Contigo Autoseal West Loop Insulated Beverage, 16oz, Stainless Steel/Matte Black

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  • Travel mug's autoseal technology is leak and spill proof
  • Drinks stay hot up to 5 hours or cold up to 12 with Thermalock vacuum insulation
  • One Handed drinking with the push of a button
  • Easy clean lid opens completely for thorough cleaning and locks for added peace of mind
  • Top rack dishwasher safe lid, hand wash only stainless steel body
  • 100 percent BPA free

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
BrandContigo
Capacity16 Fluid Ounces
ColorValues:
  1. Stainless Steel

  2. Matte Black
Special FeaturePortable
Product Dimensions8.07 x 3.8 x 8.5 inches
Model NameAutoseal West Loop
Item Weight1.05 pounds
MaterialStainless Steel
Number of Items2
Pattern2 One Size (Pack of 2)
Included ComponentsTravel Mug (2)
Product Care InstructionsValues:
  1. Machine Wash

  2. Hand Wash Only
Cap TypeLoop Cap
DepartmentUnisex-Adult
ManufacturerContigo
Item model number2013292
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableSeptember 11, 2017
AvailabilitySold Out
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on October 23, 2015
Recommending this mug is easy. When compared to my previous favorite mugs, an OXO stainless steel double walled travel mug with the push button and a couple of different sized Aladdin plastic insulated mugs (two different models that they no longer make) with the flip lids, this style Contigo mug outperforms them in almost every way. PROS: 1. Size - It is a great size. It easily fits under my older Keurig. If I pour from the office pot, I'm certain this holds 2-3 typical ceramic coffee cups worth of coffee (this seems obvious, but I've had other "16 oz." travel mugs that definitely didn't hold as much liquid). It fits snugly but completely into my 2015 Ford Fusion's cup holders. While the OXO is about the same height, it holds less coffee because its lid is VERY large. The Aladdins hold about the same volume as the Contigo. I have one model, with a matte plastic finish, that refuses to fit under the Keurig, even though it was listed as the same dimensions as a slightly different one, with a glossy plastic finish, that fits. 2. Insulation - Easily the best travel mug I have owned in this regard. I don't have any 12+ hour rated mugs or Thermoses, but I have had my share of <$20 mugs that could not maintain temperature for even an hour. With this, I have often poured a mug at 8 AM and have still been drinking warm (not hot) coffee at 11 or noon. Neither the OXO nor the Aladdins come close, and the Aladdins would be cold by 90 minutes if not sooner. Also, the outside of this mug does not get hot - I can feel it get warm when I fill it with especially hot liquids, but it has never gotten hot. The Aladdins have definitely gotten hot even through the "insulated" plastic. The OXO does not get hot. 3. Cleaning - I have two AUTOSEAL mugs, one unpainted and one matte. The unpainted mug and its lid go in the dishwasher, or rinse easily under a tap. The new design top, with the flip open seal for cleaning, allows for good access to the nooks if you have a brush and allows the dishwasher to thoroughly clean the inside. The matte finish doesn't go in the dishwasher, but I think it could. I have had other glossy painted items peel in the dishwasher, but most matte items seem to hold up better. OXO didn't recommend any parts for the dishwasher, and the original lid was impossible to clean. They later redesigned the lid with a screw-off seal, but who wants to bother with that or potentially lose it. The Aladdins were completely dishwasher safe, but I found that they retained food particles around the flip top hinge or between the flip top and the lid body. Out of the WAY TOO MANY travel mugs I have owned, only the unpainted Contigo and the Aladdins have been both completely dishwasher safe AND been effectively cleaned by the dishwasher. 