X-Pot

Collapsible pots for quick & easy backcountry cooking

$49.95 – $79.95

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2.8 liter2.8 liter
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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

The Backpacker Editors' Choice award was bestowed upon the X-Pot in 2015 for its innovative, space saving, collapsible, and functional features. The real beauty of this technology is its ability to collapse and nest neatly with other X-Series pieces to form a small disc that can easily slide into a backpack, car or camping box.

Read more about how to get the most of our your X-Pot HERE

Highlights

Weight Comparison

8.8oz / 250g (1.4L size) ≈ Slightly more than a block of cream cheese

Durability

Lightweight and durable hard-anodized aluminum base allows a fast boil time and the tall silicone walls make stirring easy.

Best Use

X-Pots are designed to be used on backpacking stoves or camping stoves. In both cases, the burner (and the flame produced by it) will be much smaller than the base of the X-Pot.

Perfect for

1.4 liter: Just you
2.8 liter: Two teenage boys or three people
4.0 liter: Crew of 4 to 6

Features

  • Sides of the pot should not be exposed to direct flame.
  • BPA free, food grade, heat resistant silicone
  • Hard anodized 6063-T6 aluminum base
  • Durable translucent strainer lid
  • Stainless steel ring embedded in the rim provides stability
  • The silicone handles are designed to secure the lid to the pot only during transport. Attaching them to the lid during cooking may cause damage to the lid.
  • A hard anodized finish would be damaged by the cleanser used in dishwashers – the X-Pot is therefore not dishwasher safe