If you're a coffee drinker, and you have to commute to work, then finding the right travel mug is a big part of bringing you some semblance of happiness on the long slog to work. The best mugs keep your brew hot for hours, as well as prevent spillage. Sure, Starbucks makes some pretty good mugs, and so does Contigo. But dollar for dollar, there's only one to rely on when you want a hot cup o' joe and dry pants. It's the rather lengthy-named Zojirushi SM-KHE48BA, and it's fantastic.
The unassuming mug is made out of stainless steel and will keep your beverage hot for or cold for hours. The 18/8 stainless steel interior doesn't retain flavors and cleans out easily. The locking lid allows you to keep the mug in your bag or purse without spilling, giving you peace of mind, and the wide mouth spout and one handed latch make drinking easy.
Zojirushi's stainless steel vacuum insulated mug also happens to be compact with a small footprint, and it comes in both 12-ounce and 16-ounce sizes but bear the same diameter. The SlickSteel interior uses what's known as electropolishing technology that repels flavors and stains and adds corrosion resistance. The mug comes in seven colors, and no matter which one you choose, you'll know that you'll be ready for the commute, no matter how bad it is.
Buy Now: $22-$35