Snow Peak Titanium Single Wall 600 Cup
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $26
This has become my go-to mug for drinks and eating in the backcountry. It is very light, extremely strong (titanium), and doesn't take up much room. I definitely recommend this type of mug to anyone looking for a great, lightweight bulletproof mug to use in the backcountry and on camp trips. It is a bit expensive but should last a lifetime.
- Extremely light (3 oz)
- Durable and strong
- Good capacity
- Hot to touch and drink right away
- Handles not as ergonomic as I would like
- Pretty expensive
I did a Grand Canyon trip with my little brothers last year and one of them had the Snow Peak Titanium Cup and a Snow Peak stove. I was impressed with the performance and the lightweight cooking package so I decided to get myself the Snow Peak cup.
I pair it up with a small and lightweight Primus stove I have had for over 10 years and it makes for a super lightweight cooking package for the backcountry. I typically use a Jetboil but this new cooking combination (Snow Peak mug and Primus stove) has replaced the Jetboil for lighter trips.
The great thing is the Titanium single wall cup can be used to boil water and to cook in. You can warm up soup or whatever you like in it as well. I would not recommend using a double wall cup for boiling purposes but the single wall boiling is not an issue.
This mug is also great for drinking your favorite camp beverage warm or cold. Icy mixed drinks taste pretty good out of this cup after a long day in the field.
The biggest issue with using the mug for boiling water or heating soup is that titanium conducts heat very well. The whole cup and the handles get very hot. I use gloves when taking the cup on and off the stove and I wait a bit before I drink directly from it. I am going to get some automotive high heat shrink tubing and put some around the handles for insulation.
The other issue with using the mug is I found the handles to be a bit uncomfortable. I think they could have been a bit more ergonomic for a better feel. The handles do fold nicely around the cup to minimize the space the mug takes up in your pack.
The mug cleans out well with water and a paper towel or wash cloth. I haven't noticed any staining or discoloration of the titanium from food or liquid after quite a few uses. Heating the mug discolors it a bit but it is not a problem.
The capacity of the mug is: 600 ml=0.59 liters=20.28 fl ounces=2.5 cups
This mug came with a mesh bag so you can nest things inside the mug and keep everything together in the mesh bag.
Considering this thing is titanium I expect that it will last a lifetime. It will get some dents and dings but that only gives it personality.
Overall, I like this mug a lot and recommend it to anyone looking for a lightweight and bullet proof mug that has the ability to be used as a cooking/boiling vessel as well.
This cup is amazing! It is impossible to go wrong with it. Its price is super low, for a large titanium cup, yet it is built very well. It's light, large and durable.
I originally purchased the cup to use while I hiked and camped, however, I now use it everyday to make tea in. There is great heat transfer from my stove, which fits perfectly inside of it, and the cup.
Aside from tea I have made oatmeal, rice, mashed potatoes, dehydrated meals, and more. It cleans out easily and even though it did get stained from the daily cup of tea it came off right away with a little bit of baking soda.
If you are looking for a titanium cup buy this one.
Price Paid: $24.95
Originally I bought this mug because I needed something to drink my hot chocolate, eat trail mix, and chow down on some oatmeal from and it did the job every time. I took it on some trips to the backcountry and constantly was pleased on how multi-functional it was and, when stored, I hardly felt the weight. The Snow Peak 600 is super lightweight and handles any task a “normal” mug has. It has a good and wide enough mouth to eat out of and is a very convenient piece for overnighters if you just need to boil water for dehydrated meals (most meals require about 2 cups of water. This does a little over 3 cups.) A space saver for minimalists, when you don’t want to take your other cook sets, I learned to use this as a cook pot for overnighters.
The 600 is great to use on a stove. It’s very durable but has no cover. My Brunton Raptor fits perfectly inside the cup. There are claims that you can even fit a small fuel canister inside. It quickly became my favorite piece of cookware. Use with the Light My Fire Spork and make the ultimate set! It’s great to take on winter hikes when you want a nice hot cooked meal. Or rather, boiled water for a hot cooked meal.
If you're looking for that near perfect multi-use piece to add to you camp kitchen, I recommend the Snow Peak 600. Titanium has low heat transfer properties, is essentially a non stick type surface, Cleans easy, and does not melt or freeze. Well it does melt ....but its gotta be super hot. (about 3034°F)
Cost: $24.95 @ Campmor.com
Weight: 2.8 ounces
Capacity: 21.2 fluid ounces
Comes with a mesh stuff sack that helps keep your stove and other cookware items all together.
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Very light weight! Very functional! Worth the price.