Rating: 5 / 5
If you told me six months ago I'd be ordering a cookpot smaller than 700ml and with no handles, I'd have told you that you needed professional help. But now, as reforming Jetboil user to alcohol convert, I'm mighty impressed.
I bought the FireLite SUL-500 for use with two other pieces of gear: the Trail Designs Caldera Cone alcohol stove system and my Leatherman Squirt P4 as a pot lifter (the "P" indicates pliers and not scissors as the main tool).
In this configuration, it's wildly successful, boiling 450ml of water in about 5 minutes at sea level in benign conditions. I've found that I can get this much water to a roiling boil without it spilling over.
The pot itself is quite flexible, suggesting that filling it with material to prevent it from being crushed is a good idea...and should be stanard proper packing practice, anyway. The lid, of which I have the second generation, seems fine; it sits perfectly with no resistance when lifted. Aesthetically the lid's finish is quite different from the muted and tasteful warm gray of the pot itself.
But with form taking a huge presence over function, the SUL-500 has exceeded my expectations in terms of weight, functionality, and size.