User Review: GSI Collapsible Java Drip
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Probably MSRP, $13
A practical and compact filter holder for lovers of filter coffee, but a bit heavy for backpacking.
- A bit heavy
- Can seal on a thermos so that it stops dripping
The silicone rubber cone collapses onto the base and is covered by a lid that keeps it well-protected in the pack. The base and cover are made of heavy, tough plastic so it's pretty indestructible. Big enough for "4 cup" filters, really two good mugs of coffee.
It comes into the huts with us but it would be one of the first things to go if I were shaving weight for a longer trip -- I'm not above making cowboy coffee when needed, or I switch over to tea being ambicaffeineous. A filter basket would be lighter and could be stashed in a cup.
The flange at the base of the silcone rubber part happens to be the same diameter as the top of a couple of our thermoses, with the consecquence that it can actually seal on to the thermos, making and air lock that prevents it from dripping, so we have to hold or prop it up to get it to work.
The coolest thing: You can pull the lid off and just flip the cone out with flick of the wrist.