MSR Trail Lite Duo System

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Compact. Durable. Functional. Lightweight. If you…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60


Compact. Durable. Functional. Lightweight. If you are looking for a back country cooking system for 1-2 people, the MSR Trail Lite Duo System is a good solution. The Trail Lite Duo even provides storage options for small backpacking stoves and cooking accessories.


  • Everything stores inside the 2L hard-anodized aluminum pot
  • Bowls are durable and provide a lot of room for different meal options
  • Cups can serve as additional storage place for cooking stove / accessories


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I recently purchased the MSR Trail Lite Duo System for a section hike on the AT with my son and nephew. I let my nephew use my old aluminum mess kit while my son and I used the Trail Lite Duo System.

During our trip I was impressed by the compact design and functionality of the Duo system. Everything we needed to cook and eat with fit inside the 2L pot including the two bowls, two cups, and my MSR PocketRocket stove, matches, lighter, and 3 sporks.

The bowls were durable and deep, which allowed us to eat a variety of foods and soups. The pot was big enough to boil water for 3 people's meals, yet the attached handle made it easy to use and pour. Cleanup and storage were easy as well.

I would definitely recommend the MSR Trail Lite Duo System if you are backpacking with a partner. However, even if you're solo hiking the Duo system may be a good choice because of the multiple configuration / storage options it provides. For example, you could remove a cup and have room for not only your backpacking stove but also a fuel canister or other items.


MSR makes some good stuff. Thanks for the review, Tom.

1 month ago

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The Trail Light Duo System by MSR is perfect for one or two people who need the lightweight, space-saving benefits of a minimalist cookset, yet don't want to be picky about what they cook. Hard-anodized nonstick aluminum keeps the menu options open and the compact pot still fits two Insulted Mugs and DeepDish Bowls.


The MSR Trail Lite Duo system is perfect for 1 or 2 adventuresome backpackers who need the lightweight, space-saving benefits of a minimalist cookset.


The MSR Trail Lite Duo System delivers all the lightweight, space-saving benefits of a minimalist cookset and boasts an all-new, ceramic nonstick coating. It's not only easy to clean, PTFE- and PFOA-free and a greener alternative. The Trail Lite Duo System includes DeepDish(TM) Bowls, 12.5 oz. Double-Wall Insulated Mugs color-coded for two, and comes with a clear, BPA-Free strainer lid and folding, locking handle. New most durable nonstick Ceramic Nonstick coating is not only PFOA and PTFE-free but earth friendly Hot and cold-safe polypropylene DeepDish(TM) bowls and double-wall insulated mugs are also BPA-free 2.0L hard-anodized aluminum pot keeps the weight down and provides plenty of capacity for two people Durable and easy to clean, MSR wouldn't have it any other way Compact design nests two DeepDish(TM) Bowls and Double-Wall Insulated Mugs inside pot Folding handle is durable and stows flat Strainer lid does double duty Boasts room for not included by also necessary Utensils and small stove like the PocketRocket(TM) or MicroRocket(TM)

- OMCgear

MSR Trail Lite Duo SystemBoring and simple outdoor meals are water under the bridge, thanks to this MSR Trail Lite Duo System that allows you to take plenty and varied food, without taking up much space or increase excessively your storage's weight. Despite its size and weight, the compact design of this food carrier system includes two deep-dish bowls and two double-wall insulated mugs. The pot of hard-anodized aluminum reduces weight and allows you to make room for food for two people. Its PFOA and PTFE-free coating prevents food from sticking and increase its lifespan. To protect your health, this product comes with a Bisphenol A-free polypropylene, with hot and cold-safe properties. This duo system includes a 2 L. / 67.63 oz. hard-anodized aluminum pot with ceramic non-stick coating, a clear strainer lid, two double-wall insulated mugs, and two deep-dish bowls. Enjoy your favorite foods when go outdoors with this MSR Trail Lite Duo System.

- SunnySports

If packing light and eating well are both priorities, make sure the MSR Trail Lite Duo System has a place in your pack. The two-liter aluminum pot holds enough grub for two hungry hikers, and the non-stick surface makes for easy cooking and cleaning. Add in the DeepDish bowls, insulated mugs, and the combined ultralight trail weight, and you have a kit that is destined to impress palates all across the backcountry.