilder Davies and Emily Farris

Best Travel Coffee Mugs

All products are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.

We take our recommendation for the best travel coffee mugs very seriously. The working world (ours anyway) runs on caffeine, and for many coffee drinkers, that need has to be satisfied on the go. So a good travel coffee mug—one that’s easy to hold, doesn't leak, and keeps hot coffee hot and iced coffee cold—is a must.

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Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug

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Brumate Nav

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Yeti Rambler 10-Ounce Tumbler with Magslide Lid

To find the best travel mugs available right now, we tested more than 20 popular and top-rated options in a variety of shapes and sizes. Below, you’ll find our top picks for commuters of all kinds, followed by the details of how we tested and what we looked for. To learn the pros and cons of all the other mugs we tested, keep reading.

The best travel coffee mug to toss in your bag: Zojirushi

Of all the travel mugs we tested, there are only a few we’d feel comfortable tossing into a bag with our laptop or favorite book, and of them all, this one was the absolute best at keeping our coffee hot. After five hours the hot coffee we poured in was almost too hot to drink.

That excellent heat retention is due to the Zojirushi’s vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless steel. Though it sounds like a beast, this travel mug is actually relatively lightweight and has a super-slim design that fits perfectly in your hand or bag. It also looks really nice, which is a definite plus for a mug you'll be carting around everywhere.

And you never have to worry about coffee spilling inside your bag or briefcase because the spout cap has a pretty serious sliding lock on the top that, when engaged, makes it impossible to open or spill. Shake, rattle, roll this thing—it's not going to leak any hot drinks on you or whatever else you’re carrying. The lid also comes apart for easy hand washing.

The Zojirushi travel tumbler isn’t dishwasher-safe, which is true of many vacuum-insulated vessels. This was the slimmest travel mug we tested (the opening of all three sizes is just 1⅝ inch) so if you want to clean it with friction, you’ll need a soft bottle bottle brush . That kind of cleaning shouldn’t be necessary often since the inside has a non-stick coating. We weren’t able to find any kind of documentation on what that coating actually is but it probably is nothing to worry about as the issues with nonstick cookware are around exposing it to direct, high heat or scratching it with metal utensils, neither of which are likely in a coffee cup. The super-slim design also means this mug may rattle around in a car cup holder, and the 20-ounce size is too tall to fit under our Nespresso VertuoPlus spout (you’d likely run into the same issue with other single-serve coffee makers ). Finally, sipping from the Zojirushi is slightly more awkward to drink from than many of the other mugs we tried, but it’s a small price to pay for such incredible heat retention and the peace of mind that comes with having a truly leak-free travel mug to use for hot drinks on the go.

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes, very Sizes available: 12 ounces , 16 ounces , 20 ounces Warranty: 5 years

This price represents the 12-ounce size. Click through for more options.

The best dishwasher safe travel coffee mug to toss in your bag: Brumate

If you want a spill-proof, leak-proof travel mug that you can also stick in the dishwasher at the end of the day, we recommend the Brumate Nav. This tapered, tumbler-style mug is just as secure as the Zojirushi, though the “BevLock” lid uses a slider to lock a flip-top spout cover into place. And even when it’s not locked, this mug won’t leak; the lock just provides an extra layer of security in case the flip-top were to catch on something strong.

We accidentally turned our testing up to eleven one morning when we dropped this mug—full of piping hot coffee—while trying to shuffle small kids out the door. The lid was closed, but not locked, and we didn’t lose a single drop or burn any toddlers.

The insulated stainless steel body retains heat well (though not as well as the Zojirushi) and we appreciate that the BPA-free clear plastic lid allows us to look inside the cup.

The Brumate doesn’t retain heat nearly as well as the Zojirushi, but if you consume your coffee within an hour or two, it’s more than sufficient. The product description says it will keep hot drinks hot for three hours, but we only experience that kind of heat retention if the mug is full, and stays that way, for the entire three hours. We’d also love to see this mug in a 16-ounce size.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 12 ounces , 22 ounces , and 32 ounces   Warranty: Limited lifetime

This price represents the 22-ounce size. Click through for more options.

The best travel coffee mug for the car: Yeti Rambler with Magslide Lid

If you like to take your coffee in the car, you might not need a truly leak-proof mug. But you still need something to prevent sloshing and splashing when you inevitably encounter a pothole or other rough road. And, of course, a travel mug for the car must be able to keep your coffee hot even on brutally-cold mornings.

Yeti’s tumbler-style Rambler mug meets all of our requirements for a car-friendly coffee mug, and then some. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drink hot for hours, the slim base fits comfortably in a car cup holder, and the Magslide spout cover is really easy to open with one hand while driving (it’s easiest if you slide it open while it’s still in the cup holder).

This mug is also incredibly easy to clean as all three parts are dishwasher safe. The little magnetic slider stays securely put until you pop it off from the underside of the lid.

Aside from the fact that it’s not leak-proof, there’s not much we don’t love about this mug. But some coffee drinkers may find the size options limiting. The 10-ounce is perfect for an 8-ounce pour-over, a small latte, or a couple shots of espresso, but the next size up is 20-ounces and that may feel too big if you just want to commute with a cup of coffee. We’d love to see this mug offered in a 14-ounce or 16-ounce size, too.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: No Sizes available: 10 ounces , 20 ounces , 30 ounces Warranty: 5 years

This price represents the 10-ounce size. Click through for more options.

How we tested travel coffee mugs

For weeks we conducted unofficial testing, adding these mugs to our regular coffee-vessel rotation. When it came time for the official testing, we filled all of the mugs with piping hot water and let them sit on our desks for five hours. We then sipped from each to determine if they had retained heat. Next, we put the containers through a stress test, shaking them and tipping them up and down to see if anything leaked. Finally, we took some brisk walks to mimic the frantic conditions of a morning commute, coffee mug in hand. We did not preheat the mugs by filling them with hot water first—we figured the typical user would not do this and we wanted to see how well each mug retained heat without this step.

What we looked for

Obviously, a travel mug needs to be spill-proof, but mugs that will travel in a bag also need to be completely leak proof. To test the seal on each mug, we filled them with hot coffee, closed the lids according to the manufacturer’s directions, and shook them vigorously while turned upside down.

One of the most important considerations was temperature retention, so we looked at how well the mug kept coffee hot over the course of a few hours. We lined up the mugs and tasted them side by side after five hours to see which one was the hottest.

If a mug was marketed as leak-proof, we looked at how hard or easy it was to engage its leak-free function. Mugs that are too hard to seal are more likely to malfunction when you’re running out the door in a hurry.

We didn't want a travel coffee mug that was too heavy or unwieldy, as this would make it more difficult to carry around while commuting. We also considered how much you had to maneuver your mouth while drinking.

If a mug wasn’t listed as dishwasher safe, we looked at how easy it was to get all parts—including the nooks and crannies of the lid—thoroughly clean with hand washing .

Yes, these mugs are utilitarian vessels meant for keeping hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold, but let’s not pretend looks don’t matter. These are accessories as much as they are tools.

Personal preference dictates what size coffee cup you’ll need, and if you make yourself an 8-ounce latte every morning, a 20-ounce travel mug is going to be too big. So we looked for mugs that offered a range of sizes—including mugs big enough for those who do like to chug 24 ounces of coffee on the way to work.

For car commuters, a base that’s too wide is a deal breaker. So we looked at whether or not these mugs were slim enough to fit into standard car cup holders.

Other travel coffee mugs we tested

We love this bigger Yeti Rambler mug for most of the reasons we loved our top pick for the car, and it even has a handle and a more leak-resistant (though not leak-proof) lid. But the smallest size is 20-ounces and it’s just big enough that it’s not guaranteed to fit in every car cup holder. Plus, unless you’re planning to hit the road with an entire French press-worth of coffee, a 20- or 30-ounce capacity is overkill for your morning commute.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Some Leakproof: No Sizes available: 20 ounces , 30 ounces

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Yeti Rambler Travel Mug with Stronghold Lid

Yeti's most mug-shaped Rambler mug has the best size selection of all of the Rambler mugs and the two smaller sizes (10 ounces and 14 ounces) are stackable. But because it's mug-shaped, it won't fit in a car cup holder. And because it has the Magslider lid, it's not leak proof, either. While this one is generally good for camping, the handle is pretty basic and not very comfortable to hold—especially if the 24-ounce size is full of hot coffee.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: No Leakproof: No Sizes available: 10 ounces, 14 ounces, 24 ounces

