I have used two of these travel mugs now and can say quite confidently that they are awesome. The first one I received as a gift and because I am irresponsible sometimes with cleaning out my travel mugs, it got ruined. I used that one for about 6 months and it really kept my coffee nice and warm for the entire morning and into the afternoon. After I realized what I had done by ruining that mug, I mourned it so much that my mom bought me another one! I vow to treat this one right and so far I really have.
I have the version that snaps on the top to open and shut it and while I don’t mind this version at all, it is a little more difficult to open than the previous version I had which was just a finger trigger. Regardless, they both have kept my coffee wonderfully warm and that is what really counts. I had been using a Bubba travel mug and it really didn’t compare to these. After about 5 months of use with my Bubba it fell apart at that! The Contigo is stainless steel with a lock and seal that prevents any spilling and drips. It has a nice rubber grip around the middle/top.
The larger size mug doesn’t fit in some cup holders, though, and that can be irritating. The body of the mug is hand wash only and the lid you can throw in the dishwasher. The instructions are listed on the bottom of the body. And beware, if you leave your coffee and cream sitting in it too long, it will grow mold and you will have to throw it out. Sigh. But that’s not going to happen to me again!
I got mine at Costco, 2 of these mugs run about $20 there. Anywhere else, you will be paying a lot more. They are worth it though! Happy hot coffee to you!