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  • Reusable filter fits and stores in almost any mug or cup and features two side tabs that suspend MugMate in hot water for effective steeping
  • 150-micron stainless-steel screen and nylon construction is durable for years of faithful use
  • Comes with lid to hold in heat while steeping and doubles as base to set filter while enjoying your beverage
  • To use, fill with coarse-ground coffee or tea leaves, place into cup or mug, pour boiling water through MugMate then cover with lid and let steep
  • For stronger coffee or tea, let MugMate steep longer
  • Honoring the MugMate with an Editors' Choice Gold Award, Backpacker April '09 describes it as "The ultimate solution for backcountry coffee - fast, ultralight, and fuss free.�


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Best Use Backpacking
Dimensions 2.75 x 3.3 inches
Material(s) Nylon frame/Stainless steel mesh
Weight 1 ounce
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a GREAT cup of coffee For myself, a good cuppa coffee in the morning is a must on all backpacking trips. The coffee "tea bags" you can buy taste terrible, and other espresso style set ups are bulky and add allot of weight (not to mention difficult. The MSR filter is the lightest way to make a good, quick, easy, and great tasting cup of coffee or tea. The filter is fine enough you don't have a bunch of extra coffee at the bottom of your cup. It also enables you to bring your favorite blend and just dump it in. My only complaint is the top of the filter doesn't stay on. It's great to sit under the filter when in use/in between steeping, but when in your pack in will fall off. This was easily remedied by slapping a rubber band on it.
Date published: 2009-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi-use item I quit using it for coffee/tea, as instant coffee and tea bags are simpler, though not as tasty. However, I always take it backpacking when I don't take my filter and I expect to obtain my water from fast-moving streams, especially during spring runoff. The Mugmate wedges perfectly into the mouth of a Dromlite water bag, and I can filter pine needles, etc. as I pour collected water from my liter bottle into the water bag. Add the pills, and I'm done with the water chores.
Date published: 2008-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh,it's alright. I bought three of these 2 for coffee, one for water filtration. I like my coffee STRONG, so maybe it's me, but i think it takes too long to steep, it's kinda messy, and the little lid that comes with it is really just a coaster, not a lid. I only have one left. As far as prefilter for my water,though, it rocks, but so does pantyhose.
Date published: 2009-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from RipOff By MSR This is a great product...However, I am quite sure that MSR does not manufacturer it. They buy it from another manufacturer and simply stick it in their packaging and charge double the price for it. I bought several of these for half the cost sold under a different brand name. [...] Look around and you'll find this same product for much cheaper.
Date published: 2009-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Coffee hero gear The filter enabled my wife and me to be coffee heroes to our friends on a trip to Tibet. Hot water was generally available, even on the Tibet Railway, but the quality of local coffee was spotty at best. Combining the filter with a bag of ground coffee and some REI travel mugs allowed us to produce excellent coffee throughout the trip.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Day-to-day great! I use this filter every day to prepare myself a cup of loose tea at the office. I would like there to be an option, or way to connect the lid/base to the filter. I lost mine, and cannot find a suitable replacement.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the morning brew. Perfect for coffee and tea in the backcountry. Performs well. Easy to clean. Stores nicely in mug. Convenient lid serves as a place to set the filter when you remove it. I was skeptical at first, but I love it.
Date published: 2008-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes tasty coffee I bought this about a month ago. The coffee I grind with my blade grinder is not consistent. It produces leaves a chalky powdery residue in the bottom of my cup. Grind the coffee at the supermarket on coarse. It makes all the difference. This filter makes 450 ml cup of coffee if 3/4 full. Perhaps 700 ml if is full. It fits nicely atop of my snow peak 450 double wall mug . By the way the cap is a coaster to set the filter on after brewing. It does not snap on to the top of the filter .Easy to clean up after you brew. Tip it over and tap out the grinds.
Date published: 2015-01-23
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