Though enamel used to be a standard for camping cookware, it is less popular now than it used to be. But still, you can still find some very good enamel camping items, like enamel camping cups. Enamel has the advantage of being quite cheap, which is never a bad thing. It’s also quite easy to clean, and when you’re in the outdoors, where you don’t have a tap full of hot water and a sink, the easier things are to clean, the happier you will be.
Enamel Camping CupsWhat you want to consider when buying enamel camping cups.
- Size – When it comes to enamel camping cups, you need to decide on exactly how big your cups are. If you like to have a big mug of coffee in the morning, for instance, it’s probably a good idea to go with a larger enamel cup, so that you can fit it all in the first time, rather than having to go back for seconds.
- Weight – Even with enamel cups, there are some definite differences in the weight of various models. Some enamel cups, for instance, have a stainless steel core that adds quite a bit of strength to the cup, but also adds quite a bit of weight. So decide how important weight is to you, versus other factors, like strength and durability.
Best Enamel Camping CupsSome of the very best enamel camping cups to choose from.
- GSI Outdoors Baked Enamelware Cup - This isn't a straight enamel cup, but rather a stainless steel cup coated with enamel, for a classic look and a bit of extra durability. It does, however, have a stainless steel rim. It will hold a total of .35 liters, and weighs 4 ounces, or 113 grams.
- GSI Outdoors Enamelware Cup - This is very similar to the enamelware cup above, though this one is green and the one above is blue. But this is also a stainless steel core covered in baked enamelware, with a stainless steel rim poking through. It even holds the same amount, that being .35 liters of liquid. What is different is that this one appears to have a slightly more durable enamel coating, and also weighs slightly more, at 4.4 ounces, or 124 grams. It also costs slightly more than the one above.
- GSI Sierra Table Set - Why get just one cup when you can get a whole set of enamelware camping supplies. This set comes with 4 of the top cup on this list, as well as 4 plates and bowls, all of which are the same stainless steel inner core with an enamelware coating on the outside. So if you're buying in bulk and need plates and bowls too, this is a great deal on a whole set of enamel camping gear.