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Yeti Rambler 24-Ounce Mug

With the addition of the Hotshot lid, Yeti’s versatile, durable insulated Rambler water bottle becomes a (mostly) leak-proof travel mug for coffee, tea, and other hot or cold drinks. The Hotshot lid, when twisted to the open position, allows you to drink from any spot along the rim. We say it’s “mostly” leak-proof though, because if it’s not closed tightly enough, it is possible to shake some drops out of this mug when turned upside down—and we don’t love that it allows for that kind of user error. You can also buy the Hotshot cap separately , which is a great way to get even more out of a Yeti Rambler bottle you already own. Well, as long as you make sure to close it really well.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Most Leakproof: Mostly Sizes available: 12 ounces , 18 ounces

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Yeti Rambler with Hotshot Cap

Brumate haș a series of leak-proof coffee mugs with handles called Toddy and these mugs have nearly all the same features we love about the Nav. But the reasonably-sized option ( 16 ounces ) is too wide to fit into any cupholder. The two larger sizes ( 22 ounces and 32 ounces ) have tapered bottoms and actually do fit into many cup holders, but most coffee drinkers will find they're otherwise just too big, in general.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Some sizes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 6 ounces , 22 ounces , 32 ounces

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Brumate Toddy

Klean Kanteen is best known for its lightweight stainless steel reusable water bottles (and for tripping up our spell check every damn time) but the brand also makes a very nice double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel travel tumbler. In fact, it’s so nice it’s almost perfect. This mug has excellent heat retention, and the powder-coated body is durable, dishwasher safe, and covered by Klean Kanteen’s lifetime warranty. The tumbler’s wide mouth (wide for Klean Kanteen, anyway) is big enough to fit most ice cubes, and the bottle itself is slender enough to fit most cup holders. Unfortunately, you need to use two hands to open the leak-proof lid, which isn’t always conducive to drinking hot coffee while on the go.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 12 ounces , 16 ounces , 20 ounces

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Klean Kanteen Wide Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle

Klean Kanteen

We’re generally big fans of Oxo gear but the Oxo Good Grips travel mug we previously tested always leaked a little when tipped upside down. In 2023, we tested a newer model, which has what the brand calls a leak-proof “SimplyClean” lid. The mug comes in an array of pretty colors, all of the parts are dishwasher safe, and we found the lid to be truly leak free when properly assembled. However, the engineering required to get such a good seal is… a lot. Disassembling the lid for cleaning and reassembling it are each three-step processes—and the steps are so unintuitive that instructions, arrows, and numbers are actually embossed in various spots all over the three separate lid components (four if you count the removable gasket). After a few tries, it’s pretty easy to get used to how it all goes together, but coming from a brand that makes such user-friendly products, this leak-proof lid is more complicated than it needs to be. It’s also a little too easy to accidentally remove the entire lid when trying to open the spout.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 ounces , 20 ounces

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OXO Good Grips Travel Coffee Mug With Leakproof SimplyClean Lid

We like that the short Hydro Flask coffee mug feels like a traditional mug, and this is the only “travel” mug we tested that comes in a 6-ounce size. Like all of Hydro Flask’s insulated products, this mug has great temperature retention and it’s also very durable thanks to solid construction. But because it doesn’t have a leak-proof lid or fit into a car cup holder, it’s definitely more of a “coffee on the front porch” mug or “hot toddy around the campfire” mug than an actual commuting mug. Another drawback? Unlike the brand’s powder-coated water bottles, Hydro Flask mugs are not powder-coated and therefore are not dishwasher safe .

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder : No  Leakproof: No Sizes available: 6 ounces , 12 ounces , 24 ounces

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Hydro Flask Mug

This 16-ounce stainless steel vacuum-insulated travel mug from Thermos is good, and most people would probably be content using it, but there's also nothing remarkable about it. It didn't keep our coffee hot nearly as long as the Zojirushi and though it has a leak-proof lid, it doesn't lock like the Brumate does. It’s also only available in one size (16 ounces). That said, the underside of the lid does have a built-in hook for tea bags and loose-leaf tea infusers, so if you're a tea drinker who likes to take your hot tea on the go, you’ll like that feature.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder : Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 ounces

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Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler

When we first tested the Fellow Carter mug, we tried the Move model —a gorgeous ceramic-lined thermal mug that does a great job of keeping hot drinks hot. Unfortunately, the twist-off lid required the use of both hands, which kept the Fellow Carter from taking a top spot. When we retested travel mugs in 2023, we were thrilled to find that Fellow had recently released a new model of the Carter mug with a slide-lock lid (the lid can also be purchased separately if you already own a Carter mug). The smooth sliding mechanism makes it easy to open and close the angled lid with one hand, and though it doesn’t actually lock like the Zojirushi does, it is leak-proof when closed. But the angle of the new lid means our testers’ noses got smashed up against it every time we took a drink, and because of a lip around the inside of the body, it’s hard to get every last drop of coffee out of this mug. Additionally, the ceramic-coated stainless steel interior is supposed to keep this mug from holding onto smells, but we found that after just one use, it was nearly impossible to get the coffee smell out the lid —so this isn’t a tumbler we’d want to use interchangeably as a coffee cup and a water cup.

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 12 ounces, 16 ounces

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Fellow Carter Slide Travel Coffee Mug

We wanted to love this beautiful powder-coated stainless steel tumbler from Kinto, a Japanese housewares brand. And for the most part, we did. The carry handle on the smartly-constructed top can be removed, revealing a thin circular opening that ensures controlled sipping. Liquid doesn’t pour out too quickly (no scalded tongue or ice cubes in the face) and when tightly sealed, it doesn’t leak. You can also remove the entire top of the mug, which makes pouring easy and makes the travel mug easy to clean. However, it’s impossible to open this mug one-handed. That, combined with its high price tag, kept it out of our top picks.

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 17 ounces

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Kinto Day Off Stainless Steel Tumbler

The MiiR Insulated Travel Tumbler got a lot of oohs and aahs during the unboxing phase of our test. It's sleek, bright, and incredibly comfortable to hold. And when you buy a mug, the brand gifts a portion of revenue to a charity project that's trackable via a code on the bottom of the mug. Hot drinks stay piping hot in this mug, thanks to what the brand calls “Thermo 3D Double Wall Vacuum Insulation Technology.” The locking flip lid is super-secure, too. Unfortunately, the way it’s designed makes it impossible to get the lid completely out of the way when drinking, which resulted in little spots of coffee on our testers’ noses with every single sip.

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 12 ounces

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MiiR Insulated Travel Tumbler

S’well’s water bottles have a cult-like following so we were excited to try the brand’s sleek and simple vacuum-insulated travel tumbler. ​​It did a good job keeping our coffee warm for a couple hours, but it wasn’t noticeably better than most of the other mugs we tried. The stainless-steel and BPA-free plastic lid is actually leak-proof thanks to an airtight flip-top spout cover. However, it flips easily enough we’d be worried about it catching on something in a bag and opening up by accident. Also, as with the Miir above, our testers’ noses got pressed into the piece that flips back while drinking—especially as we got toward the bottom of our hot and cold drinks. This design flaw is less annoying on this mug than it is on the Miir, but it’s annoying nonetheless.

Dishwasher safe: No Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 oz

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Sip by Swell Stainless Steel Travel Mug

We can't help but love this vintage-inspired Stanley travel tumbler—but definitely not for coffee. It does a good job of keeping hot drinks hot, but after weeks of testing, we will only ever use it for ice water because following every single sip, a significant amount of whatever liquid is inside accumulates on the top of the supposedly leak-proof trigger-activated spout cover. When that liquid is coffee, you risk leaving little coffee stains everywhere you go. The slim design is really nice to hold and this tumbler fits in every cup holder we tried, but it’s kind of annoying to have to hold down the trigger the entire time you’re drinking.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: No Sizes available: 16 ounces , 20 ounces

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Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug

Ace Hardware

This vacuum-insulated stainless steel travel mug from Ello looks like the kind of old-school speckled enamelware you'd find in your grandparents' house (that’s a good thing). More importantly, it holds heat well and doesn’t leak, though we wouldn’t want to toss it into a bag with any electronics or white clothes. It’s slender enough to fit in some (but not all) car cup holders—and unlike most of the insulated travel tumblers we tested, it has a handle. Technically, this mug is dishwasher safe, but the brand recommends hand-washing, and we’d want to do that anyway since the inside of the handle is lined with cork. There’s also no way to clean with friction under the sliding spout cover. Still, for less than $20, this mug is a good budget pick, especially if you want a cute, leak-proof insulated mug with a handle. But price is often indicative of quality, and while we have yet to encounter any problems, customer reviews indicate issues with long-term durability, and upon closer inspection, we realized we could probably snap off the handle with very little effort. (Intentional damage would not be covered by Ello’s limited lifetime warranty , but accidental breakage might be.) If you want something that will hold up to everyday use, consider investing in something that’s more solidly constructed.

