MSR Alpine StowAway Pots
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20
This is best little pot you can buy. This is for the 1.1 liter size.
- Heavy gauge stainless steel
- Excellent design
- Is not offered in a kit.
After looking through dozens of mess kits and finding them all to be flimsy pieces of junk, I stumbled upon this MSR 1.1 Liter Stowaway pot at Academy. The first thing that struck me was the quality. I mean the difference in quality from this pot and other compact backpacking pots is night and day. As soon as I held it, I knew my search for a good backpacking pot was over.
My next problem was how to turn it into a mess kit. I went around Academy trying every bowl and cup in it for size. Lucky for me I found a nice deep SS bowl and an SS coffee cup that would all fit into the pot and allow me to close and lock the lid.
When I am camping with other people and they see my mess kit compared to the their tin foil kits, they are like, "Hey, where did you buy that?" I will never tell!..... OOPs! I just did.
Price Paid: $18
This is for the 775ml size, however, they are all pretty much identical. I have found this pot to be the perfect size for solo backpacking. It is also very shiny and someone pointed out to me you can use it as a makeshift mirror.
Pros: Makes no noise while traveling, locking mechanism is reliable and creates a super close seal, bombproof, cheap, nice long (and locking) handle.
Cons: A tad heavy, 775ml might be to small for 2 people depending on what is cooked.
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MSR Alpine StowAway pots are versatile, great for cooking and storage. The hinged handle flips over the fitted lid to lock it in place. Lids also have top handle tabs.
The MSR Alpine Stowaway Pots are great for cooking and storing. A hinged handle allows for easy lifting and safe storing. Durable stainless steel construction Great for storing gear or supplies when you're not cooking Hinged, easy-lift handle flips over the fitted lid to lock it in place
The MSR Stowaway Pot is excellent for backcountry hiking, backpacking, and climbing expeditions.
This durable 1100ml. cooking pot also serves as a handy storage container--locking lid keeps contents from spilling. Dual purpose handle/lid lock flips up and over the fitted lid to securely lock the lid in place during transport. Fitted lid with a top handle. Scratch and dent resistant stainless steel stands up in the most rugged conditions. Rounded corners help heat travel up sides of pot more quickly, boosting efficiency.