Some of you might not consider these Contigo Travel Mugs to actually be “office supplies” but considering how awesome they are, I felt like I had to share them here with you. I figure if you go into work every day and have a cup of tea or coffee, then these spill proof and leak proof Contigo Autoseal travel mugs are definitely worthy of reviewing on this blog.
One of the obvious things about these leak-proof travel mugs that makes them so cool is that they look absolutely awesome with their sleek design, and bright bold colors, however there is more to it than that. Pictured above are the black and blue versions, but you can also get them in silver, green, red, and purple. The REALLY cool thing about these 16 oz. leak proof travel mugs made from stainless steel are that they are 100% spill proof and leak proof and they can keep hot stuff hot for up to 4 hours, and cold stuff cool for up to 12 hours because of their double walled construction. I’ve been using my Contigo Autoseal travel mug for a few weeks now, and I am still amazed every time I complete my 40ish minute trip to work that my hot tea doesnt seem to have lost even one degree of its nearly boiling hot temperature.
You might wonder how the Contigo Autoseal travel mug manages to be spill proof and keep the temperature of its contents so well controlled, so let me see if I can adequately explain. The photo you see of the lid above shows the small vacuum sealed opening at the top which is released when you push the rectangular button on the front of the travel mug. The vacuum sealed lip helps control some of the temperature, but the most important feature in keeping your beverage hot or cold is the stainless steel double walled body of the travel mug. I’ve done my best to test this spill proof travel mug by tipping it over, knocking it down, shaking it, and holding it upside down to no avail…not one drop of the liquid inside has ever found its way out. What I should make clear too is that because of the tapered design of the body and the rubber grip on the lid, there is not much of a chance that you would ever spill your travel mug anyway. With the push of a button my steaming hot tea is readily available, but never makes an unscheduled and unwelcome appearance. My only very minor beef with this travel mug is that with a hot beverage, the top rubber grip part that goes around the lid comes in direct contact with the contents inside, and can become very hot to the touch, while the rest of the body always remains cool.
I cant say enough good things about the Contigo Autoseal leak proof and spill proof travel mug. It is just so well constructed and manages to provide functionality that until now has been promised frequently but almost never accomplished. You should definitely make it a point to pick one of these up from Amazon because once you get used to having a piping hot or ice cold beverage within reach from your morning commute through to your lunch break you will wonder how you ever lived without having such an option.