Hydro Flask Coffee Mug Review: ‘Hot’ Gifts for Outdoor Lovers!


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The Hydro Flask Coffee Mug is a really clever product that offers a lot more than your average ceramic cup can. It will keep your hot drinks, hot or cold drinks, cold for much longer than a standard mug will and due to the insulated lid with you can take your drink on the go with far less risk of spillage.

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Innovations That I Love


You just don’t get this on a standard mug. The Hydro Flask Coffee Mug inner layer and rim are made from stainless steel so it will keep your hot drinks, hot and also your cold drinks, cold for much longer. Then add the BPA free insulated lid and suddenly you’ll have even longer before your drink gets cold.

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The colored plastic outer layer has a soft touch and non-slip finish that makes the mug comfortable and cosy to hold while removing any chance of burning your self. Be careful when you have the lid on as it’s easy to be fooled into thinking the contents of the mug are not hot because the outer layer feels just slightly warm. I say this because if you were to take a big sip, not realising how hot the liquid inside still is, then you could quite easily burn your mouth. Self-explanatory maybe but not when you’re used to drinking out of a ceramic mug. Take caution.

“It will keep your hot drinks, hot or cold drinks, cold for much longer”


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Being made out of stainless steel and plastic means that the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug is pretty much unbreakable. That’s perfect if you plan to take it on adventures with you or if you’re prone to dropping things. A ceramic mug, on the other hand, would break for sure if you accidentally dropped it.

Slim Stainless Steel Rim and Fill Line Marker

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I like the feel of drinking out of the mug and this has to do with the slim stainless steel rim. The coffee seems to taste better, I suppose in the same way that drinking out of a glass bottle tastes better than drinking out of a can.

There’s also a fill line on the inside, so make sure you don’t go over it if you intend to use the insulated lid.

Vibrant & Outdoorsy Colours

hydro flask coffee mug olive
hydro flask coffee mug stone
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hydro flask coffee mug black

Bright and natural colors make you feel happy and in touch with nature, don’t ask me why they just do! I like the color choices that Hydro Flask offer, particularly the Pacific blue and Olive green.

RELATED: Hydro Flask 32 oz Bottle Review

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Other Mentions

High-Quality & Lifetime Warranty

If you buy from the Hydro Flask store you will get a lifetime warranty which is a testament to how durable and well made these mugs are!

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You May Want More of them!

Like we have, you may find that you’ll want to start replacing your household mugs with these innovative coffee mugs because they are just so much better than ceramic ones.

Some Measurements

12 oz
Volume 355 mL
Mouth Diameter 3.5″
Diameter 5.0″
Height 4.5″
Weight 11.2 oz
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$29.95 from hydroflask.com

We both really enjoy drinking our morning coffee out of the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug. Our coffee stays hotter for much longer, we can pop the insulated lid on if we need to take it on the move and the colors are fun! We also like the smooth plastic feel and the fact that the outside of the mug never gets too hot to hold and when the coffee is finished, it’s easy to wash/clean the stainless steel.

The low price point of $29.95 from hydroflask.com also makes the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug an excellent gift idea for a loved one or yourself!

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A Promo Video of the Hydro Flask Coffee Mug

As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.


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