There are a few quintessential moments which have to exist for any camping trip to fall into the category of “great.” For example, no trip is complete without getting back to nature and enjoying a hike to discover everything Earth has to give. You also can’t miss out on a delicious campfire meal followed by an idyllic moment sat around the campfire sharing stories and making s’mores while enjoying a mug of whatever takes your fancy.
One key ingredient in this recipe for camping success is a camping mug worthy of your moment of bliss, whether that be around the campfire in the evening or as you enjoy dewy morning views. If your camping mug is up to the task, that means it’s durable and portable, the two most important qualities for such outdoor accessories. No matter whether it’s water, beer, juice or a camp fire-crafted cup of coffee, the right drinking vessel for the right moment can definitely make a difference.
We’ve put together a list of our 10 favorite round-the-campfire mugs. Each option is well-reviewed by users and perfect for keeping you and your drink drink warm when it’s cold or cool and refreshed when it’s hot. Take a look through our list and find the right choice for your next camping trip.
1. Yeti Rambler 10 Oz. Stackable Mug
Thanks to its durable, insulated products, Yeti has made a name for itself among outdoor enthusiasts. These mugs can take on anything, from fishing to hiking, and keep you caffeinated (or liquored up) at the same time. The brand new Yeti Rambler Mug is ideal for camping thanks to its stackable design. For now, it’s available exclusively on the Yeti website.
2. Life Gear Stainless Steel Double Walled Mug
If you’re looking for a camping mug that screams, “I’m a capable outdoorsman,” look no further than the Life Gear Stainless Steel Double Walled Mug. This 10-ounce stainless steel cup comes with a carabiner clip handle. In addition to looking sleek, this handle allows you to attach the cup to your pack with ease. What’s more, the four-inch cup is lightweight and sports a double walled construction to keep your drinks warm.
3. GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug
The GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpacker Mug was built for campers who want an environmentally friendly cup for their morning coffee. The mug is made from 100% recyclable polypropylene. It’s also BPA-free and weighs just three and a half ounces. Plus, it comes wrapped in a neoprene sleeve to keep your beverages warm for as long as possible and has a sealable lid for a spill-proof experience.
4. TeaMaX Collapsible Silicone Cup
Although collapsible designs are becoming more and more popular for water bottles, the concept is only just being introduced for hot beverage mugs. Thanks to advances in technology, silicone, like that found in the TeaMaX Collapsible Silicone Cup, is now resistant to high temperatures, allowing the mug to carry your coffee or tea with ease. This mug is just less than eight inches tall when expanded, but it can collapse down to just 2.8 inches. If you need something small and lightweight to throw into your pack, definitely consider this type of collapsible option.
5. Stanley Camp Cook Set
BEST FOR BACKWOODS CAMPING
Outdoor enthusiasts who frequently go backwoods camping know the difficulty of preparing coffee or tea over a campfire alone, especially when you have to carry all your cooking equipment in and out. That’s where the Stanley Camp Cook Set comes in. This durable set comes with a small stainless steel pot for cooking over an open flame as well as two nesting cups inside. As an added bonus, the Stanley kit comes with a lifetime warranty.
6. Campground Supply Co. Enamel Camping Mug
Perhaps you want everyone to know you love the great outdoors, even if you aren’t camping. If so, consider the Campground Supply Co. Enamel Camping Mug as your coffee cup of choice. Not only is this durable mug great for enjoying your morning cup of jo after a night in the tent, it’s also a fun way to remember the good times when you’re stuck indoors. Plus, this particular camping mug is bigger than normal as it can hold 16 ounces rather than the standard 12 to 14 ounces.
7. Brovino Stainless Steel Coffee Mugs
When your camping, you need a coffee cup that’s going to handle being knocked around. Whether they have to travel in your car or your backpack, the Brovino Stainless Steel Coffee Mugs are practically unbreakable thanks to the fact they’re made from quality stainless steel. In addition, the double-walled insulation keeps the beverages inside at the temperature you want them, and the vacuum sealed lid ensures you won’t spill your drinks.
8. TeamFar Tea Coffee Mug Set
BEST FOR GROUPS
For families who love to go camping together, the TeamFar Tea Coffee Mug Set comes with four cups for your hot beverage needs. The ceramic coating makes these cups easy to drink from while the enamel interior keeps them durable. The set comes in four different colors, namely green, blue, red and yellow. That way, you’ll have one for every member of the family without accidentally drinking out of a cup that’s not yours.
9. Tru Blu Steel Coffee Mugs
BEST FOR GIFTING
Looking for a great gift for the campers in your life? The Tru Blu Steel Coffee Mugs are made with a brushed metal in a design that’s ready to head into the woods or sit beautifully on an office desk. Furthermore, the ergonomic shape of these mugs makes them soothing to hold, and the double-wall steel insulation will keep your beverages as hot as you want them. All in all, these are mugs are a solid alternative to the ever popular Yeti version.
10. Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug
In the same class as the Yeti mug or the Tru Blu mugs, the Hydro Flask is an attractive answer to your camping beverage needs. The mug is made from durable stainless steel and is completely BPA- and Phthalate-free. Plus, the unique honeycomb insulation keeps drinks either hot or cold for hours on end. This mug also comes with an innovative spill-resistant lid, which sits nicely within the rim of the cup.