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If you’re frequently on the go, and you need your caffeine fix close at hand, a good travel mug likely features prominently in your daily routine.

Any mug with a lid that you can carry from place to place is technically a travel mug, but a poorly performing one will likely leave you with tepid coffee, spill stains on your clothes, and, in some cases, a moldy uncleanable lid that could make you sick.

With so many on the market, it can be difficult to distinguish the bad from the good. We put a dozen travel mugs to the test, evaluating each for how well it retained temperature, how easy it was to clean, and most importantly, how nice it was to drink from.

After more than eight months of testing, the Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug stood out as the clear winner, but there were other mugs that excelled in specific areas that we think you’ll like as well. For our full testing methodology and quantitative temperature test results, scroll to the bottom of this guide.

These are the best travel mugs in 2021

Best overall: Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug
Best with a carry loop: Hydro Flask Coffee with Flex Sip Lid

Best flip-top travel mug: S’well Commuter

Best spill-proof travel mug: Stanley Classic Trigger Action Travel Mug

Best large-capacity travel mug: Yeti Rambler Bottle with HotShot Cap

Updated on 4/5/2021: We added breakout boxes so you can quickly see how well each mug performed in our tests. We also added a selection of mugs we plan to test next.

SEE ALSO: The best water bottles you can buy

The best overall

The Zojirushi SM-SE Travel Mug keeps both hot and cold drinks at enjoyable temperatures for hours longer than the competition, and its lockable lid ensures it’s truly leak-proof.

Heat retention: 14 hours

Ice retention: 7 hours

Leak-proof: Yes

Lid style: Locking spring-loaded push-button flip top

Dishwasher safe: No

Pros: Best temperature retention by far, lid is easy to clean, leak-proof locking lid, one-handed operation, five-year warranty on the vacuum insulation

Cons: Not dishwasher safe, won’t fit large ice cubes, will rattle around in cupholders

It’s rare that we at Insider Reviews come across a product that is so head …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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The 5 best travel mugs in 2021

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