Special shout out to Curt Peterson for his thread on hacking (& significantly lightening!) his JetBoil Zip. His thread(s) can be found here:
I can't thank Curt (and all the thinkers on this site) enough.
I sold my origninal Jetboil a few yrs ago when I converted to Esbit, but recently a friend bought a Sol Ti and, well, between that and Curt's Hacks......you know how that story ends.
I almost bought an aluminum companion pot from REI w/my dividend but got a Sawyer Squeeze instead. I finally "stumbled" across a new Sol Aluminum cup on eBay for $30.58 w/free shipping! (I bought from this seller before w/great results and highly recommend them: "Wrightstuff" I believe)
After it arrived I couldn't wait to start mutilating this fine piece of craftsmanship w/my Dremel! Curt was kind enough to see if a Snow Peak Giga would work (I have one of those and a Pocket Rocket). I cut slots barely wide enough for the pot supports to slide into using the existing slots as a starting point, after carefully lining up the supports with the pot bottom and marking it w/a Sharpie. I cut up to the "bevel".
Ever be extra careful in your pre-cut prep and cut something WROOOOOONG anyway?????? Well I eagerly opened up the Giga's supports and...... they didn't line up w/my cuts! *%^&.! !!!! How????
Whew! Snow Peak QC doesn't worry about the supports angle, so turning the stove around I found I hadn't cut wrong. What a relief.
It worked so well and is so stable that I decided to destroy it further w/ slots for my Pocket Rocket too. Why not, right?
So here it is w/ both stoves and a shot showing just the two types of slots:
Pot w/cozy, lid, protective cover = 7.2 oz
Pot only = 4.7
Pot w/lid = 5.3
Pot w/lid, cozy, Pocket Rocket = 9.1
Pot w/lid, Pocket Rocket = 8.3
I could lighten it further w/ a different lid and a lighter stove, but I'm excited to have this setup for those times I want a canister stove. Very easy project, less than $31 bucks if you have a canister stove and a Dremel, and lighter than a Sol Ti setup (if stock)!