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mKettle - SAS Model

mKettle - SAS Model
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Our Price:  £54.99(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 54 Loyalty Points

Product Code:  RD102
Brand:  mKettle


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This new little hard anodized SAS beauty little beauty came our via a customer Warren Sanders who thought it would be right up our street, and he was right, many thanks Warren!

I contacted the UK company and got some background about the product, which is basically a lightweight, British made aluminium twin wall chimney kettle, with the added advantage of being able to use a Trangia and Evernew Meths Burner as an heat source option.

The Kelly Kettle is a well known very functional and effective item for boiling water. However it does have one drawback of being huge, heavy, hot to touch and cumbersome. Okay that's 4 drawbacks, but you get the picture. Great idea, but not within the realms of practical use for us 'lighter' types.

So the designers of this little cracker had the same feelings, and went off to the drawing board and returned with this under their arm.

Weighing a few grams more than an full gas canister, you simply remove the stopper, then light a small fire in the bowl and keep it fed through the top, and then hey presto the water is boiling in no time. When you need to remove it from the heat, the Neoprene cover insulates it beautifully and allows a good grip.

Naturally I tested this out myself and with a fist full of twigs on a very cold, below freezing day, it took just over 6 minutes to boil 500ml of cold tap water. I just started it with some Hammaro Card and half a dozen damp twigs. Then placed the cylinder on top and dropped a few more down the spout. Simples!

To complete the test I then emptied it all out, and left it for half an hour to chill properly. Then I put another 500ml of cold tap water in and fired up my Evernew Titanium Meths Burner to see how long this would take.

Sure enough just over 8 minutes later, we had another rolling boil. (Which just goes to indicate how much heat a few twigs can give off!)

My conclusion is that we all have different needs and expectations from stoves. Some don't mind weight and bulk, other object strongly. However if you enjoy the organic approach as I do, and perhaps you have a little more space in your pack, Bushcraft Bag, Fishing Bag, Kayak or panniers this gives you a great option. It does what it does very well and adding the Meths option, give you two heat sources in any given situation.

It is designed to boil water as efficiently as it can and by tough enough and durable to stand every day treatment.

It is British made, and that in itself like the Honey Stove, makes it a very ethical product.

A review by a well know cyclist can be found here.

Is it possible to cook in pans placed above the mKettle?
Yes, is you use the Evernew or Backpackinglight Trivet, you will be able to support a pan above the outlet chimney or over the base cup.


  • Composition: Hard Anodized Aluminium, British Standard ISO10074:2010
  • Dimensions: 17cm (7”) Tall by 10cm (3.75”) Diameter
  • Pack: Fitted Rip Stop Nylon Carry Bag with D-Rings
  • Fuel: Solid, Eco-friendly, No Gas-canisters Required; Successfull
  • Boil Time*: About Six to Ten Minutes, Six If You Are Good!
  • Transport: Use Stopper to Carry Water
  • Storage: Space for Matches Fire Starter Inside Firebase
  • Origin: mKettle, Nylon Bag, and Neoprene Sleeve all MADE IN THE UK
  • Weight: 370g (13 oz)
  • Capacity: 530 ml (18 oz) About 1 Pint
  • Paired With Trangia (Sweden), White Box (USA), and Evernew (Japan) Spirit Burners

FAQ from the manufacturers:

    1.    Why is there an mKettle? We looked far and wide but could not find an outdoor kettle that was light enough and compact enough for our needs. We designed and made it, gave it to a bunch of geologists and outdoor enthusiasts to try it out and feedback was good. As a small company committed to quality we made mKettles available to everyone October 2010.

    2.    What comes in the box? Inside the custom tube (which can be used for long-term storage) are the mKettle and Firebase, Neoprene Sleeve, Nylon Bag, Stopper, and Manual.

    3.    Where is mKettle made? The mKettle is handmade (spun) in the UK using new stock aluminium. The Fitted Rip Stop Nylon Bag with D-Rings (which gives over time) is made by tailors in the UK with a long history of tailoring and working with specialty materials. The Neoprene Sleeve is made with higher grade neoprene (yes, not all neoprene is the same) and is made by one of the UK’s last custom wetsuit manufacturers. Why manufacture in the UK? Quality. Yes, it would cheaper to manufacture overseas.

    4.    Tell me about the Stopper. The translucent silicone food-grade non-toxic Stopper is usually only supplied to the pharmaceutical industry. Biologically neutral and chemically inert the Stopper is able to withstand temperatures up to +250°C. The Stopper is a remarkable autoclavable (dishwasher safe) engineering achievement. Only insert the Stopper when transporting water.

