Product Type: Thermos gadgets
Newest Review: ... didn't really bother me much, given that I only wanted something to drink out of, so this seemed ideal. I believe I paid about £3.99... more
Great hand warmer! Not bad for the drink either!
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Member Name: writeallnight
Thermos Everyday 450 Travel Mug
Advantages: Keeps the drink warm, looks alright
Disadvantages: Mine leaks
I never have enough time in the mornings. I have so many things I need to do before heading out the door for college and if I don't get a cup of tea before I leave I can be pretty grouchy. When I saw one of these travel mugs a year or so back, I thought it might have been the ideal solution to never having enough time for a cuppa before I leave the house; take it with me!
Mine is much like the one in the picture, being black on the bottom and top and silver in the middle, with the thermos logo plastered across the side. The look of the thing didn't really bother me much, given that I only wanted something to drink out of, so this seemed ideal.
I believe I paid about £3.99 for my travel mug from one of those department store type places, like BHS or something, although I can't remember exactly which one. I thought that this was a very reasonable price, considering that this gadget was supposed to keep my drink warm while I made my way to college, and would give me enough time to drink it while I walked.
Unfortunately though, I've had a few bad experiences with this product. The lid doesn't seem to fit it properly, and regularly I end up with dribbles of tea running down the sides of the mug when I pick it up to drink out of it. This is particularly bad if I've put it near my college work, which then manages to get covered in tea. Naturally, my tutors aren't very impressed by this, and neither am I!
Since buying this product, a few of my friends have bought the same thing. Some of them had no problem with the product, while others have said they had the same problem with it that I did, so I can only assume it's something that is fairly common with this product as well, which is a shame because the concept is good.
When it comes to drinking from the mug though, it's fine. It does what it says on the tin, so to speak. It's easy to drink out of and certainly does keep my drink warm for the walk to college. As long as I keep the lid on it, it seems to still be warm as much as an hour later, which is really all I needed from it.
Another added bonus is that it keeps your hands nice and warm on a cold morning walking out in cold weather, so the hand warmers I have bought over the years aren't as necessary with this to hand!
In summary, it does keep my drink warm and is easy to drink from. I only wish the lid would fit it a bit better so that it didn't dribble drink onto my work.
Summary: Not bad for the money, but you'd expect it not to leak as a Thermos product
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