Hablas español? If you do, you know that “contigo” means “with you”, which is exactly the service these travel mugs supply. Whether you are itching for a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or cider, taking your beverage “with you” is one of those small modern luxuries that you never quite get over. Good travel mugs are spill-proof, insulated, and easy to sip from, which means that you can take your warm beverage with you wherever you go.
Contigo is a powerhouse travel-mug creator. On their website, they explain that “Every Contigo product is engineered with your on-the-go lifestyle in mind because it’s our lifestyle too…After hours of designing, discussing, making coffee, engineering, tinkering, and testing, we get our products to exactly where we want them.”
Their dedication to their products hasn’t gone unnoticed. Below is a list of the best Contigo travel mugs.
That name may be a mouthful, but this mug is sleek and easy to use. The big seller here is the auto-seal lid. In order to drink from this mug, you have to depress a button, which slides the lid away. As soon as you let go of the button, the lid slides back into place. That means bumping this mug off of your desk, dropping it during a tense traffic situation, or temporarily losing it in your briefcase has no side effects.
The mug will stay sealed. It is also heavily insulated, keeping warm drinks hot for up to 7 hours, and cool drinks cold for up to 18. It comes in several colors and sizes. Don’t waste your time with messy mugs or lukewarm coffee. This Contigo mug is the way to go.
This is another great option for on-the-go drinkers. It still features the Contigo auto-seal technology but also features a non-slip grip sleeve and a comfortable drinking spout. This mug isn’t as insulated as the West Loop Vacuum Insulated travel mug, keeping hot drinks warm for 5 hours and cold drinks cool for 12 hours, but it is definitely a solid choice in a mug. It is also slightly less expensive.
This mug doesn’t feature auto-seal, but the pull-tab lid still makes it spill-proof. Just pull back on the tab manually when you want a drink, and release when you are finished. Like the Contigo Transit, this mug features a textured grip but has the added benefit of a handle. The handle itself functions as a carabineer, which gives you the option to clip this mug onto briefcases or luggage for easy transportation. It advertises keeping hot liquids warm for 4 hours, and cold liquids cool for 12 hours.
This mug is great for the more stylish and less spill-prone among us. The mug is still leak proof, with a cover that snaps into place. But with no auto-seal or pull-tab, it can still suffer spills if it is knocked over without the snap in place. It will keep hot liquids warm for 7 hours, and cold liquids cool for up to 16 hours. As you can see, this mug has a beautiful geometric design and will fit in most car cup holders. While it may be missing a few features, like the nonslip grip and a handle, the price reflects that.
If your top priority is keeping your hot drinks hot for as long as possible, then this is the mug for you. The Thermalock technology keeps hot drinks hot for up to 20 hours and keeps cold drinks cool for up to 45. One Amazon reviewer found that after 35 hours, his liquid was still hot to the touch. The lid is leak proof, when locked, and comes with a nifty screw-on cap that can double as a cup. This is a great solution for overnight camping trips, long-haul car rides, or frigid winter mornings.
Contigo is extremely dedicated to their customers. Their website sums it up the best in saying that: “We have a fundamental belief that all of our products must solve a meaningful problem. We’re constantly searching for the problems—and potential problems—that consumers encounter every day. It starts with an insight, whether it’s from our research panel, a response on social media, or a comment from a friend; we keep our ears and eyes open.”
So whether your problem is cold coffee, frequent spills, or mugs that won’t fit in your cars cup holders, Contigo has got you covered.