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Here’s Why Enamel Mugs Are So Good for Camping

Published: 2022-03-02T23:24:08+0000 Author: Abby Helgeson

Are you looking for a mug that is travel friendly, eco-friendly, and stylish? Here is why we recommend enamel mugs for your next outdoor adventure!

Benefits of Enamel Mugs


Since enamel mugs are reusable, and will last for many years, it dramatically reduces the waste that comes from using disposable mugs. Though they are not recyclable or biodegradable, enamel mugs still save people from using disposable mugs that are harmful to the planet. Plus, when your enamel mug has reached its limit, you can repurpose them as planting pots, home decor, or whatever your heart desires!


Enamel mugs are very durable so they can be packed in your camping gear without a second thought. Though, if you do drop your enamel mug it may chip, but, it takes a lot for them to break or shatter, making them great for kids as well!


Enamel mugs are made of cast iron or steel, then dipped in liquid enamel under high temperatures. The enamel glaze prevents rust and leaves the mug with a classic finish. Because of this enamel mugs can be made with just about any color you like and they all have a glossy finish to them that looks great.


Since enamel is lighter compared to other material types or double walled mugs, you can easily pack a couple in your hiking backpack with no added weight slowing you down!


Another key feature of enamel mugs is how they can be used in many different ways. You can store them in your fridge, freezer, cabinet, or even use them over the fire for a true camping experience. 


This material type is an affordable choice in comparison to other coffee mugs made from stainless steel or glass, saving you money, especially when buying for groups of people. However, with enamel mugs you aren’t sacrificing quality while you’re saving money.

Perfect for the Outdoors

Enamel mugs are great for the outdoors due to their lightweight, shatter resistant, and versatile qualities providing you with a true camping experience.

Zero Impact on Flavor

Since enamel does not react with any acids, it will not affect the flavor of your coffee, hot cocoa, or whatever beverage is your favorite at the moment!

Dishwasher Safe

A great part of enamel mugs is that they are dishwasher safe, saving you time that you’d have spent washing them by hand. Although, it is not recommended to use the dishwasher often because it will diminish the shine of your enamel mug over time.

The Best Enamel Mugs for Camping

Best Value Mug

Rockland Mug - 17oz

This enamel mug is our best value mug, offering a sleek, glossy finish, with multiple color options available that make for a great camping experience!

Most Traditional Style Mug

12 Oz. Enamel Campfire Mug

Simple, yet classic, this mug is a great affordable option for enamel camping mugs that has tons of color options to choose from, and it offers the traditional camping mug look.

Most Ounce Capacity

Speckled Enamel Metal Mug 22oz

We recommend this mug for camping due to it’s classic speckled design that camping mugs are known for, but more importantly, the large ounce capacity this mug offers.

Most Inexpensive Enamel Mug

17oz Camping Mug

Our most inexpensive camping mug has everything you need as far as durability, style, and ounce capacity, all at an affordable price!

How to Properly Care for Enamel Mugs

  • Be sure to space out the mugs when in the dishwasher so there is no chipping from bumping one another.
  • To remove stains from enamel mugs, squeeze some lemon juice into the mug, then add 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda, mix and let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then clean it out thoroughly with a sponge, rinse, and your mug is stain free!
  • To prevent rust from forming, it is recommended to completely dry your enamel mugs after washing.
  • Avoid high temperature changes when using enamel mugs to avoid any damage. Instead of grabbing your mug straight from the freezer/fridge to heat on the stove, or vice versa, bring the mug to room temperature and then use it over a fire or in the fridge.
  • If the interior of your enamel mug does get chipped, we recommend throwing it out because the exposed metal can leach toxic chemicals into your drink. However, an enamel mug that is chipped on the outside can still be used, as long as your lips do not make contact with it.

We hope you found this information useful and that you find your ideal enamel camping mug. Now go and enjoy a brand new camping adventure!

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