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Contigo Byron 2 SNAPSEAL Travel Mug

My new and shiny Contigo Byron 2.0 SNAPSEAL Travel Mug straight out of the box ~ after testing it is now a little less shiny [© Mike Gormley]

The Byron 2.0 SNAPSEAL Travel Mug is the latest in a long line of drinks mugs and bottles from Contigo, writes Mike Gormley.


I’ve have been using Contigo vacuum mugs for very many years and have some that go back a very long way yet still get used. My first Contigo was given to me at an Outdoor Trades Show many years ago because it had a dent and could not be sold, but it served its purpose for me… and still does, though I must admit it has a few more dents in it now. So, I know from experience Contigo products both work and last very well indeed.

The rubberised grip is set into the body of the Byron 2.0 and is a very practical feature in my opinion [©MG]

As with many things these days, life moves on and items get a facelift as new ideas come through. This is the case with this Byron 2.0 SNAPSEAL 470ml travel mug from the latest range by Contigo. The new design is more ‘chunky’ and is good to hold, with a rubberised grip section which is great and makes using the mug safer and easier; especially when out in the wet and cold.

The main body of the Byron 2.0 is made from 18/8 double walled stainless steel which can keep your wet / brew warm for up to six hours. The SNAPSEAL closure is simpler than the more mechanical lid of my old one. This one is also much easier to clean but works fine and has proved to be reliable from my use so far.

The top has a firm but easy to use flip-up lever to open the button valve ~ when you finish drinking it is simply clicked back down to close and forms a secure leak-free closure [©MG]

My only slightly negative comment on the Byron 2.0 over my old Contigo is that the older model has a rubber grip ring base. This is great and means it does not go ‘walkabout’ when set down on a slightly sloping smooth surface and generally it feels secure. Sadly, the Bryon 2.0 does not have this feature.

Other than this it is a really good to use drinks mug and I am sure will stand the test of time like my other, now less used, Contigo mug. Six colours, this one is Sake, are available.

On a trip to Dartmoor I took my first hot chocolate in the Byron 2.0 (right) for this cold and snowy early start and then made up a fresh one later from the Contigo flask in which I kept my bulk supply of hot water [©MG]

[images © Mike Gormley]


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