Courtesy Stanley, Yeti, RTIC
It’s the time of year when morning boating sessions start with a chill, meaning it’s time to think about insulated travel mugs that keep your beverages warm. Coffee? Soup? Hot toddy for the passengers? These three different sizes will help you keep Old Man Winter at bay.
Mega Size: Stanley Master Thermal Unbreakable Vacuum Bottle
The Warmth: This sturdy 14.1-by-6.7-inch thermos brings to mind the classic indestructible ones we associate with construction workers. The stainless-steel case and insulated walls can keep 44 ounces of coffee hot for up to 40 hours. It’s so old-school, the screw-on top serves double duty as a coffee cup or soup bowl.
The Chill: It’s the most expensive, and it won’t fit in your cup holders.
Price: $72; amazon.com
Extra Large: Yeti Rambler 20-ounce Travel Mug
The Warmth: With its sturdy stainless-steel body and vacuum-sealed sides, the 20-ounce Rambler is tapered at the bottom with a high handle so you can slide it into your cup holder at the helm. Its clear plastic lid is leak-proof, and the whole thing is dishwasher-safe. Yeti also makes a 30-ounce version for those who need even more coffee at the helm.
The Chill: It’s pricey compared to some other options.
Price: $38; amazon.com
Regular Size: RTIC Coffee Mug
The Warmth: The perfect size for a regular cup of coffee on board, the insulated RTIC is a great value for the price, with a double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless-steel body and a clear, no-spill lid. It holds 12 ounces of hot coffee and will keep it warm for the whole day. The handle makes it easy to grip and hold while aboard.
The Chill: The handle prevents it from fitting into most cup holders.
Price: $14.99; amazon.com