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Enamel Camping Mugs: 10 Best Cups for Fireside Sipping

Enamel camping mugs are not known for keeping your coffee especially hot or your tea steaming for hours and hours. I suppose this is a major plus if you’re the sort who can’t even contemplate a single sip until your hot drink it beyond tepid! For the rest of us, however, the lure of drinking from enamel camping mugs goes beyond how well it performs as an insulator. Nothing beats wrapping your cold, mitted hands around the warmth of a battered old mug whose history goes back a least a couple of generations. They’re ‘proper’ mugs for ‘proper’ campers. And they go hand in hand with fireside tales and the good ol’ days, when everyone got by just fine without yet another upgrade to their camping gear stash!

Enamel camping mugs are nostalgic. They look awesome. They feel great to hold. And they do exactly what they’re designed for, expertly!

So, what are they designed for, I hear you ask?

Aside from looking great and feeling lovely to hold, they’re mostly they’re designed to be mega durable and tough.Enamel camping mugs are usually made from steel and then dipped in enamel to coat the steel and protect it from rusting and wear.

And what exactly is enamel?

Enamel is a material that is the result of melted and fused glass powder. It is fired with additive pigments at high temperatures of around 850°C, and the results is a smooth, shiny, protective coating to whatever you dip in it.

10 of our favourite enamel camping mugs in 2019

So now you know about the facts, lets get onto taking a look at the gorgeous enamel camping mug options that we’re loving right now…

United By Blue Pitch It Enamel Steel Mug

United By Blue Pitch It Enamel Steel Mug

Capacity: 12oz
Eco-conscious: United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash for every product purchased

The wonderfully cheerful and bright design of the Pitch It Enamel Steel Mug is guaranteed to win the hearts of camping lovers. The relatively small volume and size (3″ x 3″,) makes it ideal for espresso drinkers and late night whiskey sippers alike, so long as there’s a campfire raging! Thankfully, all that overuse has been accounted for; it has a double dipped rim and handle to withstand the demands of camp life.

It is suitable for heating up a cooled coffee directly over the campfire and is also stovetop safe.

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Cotopaxi Pinnacle Mug

Cotopaxi Pinnacle Mug

Capacity: 12oz

Measuring in at the same size and capacity as the Pitch It Mug, the Cotopaxi Pinnacle Mug is a highly appealing option for all you llama lovin’, camp coffee quaffing supporters of the Cotopaxi brand. If you didn’t already know, Cotopaxi fund sustainable poverty alleviation, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. So, even if you’re not a fan of llamas, it’s hard not to want to wrap your hands around this quirky mug for what it represents alone. It’s available in classy white or practical navy, and at 3″ high is another enamel camping mug that is ideal for hiking adventures.

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Cotopaxi


Enamel Outdoor Camping Mug

Enamel Outdoor Camping Mug

Capacity: 16oz

If you’re after a no-frills mug for camping then look no further than this Enamel Outdoor Camping Mug — even the name doesn’t mess around! Its lack of pattern or design makes it a superb option for the practical camper who likes to keep things simple. But it won’t go unnoticed for its vibrant colour (blue or red) and classy, speckled finish. It is one of the larger mugs on our list with a generous 16oz capacity and measuring 4.5″ x 4.4″ x 3.7″. An excellent car camping enamel mug that will last for years and years, whatever the fashion.

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Gentlemen's Hardware Adventure Enamel Camping Mug

Gentlemen’s Hardware Adventure Enamel Camping Mug

Capacity: 12oz

Seasoned outdoor instagrammers can breath a sign of relief once you’ve got your hands on the classic Gentlemen’s Hardware Adventure Enamel Camping Mug. Not only will it fill your frames with enviable images of life in the wilderness, but it also makes the perfect gift for that special someone needing a gentle push get out there. Coated with rugged, durable enamel and constructed of lightweight steel this camping mug also looks right at home clipped onto the outside of a vintage backpack. Don’t worry about it getting battered and bruised on the trail — it’ll just make the pics even more instagrammable!

