Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I Love: Contigo Travel Mugs

I have been searching for a good travel coffee mug for about, oh, forever. There has always been something wrong with each one: too big for my cup holder, too small for my cup holder (falls over), doesn't keep coffee warm very long, drink opening too small/too big/too weird, and the deal breaker--it leaks.

So, I was walking through the aisles in Costco a few weeks before Christmas and saw the Contigo travel mugs. I looked at them and thought, hey, why not? To be honest, I didn't really believe the claim that that they are leak-proof and keep liquids hot for 4 hours. And, then I ate my hat.

It really works. It doesn't leak. I'm serious. Not even if you turn it upside down and shake it a bunch. I had to try it, ok? I wouldn't say that it keeps my coffee hot for four hours, more like two, and then very warm for another two hours.

It did take me a few days to get used to having to push the button to release the seal to take a drink. But, now it's second nature. Just like my coffee-filled mug is a third appendage.

I got a two-pack at Costco for about $20. If you do not have a Costco nearby, here is a list of U.S. retailers.

Unfortunately, Mr. Incredible does not like the mugs. He says they give his coffee a metallic taste. I don't agree, but just throwing it out there if you are sensitive to things like that.

Also, MamaJoss shares my love of Contigo--you should check out her review of the water bottles!

This post is linked to Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries.


  1. those do look like great early morning ready to go mugs

  2. I also use the OXO mugs that are similar (but not metal) and I love it also. No more spills.

    I have a Thermos cup for water that I love. Easy to transport and keep my water nice and cold (especially when left in the car during a hot summer day.) My kids also each have one for school and when we are out running errands. Much easier (and less expensive) then buying drinks all day. They sell them at Target

  3. Thanks for the info, Kira! I will definitely have to check out the OXO one for the Mister.

  4. That's good to know. I wasn't sure there really was a leak-proof mug out there!

  5. These mugs have a seam along the bottom that holds moisture from the dishwasher. This is annoying to me because it doesn't tend to leak out until im tipping it back in the truck!

    Oh and it makes my coffee taste metallic.

  6. We use their sippy cups and they are AWESOME!! I didn't even know they had coffee mugs. My hubby takes one to work every day and it always complaining about most of the ones we have so I will definitely check this out.