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One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Alpkit Mytimug 650

I’d been looking for a small  pot for summer overnighters for a while, something just large enough for a soup or noodles & of course the morning coffee; I’ve used my Evernew Ti Cup 400FD for this purpose on a few occasions but found it a little too small & decided that ~600ml was just about the ideal size.

I quickly whittled the list of contenders to the Evernew range either the Ultralight 600ml ECA251 (92g) or the 700ml Pasta Pot ECA521 (95g), until Alpkit introduced their new range of Ti pots & at less than half the price (£20 Vs £45) I bought the Mytimug 650.

Mytipot

Well what can you say about a pot?   It looks & feels well made; the 0.4mm thick Ti makes it feel more sturdy that the 0.3mm thick Evernew pots (though I’ve never had an issue with the Evernew); my scales came in at 98g (pot 79g, lid 19g) Vs the 92g advertised; the lid is a reasonable fit though it doesn’t ‘click’ into place so either the 14g net bag (included) or an elastic band will be needed to keep everything in place within the pack; the stated capacity is spot on with 650ml coming to within 5 – 6mm of the brim

Pot full

IMO the practical capacity for something that needs stirring is 500 – 550ml which is good for my needs.

The only negative comment I would have is the lack of any insulation on the handles, this will be rectified with the addition of some silicone tubing.  Another nice to have would be the addition of pressed-in measuring lines, say 200, 300, 400 & 500ml, not a big deal as I plan to file some notches in the handle of the Ti Flatiron spoon (£4) I bought to serve this purpose.

The final ‘brew’ kit; Pot, windshield, a couple of pegs, spoon, Starlyte stove and 60ml of fuel comes in at ~ 200g, very little weight for the luxury of a brew.

Pot stove group

I also did note that the 650 mug fits neatly inside my 1L Evernew Pasta pot so it will probably get an outing over the winter when large rehydration brews are to my liking.

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4 comments on “Alpkit Mytimug 650

  1. Sack the juggler
    May 8, 2015

    Did you fit silicone tubing? If so what size did you use, and how do you fit it?

    • Paul Atkinson
      May 10, 2015

      I got some 3mm silicone tubing 1mm wall on eBay. Easy enough to flex the handle out & slide the tube over.

  2. Adam Bentley
    February 23, 2016

    What did you use for your wind shield Paul?

    • Paul Atkinson
      February 24, 2016

      0.12mm thick ‘half hard’ (springy) Ali foil from my dwindling stock.

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