Looking for a spill proof and leakproof travel mug

(27 Posts)
MaggieFS Tue 12-Jan-21 11:43:49

This seems like such a basic thing to ask about but I'm looking for a leakproof and spill proof travel mug for my lockdown picnics walks. Prices vary wildly! Are the more expensive ones worth it? If you have one you'd recommend, why do you love it?

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Letsnotargue Tue 12-Jan-21 12:18:11

I would say Contigo ones are worth the price. Mine is completely leakproof (I would trust it to go into my handbag, if I ever use a handbag again). It keeps things scorching hot, to the point I have to take the lid off to cool it down before drinking sometimes.

Mine was in store at Asda for £13 but I’ve not seen that type elsewhere.

imayhavelostmymarbles Tue 12-Jan-21 12:23:37

Second contigo. Best one i have ever had and I've tried a few!

thelegohooverer Tue 12-Jan-21 12:25:27

I love my contigo snap seal. The plain stainless steel ones can go through the dish washer. I prefer to rinse the lids separately as my dishwasher can suck the rubber seal out.

Mine is leakproof, spill proof, has survived being dropped repeatedly. It stays hot for hours. I’ve completely gone off takeaway coffee now that I can have it exactly the way I like instead.
My favourite thing is that there is no part that can’t be cleaned or you need a special brush to get at.

Iheartmysmart Tue 12-Jan-21 12:26:40

I’ve got a contigo as well. Used to use it a lot back in the day when I travelled a lot for work - wistful sigh!

Idontgiveagriffindamn Tue 12-Jan-21 12:27:41

I love my chillys one - new version. Will quite happily sling it in my bag without fear of it leaking

Marmite27 Tue 12-Jan-21 12:27:42

We all have Klean Kanteens in various sizes.

They are expensive, but I like the fact you can get different lids (cafe cap, chug, straw and closed). That makes it perfect for us,


CoffeeBeansGalore Tue 12-Jan-21 12:30:52

Definitely Contigo - well worth the money. If you or anyone you know is a Costco member, they often sell them. Also check on eBay.

MrsJonesAndMe Tue 12-Jan-21 12:38:35

DH has a Bodum one that you plunge like a cafetiere to make posh coffee. Stays warm for ages with a seal lid.

JumboShiitake Tue 12-Jan-21 12:47:37

Also a Contigo fan, mine was from Asda.

It keeps super hot for ages as well as so far being completely leak proof (had it a few months).

LadyofMisrule Tue 12-Jan-21 12:48:40

I love my Thermos Travel King cup. I've been using this one for three years, and take it everywhere. I've not yet had a failure, and it is frequently horizontal in my handbag.

My only quibble with all my flasks (including my Chilly flask) is that when removing the lids for cleaning/refilling, they are sometimes hard to unscrew (as the liquid cools, it pulls the lid on tighter) so I keep charity wrist bands around the middle for extra grip.

CupboardOfJoy Tue 12-Jan-21 12:55:32

Contigo here too. They were on offer on Amazon, £9 each and worth every penny.

YepCuntyIsTaken Tue 12-Jan-21 12:58:15

The Waitrose one for £3 is by far the best I've used. And it's lasted many years now

AnathemaPulsifer Tue 12-Jan-21 13:01:05

Contigo here too. Lock the lid and toss it in a bag, no worries.

SilenceIsNoLongerSuspicious Tue 12-Jan-21 13:03:11

Contigo stainless steel (painted ones lose their paint in the dishwasher).

reluctantbrit Tue 12-Jan-21 13:09:23

We have Tefal ones,


They are also dishwasher suitable. Keeping drinks hot for at least 3 hours.

LividLoving Tue 12-Jan-21 13:12:25


I left one at work when I went on maternity leave, so now I have two 😬

CMOTDibbler Tue 12-Jan-21 13:15:21

Contigo (the stainless one) all the way. Its the only cup that I don't have to unscrew the lid of that I trust to fling in my handbag, and you also don't have to touch anything on the lid to drink out of it when its sealed

Hazelnutlatteplease Tue 12-Jan-21 13:20:24

Wouldn't touch contigo these days. Last couple have been rubbish and there are so much better quality others.

Thermos or Built. Thermos because they are best at hot or cold and you can open them one handed. BUILT because they are very simple to clean, nicest to drink from, and no fiddly bits to lose or clean

WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo Tue 12-Jan-21 13:26:51

I have an Emsa Travel Mug Insulated Drinking Cup with Quick Press Closure from Amazon - it is excellent, never leaks and by far the best Ive ever had.

BigSkyLife Tue 12-Jan-21 16:14:00

Another Contigo fan here. Got ours from Tesco’s.
Loved it so much, that went back and got a couple more. Throw it in my school bag, and it’s still lovely and hot when. Finally get round to drinking it!

TrickyD Tue 12-Jan-21 17:36:45



I left one at work when I went on maternity leave, so now I have two 😬

I am so disappointed!
I thought you were going to say it was still hot when you came back.

reluctantbrit Tue 12-Jan-21 18:25:55


I have an Emsa Travel Mug Insulated Drinking Cup with Quick Press Closure from Amazon - it is excellent, never leaks and by far the best Ive ever had.

That’s the same as the Tefal one. Emsa is the German company owned by Tefal and it is sold under both brands.

MaggieFS Tue 12-Jan-21 22:16:13

Thank you. Looks like Contigo is a winner, but they have various models and I definitely want one which can go in the dishwasher so I'll have to do some reading up.

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Hazelnutlatteplease Wed 13-Jan-21 07:59:30

You won't get a vacuum flask that you can put completely in the dishwasher. The dishwasher messes with the vacuum. In reality you may get away with it but you will dramatically shorten the lifespan.

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