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The AlpKit Mytimug has been a favourite of cost conscious outdoor types for a good number of years. Since its introduction it’s undergone a couple of makeovers, the first was 2008 and the second was last week … the Mytimug is dead, long live the Mytimug.

Numerous adventures – adventures to come.

The first and most obvious difference between the old and new is the size … the latest version has a smaller capacity than its predecessor with a 100ml reduction in the size of your brew. The drop in volume corresponds to a reduction in height, down from 110mm to 100mm but it has gained a tiny bit around the middle with the O/D increasing by a whole millimeter – although it does actually look more than that, weird.

The fold-away wire handles are still present but they’re set a little lower which is good news, as it gives more room for a ‘lip guard’ around the rim. The design of the lid is simpler than before but there’s no steam vent holes and less pressing / forming used in production.

Old and new … which isn’t as fat as it looks.

So, does a smaller mug mean a lighter mug? Yes it does, it’s not much in the great scheme of things but a reduction is still a reduction. The latest generation weighs 94g (74g mug + 20g lid) against 102g for the previous incarnation (84g mug + 18g lid). The lids are interchangeable between the 2 mugs and they actually work really well switched … new lid on old mug results in a very secure fit as you can see below, while the old lid on the new mug sits nice and low, in fact it’s almost flush.

Old mug with new lid produces a ‘rattle free fit’.


I can’t say that the new Mytimug is better than the old one, after all there was nothing wrong with the old one, but it is different. I certainly think it’s more deserving of the title ‘mug’ as I always considered the 750ml capacity of the old model placed it firmly in the ‘pot’ camp. In theory the reduction in its dimensions should make it potentially easier to pack and any reduction in weight has to help the cause. If you’re looking to simplify your cooking kit and carry a single pot to cook in and eat / drink from, that doesn’t require a sharp intake of breath as you click the ‘buy’ button, the new Mytimug is about as good as it gets.

Mytimug … £20 from ALPKIT

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