Long-term Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 Review

Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 Review; close-up of the kettle

Overall Score:8.5

From car camping to remote backpacking journeys, the Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 has thrived in the most challenging places. In this review, we’ll explore the kettle’s quality, practical features, and its role in elevating the outdoor experiences that have unfolded over the past three years.

Durability: 9.5
Functionality: 8.5
Performance: 8.0
Aesthetics: 8.5
Value: 8.0

Material: Stainless Steel

Dimensions: ‎5.43″D x 5.59″W x 3.86″H

Weight: 9.12 Ounces

Volume: 30.4 Fluid Ounces

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Length of Test: 3 yeats

Acquisition: We purchased the Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 with our own hard-earned cash 

Countries: Thailand

Climate(s): Tropical Savanna

The Kettle No. 1 is designed for:

  • Car camping and backpacking.

It’s not designed for:

  • Ultralight backpacking.

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Snow Peak Kettle: 8.1/10

Our Overall Verdict

Our three-year journey with the Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 has been a testament to the enduring quality of this piece of outdoor gear. From car camping trips to remote backpacking excursions, this kettle has been our trusty companion through thick and thin. Crafted from highly polished, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, it not only looks pristine but has held up remarkably well. Its long foldable handles are a thoughtful addition, ensuring that my hands remain safely away from the stove or fire, especially during those early morning brews.

One of the standout features of the Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 is its versatility. It’s not just a kettle; it doubles as a cook pot, and its size even allows a fuel canister to nestle inside, optimizing space in our backpacks. The only minor caveat lies in the size of the spout hole, which can be a tad small, making pouring a bit more meticulous. However, this is a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things. After three years, this kettle remains in good condition, a reliable and enduring piece of gear that has significantly enriched our outdoor cooking experiences.

Kettle No. 1 Longevity

Usage Timeline


Initial Usage

The kettle’s compact yet capacious design is well-suited for outdoor adventures and its stainless steel construction immediately inspires confidence for rugged use.



3 Years of Usage

The Snow Peak Kettle No. 1 now carries the weathered charm of countless outdoor escapades. Its once gleaming exterior now bears the marks of campfires, with minor scuffs and signs of wear etched into its highly polished stainless steel surface. Despite these blemishes, its construction remains steadfast, retaining its structural integrity.

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