Contigo Stainless Steel Autoseal West Loop Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug, 16 Oz

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SKU: E-17295

Category: Coffee mug, New Arrivals, Featured Product

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  • Our lids are sealed: Autoseal technology is leak and spill proof (Yes there is a difference)
  • For the long haul: Drinks stay hot up to 5 hours and cold up to 12 with thermalock Vacuum Insulation. BPA free
  • Lend a hand: Easy one handed drinking from this travel coffee mug with the push of a button

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
BrandContigo
Capacity16 Fluid Ounces
ColorStainless Steel
Special FeaturePortable
Product Dimensions3.25 x 7.75 x 3.5 inches
Model NameValues:
  1. Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vaccuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug

  2. 16 oz.
Item Weight8.8 ounces
MaterialStainless Steel
Number of Items1
Pattern1 16 Ounce
Product Care InstructionsValues:
  1. Top rack dishwasher lid

  2. hand wash body
Cap TypeLoop Cap
DepartmentUnisex-adult
ManufacturerIgnite USA
Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.
International ShippingValues:
  1. This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.

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Country of OriginChina
Item model number2034154
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNo
Date First AvailableJanuary 21, 2014
AvailabilityIn Stock
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 August 30, 2022
The previous design of this travel mug was literally the most PERFECT mug design EVER, and did NOT spill, not even if I threw it straight into my work bag full of papers. It was comfortable to drink from, easy to clean, and kept my drink hot for hours. I loved it so much that I bought it 3 times! My dad uses the one I gave him all the time including in his mail truck and has never had it spill once. This new design might be just as spill proof but we'll never know because I refuse to buy it with the new lid design. I don't want the lid bumping into my nose while I drink. The previous rounded design was extremely comfortable to hold. The new more angular design is not. I might even partially forgive them the transgression of the lid design fiasco (who am I kidding - no I won't - it's a complete travesty) if they had at least left the handle attached to the lid as one piece. The decision to change the handle was the final straw and I will never buy another Contigo travel mug unless by some miracle I come across another of the old design at a garage sale but I find that unlikely because the people who have that previous design are unlikely to get rid of that perfection until it's so old and battered as to be no longer usable just as I fully intend to hang onto mine until it breaks which with any luck won't be for a very long time.
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.