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United by Blue Rise & Grind Enamel Steel Mug

United by Blue Rise & Grind Enamel Steel Mug

Capacity: 12oz
Eco-conscious: United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash for every product purchased

The steel base of the United by Blue Rise & Grind Enamel Steel Mug helps retain heat for longer. This is a good job as the massive 22oz capacity means your consumption time is likely to be much longer than when sipping from a smaller mug. We love the vintage design, and the old-fashioned coffee pot illustration just makes you want to brew up immediately!

At 22oz it has the largest capacity of all the enamel camping mugs on our list, by far. It also features a reinforced handle and brim for many, many years of camp coffee sipping.

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Amazon | United By Blue | Backcountry


Folklore Day Design Enamel Camping Coffee Mug

Folklore Day Design Enamel Camping Coffee Mug

Capacity: 14oz

The enchanting design of the Folklore Day Design Enamel Camping Coffee Mug is sure to win the hearts of true glampers and luxury campers. As part of the Folklore Day collection, the Scandi-inspired illustrations are tailored to “encourage a feeling of balance, well-being and happiness”. I’m not toally sure about that, but fill it it with your favourite tipple and you’re bound to get the same result! Alternatively, couple it with a Folklore Enamel Coffee Pot and you’ve got yourself a piece of caffeine-fueled glamping heaven right there.

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best made co Seamless & Steadfast Tall Enamel Tumblers

Best Made Co Seamless & Steadfast Tall Enamel Tumblers

Capacity: 16oz each

If you’re looking for something entirely different out of your enamel camping mug, then you may want consider these oh-so-stylish Seamless & Steadfast Tall Enamel Tumblers by Best Made Co. The handleless tumblers come as a set of two and are the perfect vessels for a night of beer sipping around the campfire with your best buddy. At 5” tall and with a 3.75” diameter rim, these simple yet classy tumblers are double dipped for extra durability, and are allegedly the most steadfast tumblers in the land! They are also stackable, dishwasher safe and campfire compatible.

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Best Made Co


Gift Republic Mushroom Enamel Mug

Gift Republic Mushroom Enamel Mug

Capacity: 12oz each

Most campers and outdoorsy folk never stop learning. Each time we head into the wild, more invaluable lessons will be learned. Some people like trial and error, whilst others opt for guided learning. When it comes to mushroom identification there’s just no room for the hard line approach of learning from your mistakes! Take this Gift Republic Mushroom Enamel Mug on your next trip and you’re at least one step closer to playing it safe. Ideally you’ll get so engrossed in sipping piping hot coffee by the campfire (from this lightweight mug), that mushroom learning will remain a theory lesson and a hot topic of conversation only.

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Falcon Enamelware Camping Mug

Falcon Enamelware Mug

For a durable and mega tough enamel camping mug, look no further than the classic Falcon Enamelware Mug. Constructed of heavyweight steel and coated in thick enamel, Falcon Enamelware create top class products that will go on for as long as you choose to spend your days camping out in the wild. At 3” tall and with a 12oz capacity, they are small enough to take on the trail with you… and will certainly go the distance. Plus, unlike most enamelware, Falcon mugs are dishwasher safe. Yes, their plain design may not suit everyone, but you can always spruce them up with your own design if you wish! Otherwise, enjoy sipping from a tried and tested, perfectly plain, classic camping mug.

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Falcon Enamelware


The Landmark Project Enamel Camp Cup

The Landmark Project Enamel Camp Cup

Capacity: 13oz

If you’re having trouble choosing from the above selection of enviable enamelware then you may want to just go for The Landmark Project Enamel Camp Cup. It’s just one heck of a ‘feel good’ mug that you won’t be able to resist! Not only does that very cute bear illustration make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but you’ll also sleep better in the knowledge that The Landmark Project donates a portion of proceeds to the Smokey Bear Fund for Wildfire Prevention Education. Cheers to that!

It measures 3.25″ x 3.5″ and the white enamel cup also features a hand-dipped rim and handle.

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REI

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About the author

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Joey Holmes is based in Cornwall, UK, and runs Cool of the Wild. She can’t get enough of being outdoors – whether that’s lounging around the campfire cooking up a feast, hitting the trail in her running shoes, or attempting to conquer the waves on her surfboard – she lives for it. Camping is what she loves to do the most, but has also spent many many hours clinging to the side of a rock face, cycling about the place, cruising the ski-slopes on her snowboard and hiking small mountains and big hills.

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