Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Contigo Travel Mugs-My Favorites

by Philippa Lane

I remember when my daughter was a little girl; I would give her sippy cups to drink from when she was thirsty and also when traveling. These particular cups helped to prevent big spills, but they were not leak resistant or leak proof. Now, with new technology, there is a wonderful line of high quality mugs for young and old alike that come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles that are easy to use with the ability to keep beverages hot or cold for hours. Today, I would like to share with you three of my favorites by Contigo, a company that makes a variety of well made, sturdy, leak proof and leak resistant travel mugs for every day use.

Extreme Stainless Steel Travel Mug: I really like this travel mug, because it keeps beverages hot for up to 4 hours and cold for approximately 12 hours a day. The Extreme model comes with a nifty carry clip on the handle and there are texturized grips to prevent slipping and assist in providing a firmer hold. The mug has a 16 oz. capacity, comes equipped with a pull-tab lid, is made from stainless steel, and comes in the colors of blue, silver, pink, white, purple, and black. It fits most standard vehicle cup holders and is virtually 100% leak-proof. If I was bike riding somewhere around town or on a camping trip, this is the travel mug that I would want to take with me.

Autoseal Randolph Stainless Steel Travel Mug: This ergonomic mug is made with a one-touch button on the handle and comes in a lovely silver color. It is 16 oz. and keeps beverages hot for up to 4 hours and cold for 12 hours. The Randolph is made from stainless steel and has a basic, yet intriguing design. The button located on the handle can be pressed for drinking and the autoseal lid is leak proof and spill proof. The mug’s autoseal button slides and locks securely to prevent any leaking of the contents, the specially designed pivot lid makes it easy to clean, and the handle can be used by both left and right handed users. It is a great inexpensive travel mug for the price with a sleek design and is ideal for daily use.

Autoseal Aria Stainless Steel Travel Mug: This mug is my favorite out of the three. The Autoseal Aria Stainless Steel Travel Mug that I have is a silver color, holds 16 oz. of liquid, and fits in with all of my daily activities. It is double walled with vacuum insulation and keeps beverages cold to 12 hours and hot for up to 4 hours. I took this mug with me to the Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park in Buena Park, California and was amazed at how long my beverage stayed ice cold for hours, even in the heat of summer. My daughter brought her own Contigo Mug to the theme park as well, and both of our drinks stayed cold for more than 4 hours, even after being placed in direct heat and sunlight, which was absolutely amazing. Also, when holding the travel mug, there is no condensation on the exterior surface, so my hands stay completely dry while holding it. I like the convenient autoseal lid that prevents spills and seals in liquid between sips. Because of the unique design and temperature sealing materials, tea or coffee stays hot for more than 12 hours, which is an extraordinarily long time. The Aria fits standard cup holders and because it is leak proof, the travel mug can be placed on the floor in a horizontal position, even while driving, without leaking a single drop. I absolutely love this travel mug and now you know why it is my favorite!

The priciest of the three aforementioned travel mugs is the Aria, but all of them are exceptional and worth the expense, because they do exactly what they are designed to do, keeping beverages hot or cold for many hours with no spills or leaks.

All of the travel mugs that I previously mentioned are easy to clean, made from 100% FDA approved materials, and are dishwasher safe, however I suggest placing them on the top rack of the dishwasher for better cleaning results.

I am so happy that I have been able to share with you three of my favorite Contigo Travel Mugs. Drinking any beverage is a much better experience when you have the right one, which Contigo has proven to be.

You can find Contigo Travel Mugs Target, Walmart, and in many other stores across the country or online at http://www.gocontigo.com

Disclosure of Material Connection:

The Contributor has no connection to nor was paid by the brand or product described
in this content.