There are plenty of ways to keep a cup of coffee hot when you’re on the go. Put it in a mug or an insulated cup and you have hot to warm coffee for the next few hours. But eventually you’re going to finish that one, so what happens when you’re at the camp or job site and you need another cup? You need a coffee thermos. There are plenty of vacuum mugs and bottles out there, but the one that works best depends on you. Are you sharing with a friend? Do you want to pack it in a bag? Do you need a 1/2 pot or full pot? No matter how much caffeine you need, there’s a thermos out there for you.
Primus Camping makes some of the best outdoor cooking gear on the planet, so it should come as no surprise that their Vacuum Bottle is equally great. The double-walled vacuum bottle is made with powder-coated stainless steel and features a “Quick Stop” seal, combined lid and mug, and also an extra stopper. If you want a rugged thermos that’s still easy to store in a pack when you’re out adventuring, you want Primus.$25
Looking for a quality thermos to keep your coffee hot that’s as nostalgic as it is effective? Aladdin’s Heritage Vacuum Bottle is the one you want. The double-walled stainless bottle is decked out in a plaid print as an homage to the beloved lunch boxes and vacuum bottles Aladdin used to make back in the day. If you’re interested in sharing your hot coffee with others, there’s even a “bonus buddy cup” that nests in the lid of the bottle.$26+
Extra wide mouth. Stainless steel interior. One touch pour through stopper. Collapsible handle and carrying strap. Combine all of that with the legendary Zojirushi name that’s been manufacturing awesome home goods for almost a century and you get their Stainless Steel Tuff Sports Bottle. The little features like roll prevention and a spout that’s guaranteed to let you pour from the handle are great, but the best feature of this bottle is that it can keep beverages hot for up to thirty hours with pre-heating.$26
Stanley’s Classic Vacuum Bottle in hammertone green is quite possibly the most iconic and instantly recognizable thermos/vacuum bottle/hot beverage transportation device ever created. You can buy one almost anywhere. The handle, cup and cap make it easy to transport and use on the go. It comes in sizes up to 2 quarts. The 18/8 stainless construction is so durable that you’ll probably lose it before you break it. If you do lose it, it’s so affordable you won’t even mind buying another.$20
In the late 1800s, Scottish scientist Sir James Dewar invented a vacuum flask that was transformed into a commercial item by two German men in 1904 and named Thermos. The Thermos name is so iconic that, much like Scotch tape and Band-Aids, it’s what we call almost every other vacuum bottle on the market. The Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle uses over a century of design, development and research to create a portable, durable, good-looking bottle that keeps up to 40 ounces of liquid hot for up to 24 hours.$27
Isosteel’s Duo 1L vacuum-insulated thermos flask is the best thermos for coffee if you don’t drink it black or you’re traveling with a partner. The flask that also perfectly matches stainless steel appliances or gear has two removable drinking mugs situated on either side. When you’re not using the mug on the bottom, it can be used to hold sweeteners, creamers or even tea bags, so you don’t have to carry a separate container to enjoy your beverage exactly the way you like it.$27