Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. It is approximately 40% stronger and 40% lighter than stainless steel. This makes titanium an ideal material for constructing ultralight backpacking gear.
Titanium is also highly corrosion-resistant, even when exposed to sea water and chlorine. Oceanographers report that titanium immersed for 30 years in saltwater produces no measurable corrosion. That’s because titanium instantly forms a protective oxide film when it’s exposed to a trace of air or water.
However, note that many products labeled “titanium” are just titanium colored, or they only contain a thin coating of titanium. The gear listed here are made with solid titanium or an alloy containing more than 90% titanium.
Here is a list of titanium stores available via Amazon: