Like most of us in 2020, Griffin Lamb was craving an adventure. Griffin, a former MiiR content creator and friend of the brand, has found a new calling in photography. His instagram page (@GriffinLamb) sports a loyal 293K followers these days. So, when Griffin got back in touch to share about an upcoming road trip and adventure he was plotting, we were happy to jump on board!
We made sure to get Griffin and his partner Annie all kitted out with the MiiR classics, as well as our newest lid accessories. Over the course of their month on the road, they put these new products to the test. Check out Griffin's blog for the story of their trip and how their gear held up.
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When we met, one of the first conversations that my partner Annie and I had with each other was all about traveling: where we’ve been, where we’ve always wanted to go, etc. The prospect of traveling somewhere together and experiencing new things in new places became an exciting prospect for us.
But then, the pandemic happened. After more than a year of self-isolation and social distancing, the idea of traveling became exactly that: just a daydream to table away for the future. Once we received both doses of the vaccine, however, we realized that that could change.
So, we packed our bags, hopped into a rental, and hit the open road.
Over the course of a month, we drove from North Carolina to Seattle and back. Recording 10,679.4 miles on the odometer, our trip spanned twenty-four states and fourteen National Parks—including White Sands, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, and Yellowstone. Along the way, we also visited cities that we hadn’t been to before, including Savannah, Montgomery, New Orleans, and Austin.
And through it all, we had MiiR with us every step of the way—keeping us hydrated on the road and on the trail, day in and day out.
Given that our route took us through so many different climates, from cities to deserts to coastline to forests to mountains, this gave us the chance to put MiiR’s products to the test. Suffice it to say they passed with flying colors, reliably keeping our hot drinks hot and our cold drinks cold in all kinds of environments—from a long day of driving in the car to a morning stroll around a city to a night spent camping after a full day hitting the trails.
And when unexpected things happened, like finding ourselves in a sandstorm in the middle of the dunes at White Sands National Park, our MiiR gear did not let us down. The new straw lid on our wide mouth bottle and the new hatchback chug lid on our travel tumbler came in handy, keeping us hydrated in the afternoon heat without having to worry about sand getting inside the bottle.
On days spent behind the wheel, the new press fit straw lid made our drives smooth and easy, keeping our coffee and tea warm from point A to point B and guaranteeing that each sip is spill free. The ability to adjust the straw’s size in order for the lid to work with a smaller tumbler is an added bonus—especially on those afternoons when I wanted another cup of coffee but didn’t want to have too much of it, lest I stay awake all night. They also made great companions on days where we found ourselves in a city with no real agenda besides taking it easy and exploring.
All in all, our MiiR bottles, tumblers, and coffee equipment kept us hydrated, caffeinated, and prepared for whatever the road and the outside world had in store for us—helping make our first trip post-vaccination one that we will never forget.