Fragile and flimsy, not rugged, not recommended for…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$70
Fragile and flimsy, not rugged, not recommended for multi-day backpacking trips. Not as heat resistant as titanium should be because it's made from very thin metal and easily warps and burns when used on a regular butane stove.
- Fragile and flimsy
- Very thin metal easily flexes and warps
- Not designed for rugged conditions
- Non-stick coating easy to scratch
- Non-stick coating retains food smell longer than expected
- Expensive, difficult to find in stores
- Very poor customer service and warranty
This pot attracts potential buyers by promising very light weight and non-stick cooking surface coating. Both characteristics are very attractive for backpackers, but what is not obvious is that the Evernew pot is made from an extremely thin sheet metal that easily flexes in all directions. The lid is so flimsy that it does not even fit into place from the first try and has to be seated carefully.
More surprises come when you start using a pot for boiling water. The manufacturer warns in a user manual that "there should always be enough water in the pot when it's on a heat source" but they don't say how much is "enough" and how much heat the pot can withstand.
For example what if you want to fry a couple of eggs: is it enough water? And how about making pancakes or a bannock? Does one need to always add water to the pot when cooking and how much?
Apparently it's what a user will have to discover from their own experience. If they are unlucky to heat the pot just a little too much the bottom will burn, warp, and bulge, and the non-stick coating will become unusable.
Such condition is not supposed to happen to a real titanium pot and it does not happen to similar products from other manufacturers. If a user is unhappy with such results, most likely they will be denied warranty and told that it was their fault or incorrect use.
So decide for yourself: are you ready to sacrifice long usage of a well made rugged enough titanium pot for 10-15% less weight and questionable non-stick feature? If not, this pot is not for you: it will fail on you sooner than you expect because it's not designed to be used in rugged outdoor conditions.
Great super lightweight cookware... Hard to find these…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
Great super lightweight cookware... Hard to find these days.
These pots were pretty commonplace some years ago, but are hard to come by now. It's hard to beat one of these pots with a lightweight stove (sub 3 oz) and canister. That combination offers a tradeoff in size, flexibility in packing, and much lighter weight, vs the currently ubiquitous JetBoil-like systems which offer more convenience (and some built in wind-breaking designs) but are bulkier, heavier, and more expensive.
REI marketed these for a while, but they haven't been around for some years. Wonder if/hope they will rise again..?