I’ve been rocking this mug from MSR for ~5yrs and it’s become one of my favourite bits of gear to take camping. I don’t know who does marketing for MSR, but they really went all out when naming this mug – “Stainless Steel Insulated Mug“. Damn catchy! 😉
First off I like drinking out of stainless steel. Especially tea which is my morning beverage of choice. Not sure why, but it tastes better to me and I like the feel of metal on my lips. Please no dirty comments! This mug fits well into my hands, packs better than a round mug and keeps my drinks warm. I don’t use the lid a lot, but occasionally it’s handy to keep a drink warmer longer or to keep bugs/dirt out if conditions are epic.
As a bonus this mug absorbs impact when you crash on it bikepacking saving your body from a bit of abuse! 😉
I’ve had a variety of other mugs over the years, but I have not loved any of them the way I love this bad boy. I liked it so much I bought 3 spares so barring a total home robbery I should be sipping tea out of one of these mugs for the rest of my life. That’s dedication to a great product.
My only complaint with this mug is that it’s not great as a travel mug. It doesn’t have a spill proof lid and it doesn’t fit into a car’s cup holder worth a damn. But you know what that’s okay. Unless I am driving I prefer drinking from this mug 10 times out of 10.