Vargo's Steel BOT 1 Litre Bottle Pot does the job of your ultralight pot with the added feature of a secure, watertight lid. Safely carry water in your pack if you're unsure you'll come across any more during the day, without having to carry an extra bottle or pan.
Stop carrying (and paying for) a water bottle AND cooking pot--the Stainless Steel BOT is made to replace both! Half water bottle, half cooking pot, it performs both functions exceptionally well while weighing less than the combined weight of a separate water bottle and cooking pot. It converts easily from a water bottle to a cooking pot with a simple flip of the lid yet its watertight, temperature resistant O-ring won’t melt when exposed to heat.
The BOT fits in most standard water bottle pockets. What it doesn’t fit into is the convention that you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Just another Vargo original idea.
Fantastic idea that does the job. For minimalists this is the ideal product - I always carry a kitchen sink (the Sea to Summit 10L one weighs just 58g) which I use to get water for camp - I then just dip into this 10L reservoir with my cooking pot and boil what I need.
If you don`t have any other receptacle for water then you`ll need to camp close to the source and keep going to it.
In order for the Vargo BOT to fit into a water bottle pocket, it's long and thin - not the ideal shape for a pot - but again it does the job.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear