Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Snow Peak Lids are Here!


I just got them tonight! Gear Talk followers get preference. This is the first run. The next run will be about a week out so if you miss this one, it won't be that long and I'm accepting pre-purchasing. You have a choice between a lid with strainer holes and a lid without any holes if you want to customize it. Click here to get one. Have fun!

BTW, I'm working on some Snow Peak 700 and 900 lids as well if anyone is interested. Let me know.

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34 comments:

Chris said...

Just ordered mine. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

James said...

I would definitely be interested in a lid for the SnowPeak 900. Mine has that fry pan for a lid, which is useful for many hikes, but sometimes I don't want it. So a nice strainer lid would be great! Keep us updated.

Long FishTails said...

Yeah, I'm gonna order one with a strainer.

Some old guy said...

Snagged one.

Jason Klass said...

James,
Your wish will come true very soon. I've got some lids on the way for the Trek 900. I'm also getting some for the 700 as many people have complained that they don't like the heavy stainless steel lid. Stay tuned. I'll keep everyone updated.

Dana said...

Not to sound ridiculous, but $12+$2 S+H seems far fetched. You can get the pot itself for $23 or a 700 with a lid for ~$30.

My foil will have to survive yet another season.

Thank you for the dedication and hard work in getting these produced. Keep up the good work and innovation!

Jason Klass said...

Hi Dana,
For the superiority of fit over foil, I don't think the price is all that bad. Personally, I'd have no problem paying $14 for one. But to each their own.

Rich M said...

Got my order in Jason. Can't wait for the 700 lid. Idle curiosity if Tinny is the one making these for you or did you go your own route?

Any thoughts on the best way to get measurement marks inside the 600. .5c, 1c, 1.5c and 2c

Thank you

Jason Klass said...

Hi Rich,
Thanks! No, Tinny does not make these for me. My friend Don from Four Dog Stoves makes them. He's the one who makes the Bushcooker LT Titanium multi-fuel stove I reviewed.

As for markings, I have thought a lot about this and haven't come up with anything I liked. Some people use a Sharpie to mark it on the inside but it seems like you might be able to taste the ink (nasty stuff). Some have suggested using a Dremel tool to make the markings but I'm too afraid I'd screw up my pot. A while back, I made a "measuring stick" out of paper and some tape. That worked well, weighed nothing, but was one more thing to keep track of. It would be nice to have something integrated into the pot. What are your thoughts?

Matt said...

Do you have any plans for the Snow Peak 450? I see there is some for sale in Japan only you may be able to help those of us who use this model and would like a lid.

Jason Klass said...

Hi Matt,
Are you using the 450 to boil water? That's pretty small!

Mike"puppy"Pitt said...

ordered mine a few days ago,can't wait to test it out
thanks
mike

Matt said...

Jason, Yes I do some times use my 450. It depends on weather I'm out for a day or a short overnighter. I use meals that take two cups and split the meal in half at home. Kinda like Tinny does. I add a little extra for rehydrating add ons like dehydrated hamburger and vegetables. I may be in the minority though with the 450. I usually use a Vargo Ti-mug which is 750 ml with titanium lid.

Long FishTails said...

Woot! A 450 guy! Haha. So, I'm not the only guy. If you go without cooking food (eating bars or just snack items) and only want to make something nice to drink for dinner or breakfast... a 450 is perfect.

I'm trying to make one of my backpacking setups all fit in a large Camel backpack and weigh about 15 pounds. complete for an overnighter.

Long FishTails said...

Jason, have you thought of selling your own pot (not the drugs - even though you live in CO). LOL Or a complete kit of say... your water filtration system? I've bought most of the parts to the setup you use and have found forum boards that people use it and like it.

Jason Klass said...

Long Fish Tails,
I haven't thought about it. For the filter system, I would have to charge so much to make a profit that it wouldn't be viable. It's so easy to make yourself, I don't think anyone would pay for it. As for the pot, I did think about it. But that's a whole other level of manufacturing.

OK, so that's 2 votes now for the 450. One more and I might go for it!

