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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008
The latest word from our testers
Vargo Titanium Sierra 750 If you've ever had the privilege of camping with your grandparents, chances are they packed Sierra cups–those bowl-shaped aluminum vessels that hold cowboy coffee or chili equally well. This updated version–made of superlight titanium–is appealing to ultralighters looking for a stovetop pot that doubles as a cup/bowl. It holds 25 ounces and comes with a knobbed lid that has tiny straining holes on one side; our tester cooked his single serving of Ramen and strained out the water without spilling anything or burning his fingers. The handle folds away for streamlined packing. Caution: The rim gets hot in cup mode. $40; 4.5 oz. (877) 932-8546; vargooutdoors.com.