LONG TERM REPORT: AGG Blue Cozy Covers - Fuzzy
- The first of my last four six-month tests. Liked this one. Can't
wait for new stuff coming down the pike...
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Fuzzy (Chuck Kime)
AntiGravityGear Blue Cozy Cover(s)
Long Term Report August 19, 2005
· Reviewer Information
· Product Information
· Features and Benefits
· Field Testing
· Things I Like
· Things I Don't Like
· Backpacking Background
Name: Chuck Kime
Height: 5' 8" (172 cm)
Weight: 229 lb (104 kg)
Email address: ckime AT nelsononline DOT com
City, State, Country: Upper Darby (Philadelphia suburb), PA, U.S.A.
Date: August 19, 2005
Manufacturer: AntiGravityGear (AGG)
Model: Neoprene Cozy Cover
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Listed weight (2-Quart): 2.6 oz (74 g)
Listed weight (3-Cup): 1.9 oz (54 g)
Measured weight (2-Quart): 2.6 oz (74 g), scale accurate to 0.1 oz
Measured weight (3-Cup): 1.9 oz (54 g)
MSRP (2-Quart): $12.95 US
MSRP (3-Cup): $9.95 US
Features (from web site)
· Protect your AntiGravityGear cozy and add to the performance!
This zippered cozy cover is made of neoprene and protects your cozy
from wear and abraision. The seams are glued AND stitched for
durability. The lid zippers off to allow you to remove and insert the
pot after cooking. Custom fit for the 2-Quart and 3-Cup
AntiGravityGear pots. There is enough room on top of the pot to store
the lifter handle, camp towel and other kitchen gear. Weight of the 2-
Quart Cover is 2.6 ounces and the 3-Cup cover is 1.9 ounces. This is
a must-have item!
The Neoprene Cozy Covers are made to fit the cozies for the pots
included with the AntiGravityGear Mama's Kitchen Cook Set. They have
zip-off lids to allow placing the pot/cozy combinations into the
covers, and enough room on top of the cozy to fit the AGG pot lifter
and a few other cook-time items. Both covers are made of thin
neoprene with blue fabric bonded on the outside and light grey fabric
bonded on the inside. Both use black coil zippers, and have a short
length of black webbing connecting the lid to the body.
The `antigravitygear' logo is screened in black on the front of each
For a more detailed description, including photos, please see my
Our Boy Scout troop camps monthly. Almost all of these outings
included a minimum of 2 nights of camping, with temperatures from
lows around 25 to 30 ºF (-4 to -1 ºC) to highs around 95 to 100 ºF
(35 to 38 ºC). Elevations ranged from sea level to approximately
1,000' (305 m).
I have continued using the Cozy Covers since the Field Report, and
can report no changes in my opinions. The covers are light, handy,
durable, and in colder weather may just add that extra bit of
insulation to keep soups warm until they are gone. I will continue
using them, especially the smaller one, on all of my future trips.
Things I was looking for:
· Ease of use. How easy is it to get the cozy in and out of
the cover? Does the zipper engage/disengage easily?
· Fit. Does the cover fit the cozy well? How much additional
gear fits above the pot/cozy (I see myself keeping the Clikstand on
top and the Trangia in the pot)?
· Durability. Are there any special wear points? Does it
stand up to being tossed or worse, stuffed into a pack with other
gear? Do I need to worry about putting it down on abrasive surfaces?
· Cleanability. Are there special instructions? Are they easy
to follow? Does it hold much dirt in the first place?
· Ease of use. The cozy slides fairly easily in and out of the
cover when the pot is in the cozy and both items are dry, but an
empty cozy is a bit limp to put in a very flexible cover. The
zippers work very smoothly and, since they do not separate, they do
not need to be realigned every time they are used.
· Fit. The covers fit smoothly without much extra room on the
sides, and leave room for pot lifters, lighters, matches etc. under
· Durability. I still have yet to notice any wear on either
· Cleanability. Well, they did get dirty, but they came clean
with a little soap and water.
Things I like
2. Well made.
3. Makes it easier to keep my kitchen together, even
(especially) without a stuff sack.
Things I don't like
1. The process of putting the cozy into the cover is just clumsy
enough that it's not something I want to do when I have some hot food
in the pot. However, with care, the pot can be slipped into the cozy
while already in the cover without too much risk of spillage.
My family started car/trailer camping when I was about 5. I spent 17
years in the Army Reserve fine-tuning my packing methodology when I
got out, I was down to a fairly respectable 75-80 lb (34-36 kg) load
in my ALICE pack. Advancing age, arthritic knees and a car accident
have led me to seriously rethink my gear choices, experiment with
tarps and hammocks, make some of my own gear, and take a closer look
at my `toys' with an eye for multi-use and light weight. I now have
a sub-30 lb (14 kg) 3-season load, and should be able to reduce it to
20 lb (9 kg) before food, fuel and water without much more effort.
Thank you for your time.
- Hey Fuzzy, here are the edits (only onw) to your Long Term Report. I read it
off the web so no yahooisms. I also checked the links and they all worked
for me. I double checked your Field and Initial report and they look good,
so once the corrections have been made and uploaded you should be golden for
this report. Thanks Michael
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95 to 100 ºF (35 to 38 ºC).
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> Hey Fuzzy, here are the edits (only onw) to your Long Term Report. Iread it
> off the web so no yahooisms. I also checked the links and they allworked
> for me. I double checked your Field and Initial report and they lookgood,
> so once the corrections have been made and uploaded you should begolden for
> this report. Thanks MichaelUploaded. Test file deleted. Thanks.