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Review: Camelbak Horizon camping mug

Written by Fiona

October 27 2021


I have tested the Camelbak Horizon Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Camping Mug during camping and campervanning trips, as well as for general everyday use.

Features of Camelbak Horizon camping mug include:

  • Double wall vacuum insulated to maintain temperature
  • Spill-resistant, tri-mode lid for flow control
  • Non-slip silicone base
  • Durable – 18/8 Stainless steel with full powder-coat finish.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA, BPS and BPF free
  • 4 hours hot, 6 hours cold
  • 350ml/12oz
  • RRP £29. See Amazon for these mugs at a range of prices. (I receive a small commission for each sale, which helps to support this free to read website.)
  • Aslo see Camelbak.

My thoughts: Camelbak Horizon camping mug

This mug “feels” good. That might be an odd thing to write about a camping mug, but I like the weight of it, as well as the texture of the powder-coat finished stainless steel.

In addition, I like the feel of how it sits on the silicone base. I need a mug that doesn’t move about, especially in the campervan, where surfaces are shiny and slippery. The mug sits down nicely – and quietly – and stays where it is, until you pick it up.

Many mental camping mugs make the hot drink tasty metallic, but not this one. This is another huge bonus. To be honest, I have avoided most metal vacuum camping mugs due to the taste but I decided to give this one a go when I was sent it to try. It doesn’t change the taste of the hot drink.

I am not going to tell you it’s the best way to consume your favourite tea or coffee in terms of taste but for a camping mug it’s really good.

The lid is easy to use as well and it stops everything slopping about, such as if you want to drive with the hot drink in the mug.

It also keeps the hot drink hot for hours. I’d say it keeps it hot for a few hours. After fours hours, the hot drink is starting to go luke warm but most of us drink our hot drinks within an hour of them being poured.

I have also used the mug for cold drinks and it does what it says it will. The insulation of the mug is great.

The mugs also look good. There is a nice colour range and the powder coat finish gives a pleasing matt look.

All round this is a great mug. If you don’t mind which colour you buy, there are some slightly cheaper offers on-line than the RRP. It’s not a cheap camping mug but Camelbak is a trusted company and it appears to be robustly made. I think this is the sort of product you can expect to get many, many years of use from.

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