Brewing your own coffee and taking it with you on the go is an easy way to save money. Sure, you might miss fancy $5 lattes, but with the help of one of the best travel mugs, toting your own drink can feel just as expensive (even though it's definitely not).
When choosing the best travel mug for you, you want to think about three main features. First, how much liquid it can hold. Second, whether it prevents leakage, and third, whether it works with both hot and cold drinks.
Most standard travel mugs are 16 or 20 ounces, but if your daily caffeine dose is a little higher than that, large capacity mugs capable of holding up to 50 ounces or more also exist. When it comes to leakage prevention, look out for a travel mug that comes with a spill-proof and tight-fitting lid — ideally one that uses auto-seal technology or a safety lock. Temperature-wise, the best way to ensure that your beverage stays super hot or cold is to choose a travel mug with a vacuum-insulated double-wall construction. This basically means that the air between the two walls is sucked out during construction. And since heat needs air in order to circulate, hot drinks stay hot by preventing the heat from escaping, and cold drinks stay cold since outside heat can’t transfer in.
No matter how you feel about early mornings, the travel mugs on this list will provide you with some easy, effective, and budget-friendly options for staying caffeinated — or just generally hydrated — throughout your day.