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Topic: travel mug (11 msgs / 234 lines)
1) From: Benjamin VerHage
Hello,
I was wondering what everyone is using for a travel mug these days. I
currently have a *Nissan Easy Sip Travel Tumbler*, Model JMT-401 that I got
from Sweet Marias. I like how it holds temperature (I finish my coffee
before I make it to work anyway) and I like its functionality, how it works,
fits my hand, etc. The only thing I don't really like it the plastic lid. I
guess I just find it generally unsatisfactory to drink coffee through a
plastic lid. It just tastes/smells weird when it gets hot. It also seems to
get kind of funky over time even though I clean it thoroughly. Anyone have a
good suggestion?
Ben
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Contigo makes an awesome stainless vacuum insulated mug with a carabiner. Don't get the foam insulated one though.....
Starbucks sold them for a while...
Kevin @ my treo

3) From: Scott Miller
Nissan, with handle is my best, longest lasting mug so far.http://sweetmarias.com/prod.travelmugs-bottles.shtmlI have others, but the Nissan seems to be the one I look for the most often
when I'm taking coffee with me.
cheers,
Scott
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4) From: Peter Genuardi
I used to swear by the bodum travel mug http://store.sheepish.us/trav.html),but after I learned that plastic mugs are bad for "hot, acidic, fatty
things" which let bad things leech into your coffee, I dropped that one,
despite it's great shape and sip top.  The jury seems to still be out on
whether or not plastic mugs will really give you tumors, but I figure I
drink out of it every day several times....why take the risk?
Instead I use a stainless, tall mug (one from patagonia and one from a local
mountain store).  I actually lost the tops to both of then on planes (if
you're flying southwest or frontier and see them, $10 reward)!
There's one at REI that is slender and tall, with a screw top lid for about
$25.  It also has a mesh strainer on top so you can pour in your ground
coffee, hot water, and drink from it right away if you want (it can be
removed).  Great for folks who travel like mad and want to use their own
coffee BUT don't like the idea of cleaning a french press in a hotel room.
The only reason I didn't buy this one is because of the thinner lip of the
mug.  Eventually when I lose the other two, I will end up buying this one
from REI.http://www.rei.com/product/748285 - Peter
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5) From: Sandy Andina
I use either a generic plastic travel mug from a gas station  
convenience store in Iowa or a Bodum stainless steel travel press. The  
latter has a plastic lid, but it seems denser and matte. I am not  
aware of a travel mug that would have a glass or ceramic lid  
(delicate) or a metal lid (yeeeowch!).
Sandy Andina
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On Jul 7, 2008, at 3:12 PM, Peter Genuardi wrote:
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6) From: Dennis
I have one of those and it has been with me for over 3 years now and I 
swear by it!!!!!
BB&B  had mine on sale for 10.00 way back and it deployed with me now it 
is heading with me again this time I'll do a sand test instead of the 
typical salty air test that I did last year
(did I mention it is HOT in Mississippi yet?)
Dennis
-dying to get to Washington just to get a break from the heat!-
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7) From: Demian Ebert
We've had the nissan stainless travel tumblers for years. They work great,
don't leak, and keep things hot for a long time. Last time we moved we
actually did a temperature test to weed out the under-performing mugs. It
was geeky fun, but we should have just tossed everything but the nissans.
I've never noticed the plastic smell or taste. A paste of baking soda and
water with a toothbrush gets rid of most of the built up grung.
Demian
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8) From: Terry Stockdale
I use my Bodum 16oz stainless steel vacuum travel cup every work day.
I bought it from Sweet Maria's about 5 years ago,but then Bodum 
stopped making them.  Bodum started making them again last year (I 
think - at least that's when I found them).
They're available with handles and without -- without has a 
rubberized grip around the middle.
Terry
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9) From: Dennis
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10) From: Brian Kamnetz
I have two things in this category, both found on the Sweet Maria site:http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.travelmugs-bottles.shtmlNot surprisingly, Tom has tested the heat-retention abilities of all
these products and posted the results on the page.
I often walk to work and on those days bring coffee in a thermos. I
use the Zojirushi Tuff Slim TS Vacuum Bottle. I use the thermos bottle
because I toss it into my pack, and I feel a bit more secure tossing
the bottle into the pack than I would one of the leak-proof mugs.
When I travel I often fill a light-weight travel mug, and drink that
first. It can be 6 hours before I get to the second mug, which is the
Nissan Leak-Proof BackPack Bottle , Model JMW-500. The coffee is still
very hot, a bit hotter than I like it, after 6 hours.
Brian
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11) From: Marc
I have both the *Nissan Leak-Proof BackPack Bottle* and the *Avantro One Mug
4.0 - LTM40*. Both are very leakproof and made of stainless steel. While the
Nissan holds the heat in better, the Avantro is not too far behind. I do
find the Avantro is just easier to drink from, in the car or at my desk.
-Marc
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