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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:22 am

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Ywjdq.jpg[/IMG]

It will go in my little portable kit
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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:36 am

I was hoping the image would show up in the post. Maybe this is an easier link.

http://i.imgur.com/Ywjdq.jpg

Kind of like those old collapsible cups except that it's all one piece, flatter and the silicone is okay for hot liquids.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:31 am

Zed the Mailman wrote:Image

It will go in my little portable kit

It needs lower case "img".
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Postby Elderberry » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:52 am

I always worry about those mugs collapsing right after I get it filled up. There is no locking mechanism on any I have ever seen. But if you trust them, they are convenient to carry.
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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:17 pm

I know what you mean, but this is actually different. It's a one-piece, molded, folding mug with a rigid plastic rim that stiffens the whole thing. It's not a collapsing series of plastic rings like I've seen before.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:45 pm

jkisha wrote:I always worry about those mugs collapsing right after I get it filled up. There is no locking mechanism on any I have ever seen. But if you trust them, they are convenient to carry.


I have something similar, just a measuring cup, and it holds up fine - I don't think I'd want to hold it, if something hot were in it.

But when I um...extend it, it stands up fine, empty and full of water, flour, etc., on the counter.
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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:46 pm

I haven't tried it with something hot but I'm tempted to go make some tea now. I think will actually be okay. It appears to be made out of the same food-grade silicone that those newer oven and BBQ gloves are. But really this isn't going to be my camp mug anyways. This is for my 'kit' in my bike basket, so that I've brought my own cup for anyone generous enough to offer me something to drink.
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Postby Rice » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 pm

I have used something similar for the last two burns. It does not collapse unless you want it too.

The one I have has fairly thick rubber, so hot coffee or soup is not an issue.

I keep it in a small zip-lock bag.

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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:05 pm

Just made a little cuppa to try it out. Boiling hot, it's hard to hold low around the liquid, but it's easy to hold higher near the rim. Drinkable temperature it's easy to hold anywhere.
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Postby phil » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:28 pm

Does it have a cap? It would be nice if it were enclosed when collapsed to keep pocket ling & playa powder out.

This one:
http://www.rei.com/product/798278
seems to have a cap and a handle:
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Postby AntiM » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:39 pm

We have collapsible shot glasses with caps. Biggest problem is they get sticky and need a quick rinse.
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Postby Zed the Mailman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:14 pm

It doesn't, but I really like the idea of a cap. If I can't find one that fits I'll go with the ziplock.
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Postby phil » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:48 pm

Zed the Mailman wrote:It doesn't, but I really like the idea of a cap. If I can't find one that fits I'll go with the ziplock.

The one I showed the photo of is honkin' _huge_, so I ordered a couple of the ones you picked - each one holds 2 cupsa fluid. The one with the cap holds 3.

No cap, but I'll spit in it to rinse it out. Thanks for that tip. We've been carrying around a plastic cup on a carabiner on our belt loops. The collapsible cup should be better.
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Postby C.f.M. » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:17 am

phil wrote:Does it have a cap? It would be nice if it were enclosed when collapsed to keep pocket ling & playa powder out.

This one:
http://www.rei.com/product/798278
seems to have a cap and a handle:
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That's exactly what my cup is, minus the lid.

It is a little harder to cleaner than I thought - that's been my experience with silicone products (muffin tin, especially). I tried to find some of the blog posts where I looked at cups, but no luck...
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Postby robotland » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:20 am

I picked one of those up at Bass Pro last week....and then put it back down. All those little ridges would hold about a pound of playa dust! I also worry about "silicone blecch", the technical term for that funky "robot farts" smell that silicone kitchenware and mug-lids have that you have to endure when the mug's in your face. Eck. Eck, eck, eck!
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Postby Martiansky » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:43 am

robotland wrote:I picked one of those up at Bass Pro last week....and then put it back down. All those little ridges would hold about a pound of playa dust! I also worry about "silicone blecch", the technical term for that funky "robot farts" smell that silicone kitchenware and mug-lids have that you have to endure when the mug's in your face. Eck. Eck, eck, eck!



Um, Robo.....dare I ask how you are getting robot fart smell in your cup?
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Postby C.f.M. » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:10 am

A-ha! Got my annual mug, click in my sig to get one for yourself.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby phil » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:25 am

Louise and I kept our collapsible cups in sandwich baggies, so no dust between uses. Mine fit in a pocket on my photographers vest, so I was never aware of it till I needed it. I liked it much better than carrying a regular plastic cup on a carabiner clipped to a belt loop or something.

YMMV, as always.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby Packoderm » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:11 am

Other than the $15 price, I think this cup would work well for me. I don't mind dust or robot farts. Maybe there is a cheaper, simplified version, and I could buy several of them in case they get really too dirty.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby Eddie » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:25 am

Those silicone collapsible cups are GREAT to "bake" with. There are recipes online, you just put some premixed powder in the cup, put it in water and boil the water. Try it at home, look up some recipes then next year at the burn make everyone jealous when they wake up to the awesome smell of your chocolate cupcake.

Here's a great one to carry with, comes in a case, is stainless steel. Forgetting my camp mug once I put it on my little stove to heat up some hard apple cider. Knocks you out for the night in the winter time.

http://www.aerostich.com/collapsible-cup.html
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:58 pm

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I've seen this cup offered on a lot of different websites (for as little as $2 and as much as $15), but it's fairly small. Do you guys'n'gals find yourself wishing your cups held more? I hate the idea of asking for 4th and 5th refills but this cup seems so practical otherwise!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Travel-Folding-Collapsible-Cup-Gift-hot-/280659816822?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4158a0f176
Super cheap with free shipping.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:11 pm

I have one of those with a fun Soviet military insignia. They're good for getting a generous shot poured, and I keep it attached to my Backpack of Wandering.

It should probably not be your only cup, however. Have a larger camping mug (enamel, or non-BPA heavy plastic). You want to be able to accept a nice cold organic blackberry margarita (really hit the spot this year!) or a hot mug of coffee. :) Some drinks just aren't small, and asking for a refill, while understandable, sometimes feels awkward--or it won't register that you might like a little more before something's all gone.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby bigdane » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:21 pm

BACKPACK OF WANDERING??????? Awesome!!!
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:01 pm

(oh dear, I can see bigdane is going to start working on his carrying solutions shortly...)
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:32 am

ensimismada wrote:Image

I've seen this cup offered on a lot of different websites (for as little as $2 and as much as $15), but it's fairly small. Do you guys'n'gals find yourself wishing your cups held more? I hate the idea of asking for 4th and 5th refills but this cup seems so practical otherwise!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Travel-Folding-Collapsible-Cup-Gift-hot-/280659816822?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4158a0f176
Super cheap with free shipping.


We have something similar, from Tandy, so they are personalized. Problem: They get sticky, then you fold it up. No easy way to rinse them.
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby unjonharley » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:26 am

I use a plastic folding glass for travel as a pill holder.
It gets dirty, but is hard enough plastic for the dishwasher.
For a metal one I could scald it to kill any germs..
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Re: Collapsible mug from REI

Postby Bob » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:13 pm

Looks too much like a birth control device.
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