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David Wooten
(SC_Dave) - F
Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please on 09/25/2011 13:23:04 MDT Print View

I lean towards Ti but would entertain aluminum. Don't mind spending the money for Ti but I don't want to do it twice. I really would appreciate some recommendations please. Thanks in advance, David

noneur business
(that_one_dude) - F
Plastic on 09/25/2011 13:38:02 MDT Print View

I prefer plastic as it doesn't burn my lips nearly as much. GSI has some options.

Usually though, I just use my cookpot.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
cup on 09/25/2011 13:52:14 MDT Print View

when I'm solo I just drink my coffee out of my "pot" a 600 Ti Snowpeak, when going w/ the wife we use these @ $1.75 and under 2 oz, not too shabby :)

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/gsi_outdoors_cascadian_cup_spotlite_review.html

Roy Staggs
(onepaddlejunkie) - F

Locale: SEC
My Cup on 09/25/2011 14:12:46 MDT Print View

There are just some things I take because I love them. One of those items is my Snow Peak Double Wall 450 titanium cup. I use a sippy cup lid from another cup because as great as the 450 is, the Snow Peak lid is one of the worst pieces of crap I ever bought. I love the way it keeps my coffee warm until I finish drinking even in cold weather and no burned lips no matter how hot the coffee is. It's also my everyday all day cup.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
Styrofoam on 09/25/2011 14:26:18 MDT Print View

if you have the ability to carry it without crushing it ... just use a styrofoam cup or something similar ... cheap, light ... no need for TI ....

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Easy Mac package on 09/25/2011 14:47:16 MDT Print View

Light, cheap, insulates, doesnt crumble like styrofoam. Spend your saved $ on cuben.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: LW Cup on 09/25/2011 14:47:50 MDT Print View

I've switched from an REI Insulated mug to a Ziploc 2-cup storage container. Much lighter but doesn't keep it warm for very long. I don't mind this potential drawback as I like my coffee a little cooler than boiling.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: cup on 09/25/2011 15:02:42 MDT Print View

I will second mike and roger here in support of the GSI cup. I got it with a cookset a while ago and use the bowl and cup fairly frequently, if going light light i just bring a snowpeak titanium bowl (like $15, great deal) and drink and eat out of that. a little akward but not too bad!

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please" on 09/25/2011 16:23:39 MDT Print View

Campbell's soup cup.....

soup can

David Wooten
(SC_Dave) - F
Thanks on 09/25/2011 17:06:12 MDT Print View

Thanks folks, I certainly appreciate the input.
David

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
campbells soup on 09/25/2011 17:10:00 MDT Print View

the Campbells soup container certainly looks interesting- looked it up and it holds 10.75 oz (317 ml) which is plenty for a cup of joe, what's the little devil weigh? relatively sturdy?

tia

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
Campbell's soup mug on 09/25/2011 17:24:44 MDT Print View

It's pretty sturdy.

One ounce with the lid.

Insulated.

And free if you buy the soup!

Edited by davidlutz on 09/25/2011 17:25:20 MDT.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Campbell's soup mug on 09/25/2011 18:22:17 MDT Print View

not too shabby :) thanks for pointing that one out

Rutherford Platt
(tunaboy999) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Starbucks cup on 09/25/2011 18:23:46 MDT Print View

A 12 oz Starbucks cup will do the trick. If you get sick of it you can always burn it. Truly UL.

Edited by tunaboy999 on 09/25/2011 18:25:02 MDT.

Paul Osborn
(bcoutdoors) - F
old nivea shaving cream cans on 09/25/2011 18:30:53 MDT Print View

I've made one out of a nivea shaving cream bottle. I just added a silicon kids bracelet for the rim and that was that! It comes in at less than 2 oz. but it is a bit warm on the lip.

The nice thing is that nivea uses a bladder for the shaving cream so there isn't any mess to clean up when you cut the bottle open (although there is pressure).

It does the job though. Here's a pic:
http://twitpic.com/5n5kih

Thomas Burns
(nerdboy52) - MLife

Locale: "Alas, poor Yogi.I knew him well."
Gatorade bottle on 09/25/2011 19:34:42 MDT Print View

Cut off the top of a gatorade bottle. It works great for general use and fits inside your cookpot.

Stargazer

carl becker
(carlbecker) - F

Locale: Northern Virginia
Re: Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please on 09/25/2011 20:01:53 MDT Print View

Free Starbucks coffee cup. A couple if I am out a week. I don't care for the metallic or styrofoam taste. Very light and fits in my pot set. Soto and lighter fit in cup for easy carry and no crush.

Edited by carlbecker on 09/25/2011 20:03:29 MDT.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Lightweight Coffee Cup on 09/25/2011 20:18:39 MDT Print View

AntiGravity Gear makes this one:
http://www.antigravitygear.com/antigravitygear-8-oz-insulated-zip-mug.html

It's basically a Ziploc plastic bowl insulated with, I believe, Reflectix. The insulation is glued to the cover but the bowl part can be removed from the insulation.

You could DIY with a 2-cup bowl.

When solo, I use my cooking pot. With the grandkids, each has his/her own color of the GSI Cascadian cups.

Edited by hikinggranny on 09/25/2011 20:28:33 MDT.

Ty Reidenbaugh
(The_Will) - F

Locale: Southern California
Campbell's Soup cup on 10/02/2011 13:08:34 MDT Print View

Liked this idea...went out and bought one. Have you come up with a solution for the poor lid seal?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Lightweight Coffee Cup on 10/02/2011 13:18:06 MDT Print View

I use a plastic margarine tub that has a capacity of about 15 ounces.

When the rest of my cook kit is packed, the margarine tub is inverted and stuck down over the kit, so it is all self-contained.

If it is winter, I take two of them, and when stuck together it makes an insulated cup.

--B.G.--