lightest simplest basic cup
• handle accommodates gloves/mittens
• has a hole in the handle to hang it
• graduated at 1/4 cup increments (not gradated as per description)
Otherwise, it's just a cup - and sometimes that's all you need. Usable volume is 10 oz. - holds 12 oz. filled to just below the brim. Exterior is lightly textured for better grip. Interior is smooth for easy cleaning. Water pours fairly well - even at a trickle - without cascading down the face of the cup and missing the target.
However, the graduations are barely visible. I can't see them on the blue version unless I hold it just right to the light (I haven't looked at the green one - maybe it's better). I'd like to see the graduations as a ring all the way around the interior - they would be easier to see, measure more accurately, and you could see them regardless of which hand you are using to hold the cup. The current design hides the already-nearly-invisible marks when holding the cup with your right hand (which is why you can't see them in the picture).
I was going through different fancy cups, and when hiking a section of the PCT last year I found THIS cup lying on the ground by the trail... as if it fell out of the sky (or a thru-hiker's pack... sorry!) just for me. And it hit me... this is all I need. I snipped off the handle, so it would pack smaller (fits right in my pot now) and started using it.
If I could make the perfect cup, it would be this material, minus the handle (why do you need that?) and a little deeper (this cup is prone to spilling, and I'd really like that extra sip of coffee.)
You dont need much else
You dont need much else. And for the price! Bought one of each for me and the bf to take trekking the W in Patagonia. I opted for cheap and simple with all the other nifty things out there. We really USED these. Coffee every morning and evening. Wine on occasion. We met another hiker while we were enjoying coffee while the rain passed and I was not embarrassed to offer him coffee out of this little guy.
I brought them out again as wine cups when we decided to picnic in Mendoza. Fantastic.
Measuring lines are a little hard to see, but I made it work.
I love this cup!
I love this cup it's light and very functional. This Spring I went backpacking and we set up a formidable base camp and cooked our meals in a large 4 quart pot but realized we had no way to dish out the servings and this cup was the only one of the bunch that fit the bill. In fact I hardly got to use my own cup for my hot cocoa oatmeal and other drinks because it was almost always being used for other tasks cause it worked so well. I love this cup!
Great for backpacking
I haven't used this cup in the backcountry yet, but it's pretty obviously durable. I just wanted to note for the ultralighters out there- this cup is actually only 1.85 ounces, not 2.5.
I switched to this from a titanium mug because I was tired of carrying around "Hot Lips" to prevent lip burns from hot liquids heating up the rim of the titanium mug. Turns out this mug is actually lighter than the titanium one, if by only a little bit.
The handle has a little hole so you can clip it to the outside of your bag with a small keychain.
Has a 1 cup mark inside for measuring liquid.
I absolutely love this cup. It's stackable, and made of good quality plastic - thick enough to be strong and there are no sharp edges / joints.
Very Light weight cup with a handle. No burnt lips on hot drinks. I haven't tasted plastic on any drink yet. Bottoms up!
Like a boss
Sometimes you need a cup. This should be your cup. Cheap, lightweight, stackable. Say no more mon amour.