Jetboil’s titanium Javastein French press earned my respect as an upscale backcountry accessory. This 1.5-liter kettle/coffee maker/drinking stein sports the sturdy folding handles of the Jetboil MiniMo (currently under Gear Institute testing) and its sip-and-strain lid.

The Javastein works well with any stove—even a multiple-burner car camping set-up. However, it does come packaged with Jetboil’s featherweight locking pot adaptor so you can couple it with a Jetboil Flash, Zip, or Sol burner.

As with all things titanium, the Javastein is seriously lightweight. The handles are burly and don’t get hot; and the plunger can be configured for two different lengths with interchangeable sections.

I’ve used the Javastein extensively and I consider it worthy of a place in my gear rotation. During snowboard season it makes dawn patrols and parking lot après a little warmer. Jetboil limited production to 1,000 numbered units. 

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