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Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot (D95mm)

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Toaks Light Titanium 550ml Pot (D95mm) pot/pan

Lightweight, compact small titanium pot. Large enough to nest a 4-oz fuel canister and the rest of my solo cook kit. Works for me!

Pros

  • Compact
  • Will accommodate a 3.5 - 4 oz fuel canister
  • Has volumes embossed on side wall
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None noted

My review today is for the 550 ml Toaks Titanium pot. One in a series of 95mm diameter pots.

Toaks sells three different size pots in the 95 mm series—550, 650, and 750 ml with a variety of handle options. I choose the 550-ml with the longer, insulated handles. It is approximately 3.5 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter.

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I use this as my solo cook kit. It's big enough to boil water for one person to use for either rehydrating a freeze-dried meal or a cup of coffee/tea (with a set of HotLips). For me, I just use it to boil water as I prefer to use my Snow Peak 450-ml double wall titanium mug for hot drinks (Toaks also sells a 450-ml double wall titanium mug).  Yes, it's an extra four ounces, but it keeps liquids hot longer than a single wall, and my pot is always clean. But, one could certainly use only this pot.

The features I like about this is:

1) it's big enough to nest a 3.5-4 oz isopro canister inside. This was the main reason I chose this over the Snow Peak 700, which isn't.

pot2.jpg2) I do like the insulated handles—mainly as they are bigger than the smaller, non-insulated handles and I get a secure grip for pouring.

3) The other thing I am particularly pleased with is that even at 550-ml, it's still big enough to contain my entire cooking stuff (minus mug). I generally carry a 4-oz fuel canister, BRS 3000T mini stove (see reviews), a Toaks folding titanium spoon, a small 2.5 inch Kershaw folding stainless steel knife and a small bic lighter. I also use a home-made windscreen from 3-4 layers of household aluminum foil (which wraps around the outside.


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pot4.jpgAs with other items, Toaks gives you a lightweight orange stretchy bag, so packed, with the windscreen wrapped on the outside, it looks like this:

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I never believe manufacturer's weights, so I have weighed this myself. Without the fuel cannister my complete kit weighs 8.5 oz (my knife accounts for almost 2 oz of that). That means with a full fuel can, it is just under 1 lb.

As far as quality of construction goes, I think the Japanese titanium products (like Snow Peak) have a better reputation than Chinese—but—it's just a pot. So far it has withstood two seasons without getting wacked out of round.

I bought this online directly from Toaks. I have noticed many of their items are often out of stock (like this one right now) and take some time to be replenished.

Thanks for reading!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $28.95

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Specs

Price MSRP: $33.95
Current Retail: $29.95
Historic Range: $29.95-$74.95
Reviewers Paid: $28.95
Material Titanium (no coating)
Pot Weight 1.9 oz / 54 g
Pot Weight with lid 2.6 oz / 72 g
Capacity 18.6 oz / 550 ml
Dimensions 3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in / 95 x 80 mm
Gradation in oz and ml
Fits Inside CUP-375, STV-12 (without lid covered), 110-g fuel canister
Fits Outside BWL-550-D103, POT-900-D115, POT-1100, POT-1100-BH and CKW-1100
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