EVERNEW ULTRA-LIGHT TITANIUM POT
BY KEN HELMS
June 28, 2007
5' 11" (1.80 m)
150 lb (68.00 kg)
The backpacking bug bit me around 1984 when I moved to California and has stuck around through the years. It even prodded me into snow camping and ski touring so that I could get into the mountains during the winter. I've visited the back country in California, Wyoming, Alaska and my home state of Idaho. I've lowered my pack weight and enjoy trails and off trail pursuits with my wife and dog throughout the year. Our trips typically range from two to six days and we usually camp between 25 and 40 nights each year.
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Manufacturer's Website: http://www.evernewamerica.com/
MSRP: Not Provided
Listed Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
Measured Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
Overall Dimensions: 5.91 in x 3.03 in (15.01 cm x 7.70 cm)
Capacity: 1.3 l (1.37 qt)
Pot Material: Titanium
Included Accessories: nylon stuff sack
The pot comes with a built-in handle that is coated with insulated silicone tubing. It folds into the sides of the pot for packing. There are visible marks pressed into the titanium on the inside and outside of the pot at the 500 ml (16.91 oz) and 1000 ml (33.81 oz) levels. The lid also has a small handle on top coated with the same insulated silicone tubing. Both fit neatly into the included mesh bag. The lid has a snug fit onto the pot. The pot also has a small pour dimple on the top rim that makes it easy for a right-handed person to pour liquid out without spills. Please note: this is not a non-stick pot.
I've used this pot since September 2004 for most of my backpacking, whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking and snow camping trips along with a few car camping trips. This easily represents 75 days of use. I won't try to recreate each trip but I will try and give a good overall synopsis of my use.
I've used this pot on the following stoves: an MSR Pocket Rocket canister stove, an MSR WhisperLite and MSR DragonFly white gas stove, a Coleman 2-burner propane stove and a home made soda can alcohol stove.
I've used the pot in the mountainous terrain in Idaho and Wyoming while backpacking, car camping or snowcamping at elevations from 5000 feet (1524 m) to 10,000 feet (3048 m). I've also used it while on float trips on the rivers of Idaho and Oregon. Some of the rivers were mountainous and some were desert rivers. Their elevations ranged from 3500 ft (1067 m) to 6000 ft (1829 m).
The temperatures during these many trips have run between a low of 12° F (-11° C) to a high of 105° F (40.56° C) with conditions ranging from sunny to cloudy, rain or snow. I've used the pot in the open and under my tarp and tent vestibule.
The pot has held up well after a few years of being stuffed into packs, dry bags and dry boxes. The silicone on the handle has melted just a bit on the bottom but I expect to get many more years of service from it.
Most of the meals that I cooked filled the pot to the top. The handle is sturdy and comfortable under this load. The handle works equally well when pouring a pot full of boiling water. The marks on the pot are easy to see.
The pot did not slide off of any of the stoves that I used.
THINGS I LIKE
I like the light weight and sturdiness of the pot.
I like that it holds more than one quart (0.95 liter).
I like the integral silicone tubing coated handles. The handles are always in place and never "lost" and a pot holder isn't required.
The dimpled pour spout seems to lessen the amount of spillage when pouring liquid and helps me "hit the cup".
I use the mesh bag to air dry my dish sponge overnight by hanging it in a tree to keep it away from the critters. I no longer have a wet, grungy sponge in the pot.
The lid has a snug fit and stays on when put in place but is easily removed.
The pot easily fits into a small drybag for river trips.
My canister stove, spoon, sponge, soap and bowl easily nest inside the pot.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
I couldn't find this pot in a non-stick style when I purchased it. I would consider the non-stick version to help ease cleaning it.
I would prefer that the pot markings be in ounces. All of our cooking is done by ounces. A mark every 8 ounces would be convenient.
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