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The 10 Best Spill-Proof Containers to Avoid Travel Disasters

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Finding out the laptop in your carry-on bag is soaked in coffee is not a fun way to start your vacation. Same goes for opening your toiletry bag once you get to your hotel room and discovering that everything in there is covered in shampoo. To prevent travel disasters like these, upgrade to these leak-proof, spill-proof containers that can hold everything from toiletries to hot tea or lunch on the go. 

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug
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Coffee gear company Fellow has a “your-bag-is-not-getting-wet guarantee” for its Carter Everywhere Mug, using a 270-degree twist to seal up the canister. Fellow put thought into the mug’s good looks too, with an interesting shape that fits an AeroPress coffee maker, trendy colors to choose from, and a thin lip inspired by a Cabernet glass.

Clean Lunch’N Large Metal Bento Box

Clean Lunch'N Large Metal Bento Box
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Packing a sandwich or snacks for a trip? The Clean Lunch’N stainless steel metal bento lunch box is sturdy enough to hold up to bumps along the road, and it’s safe for freezers and dishwashers once you arrive at your location. A system with a removable silicone ring and metal clamps creates a seal to prevent leaks and spills. Choose between a lunch box with a fixed divider or adjustable divider.

Contigo Luxe Stainless Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw

Contigo Luxe Stainless Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw
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Contigo is known for innovating “lid technologies” with its spill-proof travel mugs, and the brand’s Contigo Luxe Stainless Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw (designed for drinking iced lattes) is no exception. An inner valve within the straw is supposed to prevent messes, even if you happen to tip the cup over. There’s also an insulation system that helps cold drinks stay cold for more than half a day.

Humangear GoToob+ Silicone Travel Bottle

Humangear GoToob+ Silicone Travel Bottle
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It’s hard to imagine a shampoo bottle having a lifetime warranty, but Humangear’s GoToob+ Silicone Travel Bottle does: that’s how confident the company is in its silicone travel containers. An extra wide mouth on the bottle makes it easy to fill with mouthwash or shampoo, and easy to clean when you’re done. But the most important feature is the “LoopLock,” which slides over the cap to prevent it from coming off accidentally. 

Corkcickle Canteen

Corkcickle Canteen
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For extra cold water—or maybe even wine—try the triple-insulated Corkcicle Canteen, a stainless steel thermos that boasts a leakproof, screw-on cap. The bottle features flat sides so it’s easy to hold onto, as well as a silicon bottom that doesn’t slide around. Choose between five sizes and dozens of colors like “moonstone metallic” or “unicorn pink dazzle.”

Ecolunchbox Splash Box

Ecolunchbox Splash Box
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Ecolunchbox’s Splash Box is a plastic-free, stainless steel container for your lunch or snacks with a silicon lid that’s designed to be leakproof. Just press to seal the blue lid, and then throw this durable, dishwasher-safe box into your bag without worries—even if you’re packing something like yogurt or ranch dressing. You can also buy it as a kit, with one or two smaller Splash Pods that will fit inside the Splash Box when you’re done with your meal.

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container
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Nalgene’s shatter-resistant water bottles are ubiquitous, and its travel containers are just as popular and leakproof. Pick up some of these affordable Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Containers in TSA-friendly 1 ounce or 2 ounce sizes to decant shampoo and conditioner. Or even fill them with olive oil or condiments for cooking when you go camping.

Collapsible Travel Size Bottles

Collapsible Travel Size Bottles
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These Collapsible Travel Size Bottles Portable Refillable Containers can expand depending on the amount of body wash or other beauty products you want to add—and then if you use all the lotion up on your trip, the collapsible bottles will fold down in your bag to go home. The design is supposed to be leak-proof, and each bottle is easy to refill. 

Cadence The Capsule

Cadence The Capsule
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Startup brand Cadence created little jars for all your toiletries, beauty products, or valuables that are “guaranteed leakproof.” Cadence The Capsule is made out of indestructible ocean plastic, and it features really cool design details. You can create your own label for the container that says whatever you want it to, and the capsules are magnetic so you can stick a couple of them together in a honeycomb pattern in your travel bag.

Welly Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle

Welly Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle
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Welly Bottle’s bamboo water bottle is made with a watertight screw top that keeps what’s inside from leaking out—and a removable infuser top adds an extra layer of security. You can infuse water with fruit or herbs or even loose leaf tea. The insulating bottle helps your drink stay hot or cold, and the bamboo and stainless steel construction looks sleek. Plus, each purchase fuels a donation to clean water charities around the globe.

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