I use this every morning to make coffee and have taken it with me on numerous trips. Super easy to clean and I don't have to worry about any harmful plastics. As far as people commenting on the coffee filters tearing, I just usually double up on them and I have never had a problem. Made in Japan and seems to be good quality, I say it's definitely worth the price.
This works as designed. Weight is reasonably good and it holds up well even when stuffed in the bottom of a 45 lb pack. I found that the opening at the bottom allows the water to transit too quickly. I solved this by using two filters rather than one which slowed the water enough to have sufficient brew time.
Quite expensive for such a simple construction, but it does the job and will not wear out. I sure like real coffee in the morning and am glad I have it. Recommend using a round, unseamed filter and just twisting one edge across an adjacent one to make the filter cone.
I’ve used this pour over at home, car camping, on the trail, and on numerous military deployments, and it has performed flawlessly every time. Do yourself a favor, and use Chemex filters from the start with a medium grind. It packs down flat, and is perfectly stable during use. This is my one piece of “luxury” gear that I won’t go camping without. As another reviewer stated, the only way it could be better is if it were offered in titanium.
I bought one of these about 2 years ago, but quit using it after several tries during which the number two paper filter breaks open on the bottom, causing all the coffee grounds to end up in the cup. I tried both Melitta and Trader Joe's filters. Both seemed to need more support.