My initial impression of the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press, or shall I say French press was great, visually appealing and I loved the color, nice dark blue nylon exterior wrap with a simple and soft touch. It's a perfect size. Not too big and not too small. I hate going through all of the trouble to make a killer coffee only to do it again so quickly afterwards. Anything close to a typical large coffee is ideal and this hits the spot.
The design and build is nice, slightly rugged but it does not look out of place on my desk in my office. Yes, it's actually something I even use in my office. The Commuter Java Press replaces the traditional plunger rod with an inner mug that creates a double wall of insulation. Coffee stays tightly sealed, no spills here and it also stays nice and hot. The rubber no slip bottom is nice and the sturdy clasp on the lip is handy. It also fits nicely in my cars cup holder.
But to the good stuff, the design is super simple and super easy; I actually think it's great. Coffee grounds stayed clear and away from your awesome fresh coffee. As your buddies deal with that old school coffee press consider sharing your good roast with them. Camping will be better, it's always better with good coffee. This device helps get you there.
One additional note, the more I've used the GSI Outdoor Commuter Java Press the nylon at top has random string unraveling. Mr. OCD here finds that annoying. Not sure if it will continue to get worse with use or not? I attached a picture below. Even with this little annoyance, I still really think it's a great press.
Features and Includes:
• 15 fl. oz. Press Mug
• Sealable Lid w/ Loop
• Insulating Sleeve
• Non-Slip Foot
• Weight: 10.4 oz.
• Dimensions: 3.80" x 3.00" x 7.80"
• MSRP: $22.95