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Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 11:37:42 MDT Print View

I am looking for a lightweight mug that can boil about 2 cups of water. I want a mug style because this will also be used for coffee in the mornings after cooking is done, and tea for the evenings. I like the BPL 550 pot (with handles), but it isn't in stock. Also, double walled would be good too (550 is single wall). AGG doesn't seem to have a double wall the size I want (somewhere in the 475-550 ml range). So, far the 550 is best, any ideas?

Steve Parr
(srparr) - F

Locale: SE Michigan
Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 11:43:42 MDT Print View

Double wall is a problem for cooking.

Is the Snow Peak Trek 700 too large? The lid can be replaced with foil if you want to reduce weight a bit.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 11:47:01 MDT Print View

Very good point. I didn't think about the cooking. Just wanted to have my cake and eat it too!.

For what I am looking for, the SP 700 is a little big.

And yes, no matter what I get, if it has a lid, it will get replaced with foil.

Dave .
(Ramapo) - F
550 on 03/24/2009 11:50:44 MDT Print View

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 11:55:09 MDT Print View

Snowpeak also has a 450ml (15 oz to the rim) or 600 (20oz to the rim). Neither has a lid. 2.4 and 2.8 oz respectively.

Edited by jrmacd on 03/24/2009 11:55:49 MDT.

Nathan Baker
(Slvravn) - MLife

Locale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 11:59:20 MDT Print View

If you are looking for the 550, this is it:

Tibetan Titanium 550

There was a thread a few days ago about these pots and how they are the same as the ones BPL sells. I think the thread was for the BB ultra.

Looks like I was a few posts too slow

Edited by Slvravn on 03/24/2009 12:01:43 MDT.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 13:46:37 MDT Print View

If you wanted to be a little decadent... Snowpeak's double-wall stackable mugs are great. I got a M600 that stacks perfectly inside my Titan kettle, stove and fuel inside. I'm guessing you could nest a 450ml mug in a 550/600 ml single wall... cost of decadence here about 3 to 3.5 ounces. Worth it to me, 'cause then I can have coffee with breakfast (instead of before or after) and I can ultimately break camp a bit faster.

Kyle Purcell
(dufus934) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/24/2009 15:21:41 MDT Print View

Good point Brad. And it sure would beat sucking it down from my 1 qt plastic stove caddy before it gets cold.

I really like some of the snow peak mugs. Anyone ever had problems out of these?

Edited by dufus934 on 03/24/2009 15:23:11 MDT.

John Sixbey
(Wolfeye) - F
more to choose from on 03/24/2009 17:25:35 MDT Print View

Here are a few I found while browsing, 300 & 400 ml:

The mugs can come with a lid that lets you sip. I've thought of picking up a 400 for solo trips; seems just big enough to heat up single serving food. 2.5 oz with lid, I think.

Edited by Wolfeye on 03/24/2009 17:26:34 MDT.

. Callahan

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Snow Peak 450 Mugs on 03/24/2009 18:09:30 MDT Print View

I have the Snow Peak 450 twin wall titanium mug and its my preferred mug over any other, my TWEG stays hot for quite a while.

I also use the 450 single wall titanium mug (I have 3) for boiling water, cooking and for drinks.

Overall, I appreciate the heat retention qualities of the twin wall mug, which can also be used to keep food hot and is of a good size.

On no account use a twin wall mug on a stove, rupture and fragmentation may be the outcome......

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: more to choose from on 03/25/2009 09:06:54 MDT Print View

On the 400, I have a in-new-condition one for sale on my website, in the Bargain Bin. I bought it a couple years ago and never used it. The husband got asked which Ti mug he wanted, and he preferred the MSR ones over the I am trying to get rid of it ;-)

*Edit:Put wrong brand name down. Duh.....

Edited by sarbar on 03/25/2009 14:15:29 MDT.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Lightweight Mug? on 03/25/2009 09:29:08 MDT Print View

I have the Snowpeak 450 which works well. However, I should note that mine does not weight the quoted 2.4oz and is in fact 3.0 oz on the nose.

Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
re: Lightweight Mug? on 03/25/2009 18:25:04 MDT Print View

Kyle, The Tibetan 550 is the same as the BPL 550. I have the Tibetan and it is a great mug. I use it with a Caldera cone for the BPL 550. Its a perfect fit. I have a number of different mugs/pots including a Snowpeak 450. I pretty much use the Tibetan 550 all the time. Mine weighs right at 3.0 oz (mine was heavier then spec) but the lid is a real luxery and the size is perfect... 2 full cups of water can be boiled. It works great to drink coffee from too. And it comes with a nice orange padded stuff sack.


john braun
(Hitman) - F

Locale: West Florida
Heinekin Beer Can on 03/25/2009 20:29:49 MDT Print View

I've been using a Heinekin Beer can. It weighs 1 oz and cost $2.50. Plus, you get to drink the beer before you leave for your trip.

Noel Hong
(arborrider08) - F

Locale: SouthShore of Lake Superior
Ti Sierra Cup on 04/01/2009 18:39:31 MDT Print View

1.5 oz, 8 oz capacity Ti Sierra Cup. Not near the 2 cup capacity needed. Single wall for heating/cooking in a pinch. Can't remember but I think it is a Snow Peak. Latest model has folding handle.

Anyone know what would be the largest size Snow Peak Stacking Mug that would fit inside a BushBuddy Ultra? Would be nice to sip a cup of tea while cooking the meal in the pot.

Ti Sierra Cup

Edited by arborrider08 on 04/01/2009 18:50:48 MDT.

Christopher Graf
(cgraf) - M

Locale: So Cal
Lightweight Mug on 04/02/2009 16:58:49 MDT Print View

Anyone have an idea of when the BPL FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug will be available?
I've browsed the Tibetan Titanium products and didn't find anything similar/comparable....Anyone know of one?


Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: re: Lightweight Mug? on 04/02/2009 23:52:49 MDT Print View

what's the import cost for ordering a tibetan 550 from the UK? i'd really like to buy it from BPL, but everytime i have the cash recently there is no stock and i can't buy what i want...

Dan Cunningham

Locale: Land of 12,000 Loons
Re: Re: re: Lightweight Mug? on 04/03/2009 07:45:33 MDT Print View

I didn't pay any "import cost" for my TT 1100. It was just the item and shipping and a currency conversion. From Ultralight Outdoor Gear it's £21.73 for the 550 mug and £3.43 shipping to the US. Currency conversion right now puts it at $36.91 total.

They take Paypal, which will convert currency for you on the fly (as will VIsa and the others I'm sure).

Edited by mn-backpacker on 04/03/2009 07:46:04 MDT.

Christopher Graf
(cgraf) - M

Locale: So Cal
Re: Lightweight Mug Tibetan on 04/03/2009 10:29:10 MDT Print View out of Texas carries Tibetan Titanium products and they're currently on sale...although I didn't see the 550 on the website.

Kyle Krug
(krugorg) - F
SP on 04/03/2009 14:40:50 MDT Print View

I also have the stackable (handle-less) titanium double wall mugs from Snow Peak. I have the H450 model, which serves me well for hot drinks.