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

Summary

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.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • None yet

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.

G00SE MODERATOR

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


2 months ago

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The Trail Lite Duo System delivers all the lightweight, space-saving benefits of a minimalist cookset, without forcing you to be Spartan about what you cook. It features our all-new, ceramic nonstick coating that's not only the most durable coating we've ever found, but also PTFE- and PFOA-free, for those seeking a greener alternative in their cookware. The system includes DeepDish(TM) Bowls, 11 oz. Double-Wall Insulated Mugs color-coded for two, and comes with a clear, BPA-Free strainer lid and folding, locking handle. Features: Compact: Nesting design fits two DeepDish(TM) Bowls and Double-Wall Insulated Mugs inside pot. Sized for Two: Two-liter, hard-anodized aluminum pot keeps the weight down and provides plenty of capacity for two people. Ceramic Nonstick: The most durable nonstick coating we've ever found; PFOA and PTFE-free. BPA-Free: Hot and cold-safe polypropylene DeepDish(TM) bowls and double-wall insulated mugs. Room for More: Mugs have room for MSR(R) Folding Utensils and can also fit a PocketRocket(TM) or MicroRocket(TM) stove. Includes: 2.0 L Hard-Anodized Aluminum Pot w/ Ceramic Nonstick Coating, Clear Strainer Lid, (2) Double-Wall Insulated Mugs, (2) DeepDish(TM) Bowls. Weight - 1 lbs 5.6 oz / 613 g Packed Size - 5.5 x 6.25 in / 14 x 15.9 cm

- Mountains Plus

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.

- CampSaver.com

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.

- REI

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

The MSR Trail Lite Duo system provides the lightweight, space-saving convenience of other minimalist cook sets without forcing you to eat like a mouse. The 2L pot ensures that you and your partner get enough to eat, and the color-coded bowls and mugs reduce the risk of catching each other's cooties.

- EMS