|Dimensions:||6.5 in. x 5 in. x 5.1 in. Capacity 32 fl oz|
|Features:||Screw-on Lid for Insulation, Carabiner Clip|
|GSI Outdoors Fairshare Mug||$8.24 - $10.99|
|GSI Outdoors Collapsible Fairshare Mug||$13.46 - $16.99|
|GSI Outdoors Fairshare Mug 32 fl oz||$8.76|
Listen to the reviews and buy one. This is a great piece of gear! I use it in the field, on the mountain, and at home ? the only down side is your food or drink tends to linger in the threads of the lid unless you do a really good cleaning. The lid tightens securely (after you torque it ? girly men may have an issue with this). It is a little heavy, and it is very large (I was shocked when I pulled it out of the box), however its ability to pull double or triple duty as a water proof storage container, eating hardware, or drinking hardware, or whatever else you could think of using it for outweighs its disadvantages.
This mug is great because it is the right size for every type of food. 7.5 oz might be a lot for ultralighters, but it does multipurpose as storage, mixing bowl, plate (wide enough to stuff pancakes in) measuring cup. Easy to clean. My most dreaded part of backpacking is cleaning, and this is the easiest thing to clean ever. That said, no matter how tight I make the lid it still leaks a little with sufficient shaking. From the other reviews that say its watertight I assume I just got one with a bunk lid. Still pleased with it, but the main reason I got it was for easier leftover storage and putting off dishes.
Using a Fairshare mug for the first time is like having a revelation - you'll never go back to anything else. They are deceivingly large, which is where they get their name (you'll have to read the hangtag to get the whole story) and they have a nice secure screw top. As others have mentioned, the top is not 100% leakproof, but it is close enough for me. The advantage of this is that you can lock in heat or carry other items in the mug.
I've added a blue foam & duct tape insulating layer to the outside, which helps keep liquids warm.
I use my FS mug on winter trips when weight and its size aren't a big concern. It's great to use inside the tent as the lid helps to keep you from spilling your ramen all over you bag and your clothes.
You can make yourself an insulating sleave or you can spend $10 and buy a neoprene sleave made specifically for it at Forty Below's site.
I can fit most Mountain House Pro-Pak or the regular two person meals inside with the lid on and they stay nice and hot while they rehydrate for 10-15 minutes.
The fairshare mug is great but not leak proof! I've returned it thinking it was a junk one but got the same problem with the new one.
I like it because it fits my whole cooking set in it. Although the fuel bottle needs to be very small in order to fit it all.
Im giving this mug a 4/5 stars just because it leaks when the lid is fully closed. It's not huge but if the mug does tip over, you'll get drips coming out!
Buy this, it's a great mug overall : light, and convenient!
This mug is perfect for camping/backpacking. It's great for backpacking because you can put stuff inside it when you're packing your pack for the week. I use it as a bowl as well as a mug. I must admit, I wasn't expecting the mug to be as big as it is. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of stuff it can hold. I love it so much that I got these for my friends as well so they'll stop stealing mine!
This is one of my favorite pieces of gear, hands down. Awesome lightweight, semi-indestructible container for food storage. I even use it at home to eat cereal out of because I love it so much...why only use it when I'm camping? The handle snapped off mine when I crammed it into my backpack once, and the one I have is not microwaveable...the newer models might be improved. Fun trail crew tradition: trade different colored lids with co-workers who also have these!
I love my fairshare mug! Some minor modifications have made it an even better winter camping companion. First, cut up some closed cell foam and using duck tape make an insulated coozy. Don't tape it to the mug, make sure to make it removable so you can clean it. I also removed the handle since it sticks out all awkwardly and makes it hard to pack into a cook kit.
Great for everything. Use it camping for breakfast and dinner, and it keeps things dry during a rainy day of hiking or paddling. It carries my oatmeal to school without leaking the blueberry goodness onto everything else thrown into my bag. Plenty big enough for everything. even works as a measuring cup in the bc or if the measuring cups are in the dishwasher! Good stuff.
I like these because they are so deep, they're tough to spill. I have plates and bowls, but food slides off or spills out. The handle is great to hold on to. Mine are the old Lexan material, I'm going to assume the newer polypropylene material is just as durable. These things are basically like a wide mouth Nalgene bottle with a handle.