Our take Yes, instant has gotten better, but it’s still not as good as a pour-over with good grounds. This Sea to Summit collapsible dripper is so light and packable (less than an inch thick compressed) that our coffee snobs had no problem justifying pack space for it. The removable superfine 180-micron mesh filter means no paper to pack in and pack out, and the two-cup capacity let us get that proper coffee bloom on the first pour without spilling grounds over the top. Note: Superfine espresso grinds can easily clog the filter.
Trail cred “The 110mm base fits snuggly on top of most wide-mouth bottles and mugs, so we never had a spill,” says a Sierra tester.