How To Make An Ultralight Pot Lid

In the quest to lighten my load and just for fun, I decided to make a lighter pot lid than the standard issued one. Since I enjoy MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) projects, I thought I’d try to make one. I use a .9L Evernew titanium pot but this should work for almost any type of pot.

Pot with new lid.


  • Titanium Foil sheet, $4 from Titanium Goat
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil tape (The Home Depot, Lowes)
  • hole punch (optional)
  • Sharpie


Time:  15 minutes


Step 1:  Trace the original lid on the titanium foil sheet with a Sharpie


Step 2:  Cut along the traced outline.

Step 3:  Add an aluminum foil tab to lift the lid.

Voila, you’re done!


  • You will probably have to trim the foil after the initial cutting to get a perfect fit. Trim very little at a time! You can always trim more but once it’s too small you can’t make it bigger.
  • Some people like to use the hole punch to make a vent hole. I found this unnecessary because there is a slight gap where between the lid and pot where the pour spout is located (see pic). If your pot or mug does not have a pour spout you may need to create a vent hole.

Weight Savings:  0.7 oz

It will not save my back but it all adds up. Plus, it was fun, inexpensive and fast to make.

This gap allows steam to vent on my pot.
Original lid. 1 oz/28 g
New lid. 0.3 oz/8 g
Original lid with pot

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