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The 7 Best Camping Cookware Sets of 2022

By: Jen Streby: Camp Buyer | June 14, 2022

 

The birds are singing in the trees, the stream is babbling nearby, and there’s nothing better than experiencing nature from the comfort of your campsite. Except, of course, getting to enjoy great food as you enjoy nature. There’s something special about cooking in the backcountry that makes even simple meals incredible. But, to make those meals, you’ll need some kind of camp kitchen. And, while thrift store pots and pans might have been good enough for your parents, the world of camp cookware has come a long way since then. The best camping cookware is lightweight, modular, and easy to transport and clean. It’s specially designed to pack down small in your camping kit, cook efficiently, and not take too much work to clean up. Because who wants to spend their whole camping trip doing dishes?

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But not all camping cookware is created equal. And not every camp cook has the same needs. That’s why we’ve created this roundup of the best camping cookware we’ve found. It covers the spectrum from ultralight backpackers to luxurious basecamps, so that you’re sure to find something that works for you and your needs. So whether you’re looking for a backcountry-ready dutch oven, titanium pots, or a lightweight grill, we’ve got the secret ingredient for those perfect camping meals.

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GSI Outdoors Guidecast Dutch Oven 5 QT

Get gourmet in the great outdoors with the GSI Outdoors Guidecast Dutch Oven 5 QT. Drop it in the fire and cover the lid with coals: bake bread or cook enchiladas in this lightweight (for cast iron) wonder. Made to last, it's corrosion-resistant and durable as heck. There’s nothing quite like a meal hot out of the Dutch Oven, and this lightweight model means packing it along is a no-brainer.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Dutch Oven, Stand, Lid45% lighter than traditional cast iron$69.95

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MSR Flex 4 Cook Set

When everyone gets together for a weekend camping excursion, make sure you can feed everyone with the MSR Flex 4 Cook Set. This nested, easy-to-use set includes just about everything you need for a full spread chow down at the beach break or deep in the backcountry. This modular cookset makes forgetting the serving bowls or being short a pot a thing of the past. Just grab it, and go, confident that you have everything you need.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Two pots, four plates, and four mugsNested design packs down small$159.95

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Sea to Summit Alpha Cookset 2.1

The Sea to Summit Alpha Cookset 2.1 is a perfect backcountry set for two people. One large pot allows for easy food prep of all of your backcountry classics, and the double sets of bowls and mugs let both hungry hikers get at the grub without fighting over the pot. The strainer on the lid makes food prep easy, and the whole thing nests together securely with the Pivot-lock handle keeping everything in place. This is the perfect camp set for couples who enjoy lightweight backpacking and cooking on the go.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Pot, two bowls, and two mugsPatent-pending pivot-lock handle$69.95

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BioLite Kettle Pot

Backcountry grubbin' requires a few necessary tools like the BioLite Kettle Pot. Serves up to 2-4 people and is made of light weight stainless to get your meals done and down quick.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Stainless Steel Pot, Kettle Lid, Stuff SackPlastic kettle top$49.95

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GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset

Cooking for two on the trail? Make it easy with the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset. With two mugs, two bowls, and complimenting Sip-It tops, plus all the cookware you'll need, you can make the most of each meal. With color-coded items, you and your friend will know whose mug is whose. Make on-the-move meals manageable with the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset. This lightweight package includes everything you need to enjoy fresh-cooked meals in the splendor of nature

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Pot/frypan, two insulated mugs, two bowls, two sip-it tops, pot gripper, sinkGenuine Teflon coating$84.95

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Toaster

If you have ever dreamed of having your favorite food while roughing it out in nature, you know that you would do just about anything to have it. If your favorite food involves toasted bread, the GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Toaster is excellent news. It folds up small for easy storage within your backpack and is designed for excellent toasting performance wherever you go. Crank out a perfect grilled cheese sandwich, or just make some light breakfast toast over the open fire with this handy contraption.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
ToasterFolds flat for transport$12.95

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Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Cookset

A packable pot and pan combo can go a long way when you're out deep. The Snow Peak Trek 1400 Titanium Cookset is a larger, group-ready seamless kit for all your cooking needs, made from titanium for extremely lightweight and long-lasting use. If you’re looking for a dead-simple, ultra-lightweight, and durable cooking set, this should be high on your list.

ElementsSpecial FeatureOriginal Price
Pot, frying pan100% titanium$59.95

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The Selection Process:

Our camp buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things camping stemming from years of experience in the outdoor industry in tandem with their countless hours out on the trail and hanging at the campsite. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jen Streby

Hi! My name is Jen, and I grew up loving the outdoors, traveling to our family cabin every summer in Michigan where I got to spend time in lakes, rivers, and the woods. I grew apart from that as I traveled throughout the U.S. searching for what I call home until I moved to Utah in 2008 and became an avid backpacker and river rafter. From then on, it’s been a passion I seek out when the weather is a bit warmer here in the PNW.

I now call Washington home and have been here for 6 years. I started working for evo 2 days after my move up from Portland and have loved every minute of it. I’ve been a buyer for a couple of categories and then was tasked with bringing on our camp category several years ago. It’s been a wild ride and I’m stoked to be able to share my love for the outdoors with all our evo family.