A Nice Twist on an Already Proven Design
If you're looking for a good quality, lightweight solution to your cookware needs on your next backpacking trip, then the Snow Peak Hotlips is a great choice! Already a tried and true design with the 600 titanium mug, the silicone "hotlips" simply slides over the rim of the mug, and as the name suggests helps prevent you from burning your lips on a hot cup of coffee or tea. I was a little skeptical as to how well the silicone piece would hold up as it seemed pretty flimsy when I opened the box but after having used it several times it shows no sign of wear or breakdown. As far as the cup itself goes, it's perfect for the lightweight backpacker intending to cook and eat out of it, super light, doesn't take up much space in the pack and has good heat transfer so I've come to rely on it over my bigger bulkier MSR cookset on most days.