Rich M said...

Hi Jason. Regards to measurement markings, I have tried a sharpie, a titanium stake and the ole reliable plastic Bo Scout cup (one that comes in the standard BSA mess kit). The sharpie came off over time, short time. I could not taste it but figured it wasn't good for me. Titanium stake is not bad. Mark increments on it and stick it in the pot to measure. Displacement in minor. Not bad but in the end I bring the boy scout mess kit cup with the handle cut off. Weighs very little and lets me measure and pour.

Long FishTails said...

How about a pre-order? I'm sure you wouldn't have much demand for the 450, but... maybe if you build it they will buy? A merchant or dreams.... hehe

On the water filter note, I found a really neat idea on how to filer water using a britta filter. I'm hoping I can play with the funneling system and make it work with yours... not using the britta.

Jared said...

You asked for suggestions in one of the videos for other applications. Any possibility for a BPL Trapper mug lid? The aluminum foil one I have sucks, I need a sturdier and better fitting lid with a small vent hole so the lid doesn't just pop off and spill water on my esbit. thanks.

Matt said...

Jason if you are taking votes I also would like to see a lid for the REI 0.4 Ti-Mug. I have found this to be the perfect hot drink size.

Jason Klass said...

Jared/Matt,
I might be able to do those too. I would need to get some measurements from you as I don't have those pots.

Jason Klass said...

Jared/Matt,
I might be able to do those too. I would need to get some measurements from you as I don't have those pots.

Lorenzojose said...

If you are looking for a way to permanently mark pots for different quantities, or even for identification, you can always buy a set of marking stamps like these
http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/5499389
They are also good for marking your other gear.

I've been in hardware stores where you could buy just one stamp for a couple of bucks. Get an "I" to use for different levels, and get your initial, too. I've had a set for over 40 years and use them all the time.

Jason Klass said...

Lorenzo,
Great, thanks for the tip! How do you use them? DO you hit them with a hammer or do they go into some kind of tool?

Larry said...

%^&* open ID. It seems I get a different name each time. Oh well...

You can just strike the punch sharply with a hammer.
You should back the object you are striking with a block of wood. For a pot, you might find something the right size in the firewood stack. Done right, you'll get a mark on the inside of the pot you can see for pouring.

The square sides allow you to register the punches against a straightedge if you are trying to spell something.

They come in all prices and quality. Google "letter punch". For sheet metal, you don't need very good ones.

Jason Klass said...

Hey Larry,
OK, thanks for the information; especially for pointing out that you have to put something behind the wall of the mu before striking it.

Hendrik M said...

Great idea Jason, and a good business I hope =) SnowPeak mugs are difficult to get in Scandinavia, so once I get one I'll order the appropriate lid from you!

Amy said...

Hey Jason,
Just curious if you've used wooden handles on lids before. I have used them on my own lids in the past and they tend to draw water/ moisture up through the screw and turn black from mold (I think) and eventually get pretty nasty after lots of use.

Also, any screws I've used end up in pretty bad shape too. What type are you using? I'd like to find one that doesn't rust over time.

Thanks,
AlwaysHiking

Jason Klass said...

Hi Amy,
Good points. I haven't used the new handles long enough to know but I think you raise a valid concern and will definitely keep my eye on it. As for the screws, they are aluminum so they won't rust.

MedicineMan said...

Hoping for a lid for the Trek 900...will keep checking back.

MedicineMan said...

I'm hoping for a lid for the Trek 900, I'll keep checking back. Just say NO to the frying pan!

Matt Lacuesta said...

Hey Jason,
Do you have any 700 lids? I was able to pick up the snowpeak starter kit for $11 from an REI garage sale but it's missing the spork and lid.

Jason Klass said...

Hi Matt,
Cool, I don't sell them anymore. But you can still get them from Don Kevalis at Four Dog Stoves. Just email him and he'll send you one.

Jerett said...

May be a bit late, but I third the vote for the 450! Its perfect for fishing jaunts and brush hunting. On day hikes I opt for the 700, in case it turns unfortunately into an overnighter.