Zojirushi 12oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Mug is designed to drink directly out of the mug. Keeps your beverage hot or cold for as long as 6 hours. Lightweight, durable and economical. The flip-open lid has a safety lock that prevents the lid from opening accidentally. The SlickSteel® finish interior resists corrosion and repels stains. Stopper disassembles for thorough cleaning.
I’ve owned one Zojirushi vacuum coffee mug made in Japan. It was my favorite 12oz container not second to my Stanley Thermos. I was sad to have left it behind while on a 100 mi canoe trip on the MO River at the Rottweiler Pub in Washington, MO. This particular mug, the new one, was made in Thailand. The shape has changed just a little. The top is slanted, the lid opens a little further, probably a nice redesign because it will be less likely to leave a drop of coffee on my nose when drinking from it. However, I’ll really miss my original that was made in Japan.
The lid lock is the best - it doesn't leak! It is also easy to take a sip when driving. I had the 16 oz one but lost it on an airline trip. I ended up getting this smaller one as a replacement - I hope that it fits better in the pocket of my backpack and will not fall out. It does mean, however, that I have to fill it more often, but at least I won't lose it!
It's great - super sleek design. Much smaller than other 12oz insulated containers, but it still keeps my morning coffee hot for hours. I'm taking off one star because it's not 100% water-tight. It will drip if you turn it upside down and shake it. If you keep it mostly upright it's fine. It has a few parts to clean, but the spout is very easy to pop out so I normally clean just the 3 pieces (can, spout, and lid). Once a week or so I take off the two gaskets to clean them too.
All other insulated travel mugs that I've used have been larger that this, but I actually really like the small size a bit. Also, it fits in my coat pocket, and since it doesn't leak I can easily bring it with me wherever I go. It keeps my beverage warm (hot, actually) for a very long time. The lid is designed nicely so that it's easy to drink from without fear of getting too much liquid and potentially burning myself. The only negative comment that I have is that it is somewhat difficult to clean the inner spout, but a small bottle brush should do the trick.