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Historic Range: $32.48-$74.95
Nice anodized aluminum pot and well designed accessories make this a winner.
- Uniqe shape suited to portable backpacking stoves
- Multi-purpose lid
- Completely packable with accessories
- Lid can be a tad loose in certain positions
This is a nice small and portable backcountry cookware set that packs well and functions as expected.
The pot has an interesting looking triangular shape that makes sense for use on small canister stoves that have three support arms. It features a collapsible fold-down handle that locks into the up position while you're using it and then folds down for streamlined storage.
The handle is also insulated with a rubberized grip. The multipurpose lid has one opening with a sliding cover to be used for pouring liquids and another slotted opening for straining.
It comes with two plastic bowls and a nice collapsible spork, all of which will fit into the pot along with a small canister of fuel and a backpacking stove if it is small enough (mine is). It also comes with a mesh storage back for transporting it.
I like everything about this set, with one very minor gripe being that the lid fits more tightly in some positions than in others. Since the pot and lid have a roughly triangular shape, you can rotate the lid into one of three positions depending on what you need to do and whether you're right or left handed.
In other words you can position the lid for pouring, straining, or neither depending upon how you rotate the lid before setting down on the pot. In one position it may sit very firmly and require some pulling pressure to get it loose, while in another position it make sit a bit more loosely and lift off without resistance.
I wish the lid would sit firmly in place with more of a "locked in" kind of feel no matter how it's positioned. But this is only a very minor gripe.
All in all I am very pleased with this set and would recommend it.
Source: bought it new