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You can't beat it.
on May 17, 2013
Update: after writing the review below yesterday; I made a wonderful discovery. Someone recommended using a side cut can opener and open a 5.5 OZ tuna can, and use that as a lid for the cup. Well that does not fit. Just as a test I tried the plastic lid from a Blue Diamond almond can. It fit PERFECTLY and will keep the stuff you store in the cup from falling out. I keep my MAHALO stove, fire steel, pot scraper, and lid to set the stove on, wind screen, etc.
I know the plastic lid will melt if i try to use the lid for cooking. It's just to keep my kit inside the cup. I will make a lid from aluminum foil when cooking. I used to have a Stanley camp pot, and that kit with other stuff I needed it weighed 18 OZs. By moving to this awesome cup; my cook kit now weighs 7 OZs.
I make and use alcohol stoves and wanted a titanium pot to lighten my pack.
I have owned the Toaks 600, checked out a friends Snow Peak 600, and now bought this cup.
Let's get the cons out of the way then I can start singing the praises of this little cup.
1. The stated weight is wrong. It weighs 2.7 ounces instead of 2.2.
2. This is only a cup.
3. Comes with no lid, and no third party builder I know of builds lids for this. Another reviewer said some sort of tuna lid works. I have not tried that.
4. The bottom of the cup is 3 1/4 inches (8.4 cm. So you will news a stove with a tight flame pattern.
1. Ok now I can tell you that I would rather have this little cup than a Snow Peak 600 or a Toaks 600.
The SP600 does not come with a lid either, costs 1/2 as much, and the walls are sturdier than the Snow Peak.
The Toaks 600. The 450 is stronger than the 600, and I do not like those long handles that have something to keep them cool. The covers on the handles may melt. The Toaks 600 does have a lid..
2. The stuff sack
a. The stuff sack is orange and easy to see. You will not leave it behind.
b. The stuff sack. Is a perfect fit so you can put stuff in the cup. Draw the stuff sack closed to keep them in the cup.
3. The Toaks holds 450 ml (15 FL OZs.
4. Most Mountain house meals need two cups water 480 ml, then many times you need to pour off some excess water. 450 ml is PERFECT.
I divide the freeze dried meal into two separate meals, so 450 ml is enough water for a meal, AND a cup of tea.
5. Lastly you will look at Titanium cups a long time before you ever find a better one.