Dishwasher safe: Yes (top rack only, hand wash recommended) Fits in car cup holder: Maybe Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 18 ounces

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Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

Like the Ello Campy (above), the Ello Cole is a budget-friendly, vacuum-insulated, stainless steel tumbler with a leak-proof sliding spout cover. It holds heat well and all of the parts are top-rack dishwasher safe, though hand-washing the body is recommended. The Cole also has a cork accent, though on this mug, it’s a “built-in coaster,” which seems rather pointless since a well-insulated mug shouldn’t sweat. While we enjoyed testing this mug, we also worry about long-term durability after reading customer reviews—and the fact that there’s no way to deep clean under the slider lid is concerning, too.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 ounces

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Ello Cole Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

The West Loop mug with Contigo’s leak-proof Autoseal lid is very leak-proof, thanks to a lock switch on the top. But even after unlocking the sip lid, you still have to push pretty hard on the autoseal button on the side of the lid to open it enough to get a good swig. In theory, it’s a good system, but when you just want to take a drink of coffee, it’s pretty annoying, especially because the button isn’t very responsive; it often feels like you’re not pushing it hard enough. We also had a really hard time getting the coffee smell out of the lid, even after just one use.

Dishwasher safe: Lid only, top rack Fits in car cup holder: Most Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 ounces , 20 ounces , 24 ounces

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Contigo Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug

The Contigo Autoseal Transit Mug has some nice features that set it apart from the West Loop. There’s a permanently-affixed non-slip silicone textured sleeve and a silicone pad on the bottom, too. But it has Contigo’s Autoseal lid, and though the Transit mug’s push-button mechanism is slightly different from the lid on West Loop (and locks and unlocks by twisting the lid), it’s equally annoying to have to hold down a button as you drink.

Dishwasher safe: Lid only, top rack Fits in car cup holder: Most Leakproof: Yes Sizes available: 16 ounces

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Contigo Autoseal Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Our testers were divided on this collapsible silicone travel “mug.” It’s really more of a coffee cup to travel with than an actual travel mug, as it’s not insulated and the flip-top lid is more leak-resistant than leak-proof. But if you want something that takes up very little space when not in use, this is a decent option. Simply push down the cup from the top and it becomes about the size of a can of tuna. It also comes in lots of pretty colors and all of the parts are super easy to clean in the dishwasher. On the other hand, keeping track of all those parts (especially the support ring) can be kind of annoying.

Dishwasher safe: Yes Fits in car cup holder: Yes Leakproof: No Sizes available: 12 ounces , 16 ounces , 24 ounces

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Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw

The takeaway

If you want a travel mug that will keep your coffee piping hot (or your cold brew cold) for hours, the Zojirushi stainless steel mug has the best heat retention capabilities of any mug we tested. It’s also completely leak-proof so you can toss it in your bag without worry. The Brumate Nav , while not as great at retaining heat as the Zojirushi, has an equally-secure lid and the added benefit of being dishwasher-safe. For car commuters, we recommend the tumbler-style Yeti Rambler with the Magslide lid . Though not leak-proof, this dishwasher-safe, vacuum-insulated mug is pretty great at preventing spills while also keeping your morning coffee easily accessible—even while you keep your eyes on the road.

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Do you prefer iced or hot coffee? Here's how to choose a travel mug based on your answer

best travel mugs for iced coffee

One of the worst things about commuting to work or always being on the move? Taking a drink of your coffee only to find out it’s lukewarm, or going in for a big gulp of water only to realize it's now hot. Fortunately, travel coffee mugs and tumblers are a great way to keep hot drinks steamy and iced drinks chilly all day long.

The Shop TODAY team consulted a few java experts to learn how they choose their travel coffee mugs and grab a few more tips for the road . Plus, we rounded up some of their favorite mugs, in addition to ones that shoppers and our editors can't get enough of. Keep scrolling or use the links below to learn more.

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What to look for in a travel coffee mug.

While there are several things for you to consider in your search for the right travel mug, our experts recommend prioritizing the key points below:

The No. 1 thing experts agree should be taken into consideration is the way you plan on using your travel coffee mug.

In the case of morning walks with his dog, Michael Phillips , the director of content and copy at Blue Bottle, likes a mug that isn’t too large and holds around 6 ounces, “with a lid that is easy to sip from but also can deal with the sloshing of a walk that will invariably involve my dog darting after the occasional bird.”

For long hikes , he looks for one that has a sealable lid that will safely sit in his backpack; if he’s driving, he looks for one that fits in his car's cup holder.

Other factors you might consider as you think about use cases include the level of insulation, capacity, grip, lid design, leakproof or spill-proof features, one-handed sipping, ease of cleaning, and more.


In addition to the ways you plan to use your travel mug, functionality really depends on the type of coffee you prefer to drink.

“If you’re making your coffee at home and commuting to your office, or maybe you’re taking your coffee to the gym and maybe you want hot coffee, I would say you want something that doesn’t spill, is easy to hold. … Something where, the way you sip it, you can hold it with one hand [and] you don’t have to screw off the lid or move something around,” advises Caroline Bell , co-founder of Café Grumpy.


Regardless of what you’re using your travel mug for, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Look for something that’s made of more durable material, such as stainless steel or ceramic. Additionally, some materials may impart a metallic aftertaste in your drink, so keep this in mind, as well.

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Best travel mug overall, yeti rambler tumbler with magslider lid.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Black

Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid

Capacity: 20 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: MagSlider | Leak-proof? No | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 32

It's no surprise that one of the most well-known portable cooler brands out there makes a tumbler that can withstand any kind of commute.

This Yeti travel mug not only features a thick stainless steel body and a durable Dracut outer for extra grip, but it also comes with its signature magnetic sliding lid that's not only dishwasher-safe, but will also help keep your drinks protected from temperature loss.

Best value travel mug

Magellan outdoors throwback powder coat tumbler.

Magellan Outdoors Throwback 30 oz Powder Coat Double-Wall Insulated Tumbler - view number 1

Double-Wall Insulated Tumbler

Capacity: 30 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: Sipping hole | Leak-proof? No | Dishwasher-safe? Lid only | Colorways: 8

This insulated tumbler has a double-wall, vacuum-insulated design that will keep drinks your preferred temperature for a long time. Plus, it has a condensation-free, powder-coated exterior for easier grip and to keep your hands dry.

In terms of quality, just take it from one verified reviewer who rated this pick a perfect five stars: "I poured [some ginger tea] in around 9 p.m., and by 6 a.m., it was still very warm." Just note that several reviewers say this option better at keeping hot drinks hot than maintaining cold drinks' temperature.

Best travel mug for commutes

Camelbak forge flow travel mug.

CamelBak Forge Flow Coffee & Travel Mug, Insulated Stainless Steel - Non-Slip Silicon Base - Easy One-Handed Operation - 16oz, White

Forge Flow Travel Mug

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: Vacuum | Lid type: One-handed drink lever, free-flow lock | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 10

Bell likes this stainless steel travel mug for commuters who drink hot coffee. She also calls out a number of its features, including the leakproof lid that keeps your drink from spilling, its ability to retain heat (echoed by reviewers) and its compact size.

According to the brand, this mug is ideal for the person on the go due to its self-sealing one-handed drink lever and free-flow lock button, which easily opens to allow your coffee to cool quickly. Long-time Forge mug users say this updated model works even better at keeping their coffee hot, though others docked a star or two because of the slight tendency for their drinks to pool a bit on the lid.

Best travel mug for hot drinks

Oxo strive insulated tumbler with sliding lid.

OXO Strive 20oz Insulated Tumbler with Sliding Lid - Onyx

Strive Insulated Tumbler with Sliding Lid

Capacity: 20 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: Sipping hole (fits straws) | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 12

Associate SEO editor Kamari Stewart was on the hunt for a travel coffee mug when she was gifted this stainless steel one from the brand. After using it for several months, she was very impressed with not only its capacity, but also how long it kept her coffee hot.

"I would make coffee before I left for work around 7 a.m., and it would still be hot enough to the point where steam was coming out well into the afternoon. It was amazing!" she raves.

Best travel mug for cold drinks

Created cold cup.

Cold Cup

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall | Lid type: Twist-on | Leak-proof? Yes (when not tipped over) | Dishwasher-safe? No | Colorways: 6

If you prefer iced coffee in the morning, Bell likes this stainless steel cup with a built-in straw. The brand promises it'll fit in your cup holder and advises against microwaving or freezing it (so make sure your coffee is at the optimal temperature before pouring it in).

While a brand rep tells us that these should not be washed in the dishwasher, because it might weaken the mug's insulation properties, "top rack might be okay, as long as there isn't a hot dry cycle," they add.

Best travel tumbler with a straw

Simple modern classic insulated tumbler.

