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  • pretzelb
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    From my research a while ago the key to heat retention is the vacuum seal. If they don't say vacuum seal then you may not have warm coffee for a while.

    I got frustrated with trying to find the Contigo so about a year ago I went to either Target or Walmart to the camping section and found a decent selection of containers. I went with a good old fashion Thermos brand that had dual steel wall with vacuum in between. It took a while to translate the "how many hours warm" numbers but I was able to finally figure out that vacuum was about 24-48 hours (or some silly like that) while non vacuum were 6 to 8 or 8 to 12.

    Anyway, my Thermos is pretty good. Nothing fancy - just a screw top and a screw in stopper. It can leak if I'm not careful but it's about as leak proof as it gets. So I guess I'm saying to give the camping department a try and look for a plain old Thermos.

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by timothy View Post
    Personally, I dislike and distrust mugs with fancy moving-parts tops -- it's getting hard nowadays to find good steel-walled (double walled, with steel on the inside, too, that is) mugs that *don't* have such monkeywork. But if you like them, this one looks pretty good.
    That one looks like a contender. I also don't really like the fancy moving-parts tops (I was most recently using a small mason jar with a plastic lid) but am going to give them a try.

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  • Darcy
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    Contigo Travel Mug

    More than a few customers posted about the Contigo travel mug in the Synapse thread and we've moved those posts here so that the discussion can continue in its own thread. I've purchased one and am waiting for it to arrive.

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  • mrae
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Is the inside of the mug stainless steel? Thanks!
    Yes. It's double walled stainless and it feels cool to the touch regardless of whether the contents are cold or hot.

    I bought a pair at Costco last year and love it. I haven't thought of it as a "mug" because it has no handle or anyway to hook it to my backpack.

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  • bnett
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    Originally posted by hrmeeks View Post
    If I remember correctly from someone's forum post, you can only get the vacuum insulated version directly from the Contigo site.
    FWIW, I picked up the vacuum insulated version from Target last weekend.

    Regards,
    Brian

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  • bluedawg
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    every time this thread gets bumped, i get all excited thinking there is synapse news. drat!

    ...but i just ordered one of those fancy-pants mugs you're all on about, so i guess there's that.

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  • hrmeeks
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    Contigo

    Yes, the inside of the mug is stainless steel, and vacuum insulated. If I remember correctly from someone's forum post, you can only get the vacuum insulated version directly from the Contigo site. The models you see in stores are only the foam-insulated ones. Mine keeps coffee hot for about 3 hours, and ice-water will sometimes stay cold overnight if I forget to empty it.

    I carry two because I drink lots of coffee, & just zap it in the mircowave (in a cup) when it needs reheating. I wish they would make one with larger capacity, like their water bottles.

    When I bought my first mug from them, they asked me to fill out a survey, and sent me a free mug of my choice! I now have 2 Autoseal mugs, 1 24oz. water bottle, and 1 Extreme Mug.

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  • thorn
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    After looking at the cantigo link a number of times, NOW I remember that is the one I kept picking up at the few stores I saw it in when I was looking for a mug. I believe I saw the stainless version, could have been one of the two to the right of it though (it's been a while). Nice little cup! But in this Texas heat, ice water doesn't last long in 16oz. But if I was going for a smaller cup, that would be the one I would get.

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  • Darcy
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    Is the inside of the mug stainless steel? Thanks!

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  • bnett
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    Contigo

    Bought one of these coffee mugs yesterday, and it works exactly as advertised. I was amazed. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Regards,
    Brian

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  • hrmeeks
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    Glad to help. Everyone ought to learn about the Contigo mugs. Great Stuff!

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  • Nana8
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    We ordered 2 of the Contigo Autoseal coffee mugs along with the water bottles and WOW! They are the perfect solution! COMPLETELY spill proof! Thank you for posting the Contigo web site! This is the perfect solution for java addicts!

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  • hrmeeks
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    Contigo Travel Mug

    Contigo Autoseal Travel Mugs are my answer to the perfect coffee mug. I found out about them here on the Tom Bihn Forums last fall. I carry two filled with coffee every day, one in each of the water bottle pockets on either my Super Ego, or Ego, depending on what I need to carry for the day. They absolutely do not spill, and hold a generous 16 ozs. http://www.gocontigo.com/

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  • thorn
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    I use a guyotdesigns.com 38oz wide mouth stainless steel bottle with their Gription top. It IS single walled and gets too cold and hot to touch so I use a neoprene bottle cover. But it keeps hot coffee warm all day long (6+hours). If I'm trying to show it off to friends of how it is spill proof, Murphy's law somehow sneaks in and a few drops find their way into view. The Gription top can be used on normal Nalgene wide mouth bottles too. They have different sizes of stainless steel single walled bottles.

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  • timothy
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    Darcy:

    Cool Tools (disclaimer: I have contributed a few bits there) recommends this one:

    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000873.php

    Personally, I dislike and distrust mugs with fancy moving-parts tops -- it's getting hard nowadays to find good steel-walled (double walled, with steel on the inside, too, that is) mugs that *don't* have such monkeywork. But if you like them, this one looks pretty good.

    timothy

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