Best cup

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Lempo, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    And I'm not talking about UEFA, Davis or protection of the nether region. So this is getting a bit nerdy now...

    Any recommendations for the best cup for hot & cold drinks in terms of weight/volume/practicality/price

    Pop up or Ti?

    I've been toying up with an idea of using a cut out bottom from a supplement jar. It seems to fit perfectly inside my Toaks Light 650ml pot.
  2. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  3. Pala2

    Pala2 Backpacker

    Plastic box from these:

    Clips perfectly on top of my toaks 550mL, making a larger container for my cone pot stand and other kitchen items.
    19g, easy to clean, handles heat pretty well and surprinsingly durable (mine is about 2 years old ans still in good shape)
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  4. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Section Hiker

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  5. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Yoghourt pot covered in reflectix - 17g. But sometimes use a large wildo as it is very stable and provides good support for the legs of my GSI Java coffee filter. Pala's cous cous plastic tin looks good.
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  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Wildo here too or a microwave pudding bowl usually, sometimes my TGO beaker and sometimes my very sexy little Snowpeak 220
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  7. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    That reminded me... back in the 80's when we didn't know about UL, I had one of these. It's called a kuksa in Finnish or guksi in Sami. It would hang outside the pack ready to use for sipping water from streams.

    Pros: biodegradable, raw material available in Scandinavian forests.
    Cons: heavier, takes weeks to make

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  8. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I like the Evernew 400 cup (EBY265), Nido sip lid + cosy......complete package is ~65g...…….keeps the drink hot for a decent time & if I forget it & it's too cold I can strip off the cosy & reheat it directly.
    Evernew Cup (Medium).jpg
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  9. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

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  10. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    Not a fan of the wee rubber ish fold up things, dont know why, just have an aversion to that kind of material.

    Used the GSI Infinity cup for many years, it keeps a brew warm for ages, really liked it but at a 100g a bit heavy.

    Currently using a snow peak ti 300, no problems with it, wont keep a brew warm as long, but more than enough time for me, plus can be reheated and weighs 56g winner:D
  11. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Forgot the full on winter cup, the Alpkit 650 Mug c/w cosy & an 8mm titanium straw, good for rehydrating with a double ration of tea/ coffee or soup, ~125g.
    Alpkit 650 Mug.jpg
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  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    There are plenty of options using emptied food containers. keep trying unilt you find the one that fits best with your cooking system. Look for ones that are polypropylene (number 5), or HDPE (number 2).
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  13. Fred Wanderer

    Fred Wanderer Summit Camper

    +1 on the Wildo cup - I've been using one for a few years without any problem.
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  14. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    That similar to the thing i use @Shewie ?

  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    This one, they were giving them out at the end of the event ...


    I do use those screw tops for coffee, milk powder and Demerara on pulking trips
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  16. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    +1 on the Wildo cup take it wether hiking, climbing, snow, motorbike or fishing. One of the few constants in my kit.
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  17. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Wildo cups ordered. Thanks to everyone for input.
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  18. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Did you order the big one? Anything marked with a weight of around 27g is the small one. The big one is about 48g
  19. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Good man, I also use a wildo cup, my alpkit 650 fits inside it (half of it - without the handles), just nice to have a cup/bowl that's hard to break and good to use.
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  20. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Yes. Even at home I drink my cold drinks from a pint glass and hot drinks from a ridiculously big mug. I never liked small glasses or cups.
  21. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    The greatest mug in the world;

    500 mls, 28g with a watertight lid, fits perfectly in my 600ml pot, had epic contents.
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  22. Fred Wanderer

    Fred Wanderer Summit Camper

    Less chance of being stolen than the Wildo cup too :D
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  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Seen plenty of those washed up at the high tide line :whistling:.
  24. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    The shape reminds me of these:
    which are from the late Bronze or early Iron age and thought to have been used for feeding milk to babies and invalids. Though I realize the animal head on yours is a handle not a spout.
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  25. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Anyway, I just use a plastic 'camping' mug. Tried a (lighter, smaller) stainless steel one for a while but found that despite being double-walled, it burnt my lips. I do drink my tea hot!
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