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Alpha Pot

Easy to cook in, easier to clean

$34.95 – $49.95

1.2 liter1.2 liter
1.9 liter1.9 liter
2.7 liter2.7 liter
3.7 liter3.7 liter

Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings Explained

The EN Rating scale is a scientific test to determine the warmth of a sleeping bag. Unisex sleeping bags list the Lower Limit which is the lowest temperature rating that an average male sleeper would be comfortable in. Our women’s sleeping bags list the Comfort Limit, which is the lowest temperature rating at which an average female sleeper should be comfortable. The comfort and lower limit temperature ratings are listed in the features table on the product page.

For example, a unisex sleeping bag that shows a Lower limit of 23ºF means a man should be comfortable down to air temperatures of 23ºF. The same bag will also have a Comfort limit, in the realm of 32°F, so a woman would be comfortable down to an air temperature of 32ºF. Men and women should always sleep in a layer of long underwear and use a sleeping mat with an R-Value appropriate for expected ground temperatures – without this, the sleeping bag itself is unlikely to keep the sleeper warm enough.


Here’s a basic categorization of appropriate use, based on rated temperatures:
Summer:   >+35ºF / +3°C
3-Season:   +10 to +35ºF / -15° to 0°C
Winter:   <10ºF / -15°C


A huge variety of factors can impact sleeping bag warmth - the above temperatures are merely guidelines, not guarantees. It’s important to think of a sleeping bag as one element in a sleep system which also includes an appropriately insulating sleeping pad and a liner. For instance - if you plan on sleeping in nighttime air temperatures of 27ºF / -3°C, choose a bag with a gender-appropriate rating of 23°F / -5°C nights, plus a sleeping mat with an R-Value of 2.5 to 3, and consider a Reactor thermal liner. If you have any questions about which temperature sleeping bag / R-Value sleeping mat you should select, or how to improve your warmth in a sleep system, reach out to us via our contact page any time.

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Description

Designed to add functional performance to your backcountry camp kitchen, the Alpha Series of Cook Pots is a strong, lightweight and durable solution for solo to group use. Using a hard-anodized alloy the Alpha Pots provide a durable, abrasion resistant and easy to clean cooking surface. With clever features like the Pivot-Lock handle that locks securely into place during use and locks away for transportation, the silicone Lid Keep to rest the lid on the side of your pot during cooking, and the unique slotted strainer pattern in the lid, you'll be creating fresh, gourmet fare with ease for all your backcountry meals.

The Alpha Pots nest neatly with the Delta Light dinnerware pieces to create a selection of comprehensive camp kitchen sets you'll never leave behind.

Highlights

Weight Comparison

6.6oz / 187g: ≈ Similar to the weight of a hamster. RIP Kevin.

Durability

High-quality aluminum for the pot and stainless steel for the handle will provide years of service. As with all non-stick surfaces, care should be taken to prevent unnecessary contact with sharp or abrasive objects.

Best Use

Creating fresh, simple but gourmet meals in the backcountry. Uses are limitless.

Perfect for

1.2 liter: Just you
1.9 liter: A hungry person (think teenage boy) or two people
2.7 liter: Two teenage boys or three people
3.7 liter: Crew of 4

Features

  • Large internal radius makes the pot easy to clean
  • Each pot has a strainer lid for efficient draining
  • Lightweight, hard-anodized alloy
  • Patent-pending Pivot-Lock handle with safety lock for secure and easy operation with every pot
  • A graded volumetric scale on the side of the pot for easy measurement
  • Textured base for better stability on camping stoves
  • Cleaning: the anodized surface would be damaged by the cleanser used in dishwashers; therefore Alpha Cookware should not be washed in a dishwasher
  • Stove Use: Domestic stoves have a much higher output than backpacking stoves. If Alpha Cookware is used with a home stove, the flame setting should be kept low, and care should be taken to ensure that the pot does not boil dry