Classic Insulated Tumbler

Classic Insulated Tumbler

Capacity: 24 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: 2 lids (straw and flip) | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? No | Colorways: 24

With a near-perfect average rating from more than 34,000 Amazon shoppers, this insulated tumbler from Simple Modern checks off all the boxes. There's a lot to love about it off the bat, starting with its two lid options (an insulated straw and flip lid), ability to fit in most cup holders, 20-plus color options and four available sizes.

In other words, as summarized perfectly by one reviewer, "Not to be dramatic, but I would die for this cup."

Best travel mug with a handle

Brümate toddy leak-proof insulated coffee mug.

TODDY 16oz | Glitter Rainbow

Toddy Leak-Proof Insulated Coffee Mug

Capacity: 16-32oz. | Insulation: BevGuard (triple insulation) | Lid type: Twist-on locking lid | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Lid only | Colorways: 28

Brümate doesn't just make incredible can coolers and koozies — they also make quality insulated tumblers, too!

This toddy-style mug is made with patented BevLock Technology to ensure a leak-free trip all the way to your destination. With more than 157,000 five-star reviews on the brand's website, it's clear plenty of shoppers are pretty satisfied with this feature, as well.

Best alternative to a paper coffee cup

Keepcup glass brew cork.

Brew Cork - L | 16oz

Glass Brew Cork

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: No ( tempered glass ) | Lid type: Press-on sipper lid | Leak-proof? No | Dishwasher-safe? Yes (see care instructions ) | Colorways: 6

If you're taking a quick break from work and heading to your local coffeeshop (which may offer a discount if you bring your own reusable cup), Bell likes this tempered glass style from KeepCup. It's designed using industry-standard sizing, meaning it'll likely fit under your favorite barista's coffee machine.

We also like this option's modular parts that fit across KeepCup's line, so if any of them get damaged, it'll be easy to replace. Plus, the cork band is made from the waste of wine cork production in Portugal, according to the brand — so you can be doubly eco-friendly.

Best travel mug for camping

Stanley legendary camp mug.

Stanley The Legendary Camp Mug 12oz Wine

Legendary Camp Mug

Capacity: 12 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: Press-on Titan | Leak-proof? No | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 10

Can't get your hands on the viral Stanley Quencher tumbler ? This smaller travel mug from the brand might just be just as satisfying to drink out of. Looking more like an actual coffee cup, this 12-ounce sipper features a press-fit Tritan lid and vacuum-insulated double walls.

It also comes with a Built For Life warranty, and over 95% of shoppers give it glowing reviews on the brand's website.

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Best customizable travel mug, rtic travel mug.

Travel Mug

Capacity: 16-20 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: Screw-on flip-top | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 19

This highly rated stainless steel travel mug holds more than enough coffee to get you through the morning commute. The cup has an integrated handle, plus a screw-on, flip-top lid to prevent spilling during bumpy car or train rides. Plus, we like the no-sweat exterior and tall base for easier grip.

Reviewers not only love it for the heavy-duty quality, but also for the personalization options available.

Best collapsible travel mug

16 oz cup

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: No | Lid type: Screw-on lid with sliding closure (plus straw) | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 21

Stojo's 16-ounce travel cup, made from food-grade silicone, is perfect for those with limited space in their hands (or bag) during the day.

While this mug isn't constructed to be vacuum-insulated, a brand representative noted the following under the product's Q&A section on Amazon: "Our cups were made to move with you on-the-go and at home, and insulate hot and cold beverages just as much as (or a little more than!) a disposable cup would. If you use your cup for cold or iced drinks on a hot day, it will sweat."

This mug is also completely dishwasher-safe (and even microwave-safe!), and it's collapsible for easier carrying when you're not sipping the day away.

Best large-capacity travel mug

Reduce mug tumbler.

Reduce 40 oz Mug Tumbler, Stainless Steel with Handle - Keeps Drinks Cold up to 34 Hours - Sweat Proof, Dishwasher Safe, BPA Free - Light Blue, Opaque Gloss

Mug Tumbler

Capacity: 40 oz. | Insulation: Double-wall vacuum | Lid type: Screw-on 3-way lid | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colors: 1

Are you the sort who relies on multiple cups of coffee to keep you going throughout the day?

Reduce's 40-ounce stainless steel tumbler is right up your alley. It comes with a three-in-one lid and straw, as well as the SoftSit no-slip bottom, so you can sip your drink with ease and not fear spilling it on yourself.

Other nifty highlights include interior measurement markings so you can track your hydration, as well as its double-wall vacuum insulation that the brand says will keep your drinks cold for up to 34 hours. Plus, all of this tumbler's parts are dishwasher-safe.

Travel mug with the prettiest color options

Corkcicle tumbler.

Corkcicle 24oz Tumbler - Classic Collection - Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Sparkle Unicorn Magic

Travel Tumbler

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: Triple | Lid type: Sliding, shatter-proof | Leak-proof? No | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 6

The Corkcicle stainless steel, triple-insulated tumbler comes in several colors, but we find the Unicorn Magic option to be pretty dreamy for its glittery, opalescent finish. Plus, it's designed to keep cold drinks frosty for over nine hours and warm beverages piping hot for over three hours, according to the brand.

Other noteworthy features that make this one of our top picks include its no-slip silicone bottom and shatter-proof clear lid.

Best travel French press

Espro p0 ultralight double walled vacuum insulated coffee french press.

ESPRO P0 Ultralight Double Walled Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Coffee French Press, 16 Ounce, Chalk White

P0 Ultralight Double Walled Vacuum Insulated Coffee French Press

Capacity: 16 oz. | Insulation: Double-walled vacuum | Lid type: Double-silicone seal with 2 mesh filters | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? Yes | Colorways: 9

Coffee aficionados, this option's for you! This stainless steel tumbler from Espro is actually a travel French press — just fill it up with coffee and water, plunge, and enjoy.

The brand says that thanks to its patented brewing technology — namely its dual micro-mesh filters — you'll be able to get grit-free, barista-quality cup of joe in as little as four minutes. Plus, it includes a lid cover that doubles as a handle, which you can hook to your travel pack if you wish.

Best smart travel mug

Ember travel mug² temperature-control smart mug.

Ember Travel Mug? Temperature Control Smart Mug 12oz - Black

Travel Mug² Temperature-Control Smart Mug

Capacity: 12 oz. | Insulation: None | Lid type: Screw-on, leak-proof, push button | Leak-proof? Yes | Dishwasher-safe? No | Colorways: 1

Pretty much every coffee lover is already familiar with the highly coveted Ember temperature-control smart mug . While the brand already had a travel mug with similar technology, they recently took it to the next level with this version that's compatible with Apple Find My, so you'll always know exactly where to find it.

This upgraded version is only available in black, but both versions have a built-in battery that lasts up to three hours when off the charging coaster. The latest model also boasts a new touch display that makes it easy to increase and decrease the temperature, according to the brand.

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Questions about travel mugs, answered by experts, what size travel coffee mug should i buy.

While there’s no right answer, our experts agree that you can’t go wrong with a travel coffee mug with a capacity of between 12 and 20 ounces. Phillips likes to stay on the smaller end of the spectrum, with mugs that hold 12 ounces at most, for freshness’ sake.

Josey Markiewicz , the senior director of coffee quality and experience at La Colombe, says it also depends on whether you drink hot or cold beverages, because you have to compensate for ice. He recommends 16 to 20 ounces for cold beverages, or 12 to 16 ounces for hot beverages.

Similarly, Bell says 16 ounces is ideal because it works for both hold and cold coffee. “I feel like that’s a good go-to. Not too small, not too big,” she says.

Does the material of a travel mug impact the taste of the coffee?

While there’s no definitive yes or no answer, each expert we spoke with feels like there’s a correlation between the material and the cleanliness of your travel mug, which can then impact the taste of your coffee.

To avoid the potential for your morning (or afternoon, we don’t judge) cup of joe to be ruined, they recommend choosing a classic stainless steel or glass container that’s easy to clean. Markiewicz says it’s a matter of cleanliness over material when it comes to taste.

Are there any features people should avoid in travel coffee mugs?

Bell recommends avoiding double-walled coffee mugs where you can take an insert out and put something in between the walls. She says they can be harder to clean; instead, stick to a simple two-piece mug.

Markiewicz says he avoids lids that just pop in and out, because they have a higher risk of coming out and potentially spilling your beverage. He also avoids straws that are attached to the lid. “[They] seem like a good idea at first, then there’s no good way to clean them. Or they just get funky because coffee is acidic, and it’ll eat away at plastic,” he explains.

And while it might be tempting, Phillips suggests avoiding overly large travel mugs. “Getting too large of a travel mug only encourages making too much coffee at once that will still warm, yes, but also degrade in flavor, well before you finish it,” he says.

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Do you have any tips for cleaning travel coffee mugs.

Markiwicz recommends hand-washing your mugs and avoiding strong detergents, which might get stuck inside the cup and affect the taste of your coffee.

