Snow Peak released a prototype neoprene cozy for their titanium mugs. The cozy is as yet unnamed - they’re having a naming contest with a $500 prize. Since there was only one cozy, they wouldn’t let me take it back to my hotel room to weigh it, but I’d guess it weighs about 0.6 ounces. The cozy is constructed of 5 mm neoprene. It has a webbing handle so you can hold your cup of cozied steaming brew, and a notch on the opposite side for the mug handles to be folded out, if they aren’t to hot to handle. The webbing strap unfastens at the bottom, flips over the top, and Velcro’s to the opposite side so you can fasten down a lid on top of the mug during food rehydration. The cozy is due out spring ’06. By the way, I put a bug in their ear about manufacturing a handle-less 600 ml ti cup - just think of the gram savings!
"Snow Peak Cozy for Ti Mugs First Look (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2005)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/snow_peak_cozy_outdoor_retailer_winter_market_2005.html, 2005-01-30 03:00:00-07.