There’s truly nothing better than sitting around a campfire passing around hot cocoa or a cold beer and reminiscing about the day’s activities. Whether you’re teeing up s’mores or just starting to cook up a dinner meal, a beverage is key to peak enjoyment. While you can always use your daily water bottle as a backup shaker for gin and tonics, reaching for that in the middle of the night when you’re parched is not the best feeling in the world. Washing it out every single night before bed is an additional step that can altogether be forgotten about if you add one more handy tool to your camping kit — a coffee mug. It doesn’t need to be super fancy, nor does it need to even hold coffee (tea, anyone?). These nine mugs are ideal for both hot and cold beverages, and are sure to last you for years to come.
Just like everything else Yeti makes (coolers, backpacks, camp chairs), this is a damn tough mug. The double-wall vacuum-insulated mug keeps coffee (or tea) warm while you’re driving or beginning your initial ascent, but the exterior is cool enough for you to hold right after the first pour. Put a lid on it and it’ll last for even longer.
Klean Kanteen Insulated Cup
The 8-ounce insulated cup made of 18/8 stainless steel is built to survive anything you throw at it. Drinks will stay piping hot for 2 hours, while your iced coffee will most certainly last for closer to 10. It’s currently on sale down from $18 to just $15.
Toaks Titanium Single Wall Cup
Titanium might not be your first choice for a tiny cup for use around a firepit, but it’s actually the best material for a mug like this. No matter how close you get to the fire, the mug will stand up to high temps and avoids corrosion. Best of all, there’s no metallic taste after you sip your water or coffee.
GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug
While this 17-ounce mug isn’t the flashiest on this list, it does come in four bright colors, so you can pack for a crowd and never worry about misplacing your personal coffee/tea/water/gin and tonic. The BPA-free polypropylene comes with a lightly insulated sleeve made from ballistic cloth to protect your mug from the dirt (or your hand from the heat), and the collapsible handle easily clips onto bakpacks or folds up to fit in the side pocket of your backpack.
RTIC Coffee Cup
Just like RTIC’s coolers, this double wall 12-ounce mug is tough as nails and insulates like nobody’s business. Choose from 14 different colors, each with a built-in stainless steel handle and splash-proof lid — and a flip-top closure.
Need Supply Co. Falcon Enamelware Mug
If you’re trying to keep it simple and want a mug for your camping adventure that you might also use in your backyard or when entertaining, we recommend you reach for enamelware. The white, red, grey or black shiny mug is both dishwasher-safe and burn-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about leaving it near the grill while you’re cooking or hand-washing it after each use. The porcelain enamel blends with heavy-gauge steel to produce one of the prettiest, yet functional, coffee mugs we’d bring to basecamp.
Stanley Classic Camp Mug
Stanley has been making quality backcountry camping products since 1913. Each is backed by a lifetime guarantee, so you can get one and keep it forever. This leak-proof 16-ounce mug keeps cold beverages at the ideal temperature for up to 20 hours, and will keep things hot for roughly 2.5 hours. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger, Stanley produces insulated mugs and cups from this size, all the way up to a stein and growler size.
MiiR Camp Cup
We try not to be biased, but we think that MiiR makes a pretty great water bottle and we’re sure they’ve replicated that with the camp cup. Whether you’re bringing a cup of joe to the office or up the mountian, there’s no sweating involved — on your end or the cup’s. Enjoy 12-ounces of BPA-free stainless steel supported drinks at any time of the day.
Hydro Flask 10 Ounce Wine Tumbler
Yes, we know this isn’t technically a coffee mug, but the Hydro Flask insulation is just as strong with this as it is with water bottles. The honeycomb insulation keeps cold beverages at just the right temperature, and the BPA-free design means you don’t have to waste a second thought on the goblet. Stainless steel construction means your wine, er coffee, won’t taste any different. Plus, the 10-ounce tumbler comes in seven colors with a lifetime guarantee.
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