To get a really deep clean, Phillips likes to use Cafiza , which he calls a “proper coffee cleaner.” He puts a little in the mug, adds the hottest-temperature water possible, and then lets it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it and rinsing it out.

“It’s easy enough and critical enough, in my opinion, to do this type of deep clean after every couple of uses,” he adds.

Can I put my travel mug in the microwave/fridge/freezer?

It ultimately depends on the material of your travel mug. For example, if they’re glass, they can probably go in the microwave or fridge, but Markiewicz says you shouldn’t put them in the freezer. Or, for stainless steel, they can go in the fridge or freezer, but probably not in the microwave.

In order to avoid the need for this at all, Markiewicz says your drink should be at the temperature you want it to stay at before putting it in your travel mug.

“I wouldn’t want to cool a coffee down in a thermos in the freezer. Let the coffee cool at room temperature before throwing it over ice,” he advises.

Phillips and Bell recommend abiding by the directions that come with your specific mug for best results.

What is the difference between a travel coffee mug and a thermos?

Realistically, there isn’t much of a difference. The words are often used interchangeably, and the key difference is that a thermos is much larger than your typical coffee mug and has a screw top you pour into a second cup, whereas tumblers have a lid you can drink directly through, says Markiewicz.

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How we chose the best travel mugs.

To narrow down our list of the best travel mugs for various occasions, Shop TODAY quizzed three coffee experts on their favorite mugs and what features they look for when shopping. We also tapped coffee lovers of all kinds among our staff for their go-tos, in addition to scouring dozens of verified customer reviews, star ratings and bestseller lists. Lastly, we kept the following characteristics in mind in our search for the top travel mugs: affordability, ease of use and cleaning, design, and functionality.

Meet our experts

Caroline Bell is the co-founder and co-owner of Brooklyn-based coffee shop Café Grumpy.

Josey Markiewicz is the senior director of coffee quality and experience at La Colombe Coffee Roasters.

Michael Phillips is the director of content and copy at Blue Bottle, a specialty coffee roaster with locations in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Japan.

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Kamari Stewart is an Associate Editor for Shop TODAY.

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YETI Rambler


This double-wall insulated tumbler from the trendy brand, YETI, keeps your drink hot (or cold). The best part? It's dishwasher-safe and comes in 20 different colors. 

Contigo Autoseal Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Autoseal Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Although the actual mug isn't dishwasher safe, the lid is. It will keep your drinks hot for up to five hours or cold for up to 12 hours. 

Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Flask

The stainless steel, vacuum-insulated flask will keep drinks hot for up to six hours, and cold for an entire day. The extra large opening makes for easy drinking too. 

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

Who says travel mugs can't be chic? Unlike others out there, this design features a spill-proof safety lock that prevents the lid from accidentally opening. 

S'well Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Thanks to the ergonomic design, this mug is easy to grip when you're on the go. It was designed to keep beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 17. 

YETI Rambler With Handle

Besides being dishwasher-safe, it's also scratch, peel and fade resistant. 

Corkcicle Tumbler

Make a statement with this neon yellow tumbler that keeps drinks cold for nine hours and hot for three. 

Thermos Travel Mug With Handle

This mug comes with a hook that holds teas bags or most loose leaf infusers. 

Simple Modern Slim Cruiser Tumbler with Straw & Closing

Because this travel mug uses vacuum insulation technology to keep your drink hot or cold for hours, there will never be condensation on the outside.

Zoku Stainless Steel Bottle

Instead of a handle, this travel mug features a soft climbing rope that's easy to remove when cleaning. 

Simple Modern Scout Coffee Mug Tumbler With Handle

The leak-proof flip lid comes in handy for those bumpy rides.

Tiger Corporation Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug

The narrow design makes it easy to carry by hand or place inside a cup holder.

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14 Best Iced Coffee Cups, According to Experts and Iced Coffee Fanatics

Straw or no straw, that is the question.

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If you have an iced coffee lover close to you, any of these would make a killer "little treat" to give them.

Best Iced Coffee Cups

  • Best Overall: Beast Stainless Steel Tumbler 30 oz
  • Best Budget: ColoVie Tumbler with 3-in-1 Lids and Glass Straws 20 oz
  • Best Cup: Owala SmoothSip Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Tumbler
  • Best Travel Mug: Outlander Premium Stainless Steel Travel Mug 32 oz
  • Best Grip: Tronco Glass Tumbler with Straw and Silicone Sleeve 20 oz

What to Consider

In general, there are cups, mugs, and tumblers. Cups are what you think of with an iced coffee cup from the shop that doesn't need a straw. A mug has a handle – and oftentimes a straw. Meanwhile, a tumbler is more of a tall cup with a lid and a straw. But, in reality, they’re all some form of a cup. That said, “avoid cups with hard-to-reach areas or small openings that can get very difficult to clean,” warns Morrison.

“An iced coffee cup needs a lid that seals tightly to prevent leaks,” says Morrisson. So, when you’re driving or walking with your precious iced coffee, it won’t get all over your car or bag. It should also have long-lasting insulation and an open mouth for easy ice access, according to the former barista. Ice is pretty important for an iced coffee so you’ll need enough room to put cubes of all sizes. Plus, the long-lasting insulation will keep your chilled beverage cold for hours-on-end. Another helpful feature is a handle. It will keep your hand away from the container so you won’t feel the chill of your iced coffee. And, if the cup is dishwasher safe, that’s an added bonus.

Morrisson emphasizes “choosing an iced coffee cup that's durable and made from food-safe, non-toxic materials.” The former barista named stainless steel, borosilicate glass, and quality plastic as materials to shop for. Plus, a double-walled product is the best for iced coffee. Double-walled means that there are two layers of material with a bit of air in between the layers – think of a cup within a cup. That construction is less likely to prevent all the watery sweat from reaching your hands. In testing, the best combination is a stainless steel cup with double-walled insulation. That will keep you drink colder for much longer than any other material and the outside of your cup won’t be wet.

How We Selected

Based on Morrisson’s tips, we selected the best iced coffee cups based on body, material, drink style, and spill resistance. For the purposes of this story, “body” refers to the shape of the cup. “Drink style” is how you drink out of the vessel – a spout, a straw, or both. Material as in what the actual cup is made out of. And, spill resistance is in reference to how much iced coffee spills when the cup is naturally knocked over.

Each tested cup was put through a few different scenarios: a knock-over test, an eight temperature test, and a multi-hold test. For the knock-over test, all of the cups tested were knocked over when filled to the top and filled about 75 percent of the way. The temperature test observed how long the ice cubes lasted in each cup over the course of nine hours. And, if the iced coffee stayed cold for nine hours. The multi-hold test involved holding the cups at different angles. They were held vertically, on a 45-degree angle, and upside down. Check out our favorite iced coffee cups below!

Greens Steel Beast Stainless Steel Tumbler

Beast Stainless Steel Tumbler

This tumbler is a Beast! Jokes aside, there are a number of features that set this cup above the rest. First of all, it’s completely dishwasher safe. It also features a leak-resistant lid that flips open to reveal a sippable spout – that can still fit the two straws it comes with.

Yes, this cup comes with a straight straw and a curved straw, along with a brush to clean it. And, although it’s sold separately, there’s a handle attachment to turn it into a travel mug. Plus, there's no metal taste imparted into the coffee.

I love this iced coffee cup not only for its stunning ability to keep your beverage inside your cup cold but also because it's not too big that you feel as though you've drowned yourself in coffee. It's a pretty economical choice as well, making it the best overall. Plus, the vibrant colors really only need a bow to be given as a gift.

The only thing is that these stainless steel straws do not have silicone tips. So, no chewing on your straw between sips.

ColoVie Tumbler with 3-in-1 Lids and Glass Straws

Tumbler with 3-in-1 Lids and Glass Straws

ColoVie’s lets you sip your iced coffee for the cost of a couple of iced coffees. It features a lid that can be used to hold a straw, sip from, or completely closed. And, it comes with two glass straws and silicone tips for comfortable sips.

However, this glass tumbler is relatively fragile since it’s made from a single layer of glass. So, as you prepare your iced coffee, add a layer of coffee-only, then, add your ice and finish it off with more coffee to prevent anything from breaking.

Tronco Glass Tumbler with Straw and Silicone Sleeve 20 oz

Glass Tumbler with Straw and Silicone Sleeve 20 oz

This Tronco Glass Tumbler boasts a simple design that’s easy to clean and grip onto. There’s the removable straw, borosilicate glass, and silicone sleeve. All of which come apart so you can clean each piece.

The sar is the silicone sleeve that covers a majority of the glass. It offers an easy grip when you reach for a sip. That said, this tumble is still partially glass. So, if you drop it off of your desk it’ll likely break. Reviewers note that you really have to try to break this one thanks to the heavy-duty silicone surround.

