Oct 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm #1308260
I'm considering purchasing the SP Trek 700 mug but it seems heavy at 4.8 oz. Then I read it has a stainless steel lid, and that people replace it with a lightweight JetBoil PCS lid. Anyone who has done this…what's the total weight, please?Oct 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm #2030026
I'm pretty sure the lid is titanium. Mine seems to be anyways (tested it with a magnet, it's not stainless for sure), but they certainly are heavier than they need to be. Why not just use some heavy foil? That's what I've done in the past.Oct 1, 2013 at 4:25 pm #2030036
Could be, but difficult to diagnose with a magnet, as austenitic stainless steel are frequently not magnetic. What's your Trek 700 weigh with a foil lid? I've only been able to find the "total package" weight with lid.
…says it's made of 1 oz of Ti. Perhaps you are correct, and dozens of commenters are wrong!)
"Entire set is made out of pure Grade A Titanium; made in Japan." – See more at: http://www.snowpeak.com/cookware/backpacking/trek-700-titanium-scs-005t.html#sthash.Hj7t56SL.dpufOct 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm #2030037
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"Why not just use some heavy foil? [for a lid]"
I have trouble finding small amounts of heavy duty foil in the thickness I need. It seems like titanium foil is only available in 0.005" thickness.
I have pressed together three layers of heavy duty aluminum foil before. That works, and it is still bendable for storage.
Carbon fiber sheet works as a lid.
–B.G.–Oct 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm #2030040
Franco DarioliBPL Member
I have one of those pots, never used it.
The lid is rather thick and heavy butit is listed by Snow Peak as TT at 1 oz.
Mine is about 35g compared to the 5g of a similar sized CF lid (Ruta Locura)Oct 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm #2030050
Not sure how the price compares, but I've been considering getting one of the lids from minibulldesign for mine. 16 grams and it has a decent knob to grab on to. $10Oct 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm #2030060
Mark CashmereBPL Member
133g or 4.70 ounces on my scale for pot and lid. That includes some silicone tubing on the handles. The nice thing about this combination is that the JB lid is a tight, secure fit that will stay on in the pack without an additional stuff sack or strap. It also has the coffee sipper.Oct 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm #2030100
Thank you Mark.Oct 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm #2030104
Pot 3.2 oz or 93g, jet boil lid 35g, foil lid made out of an oven liner sheet or pie pan 4g measures .003" thick cut 1" bigger than dia. of pot folded over and secured with rubber band when traveling. Rubber band weight does not show on my scale less than 1g. This lid is tough enough to use in pack. The original lid sucks no matter what its made out of and I couldn't find it to weigh it. Pot with foil lid and rubber band 3.4 oz or 97g. Note that the jet boil coffee press works with this pot and jet boil lidOct 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm #2030148
Max DiltheyBPL Member
Titanium foil? That's a thing?
Where do you buy it? What's it good for?Oct 2, 2013 at 3:11 am #2030167
To me putting a plastic/cf lid on my ti mug would be cancelling out the very purpose for which I moved to ti as opposed to aluminum in the first place- the ability to cook right in/on a wood fire and leave the stove and fuel at home.Oct 2, 2013 at 9:27 am #2030220
Hey, regarding the composition of the lid. I asked Snow Peak and got this prompt and friendly reply from SP's CS:
"…The lid is indeed titanium…people think the lid is stainless because of its weight. Originally the lid was thinner titanium but it had a tendency to pop off while water was boiling so they thickened the material to keep it in place."
Tom, you were right! Apologies for doubting you and your magnet.
Seems an odd fix for an insignificant problem, and I'd argue that heavier metal isn't the appropriate engineering fix.Oct 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm #2030325
I would agree. I guess I didn't care either way if it was titanium or not. Too heavy is too heavy.
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