Rating: 5 / 5
This is precisely what I want in my gear. No parts to break, no accessories I don't need.
The only area for improvement would be a slight increase in capacity. For a soloist, it works well if you use dehydrated meals and divide them in half. For a pair of backpackers, it is too small to boil the full water amount in the cup. I get around this by just adding cold water to the bag beforehand, boil as much as I can, then add that and rehydrate like normal, maybe increase the time a bit.
I use this in conjunction with the Possum Down gloves BPL had (still has?) and I don't burn myself. It feels great to have such a simple item in my kit that fills exactly the need I have, without weighing me down. In my kit, I usually try to put enough stuff in it to keep it tightly filled with items. It has not bent yet, and even if it warps a bit, there is no real impact on functionality.
Stock on these was recently refreshed, but I was on the waiting list for over a year to get one. I know this is a slim margin kind of store, but I kind of wish they would keep a better stock on hand. That said, kudos to the BPL team for having the faith in their subscribers it takes to bring innovative products like this to market. Some BPL branded things have analogous items available in the mainstream. To the best of my knowledge, this does not.