Simple Modern Insulated Tumbler with Lid and Straw

Insulated Tumbler with Lid and Straw

This Insulated Tumbler by Simple Modern lets you customize your sipping experience. It comes with two completely different lids. One lid flips up, and seals shut, for more of a traditional coffee experience that also happens to be spill-resistant. And, there’s also a straw lid included.

While these lids are interchangeable, for some, they can get stuck. That's not uncommon for a lot of brands, but when you have interchangeable lids, it feels more annoying.

Owala SmoothSip Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Tumbler

SmoothSip Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Tumbler

The Owala SmoothSip Insulated Stainless Steel Coffee Tumbler gives you the feeling of drinking out of a traditional cup, only this one is completely travel-friendly. Its simple design features a strawless spout and a small steam release hole (for when you do opt for a hot coffee) on the lid. Also, even though the lid has two open holes, when knocked over I found that barely anything spilled even when it’s filled to the top. So, if you’re on your last sip and knock this cup over, it’s likely that your last bit of ice coffee won’t spill.

As for the main vessel, it is round towards the top and square on the bottom. I found that the square sides help my slippery hands get a grip on the cup. However, I wish that there was some grippy silicone for some added piece of mind.

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

This Owala water bottle doubles as a handy vessel for large portions of iced coffee. It has two spouts. One is larger for swigs of coffee. And, the other smaller is attached to a removable straw for easy sipping. Plus, when it’s time to clean the bottle, everything comes apart. Even the silicone stopper at the top pops out so that there’s no residue when you want to switch from iced coffee to water.

I’ve also found that when filled about half way with standard sized ice cubes, there will still be ice cubes left after more than eight hours. Plus, with the cap fully closed, it doesn’t spill a single drop of iced coffee when knocked over. And, to my surprise, no dents on the main bottle.

However, there’s one thing I’d change. I’d add a silicone band to the lower-half of the bottle. Why? Because my leather-like hands could use some extra grip when I want to fish my ice out for some chomps.

Fellow Carter Cold Tumbler

Carter Cold Tumbler

Most tumblers with straw are prone to some level of spillage. But, this Fellow barely leaks according to most reviews, thanks to the genius design featuring multiple gaskets and a tight-fitting straw.

Along with its impressive lid, there are a few other highlights to this iced coffee cup. The inside of this tumbler has a coating that prevents any odd flavors or odors from popping up. Not even a metallic taste will make it into your iced coffee. But, several customers wish that this tumbler came in a bigger size as this one only holds 16 ounces.

YETI Rambler Tumbler

Rambler Tumbler

A crisp iced coffee is so refreshing. So, when you want that crispness to last all day give Morrisson’s pick a try. It’s this Yeti tumbler. “It has excellent insulation that retained cold temperatures for over 12 hours in my testing,” exclaims the former barista.

Built like a cooler, this multi-layered iced coffee cup separates the outdoor temperature from the indoor temperature, so that not only is it cold hours later, it doesn't sweat.

NETANY Drinking Glasses with Lids and Straws

Drinking Glasses with Lids and Straws

When you want the best bang-for-your-buck, reach for this set of four NETANY cups.The set comes with four 16 oz glass cups, four bamboo lids, four glass straws, and two straw cleaners. All for under $23. Also, you don’t have to wash out your iced coffee cup every single day.

Users enjoy that these cups fully come apart so that you can easily clean every crevice. However, these are still glass containers so treat them with care. But, at least if one breaks you have three more for backup.

MyBevi Outlander Premium Stainless Steel Travel Mug 32 oz

Outlander Premium Stainless Steel Travel Mug 32 oz

The Outlander Premium Stainless Steel Travel Mug is truly satisfying to hold while you take sweet sips of some iced coffee. My large hands are thankful that the handle is comfortable to hold. And, I can hold it in multiple ways without feeling like I’ll drop it. Plus, the top of this travel mug boasts a couple unique features.

On one side, there’s a sipping spout and a straw hole. The sipping spout has a seal that slides closed when you don’t want the chill to escape the plastic lid. Meanwhile, the other side has a removable straw that features a silicone band at the bottom. So, if you knock your mug over, the straw won’t go flying. There’s also an attached stopper that plugs the straw hole when you do choose to remove the straw.

However, even with all of those seals, a few drops of iced coffee do escape when this stainless steel mug is knocked over – with or without the straw inserted.

Kodrine Glass Water Tumbler with Straw and Lid 20oz

Glass Water Tumbler with Straw and Lid 20oz

When you want your iced coffee vessel to match your outfit, grab a few Kodrine tumblers. It comes in a vast color range of 42 sleeve colors.The sleeve even has windows so that you can see when you’re running low on iced coffee.

That said, this tumbler is mostly glass, which can break when dropped. While the sleeve also provides grip, it does sweat. So, if you don’t prefer reaching for a damp cup, try another option on this list.

Tronco Tumbler with Straw and Lid

Tumbler with Straw and Lid

Tronco’s Tumbler fits in your car's cup holder but still lets you have up to 32 ounces of iced coffee. And, it has a unique silicone sleeve. It has windows and time stamps so that you can plan your sips accordingly. Plus, it follows the contour of the glass – which tapers down at the bottom – so that you can put this cup in your car holder. But, this silicone sleeve does sweat, which is expected, but still kind of a bummer.

Albeit, there is another unique feature to this tumbler. It has a stainless steel straw with a silicone tip so that your lips don’t get cold while you’re sipping on an iced coffee.

Tronco Glass Tumbler with Bamboo Lid and Straw

Glass Tumbler with Bamboo Lid and Straw

When you want to drink your iced coffee, without freezing your lips off, try this Tronco cup. It has a long stainless steel straw that comes with two silicone tips. The silicone prevents your lips from freezing. And, if you like to nibble on the end of your straws, you can take a few bites without hurting your teeth. Plus, the tip is slightly larger near the hole. That helps reduce the amount of spilled coffee when knocked over.

This iced coffee cup was designed for boba, so if you're a fan of boba in your iced coffee or tea, this straw is big enough to accommodate those delicious pearls.

SOMA Double Wall Glass Bottle

Double Wall Glass Bottle

Try this SOMA bottle if you want to craft your pour-over iced coffee in the same vessel you plan on drinking it from. This bottle has a removable stainless steel filter that holds the coffee ground in place as you pour the energetic goodness into your bottle. The filter is great, not even allowing small grounds through its hold.

However, this bottle could benefit from a protective sleeve. Since the body is entirely made of glass, one drop and you’ll end up saying bye-bye bottle.

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Travel Mugs For Stylish, Secure Sipping On-The-Go

Caffeinated and chic.

by Editorial Team Updated on May 17, 2023

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We all love those moments when we can sit and enjoy our morning coffee in peace. However, we’re busy people. We live life on the go. Whether you’re traveling for work or play, your coffee’s going to need to come with you . 

The best coffee mugs for traveling have all of the feel-good benefits of the mugs you have at home…with all of the benefits of being able to safely and securely bring them wherever you want . With these travel tumblers and mugs, you’ll also enjoy eco-conscious benefits.

Whether you’re brewing your coffee at home or toting a reusable cup to your favorite coffee shop, you need to have the best travel mug for your specific lifestyle. 

With features like auto locks, triple insulation, and gorgeous, aesthetically-pleasing facades, the world is your oyster when you’re looking for the best travel mugs to keep coffee hot (or ice cold!). 

We’ve compiled a definitive ranking of the best travel coffee mugs, so you know precisely what to look for. From chic reusable coffee cups to sturdy stainless steel coffee mugs, you’ll find them all right here .

The best travel coffee mugs

Zojirushi: overall best coffee travel mug.

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If you’re looking for industry-approved insulation , look no further. Zojirushi makes the same coffee urns that are used in coffee shops worldwide – so you know that the brand’s personal insulated mugs are going to keep your drinks hot or cool for hours on end. And, just as importantly, these mugs can do it while looking sleek and chic.

A powder-coated exterior, an easy-clean nonstick interior, an ultralight body: Nothing about this mug gets in the way of your everyday coffee experience. It’s all there to enhance. The BPA-free plastic lid on this best travel mug to keep coffee hot has a 2-step release process to avoid accidental spills, gushing, or overflowing.

Best of all, the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug simply ensures that your coffee will be the precise temperature you want , even hours later.

Best for : Coffee aficionados who like their drinks piping hot or icy-cool — with no in-between.

S’Well: Best high-end thermal mug

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If you’re anything like us, your coffee mug is one of your favorite daily accessories. If you’re spending a lot of time using it, you might as well enjoy the process, right?

