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Angelo Radano
(zalmen_mlotek) - F

Locale: New England
Double walled mini volcano kettle on 10/26/2010 07:17:19 MDT Print View

Ryan Jordan tweeted the following:
Excited to release a new double walled mini volcano kettle at @backpacking next month...

Link: http://twitter.com/#!/bigskyry/status/28708960477

Anyone know anything about this?

Image here: http://yfrog.com/5yl7oj

Edited by zalmen_mlotek on 10/26/2010 07:18:16 MDT.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Double walled mini volcano kettle on 10/26/2010 08:02:32 MDT Print View

Is this the reason why we haven't heard any updates on the Montgomery Kettle lately?

adam blanton
(adamallstar) - MLife

Locale: Central Texas
Price on 10/26/2010 08:11:47 MDT Print View

Hopefully the price will be similar to the numbers mentioned in the previous threads!

Jeff Moody
(BigTiki) - F
Re: Re: Double walled mini volcano kettle on 10/26/2010 08:14:40 MDT Print View

I was wondering the same thing. Looks pretty similar.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Price on 10/26/2010 08:18:00 MDT Print View

There was this tweet a few days ago:

"Brewed tea streamside on the Firehole this weekend with the spectacular new mKettle and 6 small sticks."

I wondered what it could be and now it makes perfect sense.

"mKettle" = MontgomeryKettle?

The picture above sure looks like the kettle on Devin's blog, down to the neoprene cover.

Edited by dag4643 on 10/26/2010 08:18:33 MDT.

Dutch Anderson
(Silveradodutchman) - F

Locale: Central Florida
kettle on 10/26/2010 13:49:40 MDT Print View

wonder what it weighs? Capacity?

Silveradodutchman

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
it is! on 10/26/2010 15:21:17 MDT Print View

Dude, that's gotta be Devin's kettle...

Heres a pic of his:

(anodized and non-anondized)

kettle
ketl1


Heres the announced BPL kettle:
bpl ketl

Now im just confused...where do pre-orders stand? Will pricing change? I (or we) have been waiting half a year... Would love to hear from him

Edited by Konrad1013 on 10/26/2010 17:01:20 MDT.

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: it is! on 10/26/2010 16:47:37 MDT Print View

ya whats up with that, thats obviously a montgomery kettle, with the cozy devin was talking about... I hope we hear something soon!

Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
Kettle on 10/26/2010 20:51:27 MDT Print View

I truly hope that all this turns out well.

It just seems strange that Devin has not been communicating and then a similar kettle surfaces.

I would like to give Devin the "benefit of the doubt", and let us know where he is and his status/progress.

Z.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Kettle on 10/26/2010 22:43:41 MDT Print View

That's gotta be Devin's kettle. Very cool product. My guess is that BPL made him an offer to purchase a large qty for a higher price in exchange for exclusivity.

Edited by dandydan on 10/27/2010 12:10:05 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Kettle on 10/26/2010 23:36:46 MDT Print View

I'm gonna give Devin the benefit of the doubt and hope that isn't the case.

If it is, I definitely think he owes those of us that committed to pre-orders an explanation. At this point however, that's just pure speculation.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
Kettle on 10/26/2010 23:46:40 MDT Print View

Even if Devin has agreed to an exclusive deal with BPL, I imagine he would still fill the preorders he has taken.

Edited by dandydan on 10/26/2010 23:47:29 MDT.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
weight of the kettle on 10/27/2010 00:14:23 MDT Print View

Does anybody know the weight of this kettle???

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Kettle on 10/27/2010 00:32:12 MDT Print View

"Even if Devin has agreed to an exclusive deal with BPL, I imagine he would still fill the preorders he has taken."

I would suspect he made it a pre-condition of any deal he did with BPL for exclusive rights.

Dan Durston
(dandydan)

Locale: Cascadia
6oz on 10/27/2010 00:43:13 MDT Print View

Devin's kettle is 6oz and holds about 2 cups of water.

Edited by dandydan on 10/27/2010 12:09:35 MDT.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: 6oz on 10/27/2010 09:04:43 MDT Print View

Hi All,

First, I have to apologize for being MIA for so long. As I hope I expressed in my last email to those who reserved the kettle (gosh, in late June or July I think), I had fallen significantly behind in my production schedule. Since then, I smashed my foot pretty good on the SHR (a story of its own, but I'm fine), and have fallen into the myopia of nearly full time work and, starting in late August, also being a full time student.

While this kettle does bear a, uh, striking resemblance to mine, this isn't something I had been working on with BPL. If I had been, I absolutely would have told you all.

When I saw this, I was as surprised as you all and flipped out a bit to Ryan. Not surprisingly, he responded with complete aplomb, dispelling many of my initial concerns. As it turns out, Ryan wasn't aware of my project (not surprising given all that he has going on) and was independently approached about this by an outside manufacturer.

So while BPL and I weren't initially working together on this, we are now discussing how an ultralight chimney kettle can best be brought to market. I will absolutely keep those who reserved my kettles (and others) up to date on this, as will Ryan I suspect. The upshot of all of this may be very good news for everyone involved.

I hope that answers some basic questions, and I'll relay a similar message to the mailing list I have for those who have reserved my kettles. Again, stay tuned; I (we) are working on it.

Best,
Devin

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Wow on 10/27/2010 10:42:32 MDT Print View

First off, glad to hear you're okay Devin...it really did seem odd when you vanished. 2ndly, for real!? An independent manufacturer came up with this himself ?? I'd be furious myself, but it seems like things are working out between the parties involved. Here's hoping for the best, and you getting the cred you deserve. Best of luck!

Edited by Konrad1013 on 10/27/2010 10:49:38 MDT.

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Double walled mini volcano kettle on 10/27/2010 10:56:39 MDT Print View

Why did the outside vendor call it an mKettle ? Mini ? Really ?

Edited by redmonk on 10/27/2010 11:04:05 MDT.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
MKettle on 10/27/2010 11:51:52 MDT Print View

Although it is a great idea, I had also considered an ultralight version of the Kelly kettle.
I can see how two people could have had similar designs. The weight and shape makes it doable for backpacking.

I had never considered the neoprene cozy though. That is a good idea.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Re: 6oz on 10/27/2010 12:06:30 MDT Print View

Dr Jordan really ought to keep a closer eye on the website he owns.

Who is the 'outside manufacturer'? Anyone we know?

After the hoohah Ryan raised about the bushbuddy knockoff last year, this is ,,, surprising.