Just when you think we’ve come up with all the different ways to make an insulated travel mug lid leak-proof, we’ve added one more lid to the family: the leak-proof TWISTSEAL lid. Read on to find how what the TWISTSEAL lid is, how it’s different from our AUTOSEAL and SNAPSEAL lids, and why you’ll love it (especially when you’re on-the-go in busy places).
Where the Idea for the TWISTSEAL Lid Came From
Our designers and engineers wanted to build off of our popular AUTOSEAL lid that you see on our Transit and Midtown travel mugs. These lids are leak-proof and spill-proof, but consumers also love that they feature a protective cover for the drink spout. That’s because the cover provides extra peace of mind for protection against drips, and it also doubles as a protective shield to help keep germs away from your drink spout (major key during cold and flu season, especially in the office or during your commute).
With the TWISTSEAL lid, our crew wanted to take the best qualities of the Transit and Midtown lids and combine them with a leak-proof seal and a lower profile.
“Lids with high profiles are top heavy and thick, so we wanted to simplify and minimalize the TWISTSEAL lid so it wasn’t so big and cumbersome,” explains Bob Coon, Senior Industrial Design Manager.
How the TWISTSEAL Lid is Leak-Proof
To seal in the drink, consumers simply rotate the top part of the lid to cover the drink spout; you’ll know it’s sealed and leak-proof when you feel a slight click in the mechanism. When the lid is rotated over the spout, a drink seal moves up and down into opening to block the spout so no liquid comes out (imagine a plug attached to the end of an arm – that’s how the mechanism works).
How the TWISTSEAL Lid Is Easy to Clean
You may already know that several of our travel mug lids are easy-clean, featuring a drop-down mechanism that makes it easy for you to get inside all the nooks and crannies when cleaning. The TWISTSEAL lid is no different. It features that same drop-down mechanism to make cleaning the interior a cinch. We also paid extra attention to cleaning up any unnecessary manufacturing parts in the top of the lid, so it’s a clearer surface and easier to clean.
One new thing we added to this lid was making the drink cover (the top part of the lid) removable. You wouldn’t know it just by looking at it, but the drink cover section of the lid can pop on and snap into place.
“They just go together — you don’t even really have to think about it,” says Bob. “The cover and lid are really intuitive and forgiving, so even if you pop the cover in slightly out of place, it’ll correct itself to the right position.”
The TWISTSEAL lid may have a low profile, but it’s anything but boring. See it for yourself on the leak-proof TWISTSEAL Eclipse travel mug!Back to Blog Home