Optimus Heat Pouch
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £14.99
Top quality with pockets to keep hands warm while eating. Works very well indeed.
- High quality neoprene with pockets
Well to start with, I have made all my pot cozies using silver tape and the padded foil. They always tear sooner or later, so they are a waste of time and money.
Now getting to the Optimus Heat Pouch, this pot cozy is extremely well made and thought out. I use a Snow Peak 900 titanium pot set and there is room to spare. I think it would go up to a 1.0litre or a 1.1 pot set. The hand pockets are a fantastic idea for when you are eating freeze dried food.
The heat pouch is very well made, the stitching is very rugged and the neoprene is quite thick, so this is a product that should last a long time. The stove I used for the test was a Caldera Cone ti tri ulc for the Snow Peak ti 900pot set.
OK, so the deal with these lightweight stove is you can just boil water etc. So I have two freeze dried meals, a spaghetti bologna and a carbonara meal, which if you live in the UK they are morrisons own and they're just over £1 pound and they taste quite good so they are a great price.
So i boiled 450mil of water, then added one of the pasta meals, then after about 30 secs the stove went out so i put the pot into the cozy to finish cooking and left it for 25 minutes stirring regularly. The dried spaghetti and the sauce was cooked and the meal was still hot enough to eat and enjoy!
And it's all down to the Optimus Heat Pouch.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Optimus (H)EAT Insulation Pouch features a unique design keeps your freeze dried meals warm 25% longer when used with a food pouch or cooking pot. It has slip-in side pockets that allows you to eat directly from a food pouch - without burning your fingers, a great solution for eating outdoors. Works with all brands of freeze dried food pouches as well as the Optimus Terra Weekend HE and Solo Cook pots.
Last time you whipped up some noodles above the treeline, they were icicles before they reached your lips. We all love to eat ice occasionally, but the Optimus Heat Pouch preserves the culinary desirability of your warmer concoctions. Innovative slip-in side pockets let you eat directly from a food pouch without reducing your phalanges to scorched stumps: they come in handy for alpine ascents, just like delicious food does.
It has been a long cold day out there on the trail, and the last thing you want is to still be cold at camp during dinner. Curl up with your favorite meal after your long hikes and keep them warm with the Heat Pouch. Katadyn and Optimus have teamed up to create a Heat Pouch to ensure your food is always piping hot; down to the last bite. PRODUCT FEATURES: With the new Optimus (H)EAT Insulation Pouch, you will eat your food as hot as it has been cooked The Optimus (H)EAT allows you to keep your meals hot to the very last morsel even while outdoors No matter how foul the weather is, the convenient slip-in side pockets protect your hands against the wind and cold while keeping your food warm.
- Appalachian Outdoors
With the new Optimus (H)EAT Insulation Pouch, you will eat your food as hot as it has been cooked. The Optimus (H)EAT allows you to keep your meals hot to the very last morsel even while outdoors. No matter how foul the weather is, the convenient slip-in side pockets protect your hands against the wind and cold while keeping your food warm.
- Mountains Plus