Band of Outsiders Double Wall Ceramic Traveler - Rainbow, 12 fl oz
Nice Ceramic Travel Cup
I'm not a big fan of using stainless steel travel mugs for coffee since they always seem to give coffee a funny taste so I went looking for a ceramic alternative and found a worthy one in Starbucks' Band of Outsiders mug.
The mug is solidly built and you can tell a lot of effort went into the design of the lid with its uniquely designed rubber gasket. My only criticism with the lid is that it seems to overly restrict the amount of coffee that comes out during a sip so you're forced to take smaller sips. I was able to adjust to this but I could see some people getting annoyed with it since it's not the same as taking a sip from a standard coffee mug.
Everything else with the mug is great. There is a nice quality to it from the thickness of the ceramic to the graphics on the exterior. It keeps coffee warm for an adequate length of time and does not affect the taste of coffee in any way.
If you think you can adjust to taking smaller sips with it, then I would strongly recommend this mug.
August 20, 2014
I love the rainbow colors around the edge. My local starbucks only carried the black. I just wish it was more of a grande size but it is beautiful
August 16, 2014
I adore this mug! The design is so cool; the black Siren is the perfect complement. It's just the right size and keeps my drink nice & warm. Long enough to read the morning paper and all my e-mail! Just one problem...now I need the black one, too.
August 14, 2014
Great traveler cup, but make sure it's not defective
I bought this colorful one for myself and the black Band of Outsiders traveler mug for my husband who's into Hard Rock music and he loves it. About a week after getting them, his started to leak out of the bottom rubber stopper. We took it back to Starbucks and they gladly swapped it out for another one.
I love these traveler's, but be cautious of the bottom rubber stopper that can leak and the top lid that can pop off.
August 13, 2014
A splash of color!
I do LOVE this look -- amongst the serviceable but kind of boring travel mugs, this one is a winner! Also, to me, drinking out of plastic or even stainless does something mean to the bean. I need ceramic to enjoy my coffee, and with the white and primary colors, it's like a china cup -- but on the road. Thanks Starbucks!
August 11, 2014