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The 14 Best Travel Mugs to Keep Drinks Insulated On the Go

When you’re on the go or off on a big adventure, a top-notch coffee keeper is critical — and these picks are just perfect.

collage of four water bottles

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.

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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Clayton Herrmann

Insulated travel mugs ensure freshness for both hot and cold drinks, and as a result, you can use them in just about every environment imaginable. We tested ours all the way from the chilly Pacific Northwest into the humid summers of the Northeast United States, sipping our way through coffee, cocktails, beer, water and other delicious drinks. We packed them in backpacks, stuffed them into car cupholders, dropped them (accidentally) off tailgates and rinsed them out in rivers. After plenty of testing, here are our top picks.

Best Tumbler
CamelBak Horizon 10 Ounce Rocks Tumbler
Best All-Around
YETI Rambler 20 Ounce Tumbler
Best Upgrade
CamelBak MultiBev Water Bottle & Travel Cup
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Best on a Budget
Ello Campy Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Mug
Classiest Travel Mug
RTIC Travel Coffee Mug
Best for Bike Rides
Velo Canteen
Most Colorful Travel Mug
Zojirushi 16-ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug
Best for Iced Coffee
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 16 oz Travel Mug
Best Looking Travel Mug
Swell Teakwood Traveler
Best for Backpacks
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flex Sip Lid Travel Mug
Most User-Friendly Travel Mug
Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug 16oz/473 mL - Hammertone Green
Now 12% off
Best Grip
Contigo Autoseal Transit Travel Mug
Best for On-the-Go Brewing
Otterbox Elevation 20 Tumbler
Best for Tea
Thermos Stainless King Vacuum-Insulated Travel Tumbler
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