This article was originally published on February 28, 2012.
Just a coffee mug? Ofcourse it is one, but a battle compatible coffee mug made to military specifications. It is something different.
During wars, soldiers have to risk their lives, they don’t get time to take a nap for weeks and sometimes they won’t eat for days. Staying awake during commando surveillance operations has never been easy. First thing that comes into their mind is drinking coffee or tea or beer or whatever they want to keep themselves focused in the battle field.
Introducing OPMOD Battle Mug, made by U.S firm OpticsPlanet, is clearly the meanest looking mug on the planet, especially when it’s carrying its full complement of hardware. You don’t have to go through a military training to have the most high speed looking coffee cup.
With the Battle Mug, things could start to change as it lets anyone to fit a lot of gun accessories right into the mug. A hot liquid container designed for battlefields, as it comes with specialized rails on the dies that can have any BYO gun attachment mounted to it.
OPMOD Battle Mug has been made using a 13.5-lb block of T6 billet grade aluminum and can be used to hold 24 ounces of coffee or water or whatever you want. As you can see there is a AR-15 handle to give it a looks of a gun and there is also a three Mil-Spec 1913 scope rails to fit in gadgets like laser sight and night vision real nicely.
Built to military specifications, Battle Mug which features a M1913 rail interface system which allows the operator to mount a standard issue M4 carry handle, tactical light, laser device, holographic sight (we call them beer goggles) or even a bayonet for close quarters, high risk operations. It also comes with a bi-pod stand.
Here OpticsPlanet’s Steve Ledin demonstrates in a YouTube video the mug’s capabilities, which includes the astute observation that it’s “not just functional, it’s tactical,” courtesy of Optics Planet:
You can order one for yourself at OPMOD, it is available for $249.99.
Whether you are fighting drug lords deep inside the jungles of Colombia, stomping out terrorists in Iraq, Fighting off the dead as Zombies try to eat your brain, or on a rescue mission to Africa. Battle Mug is built to take the abuse and will be there to offer you a frosty 24oz. Reward yourself once the mission is complete.