Montbell pots
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Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
Montbell pots on 10/24/2013 10:19:24 MDT Print View

Montbell has good deals on its titanium pots in various sizes. They don't show under the web specials linked from their home page. Select "gear", then "web specials" from the drop down menu.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
good price on 10/24/2013 23:29:56 MDT Print View

I've not seen quality ti gear for prices like this before. I don't need more pots (well maybe I do), but it's very tempting at these prices. $17 for 900 ml titanium pot and lid? Must buy.

One thing I don't understand: Capacity is for...just the bottom pan (the "body")?

Edited by Bolster on 10/25/2013 23:38:27 MDT.

Thomas H
(PTH) - F
Awesome on 10/25/2013 18:28:21 MDT Print View

Thanks a ton, great deal, got a big 1.9L and some chopsticks!!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Montbell pots on 10/25/2013 21:33:11 MDT Print View

Screamin' deal! $17 for a top brand Ti pot set is a no brainier. I could spend more on a paperback!

Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
Re: Montbell pots on 10/25/2013 23:37:25 MDT Print View

The specs seem to refer to pot volume although the lids are pretty substantial and might work on their own for certain applications.

The weights are higher than comparable Evernew but, from what I have seen, the Montbell pots are noticeably thicker and the prices are fantastic.

Joseph Lynch
(rushfan) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
thanks on 10/28/2013 20:10:23 MDT Print View

I picked up three for my scout troop. Thanks

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Montbell pots on 10/30/2013 20:52:35 MDT Print View

My #1 cooker arrived today. NICE! I like the wide base. It seemed very similar in size to the SnowPeak titanium bowl and surprise, not only does the MontBell lid fit the bowl, the bowl nests perfectly inside the pot and the lid still fits.

Thanks for the deal spotting, Matthew!

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Montbell pots on 10/30/2013 22:34:43 MDT Print View

Go ahead and sign up for the Montbell Club while you are there. You'll be back.

Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
Re: Re: Re: Montbell pots on 10/30/2013 23:45:48 MDT Print View

Yeah, definitely sign up for the points. I didn't the first time around, really regretted it the second and finally learned on my third order that I'll be buying more of what they sell at some point.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Got? on 10/31/2013 11:18:59 MDT Print View

You guys got your pots already? Still waiting, here.

Thomas H
(PTH) - F
received on 10/31/2013 17:48:01 MDT Print View

Yep I got mine as well, also got an email earlier with tracking so keep an eye out for that also looks like the box had been through customs. The chopsticks are pretty neat, looks like some of the pots are sold out now but I got the 900ml and 1.9L.

Also did any of you guys get the 10x points advertised on the front page?

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Quality on 11/01/2013 22:21:20 MDT Print View

Wow, these are high quality pots. I think the quality of these Japanese Mont Bells are higher than my Thai-made MSR Titan Kettle. My only puzzlement is why the name 'Mont-Bell' needs to be embossed into the lid, making an area that'll be harder to clean. Very nice set, and thrilled with the price.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Montbell pots on 11/02/2013 10:55:26 MDT Print View

My pot of choice is a wide shallow Montbell pot.

I ditched the lid. It was too heavy.

I now use am aluminum foil lid.

The lid could be nice for those that could use it as a shallow skillet when they backpack. Otherwise, too heavy for what it is.

Timothy Gadd
(WickdWarm_n_Dry) - F

Locale: Central Ohio
Dividends already! on 11/02/2013 20:44:14 MDT Print View

That bit of info basically paid for my new subscription. Thanks!

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Montbell pots on 11/02/2013 20:51:25 MDT Print View

A shallow skillet, maybe. Titanium works good as a water boiler pot, but as a skillet, it will have a big hot spot.

That might be good if you like having three one-thousandths of an inch of black on the edges of your scrambled eggs.

--B.G.--

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Re: Montbell pots on 11/03/2013 08:02:11 MST Print View

>I ditched the lid.

My thought also, although it's not so much a "lid" as another shallow pan. I'd like a lid with a little more substance than foil, so I might try making a lid of aluminum flashing.

Edited by Bolster on 11/03/2013 08:03:34 MST.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Montbell pots on 11/03/2013 10:07:38 MST Print View

@Delmar,

Yes, aluminum flashing would be nicer than the foil. The foil that I use is almost as heavy as flashing material. It is the type that they sell in art supply stores, kind of in-between turkey roaster tray aluminum and flashing in thickness.
It looks like crap, but has worked well for me so far.

I almost used thin titanium sheet, but I didn't have a piece quite big enough.
I may do that in the near future though.

Greg Wheelwright
(gdw) - M
Thanks for the tip on 11/03/2013 16:35:37 MST Print View

I stopped by the retail store in Boulder and they have 4-5 titanium cooker #2's, 2 #1D's, and 1 1D -no longer available online- in the discount area. They might also have some left in their Portland store which opened two weeks ago. Rumor has it that they are dropping titanium cooking gear from their lineup and replacing it with light stainless steel products.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
SS over Ti? on 11/04/2013 08:26:14 MST Print View

Any idea why an UL specialist would replace Ti with SS?

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: SS over Ti? on 11/04/2013 08:54:12 MST Print View

Titanium is a poor conductor of heat, has major hot spots, etc. and can't really be used for anything other than boiling water. My guess - they've realized some people actually want to cook in their pots. I'd be impressed if they've figured out a way to make a stainless pot that's close in weight though. Typically non-stick aluminum has been the best choice for lightweight cooking.