Turn to S’Well for a bottle that works well and looks good doing it. With triple-layered construction that keeps beverages cold for 24 hours (and hot for 12), your drinks will always be just the way you like them. Each Traveler Mug by S’Well has unique patterns, prints, textures, and colors. You’re sure to find one to perfectly complement your own personal aesthetic .

The seal on these mugs are impeccable, the opening of the mug is wide enough for ice cubes and comfortable sipping, and they’re perfectly sized for most cup holders. They’re also far and away the best travel mug for iced coffee.

Ultimately, when you’re looking for a gorgeous traveler mug to fit into your lifestyle, the S’Well Traveler is the way to go.

Best for : Drinking perfectly-heated-or-iced coffee on the go—in style. 

MiiR: Best value stainless steel coffee mug

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Travel mugs already have the potential to save you a lot of time and money, as you can use them to bring drinks from home instead of stopping at your favorite coffee shop (or stopping for coffee anyway, but having your favorite mug to use instead of a single-use cup). When it comes to value, though, this MiiR Insulated Tumbler really steps up to the task.

This dishwasher-safe, double-wall-insulated mug will give you perfectly-heated (or cooled) beverages without condensation . The hard shell powder coating won’t deteriorate over time. It’ll always look good and feel good to hold while you’re enjoying your morning (or afternoon) coffee.

The lid of the MiiR Insulated Tumbler flips open so you can easily drink your beverage — but locks so you don’t have to worry at all about leaks . With three gorgeous color choices and a low price point, it’s safe to say that this tumbler is definitely worth it.

Best for : Those who appreciate the reliability of a mug that can truly go the distance. 

Contigo Transit: Best reusable coffee cup for your car

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When you’re enjoying your morning commute, you need to be alert. This stainless steel mug can provide you the java you need to drive safely and even get your thoughts in order before you park at work, ready to start your day.

This coffee mug does its job as well as you do : it’s sized to fit in most standard car cup holders, it keeps your beverage at the temperature you want it, and it won’t leak or spill if it suddenly tips over, should you need to brake quickly.

Its non-slip grip sleeve makes it easy to sip your coffee with one hand , and it’s got the same non-slip material on its base. This coffee mug won’t be going anywhere unless you want it to!

For a frustration-free car coffee experience, the Contigo Stainless Steel Mug is the right pick.

Best for : A tried-and-true co-pilot for your next road trip. 

Trudeau: Best insulated coffee mug for work

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When you’re enjoying your coffee in-office, you need a professional-looking travel coffee mug that’s up to keeping you alert through meetings, deadlines, conferences, and more.

The leak-proof lid of this coffee mug swivels and even pops off so you can have a regular mug drinking experience — without the risk of getting coffee stains all over your tech and your documents. The durable, hand-washable faux-leather accents are a nice touch, as well.

What’s more, the no-frills, industrial vibe of the Trudeau Board Room Mug can literally tell others (and remind yourself) that you mean business. 

Best for : A veritable savior for your morning commute (even if that’s just from the kitchen to your living room!

bubba: Best coffee travel mug with straw

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The thing about travel coffee mugs is that they almost universally come in sip-friendly models. One of life’s great joys, however, is enjoying an iced coffee through a straw . If you’re missing out on that experience when you use reusable travel mugs, don’t worry. 

Enter: The bubba insulated coffee mug. Its easy-clean lid can be used with or without an included plastic straw , which is dishwasher-safe — so you can clean it easily, as well.

With a sleek double-walled body that fits in most cupholders and a sweat-free exterior formulation, this bubba Vacuum-Insulated Mug will be pleasant to use for years to come . (Since it comes with a lifetime guarantee, you’ll be able to use it for that long, too.)

Best for : Those who enjoy sipping through a straw, but want a sustainable way to do so.

YETI: Best coffee mug with handle

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Many coffee travel mugs don’t actually look like mugs, when you think about it. For the very thing which defines a mug — an eminently grippable, practical handle to make drinking your coffee kinesthetically pleasing — is often absent from sleek, modern travel cups.

This YETI Rambler Mug is here to change that.

With an impeccably-engineered shape , feel, and insulation system, this travel mug has a low, wide body and a large handle for easy grabbing and pleasant sipping. Even if you’re wearing gloves, this mug will easily fit around your mitts!

The no-sweat dura coat cover ensures that the color of your choice will remain bright and cheery forever. You’ll see no peeling, fading, or scratching with the YETI Rambler . Its ability to keep drinks hot or cold all day long is just as hard-working as its frame : Until the last sip, your beverages will be precisely as you need them, every single time.

Best for : A travel tumbler that can handle literally anything before you. 

Contigo Autoseal: Best stainless steel travel tumbler

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever accidentally knocked your travel mug over to your great chagrin. (Our hands are raised.) This can ruin your day before it even begins. Finding a travel mug that would never, ever do that would be a game-changer.

Introducing: the Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug .

With Contigo’s Autoseal technology, you can be sure that will never happen. (You can also simply toss this travel mug into your bag and be perfectly confident your belongings are safe. It’s that good at what it does.)

Just the push of a button and you can enjoy one-handed drinking of perfectly-heated (or cooled) drinks. The lid opens completely so you can clean it thoroughly — and locks, so you don’t have to worry about a thing .

Absolute peace of mind in a travel coffee mug. That’s what we like to see. 

Best for : Those who seek reliability and safety with their coffee mug. No leaks, here.

Swig: Most trendy travel coffee mug

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When you’re using your coffee mug, you’re walking out and about. You’re at work. You’re strolling through your office. You want that mug to be reflective of who you are …and your personal style.

And, sometimes, you might just want to have a little fun with your accessories. That’s where the Swig Triple Insulated Mug comes in. With countless gorgeous, fun, and trendy designs , this handled mug is one you’ll want to reach for in the morning.

A silicone base keeps this mug completely scratch-free, slip-free, and noise-free . It looks good, and keeps your coffee hot for up to nine hours. When it comes to a coffee mug, what more could you want?

Best for : A gorgeous coffee truly worth of your #ButFirstCoffee ‘grams. 

Mora Ceramics: Best ceramic travel mug

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If you’d rather steer clear of a mug with an industrial, workaday feel , perhaps it’s time to hit pause.

Named for the Latin word meaning ‘pause’, this ceramic mug by Mora Ceramics is a constant reminder to slow down, take stock, and rest as you go throughout your day. 

With an organic, natural feel, the glazed ceramic of this mug is something you’ll enjoy cupping in your hands as you begin your day. However, this mug isn’t all about looks. It incorporates a splash-resistant lid, a double-walled ceramic body with paladin clay, and a base that will slip smoothly into any standard cup holder.

Instead of rushing through your day, take a moment to pause. With the Mora Ceramics Travel Mug , invite calm into your productivity. Your future self will thank you.

Best for : Moments of caffeinated chill among the chaos of busy days.

JOCO: Best glass coffee travel mug

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An artisan glass travel coffee mug. Does such a thing exist? 

As it turns out — yes. The artists behind the JOCO Glass Travel Tumbler precisely formulate these mugs with wide-mouth, comfort-sip designs, steady flow function, and gorgeous clarity . If you want to drink your beverage instead of wearing it, you’ll enjoy the anti-splash ergonomic experience of the lid.

JOCO has made sure that nose-to-lid collisions are minimal with the intuitive shape of the lid; the thermal silicone sleeve keeps your drink hot and the mug touchable ; and — as this mug is 100% plastic-free — it is odor-resistant, oven- and microwave-safe, and very easy to clean.

If you’re looking to eliminate plastic from your life and you like the thought of incorporating a beautiful work of art into your coffee experience, the JOCO Glass Travel Tumbler is the one for you.

Best for : The fans of coffee in a glass who enjoy one-of-a-kind artisan pieces.

Thermos: Best tumbler for coffee

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A sleek, fluted style . Unique functional features. And a company name that has literally come to define travel coffee mugs.

Thermos’ Sipp line has been completely re-engineered and redesigned to give you maximum temperature retention. With vacuum insulation and a durable stainless-steel interior and exterior, this thermos is made to be at your side to endure whatever life throws at you .

Thoughtfully crafted with a one-hand push-button drinking operation, a built-in tea hook for tea bags or infusers , and a minimalist, streamlined body that can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher: The Thermos Travel Tumbler brings sophistication to the table encased in a slim, smooth profile.

Best for : Anyone who prefers the simple classiness of pure functionality.

Juro: Best budget travel coffee mug

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BPA-free, large-capacity, a matte black facade that blends in with any outfit or environment: This travel coffee mug is everything you need out of a basic coffee mug…and it’s available for an extremely economical price.

The Juro Stainless Steel Tumbler keeps cooler drinks cold for a full day, and hot drinks piping hot for six hours. The unique feature of this mug is its lid. When you’re enjoying your coffee, all you need to do is slide the moving part of the lid back and forth. There are no rotating parts to break or line up. There’s a tight clip seal on the lid when you need it to stay put.

