I've had one of these for over a year, and I'm pretty happy with it. Recently my dad decided he wanted one like it, and only after shopping around and discovering the store from which I purchased mine had stop carrying these did I realize how rare the design was for tea mugs. It's very practical for people who want to drink loose-leaf tea on the go in a self-contained, durable unit. Also, it's priced much more reasonably for the value.
Other designs I've seen require you to set the steeper to the side or figure out how much tea you can leave in indefinitely without it going bitter. Not to mention many are made of glass or porcelain, which looks nice but carries the potential of breaking when you're on the move. This travel press comes with none of those issues.
My only complaints about the RoT Travel Press are 1) the snap-back top is not completely sealed when closed, so it can leak a little if tilted, and 2) as others have mentioned, the press doesn't go down quite as far as it could. In my exper