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Esbit 750ml Titanium Pot

Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot on a UL wood stove
Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot on a UL wood stove

I have a weakness for ultralight titanium cookware and when I saw the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Mug Pot over the winter, I knew I had to try it  out. I was pulling together a new wood and solid fuel based cook system for ultralight backpacking trips and the size and features of this pot appealed to me. It was smaller and lighter weight (3.75 ounces) than any of the other titanium pots I owned, but large enough to serve as a cook pot, bowl, or mug. It’s smaller size also makes it easier to pack for my 36 hour fast and light backpacking trips where I carry a low volume ultralight backpack and keep my gear to an absolute minimum.

When it comes to selecting cook pots for backpacking (regardless of the season), I prefer ones with built-in, folding handles because I don’t have to carry a pot gripper and because they can serve multiple purposes as a bowl, mug, or a cooking pot. It’s also easier to scoop water out of shallow streams with a pot with folding handles, something I do on a fairly regular basis.

The Esbit 750 Pot has collander holes in the lid and a wire handle.
The Esbit 750 Pot has colander holes in the lid and a wire handle.

Colander holes (shown above) are also an important feature I look for because they prevent boil overs, make it possible to see or hear what’s  going on inside the pot without lifting the lid, and can be used in a pinch to strain noodles or fast cooking angel hair pasta.

While fold-away handles and colander holes are both features on this pot, the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot lacks graduated markings for measuring liquids which would improve its utility. While I can get by without them, it’s a weakness that would improve the product if provided. I like eating real food on trips and being able to easily measure out 8, 12, or 16 ounces of water would really be a big help when cooking my evening meal since I don’t carry water bottles with any volume markings on them.

The lack of volume indicators isn’t a show stopper though, and the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot has become a part of the cook system that I carry when I want to cook with wood or fall back to Esbit tabs when it rains. If you’re interested in buying one, my only suggestion is to shop around for the least expensive price. Amazon (Prime) usually has the best pricing available, about $10-20 less than other Internet retailers. Other manufacturers sell similar pots, although not as lightweight as the Esbit 750 ml Titanium Pot.

Disclosure: Esbit provided Philip Werner (SectionHiker.com) with a free 750 ml Titanium post for this review. 

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13 comments

  1. You can create a ziploc with graduated markings on it to measure your water…

  2. Mark your water bottles with volume markers.

  3. Good Choice, great reviews. This Pot replaced my personal Military issued Canteen cup some time ago. I can do everything in the pot that I did in my Canteen cup which I polished up and it now sits on my shelf with other members of my former Military career, K-bar, Silverware, Compass etc. etc. I got around the lack of imprinted Measurements problem some time ago by using my Medication Bottles in place of trying to mark the Pot. I think I wrote about that here on another one of your Posts.. The Bottles also serve as containers for other items including First Aid Kit, Fishing Kit, and well medication containers, 1 cup, 1/2 cup and quarter cup. It is difficult to fry in titanium vessels though even my Titanium fry pan is iffy when it comes to frying. I have to use a liberal amount of Olive or Vegetable Oil to fry up pieces of fish, squirrel or Rabbit in preparation for a stew. I tried making a Bisquick Biscuit in the pot, but it did not do so well, in fact a miserable failure, lols.. Having fashioned a long handled “spoon” of sorts from a downed piece of none-resionous wood, It resovled the issue of burning my knuckles reaching deep into the Pot. You can also tape or tie like an arrowhead your Ti Spoon to a stick as well, Thanks for a great review as always… by the way on the Quilt I was just pointing out that I questioned whether the Companies were using you to expose to the public the stuff the big Outdoor stores would not carry as in that Quilt, not your integraity or honesty…

    • You’re forgiven (really, no hard feelings), but that is the game we play. Manufacturers want the PR that a review from me provides and its why they give or loan me free samples to write about. But I control the agenda in these relationships much more than other reviewers on the web who will write up reviews of every free thing they get. If a product is crap or just plain idiotic, I’m not interested in wasting my time testing it in the field. 99% of the products that get reviewed on SectionHiker are ones that I’ve asked the manufacturer for (or bought myself) and I’m very picky about what I’ll take on a trip. If it doesn’t advance the “state of the art” in some way or represent an unexpected bargain for readers, I’m not going to write about it. I’d be bored. Of course 75% of the other articles I post on SectionHiker are not gear reviews at all but trip reports and educational posts to help people come up the hiking and backpacking learning curve. .

      I’m glad you like this pot. It’s a spiffy little number and packs up real nice.

  4. You can permanently etch your own volume markers either on your water bottle or on the pot.

    http://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/etch-permanent-volume-markers-into-your-cooking-pots-using-salt-vinegar-0151657/

    This should work on Titanium since you are just creating an acid. .

  5. The Toaks 750ml is 3 gm heavier but $10 less. I have their 900ml and really like it.

  6. Kurt in Colorado

    It would be nice if you could mention how well a stove and canister fit inside the stove, for the rest of your readers who don’t use wood or alcohol.

    Regarding which products to review, I bet you see a lot of products that many readers would like to know about even if they are not “groundbreaking” etc. And even if you consider them “idiotic” that would be kind of fun to read about sometimes, too! (We may disdain useless gear but we also love to hear about all kinds of gear!) If anything, I am frustrated by a major lack of reviews of “ordinary” products that apparently no one considers important or innovative (or expensive) enough to review. You have the luxury of testing them without having to buy them!

  7. Philip – Are there any important differences between the Esbit 750 and the Toaks 750? The pictures of the Esbit look identical to the Toaks I have and like with the exception of the logo. The best price I have seen online for the Toaks pot is actually at QiWiz.net. He makes a nice kit with a windscreen, burner, etc. (that you actually reviewed) but he also sells the pot by itself. Thanks for all the great information on your site.

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