Zero worries, reliable insulation, and a lightweight design that holds a lot of coffee . That’s pretty much the dream! This insulated travel coffee mug also comes with a lifetime warranty. All in all, the Juro Stainless Steel Tumbler offers incredible value for a bargain price.

Best for : Those who’d rather keep their coffee and their pocketbook safe from spills. 

Buyers guide: Finding the best travel coffee mug for your life

Your life, your daily rituals, the specific needs you have as you move throughout your day: They’re all as delightfully unique as you are . Therefore, the coffee mug that you use to help bring you comfort and energy needs to be special, too . Luckily, there are many different types of mugs, features, and accessories that you can choose from.

We’re here to help make yours an informed choice with this helpful guide. When you’re looking for your ideal travel coffee mug , keep the following features in mind.

  • The insulation : One of the primary reasons you purchase a travel coffee mug is to keep your drink at an optimal temperature. Make sure that your coffee mug can handle both warm and cool beverages, and that it has enough insulation to keep your drink hot — and your hands safe. 

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  • The lid : Your travel coffee mug can’t spill — that’s a must. When you’re considering your purchase, keep the anti-spilling tech in mind. Some coffee mugs have locking features on their lids. Others might slide open with the twist of your hand. 
  • The washability : You’ll be drinking from your mug daily, so you’ll need a way to make sure that your cup is freshly clean and safe quite often. If you prefer using a dishwasher, check to make sure that your travel mug is dishwasher safe. If not, just examine it to see if it’s easy-clean or if you’ll need to purchase a special bottle brush to sanitise it.
  • Sip vs. straw : Think about the way that you like to enjoy your coffee. Would you rather a sipping lid, or would you prefer at least the option of a straw? Remember, you can use your travel coffee mug for hot or cold beverages — and sipping iced coffee through a straw can be simply divine. However, if that’s not a feature you would use, a straw could be just another thing that you have to regularly clean.

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  • Hot vs. cold: If you do plan on using your travel coffee mug for both hot and cool drinks, make sure you purchase one that is engineered for both —there are some that are better for hot drinks, and others that are better for cool ones (that reduce condensation on the exterior surface, for example). 
  • Size: Lastly, pick a coffee mug that has a volume you can work with. The very point of having a travel coffee mug is so you don’t have to refill it too often. Think about your consumption needs and pick one that’s large enough to give you a satisfying amount of your favorite beverage — without it being too bulky for you to comfortably carry it around. 

Frequently asked questions about the best travel coffee mugs

The best travel coffee mugs are the ones that you use the most! Think about your daily life and what you need — a handled coffee mug, one with a straw, or one with an airlock lid. The one with features best suiting your life will be the best travel coffee mug for you. (We like the Zojirushi Insulated Mug , however, for just how good it is at regulating temperature!)

The Zojirushi Insulated Mug keeps coffee hot the longest. Zojirushi is used industry-wide for coffeeshop thermal needs, so, if you’re looking for professional-level insulation, that mug is the way to go!

The best thermal mug is the S’well Stainless Steel Traveler . It keeps hot drinks hot and cool drinks chilled for long periods of time…and it has the different color options to ensure that you enjoy your mug as an accessory, too.

Stainless steel coffee mugs are safe when you can be sure that the company is using the right type of stainless steel. If you see that a mug uses food-grade, performance-grade, or medical-grade stainless steel, you can be sure that they’ll be safe to use.

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Touring the Top 10 Moscow Metro Stations

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Komsomolskaya metro station

Komsomolskaya metro station looks like a museum. It has vaulted ceilings and baroque decor.

Hidden underground, in the heart of Moscow, are historical and architectural treasures of Russia. These are Soviet-era creations – the metro stations of Moscow.

Our guide Maria introduced these elaborate metro stations as “the palaces for the people.” Built between 1937 and 1955, each station holds its own history and stories. Stalin had the idea of building beautiful underground spaces that the masses could enjoy. They would look like museums, art centers, concert halls, palaces and churches. Each would have a different theme. None would be alike.

The two-hour private tour was with a former Intourist tour guide named Maria. Maria lived in Moscow all her life and through the communist era of 60s to 90s. She has been a tour guide for more than 30 years. Being in her 60s, she moved rather quickly for her age. We traveled and crammed with Maria and other Muscovites on the metro to visit 10 different metro stations.

Arrow showing the direction of metro line 1 and 2

Arrow showing the direction of metro line 1 and 2

Moscow subways are very clean

Moscow subways are very clean

To Maria, every street, metro and building told a story. I couldn’t keep up with her stories. I don’t remember most of what she said because I was just thrilled being in Moscow.   Added to that, she spilled out so many Russian words and names, which to one who can’t read Cyrillic, sounded so foreign and could be easily forgotten.

The metro tour was the first part of our all day tour of Moscow with Maria. Here are the stations we visited:

1. Komsomolskaya Metro Station  is the most beautiful of them all. Painted yellow and decorated with chandeliers, gold leaves and semi precious stones, the station looks like a stately museum. And possibly decorated like a palace. I saw Komsomolskaya first, before the rest of the stations upon arrival in Moscow by train from St. Petersburg.

2. Revolution Square Metro Station (Ploshchad Revolyutsii) has marble arches and 72 bronze sculptures designed by Alexey Dushkin. The marble arches are flanked by the bronze sculptures. If you look closely you will see passersby touching the bronze dog's nose. Legend has it that good luck comes to those who touch the dog's nose.

Touch the dog's nose for good luck. At the Revolution Square station

Touch the dog's nose for good luck. At the Revolution Square station

Revolution Square Metro Station

Revolution Square Metro Station

3. Arbatskaya Metro Station served as a shelter during the Soviet-era. It is one of the largest and the deepest metro stations in Moscow.

Arbatskaya Metro Station

Arbatskaya Metro Station

4. Biblioteka Imeni Lenina Metro Station was built in 1935 and named after the Russian State Library. It is located near the library and has a big mosaic portrait of Lenin and yellow ceramic tiles on the track walls.

Biblioteka Imeni Lenina Metro Station

Lenin's portrait at the Biblioteka Imeni Lenina Metro Station


5. Kievskaya Metro Station was one of the first to be completed in Moscow. Named after the capital city of Ukraine by Kiev-born, Nikita Khruschev, Stalin's successor.


Kievskaya Metro Station

6. Novoslobodskaya Metro Station  was built in 1952. It has 32 stained glass murals with brass borders.

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Novoslobodskaya metro station

7. Kurskaya Metro Station was one of the first few to be built in Moscow in 1938. It has ceiling panels and artwork showing Soviet leadership, Soviet lifestyle and political power. It has a dome with patriotic slogans decorated with red stars representing the Soviet's World War II Hall of Fame. Kurskaya Metro Station is a must-visit station in Moscow.

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Ceiling panel and artworks at Kurskaya Metro Station


8. Mayakovskaya Metro Station built in 1938. It was named after Russian poet Vladmir Mayakovsky. This is one of the most beautiful metro stations in the world with 34 mosaics painted by Alexander Deyneka.

Mayakovskaya station

Mayakovskaya station

Mayakovskaya metro station

One of the over 30 ceiling mosaics in Mayakovskaya metro station

9. Belorusskaya Metro Station is named after the people of Belarus. In the picture below, there are statues of 3 members of the Partisan Resistance in Belarus during World War II. The statues were sculpted by Sergei Orlov, S. Rabinovich and I. Slonim.


10. Teatralnaya Metro Station (Theatre Metro Station) is located near the Bolshoi Theatre.

Teatralnaya Metro Station decorated with porcelain figures .

Teatralnaya Metro Station decorated with porcelain figures .

Taking the metro's escalator at the end of the tour with Maria the tour guide.

Taking the metro's escalator at the end of the tour with Maria the tour guide.

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January 15, 2017 at 8:17 am

An excellent read! Thanks for much for sharing the Russian metro system with us. We're heading to Moscow in April and exploring the metro stations were on our list and after reading your post, I'm even more excited to go visit them. Thanks again 🙂

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Hi, do you remember which tour company you contacted for this tour?

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Trains Moscow to Elektrostal: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Moscow to Elektrostal by train

The journey from Moscow to Elektrostal by train is 32.44 mi and takes 2 hr 7 min. There are 71 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:15 AM and the last at 11:46 PM. It is possible to travel from Moscow to Elektrostal by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

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The journey between Moscow and Elektrostal by train is approximately 32.44 mi. It will take you more or less 2 hr 7 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Moscow and Elektrostal is around 32.44 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hr 7 min. However, the fastest routes between Moscow and Elektrostal take 1 hr 3 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

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The cheapest Moscow - Elektrostal train tickets can be found for as low as $35.01 if you’re lucky, or $54.00 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $77.49.

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