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Space Saver Cup
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- Capacity: 16 oz.
- Weight: 8 oz (227 g)
- Size: 3.9 x 3.5 in
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|Item Dimensions||3.94 x 4.72 x 6.3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1 pound|
|Shipping Weight||0.35 pounds|
A clever way to save space and one of the most practical items an outdoorsman can carry. The Spacesaver cup conveniently fits over the end of a round 1 quart Nalgene bottle, as well as most other round 1 quart bottles, eliminating the wasted space of packing a traditional cup. Bottle not included.
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But... it is not at all insulated, so it conducts a lot of heat into your hands, and holding it by the unfolded handles can be awkward. So you have to wait till your campfire coffee cools down a bit before use.
The tragic flaw is that it rusts easily. I only used mine once and rust had already began to form on the top lip of the cup.
This cup has the seed of a good idea, but poor materials and bad ergonomics.
The cup will hold 16 oz. of liquid with enough headroom to comfortably boil that amount. This is exactly the amount of boiling water required for a standard Mountain House 2 serving, freeze dried entree packet. Measurements from 4 to 16 oz. are embossed on the side of the cup, which is convenient.
The cup itself is strong enough to hold up to normal use, but the metal has some give. If you step on it by accident, you'll probably be short a container. The handles are a thick wire. They don't feel particularly sturdy at first, but when I tested the cup on a gas stove (see customer image), I was surprised to find that they work quite well. They are rigid enough to safely support 16 oz. of hot liquid, and thin enough to remain mostly cool to the touch. I could actually pour the liquid into another container without spilling a drop and without a potholder of any sort, an advantage which I had not anticipated.
A 32 oz. Nalgene bottle nests tightly into the cup (the cup is easily removed, but will not easily fall off). I was able to fit the bottle with the cup into the water bottle pouch on an old military backpack with a little care. Any pouch that's made for a 32 oz. Nalgene will most likely also accept the cup.
I'm satisfied with the purchase so far.
Update: I haven't seen it offered on Amazon, but if you search elsewhere you may be able to find an "Olicamp Space Saver Aluminum" cup. It's identical to this one except:
- The handles are riveted instead of welded, making it slightly harder to clean because the rivets penetrate to the inside.
- Because it's aluminum, the cup only weighs 98g (3.5oz), much lighter than this one.
- Despite the lighter weight, it holds 4oz more (20 oz total) with room to spare. The extra capacity comes from additional height; it's still the width of a Nalgene.
If you want to save weight and if cleanup isn't a big concern because you'll mostly be boiling water, this could be a great lightweight alternative. Assuming you're OK with aluminum.
The only reason I can foresee replacing this, is if I upgrade later to titanium.
Both the GSI and Ozark Trails cups have a bevel in the bottom of the cups so the Ozark Trail cup is next to impossible to get it to sit securely on most stoves but especially bad on alcohol stoves
The GSI cup has a bevel in the bottom too just not as steep angle.
This cup has a completely flat bottom and you can trust this cup to work on just about any stove.
Also this is the only cup of the three to have marks so you know the actual amount of water or food in the cup.
Lastly the fit on a Nalgene 32 OZ bottle is perfect. Much better than the other cups mentioned.
If you are a thru hiker or Prepper; YOU NEED THIS CUP. Since a Nalgene bottle nests in this cup you are not wasting space in your pack, and it is the perfect size to boil 16 OZs (2 cups or 480ml) and not boil over. 16 OZs is all you need to rehydrate Freeze dried or dehydrated meals.
I really like that it nests with a 32oz nalgene or a 40oz kleen kanteen. This allows it to basically take up no space in a bag, though, it can be difficult to extract from most water bottle pockets (not a fault of the cup).
A silicone lining on the handle would improve functionality by reducing opportunity for burns, but isn't absolutely required.
Only four stars due to the handle design. Would have given it 5-stars if the handles were more vertical than horizontal in design.