4. Stability - Not usually something I would discuss, but I find this mug to be amazingly stable. I have only tipped this mug once, and have not had it wobble when setting it down or bumping it. No idea why it is so. The Aladdins seem more tall and skinny, and with their slightly rounded bottoms they were wobbly. The OXO was down right top-heavy and easy to tip over. 6. Lid - Um, obviously, the Contigo autoseals - it is in the name. But it is the only mug I have ever owned that both reseals itself AND has a super easy mechanism. Neither the OXO nor the Aladdins autoseal and both require you to manipulate something on top of the lid which is especially difficult to do one handed. Especially when driving, the Contigo is so much better in this regard. CONS: 1. Lid - Yes, both a pro and a con. The lid is very unforgiving if you aren't careful. It is difficult to get it on "just right" the first time, so it can be difficult to get it to grab the threads and start to close. Also, the last half turn or so is very tight and can really make me struggle to get it completely closed. As I'm sure the last half turn is where the seal becomes most effective I find myself being extra careful when tightening and frequently check and recheck to be sure it has gone on the whole way. This said, I have NEVER had it leak in ways that others have mentioned, and I can always get the lid completely closed. The one time the lid has leaked liquid was around the button to open the seal, and that was because I had not carefully drained the lid after a cleaning. Not sure why, but it had retained some water that came out when I pushed the button. The OXO and the Aladdins are significantly easier to close, though I have had the Aladdins leak when liquid was up to the threads or when I hadn't completely dried the threads. 2. Seal/lid - The one truly quirky thing about this mug is it can literally shoot a few drops of coffee a foot or more if I'm not careful. It doesn't happen every time, but occasionally if I close the seal while the cup is still at my lips and tipped, when I take it away from my mouth liquid will spray. I have learned to seal the lid after un-tipping the mug and just after I pull it away. In reality, the only reason this is even an issue is because you can let it seal while it is tipped and at your mouth. Most other mugs must be level and away from your face before you can seal them. 3. First sips - A good problem to have is that this mug does such a good job of insulating that I usually have to let it sit for a few minutes before I drink or I WILL burn my mouth. Just about every other mug I have owned cools the coffee as you poor it and it makes contact the mug's walls. This one just doesn't seem to do that, at all. I haven't dropped the mug, and have only tipped it once, so I can't comment on the durability (or lack thereof) that some other reviewers have complained about. So far, after about three months of daily use, the two mugs are holding up very well. In all, this is the best travel mug I have ever owned. Since purchasing these two Contigos, I don't even use regular ceramic mugs anymore - these are so easy to use and clean I don't see a reason to risk the spills and drips. I never thought I would write so much to describe a simple coffee mug, but this mug is just about perfect and I have recommended it to all my coffee addicted friends.
Reviewed on September 18, 2022
This current model has a lock for the top so you don't accidentally open it. The only negative thing about these cups is that the handle is likely to break off if dropped to the floor. That really is an irritant because they keep your ice water ice water for a very long time!! I told my friend if I just put ice in it it will still have ice in it 24 hours later. Then, because I wasn't positive, I put it to the test. I was correct and they WILL hold ice for a full day. Worth the cost to say the least. Cleaning is a bit of a chore but not as much as it would be if I put coffee or tea with cream in it. I can guess that would be more difficult due to the small openings, but then I only put ice and water in mine.
Reviewed on August 14, 2022
I like having a leak proof, spill proof cup to drink from. I can carry it in my tote bag or inside my back pack and when the lid is locked, it doesn’t leak. I usually only have water, but sometimes tea (hot and iced). I have other Contigo Autoseal West Loop cups in different sizes. I keep one next to my bed to drink from during the night, I carry one with me when going for walks, or bicycle riding, and going shopping. Cold drinks during hot weather and hot drinks during cold weather. If you want, you can have steamers, lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate or cocoa, however, after finishing the drinks with milk, it’s best to rinse the cup when empty, especially the lid. When milk sours, it’s harder to clean the lid. I use a dish cleaning brush. The lid is dishwasher safe. It is recommended that the cup be hand washed. Although it’s stainless steel, the paint will eventually start to peel from the constant heat and detergent in the dishwasher. Yep, I learned that from personal experience. It doesn’t hurt the cup, but it doesn’t look as nice. This cup is replacing one I lost. I have the 16, 20 and 24 oz. cups and use them all.
