When the Sun struggles to crest the horizon by 9 am and sets, too soon, at the stroke of 4 o’clock—when every part of your body is either swaddled in wool or chapped and frozen—that, my friends, is when coffee is the only fuel capable of powering you through your day. For this roundup, I’ve been drinking all my beverages, from coffee and water to the occasional beer, out of some of the best travel mugs you can buy. Below are my top picks for vacuum-insulated, multipurpose coffee and beverage mugs. They will all do a stellar job of keeping your joe piping hot—or ice-cold when summer returns.
Updated November 2020: We’ve added four new tumblers to the list.