Whether you’re on your morning commute and want a cup of tea to warm up or are on holiday and want some ice-cold water, an insulated travel flask makes for a wise investment.
This is providing that you buy a good one as you don’t want one that leaves your hot beverage lukewarm. You might think that using one on your daily commute is not worth spending ten times as much as a mocaccino from your local coffee shop. But soon you’ll see how walking out your front door and jumping into your car holding a coffee or tea will save you money in the long run.
In this guide, we share the perfect travel flasks for your morning commute and reveal details about what makes them so great.
Insulated stainless steel coffee cup
This double-walled, insulated coffee mug is a great choice as it can keep your drink hot or cold for hours. If, for example, you’ve decided to get one day car insurance for your day out and you want to warm up, then this will keep your hot drink warm for most of the day.
Lucy Barfoot, a lifestyle blogger that runs the Coconut & Cotton site, highly recommends this travel flask: “We’d recommend this double-walled stainless steel coffee mug as it will keep your drink piping hot for hours. It will also keep iced coffee, iced tea, smoothies and green juices cold for even longer.
“It holds 470ml whilst still being a good size to carry or keep in your drinks holder. The lid is made from high-quality silicone, attaches like a disposable coffee cup lid and keeps liquid from spilling over; an easy model for any coffee shop to refill for you to avoid using single-use cups. As it is so well insulated, the outside of the cup won’t change to the drink’s temperature, meaning it will always be comfortable to hold.”
This travel flask also has a grip base which means it can’t be knocked over easily and it is completely dishwasher safe.
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flask
The 40 oz Wide Mouth is perfect for all types of trips. From road trips and morning commutes to a day on the beach, the bottle will keep you well-hydrated from the start until the end of the day.
The TempShield double-wall vacuum insulation makes sure your cold drink stays icy cold for up to 24 hours or your warm drink piping hot for up to six hours.
The flask is BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free, fits most backcountry hydration filters and comes with a lifetime warranty as well.
The flask has become extremely popular and is now one of the best-selling and leading travel flasks on the market.
Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Travel Mug
Price: £20.95 (available on Amazon)
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Perfect for long commutes, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop Travel Mug has a lot of frills and promises no spills. This is helped with its auto seal lid so whether you’re travelling via car, train or horse-drawn carriage you won’t suffer from any spills during your commute to work.
The drink is only released when your finger presses the button meaning if you drop it mid-sip it would seal up without you losing a drop of it.
Other great features of the travel mug include:
- Your drink will stay hot for up to five hours and up to 12 hours for cold drinks
- Fits most car cup holders
- Easy one-handed drinking with the push of a button
- Top rack dishwasher lid
Camelbak Forge Vacuum Travel Mug
Price: Around £27
With specialist insulation, your drink will stay hot for around six hours and to enjoy a morning without any spills the Camelbak Forge Vacuum Travel Mug has an impact cap, which also helps to avoid dents and cracks if you drop it.
A useful feature is the lock open button meaning you can keep sipping your drink on your commute without having to keep pressing the button to open it.
The cap has also been specially designed so that it won’t collect grime. All you need to do is to pop up its arms to wash it in the sink or dishwasher.
This travel mug is worth every penny!
Bodum Travel Mug
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The Bodum Travel Mugs are made from stainless steel, plastic, rubber and silicone and have become very popular in recent years.
The travel mug has thermostatic rubber and double wall helps it with its insulating qualities, while other great attributes of the flask include you being able to choose from a range of colours and sizes. The travel mug is easy to clean as it is dishwasher safe.
Hot or cold you can enjoy your favourite drink with the fashionable Bodum Travel Mug!
To recap, here are five of the best travel mugs you can purchase for your commute to work in the morning:
- Insulated stainless steel coffee cup
- Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Flask
- Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Travel Mug
- Camelbak Forge Vacuum Travel Mug
- Bodum Travel Mug