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Best Cup there is - but even it could use a touch of work
on August 29, 2011
First, let me say that I own four of these cups. They are, by far, the only cup you will ever want or need for ANY kind of camping. Pure stainless steel, you can cook in them, drink from them, make coffee in them, eat stew from them...and rinse in 5-seconds, before you 'hand-dry' on the frame of your pack. Absolute 'K.I.S.S.' principle, in action. While sierra-style cups are 'novel', they just don't do what this cup can do, ever.
All that said, the only complaint I have ever had on these Texsport cups is...the wire handle could stand to extend another 3/4-inch further out from the cup...to make grabbing them off a gas stove a little easier on the hand. Even if you turn off the stove first, the handle was been cooking, just like the cup part...and it is hot. Shouldn't cost them another $0.50 to add that little bit more wire to the cup...but, then again, its already the best cup there is. Now, they are NOT double walled...so drink/eat fast, or it will get cold. It isn't insulated. It is just like a stainless steel cooking pot...actually, it IS a mini-stainless steel cooking pot...with room for one, maybe even two, to eat from; then rinse well, and use it for your water too. Mine look like they have been through several global wars, they are tarnished (from cook fire heat), scratched (as all stainless will do in rough environments), and dented (I am not gentle to camping gear). Don't punch a hole through them (with a power drill, or shooting them...about the only way you are going to get a hole in one) and they will SURELY last a lifetime. Best $5 you'll EVER spend on a rock-solid piece of camping gear, EVER.