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SnowPeak 900

in Cookware - Titanium

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4.00 / 5 (3 reviews)


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Mike M
( mtwarden )

Locale:
Montana
SnowPeak 900 on 08/14/2009 08:06:52 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I bought this kit for cooking for two, predominately boiling water for 2 person pre-packaged meals. Also used for boiling water in the morning for hot cereal, coffee and the like.

The pot is a good fit for canister stoves (I use a Giga Ti)- flames aren't wasted around the sides. It also nests stove, fuel canister, mini bic, two sporks and a MSR Nano towel quite nicely.

I was elated when I weighed the kit to see it's 0.4 oz UNDER the advertised weight (6.2) :) the main pot weighs 3.6 oz, the "lid" 1.9 oz and the mesh storage bag 0.3 oz.

the pot can be removed from the stove (w/ the handles extended) w/o the use of gloves/pot holder- you might want to test this for yourself carefully- maybe my hands are numb :)

I'd rather have a lid that was flat (lighter) than the frying pad lid- just don't see me using that much, if at all- that would shave some weight. With the handle though it easy to remove/put back on- without the use of gloves or pot holder.

the measurement markings could be a little more legible, the kit also requires a rubber band when nested to insure it's rattle free

for larger groups, the 900 nestles perfectly into the 1400 kit

all in all, a pretty well made, light kit for two

Mike

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Brendan West
( bderw )

Locale:
Northeast Pennsylvania
A good pot. After modifications, a great one on 12/17/2009 12:32:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I bought this pot two years ago for use with a canister stove. I liked that the pot was designed to house a Snow Peak Giga Power fuel canister and stove head.

I didn't really like the lid—a frying pan that small has very limited uses. You might be able to fry an egg or cook a sausage patty—maybe very small pancakes. It just never seemed worth it to me. I experimented with taking the handle off the lid, but then found these lids on Jason Klass's blog (http://www.geartalkwithjasonklass.com/2009/09/snow-peak-trek-700-and-900-lids-are.html). They're aluminum—not titanium—but fit very well, and reduce the weight of the entire system by an ounce (the pot and lid—but not mesh bag—weighed in at 5.5 ozs., the pot and Al lid weighed in at 4.4).

The mesh bag is also a nice inclusion—Snow Peak says it's to aid in washing the pots, but it makes a great rock bag for bear bagging as well.

I now use this pot with an alcohol supercat stove (http://www.jwbasecamp.com/Articles/SuperCat/index.html), so my entire cooking system—minus fuel but including a 0.9-oz. Al windscreen—is 5.5 ozs., the original weight of the Trek 900.

And I like the handles—I haven't sunk too far into weight-weenie-ness that I feel the need to cut them off.

I also appreciate the pot being able to boil more than two cups of water at once, so I can make dinner and some tea or hot cocoa without having to boil twice.

A stock, titanium, flat lid as an option would go a long way to making this a 5.

Edited by bderw on 12/17/2009 12:35:06 MST.

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Barry Cuthbert
( nzbazza - M )

Locale:
New Zealand
Great BIlly... the lid not so much on 07/28/2011 18:51:13 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I have the ti version, weighs 155g on my scales, 105g sans lid. Perfect size billy for me when going solo and SP Gigapower stove and gas canister fit neatly inside the billy.

I replaced the lid with a rounded piece of heavy Al foil. A lot lighter and stays on the billy better.

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