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BPA-Free: Contigo Extreme Mug

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:40pm


BPA Free is a new running Greenthinkers feature where we discuss BPA, link to BPA-related pieces in the news, and also discuss and review all the BPA-free products you can handle. Enjoy your new BPA-free life.

Contigo is a Chicago-based company that gets our obsession with all things coffee. They know we like our coffee either very hot or very cold (love that iced coffee in the summer). And the nice thing is, their products work as good as they look.

Last week we reviewed Contigo’s AUTOSEAL Travel Mug. This week we bring you the Contigo Extreme Mug. The Extreme Travel Mug is a great option for the everyday commute and also an outdoor excursion as it’s as tough as they come. With a great textured rubber grip and some heavy-duty pieces, this is one strong travel mug. Plus, its insulation will keep your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. And that’s not even mentioning it’s lid technology that prevents spills at all times (well, unless you leave it open). But is it really as extreme as they say it is? Click on the jump for the full review.

The Extreme Mug is double-wall stainless steel and vacuum-insulated, ensuring that your hot coffee stays that way for hours. And what sets it apart from many others of its type is the pull-tab lid makes this mug 100% leak-proof. Another nice touch is the carabiner clip on the handle allows you to take this mug wherever you go - attach it to a bag strap for hands-free portability when out on a hike or just on a crowded subway.

We tested the Extreme Mug the only way we know how; we gave it to one of our testers and let them use it for a couple of months on her daily commute:

  • “It keeps my coffee hot for longer than any of the others I have tried.”

  • “I like the heavy-dutyness of it. It feels like it won’t break if I drop it.”

” The lid really is leak-proof when closed. That means I can throw it in my purse when it’s empty and I don;t have to worry about coffee dripping on my wallet.”

  • “The spring in the carabiner clip broke in the first month. It’s still on but it flops all over the place. No big loss, I didn’t use it that often.”

  • “Can I keep it?”

There you have it folks. Contigo is two for two so far. They sure do make some nice travel mugs!

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