EDIT/APPROVAL: MSR Titan Cup Owner's Review - Thomas Vickers
- Hi Tom,
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Your cup looks so much cleaner than mine. I never scrub it, on the
principle that it will absorb heat better, or at least, that's my
excuse. It's all I carry, even on long trips--I cook all my food in it.
BGT OR EDITOR
Manufacturer: Mountain Safety Research (MSR)
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MSRP: $ US
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Year of Manufacture: 2000
Information From Tester:
Cup height: 3.5 in (9 cm)
Cup diameter: 3 in (8 cm)
Cup weight: 1.80 oz (81 g)
Cup capacity: 13.5 fl oz (400 ml)
Locations and conditions of use:
California: 9,500 - 12,500 feet
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(2,900 - 3,800 m) altitude. Temperatures
from 26 to 50 F (-3 to 10 C).
Arkansas: 1,000 - 2,500 feet (300 - 750 m) altitude: Temperatures from
65 F(-3 to 18 C).
Colorado: 10,000 - 11,500 feet (3000 - 3500 m) altitude: Temperatures from
35 to 70 F (2 to 21 C).
Texas: Sea level to 250 feet (76 m) in altitude: Temperatures from 40
F (4 to 27 C).
I really enjoy the fact that the
handles fold away and this allows me to carry the cup in the water bottle
holder of my Dana Designs Wet Rib. This means that the cup is easily
accessible and up until recently, I stored my camera inside of
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the cup for
protection from falls and drops.
The capacity of the cup is also great. It makes a huge cup of coffee
and when I make hot cider I usually have to use two packages of cider
get a nice, strong drink. One issue that I have with the MSR Titan Cup is
that the titanium it is made of conducts heat very well. On many
I have filled the cup with boiling water for coffee or tea and then
pick it up without using the handles. This has led to dropped drinks,
on my fingers, and a general bad attitude at times.
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conductivity of Ti is low in comparison to most metals, including
aluminum. I've not had this problem, except when flame lapping the
sides of the vessel has directly heated the handles. Not any kind of
an edit, just an observation.
There is one slight modification that I have made to my MSR Titan Cup and
it involves measuring marks. I tend to use the cup as a measuring cup on
the trail, usually as I prepare meals and such. Since the cup is not
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I made marks on the inside of the cup with a permanent marker. I
indicated the fluid level at 2 fl oz (59 ml), 2.66 fl oz (79 ml), 4 fl oz
(118 ml), and 8 fl oz (237 ml). This allows me to accurately measure and
add water to my backpacking meals.
- My first cup was an aluminum or SS monster cup with monster handles. I never
grabbed it by the body, so I have no clue about its thermal conductivity. Ti
on the other hand, burns.