Reviewed on January 20, 2017
Earlier this past fall, I needed a way to be able to keep up with my twins who are now almost four. I decided to try coffee and purchased a Keurig, along with some necessary coffee accessories, including a travel mug. There are many choices available but I really wanted a purple one (my favorite color) and this one looked like a good one so I purchased the violet color in the 20 ounce size since that is the only size available for this particular color. This Contigo travel mug is made so you can use both hot and cold beverages in it. It advertises that it will keep your hot beverages hot for up to seven hours and cold beverages cold for up to 18 hours. The mug itself is made of stainless steel and the top is plastic. It is made in China. The lid is dishwasher-safe and the body is hand wash only. This mug cannot be microwaved. The mug comes equipped with Autoseal, which means you have to press the button in order to drink your beverage. There is a lock on the top of the mug and when that's engaged, the Autoseal button won't work at all, in case you want to ensure that the mug won't spill its contents. The 20-ounce mug holds 20 ounces of liquid easily and you won't want to add any more so the top will seal properly and no liquid will spill out. With the lid on, the mug measures 9 1/4 inches tall and without it on, it measures 8 inches tall. I've had this mug for almost five months now and I like it. I like the beautiful violet color and it hasn't peeled off at all but I do have some scratches on it. I'm not rough on my possessions but it's only a few scratches that aren't really noticeable unless I really look closely at it. I can easily hold the mug in my small hands and it also fits well in my car's cupholders. Once the mug is unlocked, I can press the Autoseal button and drink from it with one hand. Then you release the button so the lid closes and, as long as it's properly closed, it shouldn't spill any liquid. I've turned mine upside-down to test it out and never had any liquid spill. When I hold the mug, I can't feel either hot or cold on the outside. Upon receiving this mug, I was disappointed to discover that it isn't compatible with my Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black because I can't fit it under the brewer even with the drip tray removed. In order to use this mug, I have to brew my coffee into a mug and then pour it in this mug. It isn't optimal but it works. The mug without the top measures 8 inches tall and the space where you place your mug in the Keurig measures just under 7 1/2 inches so this one won't fit. I can't speak for the 16 ounce mug and it's possible that one might fit. I also don't feel this mug keeps beverages hot and cold for as long as it advertises. The reason I say this is because I've brewed 16 ounces of coffee at 8:30 am, added some creamer, and by 11:00 am, the small amount of coffee left is cold. The creamer I use is cold but I use only a couple ounces and wouldn't think it would make that much of a difference in a vacuum-sealed container but maybe it does. I also put water in it, added lots of ice cubes and had it sit on the counter for about four hours. When I opened it, most of the ice had melted and the water was cool but not cold. To be fair to this mug, beverages never last that long for me since I tend to drink water very quickly and coffee doesn't last very long at all either, so if you also tend to drink your beverages quickly, that factor might not matter that much to you. I feel this mug is easy to clean. You'll want to hand wash the body in mild, soapy warm water and the lid is top-rack dishwasher safe. Always allow the parts to dry separately so water doesn't get trapped. If you choose to purchase this mug, there is a sheet of tips which I'd suggest reading prior to using this mug. I won't mention all of them but one helpful tip is that if you fill this with hot liquid, allow the liquid to cool down with the lid off for at least three minutes before putting the top on. Even when I've done this, I press the Autoseal button and the coffee with creamer added is still hot and hurts my lips. I'm not sure if this is normal with coffee mugs but I try to carefully drink with this mug. Overall, I like this mug and have used it several times but I'm disappointed it doesn't fit with my Keurig. I'm still able to use it though and it only requires me washing another dish which is okay. I love the color and the Autoseal feature is a good one to ensure you don't spill hot coffee in your lap on your way to work. I don't feel the mug keeps beverages hot and cold for as long as it advertises and that factor may not bother some prospective customers. Since the biggest factor for me is that I prefer to use this with my Keurig, I opted to purchase Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Travel Tumbler, Midnight Blue which I now use more often and it works with my Keurig. If you have no size restrictions and tend to drink your beverages quickly, I'd say this mug is still a good option. However, if you want to use it with a single-cup brewer like the Keurig, I'd look more into the size to see if it will fit. I personally prefer the Thermos travel mug better but the Contigo mug is a little less expensive which may be a factor for some as well. I still use the Contigo mug occasionally but once it doesn't work anymore, I wouldn't purchase another of these again but those are because of my preferences with travel mugs.