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Snow Peak Trek Titanium Plate
by Raymond Estrella
OWNER REVIEW
October 14, 2007

TESTER INFORMATION

NAME: Raymond Estrella
EMAIL: rayestrella@hotmail.com
AGE: 47
LOCATION: Huntington Beach California USA
GENDER: M
HEIGHT: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
WEIGHT: 200 lb (90.70 kg)

I have been backpacking for over 30 years, all over California, and in many of the western states and Minnesota. I hike year-round, and average 500+ miles (800+ km) per year. I have made a move to lightweight gear, and smaller volume packs. I start early and hike hard so as to enjoy the afternoons exploring. I usually take a freestanding tent and enjoy hot meals at night. If not hiking solo I am usually with my brother-in-law Dave or fiancée Jenn.

The Product

Manufacturer: Snow Peak
Web site: www.snowpeak.com
Product: Trek Titanium Plate
Year manufactured: 2007
MSRP: $13.95 (US)
Weight listed: 2.2 oz (62 g)
Actual weight: 2.3 oz (65 g)
Height measured: 0.8 in (20 mm)
Diameter measured: 7.5 in (191 mm)
Made in Japan

Snow Peak Trek plates

Product Description

The Snow Peak Trek Titanium plate is part of the manufacturer's Titanium line of cookware.

The plate is formed of a single piece of stamp-formed titanium. The top is rolled over for strength and to eliminate any sharp edges. By feel and with the use of a magnifying glass I can find no rough spots on either of the two plates I purchased.

The edge curves up to a height of 0.7 in (1.8 cm) to help keep food from escaping, and foods like stew from running off the plate.

The label was printed in Japanese and English and said to wash the Trek with mild detergent before first use, and after all subsequent uses. It also warns to never heat directly with the plate. (I can verify that they are not kidding. While I did not heat the plate, I did use the lid of their titanium cook set to cook the chicken breast seen below. I scorched the heck out of it!)

The Snow Peak logo and the "Titanium" are stamped on the bottom of the plate in the center.

Field Conditions

The Snow Peak plate was used a few times on hikes in Utah for overnighters, including the latest to American Fork Canyon, the day after a storm. Starting elevation of 6800' (2100 m) up to about 8400' (2600 m) with temperatures a chilly 37 F (3 C) in the day.

It was also used four days in Grand Teton NP and one night in Yellowstone NP. Temperatures ranged from 35 to 82 F (2 to 28 C) and it was used at elevations ranging from 6700' to 9000' (2040 to 2745 m).

Observations

I bought the Snow Peak plates (I got one for my fiancée too) in 2007. For the previous four years I had changed my backpacking eating style to use mainly freeze-dried and freezer bag meals. But with the increased trips with Jenn I began carrying gear for more enjoyable eating, hence the need for a plate. I still wanted to be as light as possible and the Snow Peak plates fit the bill.

They are very strong. I nestle them together and slide them into my pack to the outside of my other gear. They have shown no wear or dings from banging against rocks when dropping my pack. I use Lexan utensils but have used a knife a couple of times to cut meat on the plate. It shows no scratching to date from this.

The plate cleans quite easily in the field, and dries with a quick flip or two to shake the water off.

I am going to use the Trek plate this winter to put under my Optimus Stella stove to keep it from sinking into the snow.

I have no complaints about the plate and plan to use it more after I am married and hiking more often with my bride.

dinner

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