Last Update: 25.May.2020
9.1 x 5.8 inches
Teflon-coated hard-anodized aluminum/polypropylene/nylon
3L pot; 2L pot; 2 lids; frypan; 4 plates; 4 bowls; 4 mugs w/ sip-it lids; pot gripper; storage sack
3 lbs. 10 oz.
Comprehensive - All items nest neatly within the 3-liter pot
Pinnacle-series hard-anodized aluminum pots
Excellent nonstick coating
Pot handle gets hot
backpacking, ultralight backpacking, weekend camping
[pot] 1.2L, [bowl] 28oz
pot, bowl, lid, pot lifter, stuff sack
[pot] anodized aluminum
Integrated rubber pot grip
Just the right features
Anodized aluminum pot is lightweight and durable
Limited non-stick performance
Tall and narrow profile focuses heat on the bottom.
Liquid Capacity (L)
Liquid Capacity (fl. oz.)
7.25 x 4.25 inches, 6.25 x 3.5 inches
1.5L pot; 2.5L pot; lid; removable handle
Nonstick ceramic coating
Lightweight and versatile overall construction
Fragile coating and pots dent easily
6.2 x 4 inches
34 fl. oz. pot; 26 fl. oz. pot; 12 fl. oz. saucepan; 17 fl. oz. fry pan; storage sack
Each pan has a handle that folds flat for packing
Easy to clean
Easily packable cookset
Only really boils water
5.9 x 5.6 x 5.5 inches
ard-anodized aluminum/polypropylene/nylon 6-6
1.4L pot; strainer lid; two 14 fl. oz. bowls; two 14 fl. oz. mugs with insulated sleeves and sip-it lids; 2 folding foons; welded storage sack/sink
1 lb. 0.7 oz.
Hard-anodized Halulite alloy pot
Insulating sleeve keeps drinks hot
Convenient graduations molded into the 1.4-liter pot make for easy measuring
Cook set designed for one backpacker
There are various advantages of camping cookware. At the end of a long tiring day of hiking when you come back to your base or set it up somewhere, you will definitely want to eat. Now if you are a huge fan of those ready to eat frozen meals then you don’t need to do much.
Just open the packet and throw the meal into a pot, warm it up and have a bite! But if you love to cook in the outdoors then camping cookware is going to be your trusty companion. Of course, with this cookware, you are not limited to those frozen recipes. You can cook anything you want and try any recipe you like.
Such cookware (mess kit) is very light and hence they are excellent for backpacking. You can easily set it up anywhere you like and start cooking what you love. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Due to the compact design, camping cookware is very easy to carry as well and it will not add much weight to your load.
Due to their immense popularity, there are a variety of material options available when it comes to camping cookware. Different brands have made their efforts and did some experiments by using different kinds of materials for camping cookware.
Most of these materials can easily withstand environmental abuse. But not all materials are best for every scenario. They all have their own positives and negatives. Let’s have a brief look at each of them one by one below,
As we have mentioned above that aluminum is very popular among the hikers because of its lightweight nature and brilliant heat conductivity. But many people are also concerned about the point that is aluminum unhealthy! To calm things down a bit for the concerned ones, aluminum is not unhealthy for cooking purposes and the National Institute of Health, Food & Drug Administration and Alzheimer’s Society London approve it.
When talking about the non-stick coatings, the variants that have a food-grade PTFE fluoropolymer have a tendency to release toxic fumes if you overheat them severely. If you inhale these fumes, they will cause symptoms that are just like the flu. These fumes are lethally toxic for pet birds. Therefore, beware of not overheating the pans and pots with these coatings.
Then there is plastic that needs to be BPA free as well! BPA stands for Bisphenol A and it is a synthetic compound that is most likely present in the older plastic cookware. This is toxic for human consumption and you need to see that the cookware you are using has BPA-free plastic.
There are different brands floating on the market that have their camping cookware. You need to understand your needs and wants if you want to invest wisely. Otherwise, you will find that the cookware that you have brought with you is useless. And finding that on the field can be very problematic. Therefore, to assist you in this regard we have developed this buying guide for you so that your investment doesn’t end up in agony.
It is important for you to get the best bang for your buck. If you are looking for value then you need to go for durable cookware. The heavier it is, the longer it is going to last because it is made of thick materials.
Lighter cookware is not going to cost you a lot as well unless it is titanium. But there is a general rule of thumb and that is if cookware is heavy then it will stand the test of time. However, you need to balance it out if you are a light backpacker.
The most critical aspect of any cookware is its cooking performance. Your cook set shouldn’t burn the food or alter its flavor. It must also boil water efficiently and also reduces heat loss to reduce fuel consumption. If cookware checks all these boxes then its cooking performance is outstanding and you need to own it immediately.
The design of cookware that you are considering for your next trip needs to be very compact. Make sure that your cookware doesn’t have a design that makes it jostle around when you are on the move. But with that being said, you also need to have some cooking space as well that is good enough for you to cook a meal for two or the number of people that will be with you on your trip.
Convenient is a critical feature that your camping cookware needs to have because it will allow you to save more space. Packability goes hand in hand with design because with compact design cookware is more packable and it will enable you to save a good deal of space as well.
When looking for camping cookware, durability is important. Noon likes to wave their pans and pots a goodbye after a couple of trips. But our cookware takes a serious toll over time. If durability is your topmost priority then you need to go for titanium because it is strong and light. Steel is another good option but it is heavy.
Accessories that come with your purchase are always good. Those extra spoons and spatulas come in very handy when you need them. Some packages also include extra handles and lids as well. If your package doesn’t include any of these accessories then you can always buy them separately.
As we have mentioned above, weight is important and if you are looking to hike long trails then you need to pack light. The best camp cookware for you to consider is titanium because it is strong and light. If you are on short hikes and will rest frequently between the trails then you need to go for stainless steel which is heavier than titanium.
With a handle, you will have to deal with space issues because the handle is not detachable. This is where a grabber comes in to play its role. A grabber is of course not the part of the pot and it will allow you to pack even more compactly. Plus, you can use the grabber to grabber other things as well.
If you are able to cook great tasting foods evenly and boil water efficiently, then your cookware is very easy to use and offers high performance. Its heat conductivity needs to be spot on and the materials should be durable as well.
It should be an easy task for you to clean your camping cookware. Be careful when you are using those nonstick coatings because they tend to chip if you scrub them hard. Titanium and stainless steel are your best friends because they can go through almost anything and have a great ability to withstand anything.
Cooking in the outdoors is great fun. You get to try out different recipes and have a great time with your camping partner. There are different types of camping cookware you can choose based on the materials that are used to construct them and your needs and requirements.
Different materials perform differently and they all have their own properties that are useful in various conditions. You need to determine what your requirements are and then choose cookware accordingly.
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