Coghlan's Sierra Cup

rated 3.5 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Coghlan's Sierra Cup cup/mug


Price Historic Range: $3.99-$6.99
Reviewers Paid: $4.00
Capacity 1 c / 250 ml


If the Sierra Cup was good enough for Ansel Adams and John Muir then it is good enough for me.


  • stainless steel
  • 12 oz capacity
  • stay cool handle
  • scoop from group cooking pot
  • inexpensive
  • use to reheat food
  • use on alcohol stoves
  • filled with hot beverage and keeps your hands warm


  • 1 person
  • large size is not ramen friendly

I have carried a sierra cup/mug for several years. The design has remained basically the same since the Sierra Club first started selling these. Now they come in a sufficient variety of materials and sizes to make it very useful in a number of situations. I have a plastic one at the office that I can microwave in. 

The sierra cup is especially useful in a group situation where cooking is being done from a larger pot and eating individually. If you can talk your group into carrying the rest of the cook gear then you get away with packing a sierra cup and spoon...I call that success! You can heat a cup of water, dump a Starbucks Via and wait for your companions to finish breakfast while you enjoy a cuppa.

It is a little small for solo cook gear. You can boil water in it easily. However, 12 oz is about the limit. If that is enough to re-hydrate your meal in a bag then you're set. Otherwise cooking in the cup is strictly small servings.  

Stainless steel is rust resistant. The rim stays cool enough to drink from. The handle is bent to hang from your belt or anywhere else. Easy to clean. 


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $4

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