Is it hot is it not?
Mug I have had this one for 8 years at least. I did a double take on the price but I had a REI rebate check so I went wild. 1st trip was up for winter camping ski trip to 10 MTN hut trip-that's a fat man trip! I went up with my new mug and told the hut [*] (joking mom) why didn't you make a hot cup of joe-ouch! Ok if there is one thing wrong with the cup you will have no idea how hot your beverage is until you take a sip. I swear you could hold hot lava in this mug and not know how hot it is by holding the mug. The insulation factor of this mug rocks! Love it love it love it-I know I'm cheating on my wife with every sip! This cup is one hot mama but cool to the touch! So now the sad news as I have no logo's writing of any sort on the outside of the mug as it has been worn off by years of use but on , and off the trail, waterways and sometimes just as my everyday mug it gone. Somehow loading up my 74 WV camper I saw a glow in my rearview mirror. I thought I had dropped a can or beer can loading up the VW so I backed up to retrieve it. I hit it, it was my cup. My beloved cup of 8 plus years. Not only did I hit it with rear tires but front one too. This cup is now art on my wall. I homage to the unsung hero of beverage. I said a few words when I retrieved it-flat, mangled and why or why does a cup of this caliber not last a VW camper drive by. All the good ones die so needlessly! one cup 3000 lbs, and history now just art on the wall. The good times remembered but alias it hold no more liquid-hot or cold! I'm I weak if I buy a replacement a new one, or is it cheap! I ponder but want that same insulation that same comfort that same great form. Its been 2 months now-I just ordered a new one-[*] you VW camper you'll have to get used to a new cup to hold my ..... joe! You better be as good as the last one!
I got a [$] coffee cup !!!
In a world of so much poverty, the this cup was embarassingly expensive. I got with a gift card. I would never have spent that amount of my own income for a coffee cup and frankly, my problem is not a lack of gear for my favorite sport, which involves traveling lightly through mountains on foot. The fact that such an object can be profitably mass produced and sold speaks volumes about western culture. ( I would love to know what the production overhead is.) That being said, the cup totally kicks booty. When empty it feels like it is nearly weightless, and the double-walled feature keeps your coffee hot. Being double walled you cannot heat your coffee in the cup, so it is an extravagance also in the ultralight backpacker's frugal weight allotment. It needs a lid, which you must find on your own. It feels good in your hand, in the forest. You can leave the handles folded in and fill it with scalding coffee, and it will feel faintly warm, with your hand wrapped around it. The cup rocks.
Best Cup Ever
Got two of these use them so much. I’m a big earl grey tea fan, it’s mostly in my head but tea taste better with ti. They hold a surprising amount of fluids, hence when making tea, only fill the cup half way. Not a big fan of drinking tea through a lid or a straw and this way I’m not spilling it everywhere. Also lets the heat cool slowly but not to slow, and never burns the fingers thanks to the double wall. Of course it weighs nothing, and looks brand spanking new coming out of the dishwasher. Use one or the other just about everywhere I go, camping, at the office, around the trailhead. Oh yeah, I don’t like drinking straight from my Nalgene bottles for the fact I’m constantly refilling them. The cup washes up quick and easy. Recommend to anybody who uses what they buy and does not lose ‘stuff’. I’ve been using mine for over two years now, still look brand new, even the lettering is holding up. Have fun out there.
Best mug ever
On my top-five list of favorite pieces of gear is the Snow Peak 450 double-wall mug, and there it shall remain indefinitely. Light, durable, attractive, and functionally well-insulated by the double wall construction, this mug is absolutely perfect, as far as I'm concerned. Hot coffee doesn't cool in minutes in cold weather, one doesn't burn one's delicate fingers in any weather, and it's smooth, rounded-corners interior makes it a breeze to clean.
What's not to like? The price, I suppose. Though if someone else could make one cheaper, I'm sure they would. Also, I'd like it if they included the very nice lid for the mug with the purchase instead of making the user purchase it separately. (And why in the name of common sense doesn't REI carry the lid? IDK, but they don't. Get one elsewhere, it's a useful add-on, making this thing functionally more insulated and keeping stuff out of the coffee, tea, etc.)
Will be with me 'til I die.
Aesthetically... what's not to love. It's seamless titanium finish is lovely, the edge is comfortable and perfect to drink from, and the fold-down handle is actually quite comfy to hold on to. I always worry about tiny makeshift handles because you assume they won't offer full support, or feel good in the hand, or heat up uncomfortably, but it feels pretty solid.
My only hesitancy is with the weight. I'm trying to stick to minimalist ideals for packing... so it's a tough call that if you want a mug, and minimal weight, you're gonna go with the single wall. I think the convenience you get from the insulation outweighs the negatives in weight and slightly higher price.
Looking forward to using this mug for decades to come!
Perfect for backpacking
I actually haven't taken this cup backpacking yet, but I can see that it will be perfect. It is very light and it keeps beverages warm without burning your hands. The titanium is very strong; this cup should last many years. 5 stars as a backpacking cup.
I've been trying to use it for everyday use based on many comments here, but have to say I'm a little disappointed. There's something about the feel of the metal against my lips, and the clang of a spoon when stirring it, that puts me off a little. A porcelain mug, though heavier and less insulated, just feels more comfortable to drink from. But these subjective feelings aside, it makes a good everyday cup.
Obviously titanium is the best way to go. Sure its expensive but its as light weight and durable as you can get plus its the last mug you will ever have to by. The thermal heat transfer across titanium is distributed less than more dense metals which means you can heat the cup directly over the stove and drink it without burning off your lips. No more waiting for your coffee to get cold before you can drink it. An added feature that makes it that much better is the collapsing handle which makes it much easier to pack inside of other nesting cook sets. Once you go titanium you dont turn back.
Cold out, warm in
I purchased this little jem for a recent back country high sierra fly fishing trip. Needless to say there were many opportunities to enjoy hot and cold adult beverages as well as oatmeal in the morning. This cup performed as advertised. The combination of double-walled titanium construction and 15.9 fl. oz. capacity are a perfect combination. After years of backpacking with the standard "Sierra" style cup, this vessel is a joy to have in your hand.
Normally I wouldn't gush about such a seemingly simple item in my camp "kit", but this one is well worth the investment. I expect this Snow Peak mug will see many miles and years of service.
This thing is the most ridiculous extravagance I have ever heard of! [$] for a coffee mug? Give me a break!Now that I got that off my chest, I have to admit that I truly love this mug. It is definitely one of my favorites. Just the right size (for me), keeps things hot long enough to drink them, and doesn't get hot on the outside at all. If it wasn't so danged expensive, I'd buy another one. Actually, I might anyway. I haven't decided yet. But, if it wasn't so danged expensive, I'd have already bought another one.But, you have to admit: it is a little ridiculous...
Spendy price but a really good mug
I've taken this camping into Yellowstone a couple times now and it's great! I'm still shopping for the perfect bowl/saucepan setup for me so I've used this for mugs of stew and chili. It seems to retain the heat for a long time.
I like the mesh bag that comes with it. I can put a 2oz bottle of Campsuds into the mug and then jam a bandana in with it (for cleaning things). Then I just cinch it into the mesh and stuff it into the bottom of my pack. I know the Campsuds aren't going to come out into my pack and make a mess.