Stop carrying (and paying for) a water bottle AND cooking pot--the Titanium BOT is made to replace both! Half water bottle, half cooking pot, it performs both functions exceptionally well while weighing less than most standard water bottles. It converts easily from a water bottle to a cooking pot with a simple flip of the lid yet its watertight, temperature resistant O-ring won’t melt when exposed to heat. Graduated measurements in 100 ml increments makes measuring food and liquid a snap. The BOT fits in most standard water bottle pockets. What it doesn’t fit into is the convention that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Just another Vargo original idea.
Made of the highest quality of titanium available free of linings or coatings
Screw-top lid with a watertight, heat-resistant O-ring that doubles as a cooking pot lid
Wide mouth design to make cooking, cleaning, and using a lot easier. It can fit your entire hand inside it while still fitting in most water bottle pockets!
1.0 liter capacity to make measuring, cooking meals, and sterilizing water more convenient
Graduate measurements in 100 ml increments from 300-900 ml.
Both pieces work well with pot lifters
Capacity: 1.0 liter (34 oz)
Diameter: 4.1 inches (105 mm)
Height: 6.3 inches (160 mm)
Weight: 4.7 ounces (133 grams)
Vargo BOT Review
By Justin Lichter
"Every so often an idea comes around that makes you slap the side of your head and say, “why didn’t I think of that”. The BOT by Vargo is one of those notions. So simple, yet so practical."
"Vargo’s Bot gracefully combines a functional 1-liter titanium pot with a screw-on titanium lid to create a versatile object capable of both cooking and storage. It is the epitome of simplicity, with just two precisely machined titanium pieces and a fat silicone ring to perfectly seal the bead. The titanium is thick, and a sealed Bot is functionally indestructible."
The Vargo BOT: A Great Bikepacking Cook-Kit for the Framebag
By Logan on Pedaling Nowhere
"When it comes to making gear choices for bikepacking and bike touring, there is nothing more satisfying that finding things that can be used for multiple applications. In conclusion, I found the BOT to be nice versatile solution to an otherwise clunky piece of gear."
Question: Can the Bot lid double as a (1) cup?
That would really improve this brilliant design even more. Boil water for some freezer bag cooking and sip a cup of coffee/tea/whatever.... out of the lid....
Thanks in advance.
Grtz Johan 08 Oct, 2013
Answer: It's possible though less than ideal. The lid wasn't designed to be used as a cup and to put hot, flavored liquids in it would make it difficult to hold (potential for burns) and clean out due to all of the nooks and crannies.
Question: What is the exact inside diameter of the Vargo Bot ? 07 Nov, 2013
Answer: The inside diameter of the Vargo BOT is 96 mm (3.8 inches).
Question: Will a Nalgene bottle fit inside the bottle pot (without the lid of course)? 08 Nov, 2013
Answer: Yes. A Nalgene bottle will fit inside the BOT as well as our 750 ml mug.
Question: Is the “O” ring seal dishwasher safe? 26 Oct, 2013
Answer: We recommend hand washing the O-ring, though the BOT can be cleaned in a dishwasher after the O-ring is removed.
Question: Can the lid be left on the pot while heating water? This would be great since it would decrease heating time. 02 Nov, 2013
Answer: Yes, the lid is designed to be flipped over for use as a cook pot lid and is pot lifter compatible. The photos on the left should show you how. We DO NOT recommend using the BOT with the lid screwed on (even slightly) or with the lid not flipped upside down when cooking.
Question: Does a Titanium Travel Mug 450 ml fit inside the Bot?
Thank you 26 Apr, 2014
Answer: Yes, the Titanium Travel Mug 450 will fit inside the BOT.
Question: What grade of stainless steel do you use to make the the Stainless Steel bot.
I could not find this information any where. 04 May, 2014
Answer: We use 304 stainless steel for the Stainless Steel BOT, also known as 18/8.
Question: Do you sell replacement BOT and T-438 titanium bottle O-rings? 01 Jun, 2014
Answer: Yes, we do. Simply email us at info at vargooutdoors (dot) com and we'll happily get you replacements.
Question: Can the BOT slide inside another BOT with the lid off (are the walls tapered)? Thanks, 15 Jul, 2015
Answer: The walls of the BOT are straight, not tapered, so they will not fit inside one another.
Question: The Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove will not fit inside the Titanium Bot - Bottle Pot is that correct?
According to your specs on the stove it has a 99mm diameter and the information provided to the question from 7 Nov, 2013 the internal diameter of the BOT is 96mm. What a shame just 3 mm would make it a nice compact set.
19 Jul, 2015
Answer: Yes, the Triad XE will fit inside the BOT when its pot supports and legs are folded down. The 99 mm diameter is the diameter of the stove when the pot supports and legs are unfolded.
Question: My question is about using chemical tablets for purifying the water. Note, one person, in a prior comment indicated he scooped up water from even "puddles"
With a military style canteen, and even a Nalgene, one can put tablets in the bottle, let "fizzle" for ten minutes, turn the Nalgene upside down, loosen the cap and "bleed" the water through, putting non diluted water through the outside threads where your lips will go when sipping from the bottle.
So in this case with your bot, there isn't any outside threads that the non diluted water would pass by when holding upside down.
What suggestions do you have for treatment of water (I assume titanium and tablets will go together) so that the portions of the container where your lips go, aren't contaminated? 24 Nov, 2015
Answer: We recommend pouring treated water into the BOT (e.g. via a filter/purifier) so that the lip doesn't come in contact with untreated water. Additionally you can use another container to scoop up the water to then carefully pour the untreated water into the BOT so that the lip of the BOT doesn't come in contact with the untreated water.