Snow Peak Ti-Double 450 Cup
If coffee, tea, or any hot beverage matters to you then you'll have no problem justifying the cost.
- Liquid stays HOT
- Exceptional durability
- Light as a feather
Yep. 50 to 60 bucks for a mug.
But if you're a committed coffee / tea / cocoa drinker then this will be money VERY well spent.
I picked this up via a gift card gift so it took the price tag sting away a bit but, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't hesitate to drop the money on it at full retail. After years of drinking my morning coffee in whatever lightweight container I had, and needing to do it quickly before it cooled off, this double walled mug has been a game changer. Pour the coffee, drink a little, walk away to do some camp chores, come back and drink a little more HOT coffee. Yeah. That works for me in a big way.
The mug has been beat up in my pack for a few years and there's nothing even close to a dent which belies its 4 ounce weight. The handles fold in, which means it can be the TINIEST bit unstable but not really even an issue, and my MSR Mugmate coffee filter fits perfectly. No, you can't put it over an open fire, but if you're a backpacker that shouldn't make any difference.
Morning coffee as the sun comes up during a trip or after a long day hike is one of my great pleasures. So why not give it what it deserves?
Love. This. Mug.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
Simply the best coffee mug I've ever had or used. I carry it now on all trips, whether a car-camping weekend with Boy Scouts or a multi-day backpacking trek in wilderness.
Despite its open top, the mug keep beverages hot quite well, and allows easy handling of a mug full of even near-boiling water. (There is a friction-fit-style lid available for the mug, but I don't have one.) It is extremely light, at just more than 4 ounces, and by collapsing the handles against the side and stuffing a small item or two inside it, it packs well. Holds up to 14 ounces of fluid.
Cleaning is a breeze. The rounded inner corner of the rim makes for a very comfortable and efficient drinking surface, with nary a drip. Some may consider it a drawback that one cannot heat liquids in this mug, because of its sealed double-wall construction, but it's more than worth the trade-off, I believe.
This cup has become a prized possession.
Price Paid: $42.95
For several years I tried to figure how to efficiently pack two large, good quality mugs on my motorcycle along with all the camping gear and clothing needed for two people. For most of that time, we tried packing two plastic, insulated, tumbler mugs sans handles but they required too much packing space since they could not be nested inside one another.
Last fall, I discovered this Snow Peak mug and my packing problem was solved. I nest one of my old tumblers inside this mug and the two mugs occupy the space of one tumbler.
I really like this mug because it holds a relative large amount of liquid (15.9 fluid ounces), it keeps hot beverages warm for a relatively long time, it is lightweight, and it is comfortable to use. You can hold it without burning your hands and drink from it without burning lips. I like the wire handles because they fold back against the wall of the cup thus reducing packing space. Other reviewers have noted that the handles are not as comfortable as handles on mugs you use at home but they are not bad.
I use the mug often on my camping trips. For example, I discretely drink a can of beer with my supper after setting up our campsite, a glass of milk before going to bed, a cup of hot chocolate early in the morning, a glass of juice with my breakfast, and other beverages during the day. I also use the mug to measure water for dehydrated foods and to rinse dinnerware after washing it.
The price of this cup is high but it is a very functional piece of gear for motorcycle camping.
Price Paid: $43
An essential component of my camping kit. I will NOT go on a camping trip—either car or hiking—without this cup.
- Excellent insulation of heat or cold
- Folding handles
- Easy clean curved inner surfaces
- Smooth lip for drinking
- Price is the only weakness
This cup revolutionizes my camp cooking and drinking. I used to have to do a second boil when rehydrating freeze dried food. Because of the insulating properties of the double wall construction, I now only add boiling water once. I can leave the rehydration process going for 15 or 20 minutes without the food getting too cold. The plastic burner cup on my MSR Windboiler stove fits perfectly over my cup and titanium spork to seal in the heat and moisture and seal out any bugs.
This single boil for food combines with the incredible fuel efficiency of the WindBoiler stove to reduce my gas consumption by ~ 75%! That saves weight on longer trips. I of course also use the same cup for soups and for tea and coffee.
I will not repeat many of the earlier remarks made by earlier reviewers except to say I agree with them all. Not being able to directly heat fluids in the cup doesn't bother me at all because my heating cup is in fact integrated into the MSR Windboiler stove. The cup is of course useful without that particular stove, but combined they make a terrific pair.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
An excellent product as it is light but being double walled means a hot beverage does not burn your hand or go cold. The folding handle works as well as can be expected from any folding system. Has a great feel and comes with a nice protective sack.
Two only real cons.
1. Being double wall it can not be used to directly heat fluids. Ok this should be obvious but ultra light weight mob might be tempted to try, do not!
2. The 300ml cup with handle does not stack into it. Yes the ones without handles will nest but not one with handles. This means no neat way of having a his and hers set. Given how good it hold heat maybe I could have got the version without handles and fixed this problem.
In all a great product especially in cold climates where your soup remain hot and your hands unburnt.
Price Paid: Forgotton
This cup is a good cup and serves its purpose well. The only gripe I have against it is that it is not a multi-purpose cup. As the previous reviewer stated you cannot heat liquid in the cup or you are risking your safety and $40. You can pretty much pour heated liquid/food into it and that's about it.
After taking this out on a few different trips I wish I would have purchased a single wall cup which you can heat liquid in. I still like this cup a lot and recommend it to any coffee drinker who likes their coffee to stay hot.
Price Paid: $37
A fine cup that will keep even small amounts of liquid warmer that you'd expect. One caveat is that you cannot HEAT liquids in this cup as its internal airspace will create a possibly dangerous rupture.
The handles are not particularly comfortable. I just wrap my paw around the whole thing as if they weren't there. Dandy.
As a household coffee cup it is utterly superb. It's a also a fine example of titanium at its best.
Price Paid: $40
Coffee is mandatory on trips, so this mug is too. I've burned my lips on steel cups and used plenty of plastic. This mug can keep liquid warm even in windy conditions. It is so light and the insulating properties are amazing.
The only weakness that can be found on this mug are the handles; the simple comfort of holding wire handles. That's really picky! Obviously, I have no real issues.
The lip of the mug even angles for easier drinking. I love this thing!
Price Paid: $40
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