Avex Highland Autoseal Stainless Travel Mug


Climbers are serious about coffee. And this tricked-out travel mug is a seriously cool addition to the scene. With a large and easy-to-push button on the top side, you can effortlessly press the button down. Other mugs put the button on the underside, forcing your thumb to do all the work. While we drank our liquids too fast to really test this, Avex claims this double-walled, vacuum-insulated mug can keep drinks hot for up to seven hours or cold for up to 20 hours. One tester lasted about five hours in 40°F temps in Yosemite, California, and his 20 ounces of coffee was still hot. The best part of this mug is that you can slide the push button down, essentially locking it, which prevents the button from being accidentally pressed (similar to what can happen to your headlamp) and spilling liquid all over the gear in your pack. Oh, and did we mention this thing survived a 30-foot tumble through talus? $25; avexsport.com