    5.    Is there any Warranty? Because of our engineering and testing for this product we give the mKettle a one year limited Warranty to the original owner. We know nothing is worse than a leaking outdoor kettle, which is one of reasons we made our own. Every mKettle is water tested before leaving our workshops. However, if an mKettle is faulty or leaks, we will fix it, replace it or send your money back. Simple. Please do not boil it dry as we will not warranty this.

   6.     There are many different outdoor kettles, what makes mKettle special? Some larger outdoor kettles serve different purposes. However, if you want a simple, compact, and ultralight outdoor kettle that is PROVEN to work in the field, the mKettle might work well for you. 


Average Rating (14 Reviews):  
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Friday, 16 September 2016  | 

Excellent, very light, compact and portable, only snag is that it is a little unstable on rough ground due to its narrow base so you have to place it very carefully

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Brilliant in design and function
Monday, 12 October 2015  | 

This is one of my favourite bits of kit. Really light and will boil 500mls of water in 3-5 mins with the Trangia burner. Have not used it with wood fuel so far, but will do so to save fuel. The sound of the roaring flame coming up through the middle warms you up just listening to it!
Put a sheet of thin cloth between the separate pieces when travelling to avoid the sound of metal on metal - this worked very well whilst running with the mKettle in my backpack

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Thursday, 6 August 2015  | 

An excellent piece of kit, principally because of it's compact size. I've only given it 4 stars because you will get a tiny bit of seepage from the bung if you store water in it. Not a problem as far as I am concerned but for future purchasers, something to bear in mind. It saves carrying a stove AND pot so as long as you want hot drinks but not hot food, it's all you need. Oh, and a mud of course.

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Friday, 6 February 2015  | 

Excellent,hard anodised version is very tough,great service.

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Excellent mini Storm Kettle
Tuesday, 23 September 2014  | 

Have used it two weeks cycle camping and it was invaluable. Kettle is very efficient we used it with twigs and meths on the supplied base and also on the meths burner on a trangia and both worked well. The stability on the trangia meant we could also heat more water on top or cook porridge using the separate pot stand. Also when using twigs used the pot stand on the base to cook small amounts of food. Great design

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Friday, 1 August 2014  | 

A very clever and neatly-designed product, and great service from BPL. It works excellently with a Trangia burner and with solid fuel tabs.
However, I hadn't used a Kelly-type wood-burning kettle before, and there is a definite knack to getting it to work with twigs - if you put the top part on too soon, it seems to starve the fire of oxygen, and the flames die back (to be replaced with a lot of smoke).
Finally - I wanted something to store tinder etc. in the base - a John West 'Infusions Tuna' tin with re-sealable plastic lid fits perfectly (it's even got the right taper - and weighs just 12g!).

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Sunday, 6 July 2014  | 

This was bought for mid day brew ups on cycle touring trips. We have previous experience with a larger volcano kettle. The mKettle has a better build quality than the older item, but could do with a pouring lip. The rubber bung has been binned; I can't see myself using it. Boiling performance with found fuel varies wildly according to the fuel, as expected. I cut a cup out of the bottom of a soft drinks can to hold meths; about 30ml boils the kettle in about 10 mins in summer conditions. OK kit for two cyclists in need of a mug of tea.

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mkettle amazing!!
Sunday, 18 May 2014  | 

Unrivalled customer service in getting this amazing little kettle to me so quickly. Boils in 5 mind and so portable!! Thanks so much, definitely the ideal choice of product and supplier!!

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Wonderful kettle
Saturday, 29 March 2014  | 

I do a lot of day hiking and I love these types of kettles because I find hot drinks take the edge of the cold. I own a 1L Kelly Kettle, which I love, but it is heavy, takes up a lot of space, and it cannot be used to transport water. In contrast, mKettle fits easily into a 25L day pack (it is about half the size of my 1L Kelly kettle) and allows for water to be stowed in the kettle without leaking (the bag keeps the plastic plug secure). There are two minor things though: First, my kettle had a scratch inside the 'chimney' that looks like maybe the person packing it wore a ring, but this is a minor cosmetic thing. Second, mKettle is not as efficient as my 1L Kelly kettle. I think this is because the flow of air in the 'chimney' of the mKettle is slower than the Kelly kettle. This is again minor, but I find I have to have a little more fuel on hand for the mKettle than I am used to. All in all, tthis is a wonderful product and I am very happy that I purchased it.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014  | 

It is a great kettle, no problems if you fligh by plane, fits easily in your back and not heavy.

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