I’ve had the Snow Peak Titanium Mug for years. It was an expensive bit of kit when I bought it, anything up to seven years ago, and it’s a little bit cheaper now.

What can you say about a mug? Not a lot usually. It’s a metal cylinder, closed off at one end to keep what you pour in from passing straight through. There are a couple of sturdy handles that fold back for packing. While it does have signs of use, it’s more of a patina than wear and tear. The only thing that’s worn is the superfluous Snow Peak branding that was painted on and vanished not long after I bought it. This mug’s as light as they come, even doubling as a cooking pot at a pinch on those trips where you want to role play the gram weenie. The pot’s 450ml capacity being just sufficient for a dehydrated meal and about right for the morning’s dose of extra strong caffeine.

While it’s been along on almost every backpacking  trip since I bought it, it’s never had the attention it deserves. Until now that is.

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So here are the photographs that the mug has previously featured in, cropped to feature the Snowpeak Mug with the attention it thoroughly deserves.

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It’s been taken on multiple trips and generally ignored, but still managing to show itself in a few images. Here it snuck into a shot in Knoydart.

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While at other times – shy and retiring. Hiding behind big brother Titan Kettle who’s invariably along on these trips and usually keeps the tupperware in check.

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It’s usually seen, in the company of other, more glamorous bits of kit. Usually coffee related. The Aerobie Coffee press fits perfectly on top.

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And of course – the simple pleasure of a coffee in the morning. Usually as it comes regarding milk or not, but never ever instant coffee- even on the mountain!

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