Aug
30
2009

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Snowpeak Titanium Single Cup I

by Tara

The Titanium Single Cup I is just that—a cup and most certainly not a mug. For some reason this very important detail escaped us as we were doing research, and we decided to purchase two of them. We chose them because we were foolishly concerned about the weight and space of our mugs (neither weight nor space is an issue for us) and wanted them to be stackable.

Snowpeak Titanium Single Cup I

The whole reason I wanted mugs in the first place was to have something warm and cozy to wrap my fingers around when the weather turned chilly, to have comforting cups of tea in the morning and creamy hot chocolate at night. Unfortunately the Snowpeak Titanium Single Cup I does not fit the bill. When filled with a hot liquid, the cup instantly becomes equally scalding. Touching the sides or trying to drink out of it results in painful burns. By the time the cup is cool enough to drink out of, the liquid inside is tepid at best.

We ended up stacking the cups one inside the other for extra insulation, but they are still a disappointment in the "mugs" department, unsurprising as they are not marketed as such. To fulfill my warm-beverage desires I bought a cheap and simple blue melamine mug at a camping store in Oxford that does the job much, much better.

Tara & Warm Mug

If you only drink cold beverages, don't already have water bottles, are extremely concerned about weight, and have money to burn, this overpriced cup might be for you!


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5 comments

funny. keep haing a great time. look forward to seeing more of your adventures on the trip.

--maestro kurt
Posted by Schtick on September 2nd, 2009 at 9:43 PM
I bought the SnowPeak "double wall" titanium mug & love it. No scalding, etc. & equally as light.

Have a fantastic trip.
Posted by Beckley on November 24th, 2009 at 2:58 PM
http://www.rei.com/product/800044
Posted by Alex Blondeau on January 28th, 2011 at 12:27 AM
Hey cool, thanks Alex!

We sent our cups home to collect dust, but we'll have to get a pair of those when we return.
Posted by Tyler on January 29th, 2011 at 2:58 AM
I purchased the single-wall cup about a month ago and had the same issue you did. Made a nice pot of hot cocoa, and immediately burned the !@# out of my hands when I touched it.

I'll look into the double-wall, as I do like the strength/weight of the titanium stuff.
Posted by DaveW on July 9th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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