Preparing food is one of the best activities when we are camping. For most of us, food tastes even better than home-cooked meals when we are outdoors, but if you don’t have the right equipment, it can be a big effort and stress. We have found the top 10 best camping pots and pans by researching over fifty camping cookware.
If you are also looking for a convenient camping stove make sure to look at our article about Top 5 Best Wood Burning Camp Stove.
COMPARISON TABLE OF BEST CAMPING POTS AND PANS
|TOAKS Titanium 1100ml Pot with Pan||Titanium||0.35 lbs||1.1 lt||Ø 4.5 x 5.5 in|
|GSI Pinnacle Soloist||Hard Anodized Aluminum||0.68 lbs||1.1 lt||Ø 5.5 x 5 in|
|Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact||Titanium||0.7 lbs||1.78 lt||Ø 6 x 4 in|
|Winterial 11 Piece||Aluminum||1.5 lbs||2 lt||Ø 6.75 x 3.5 in|
|Terra Hiker Camping Cookware||Hard-anodized aluminum||1.56 lbs||2 lt||Ø 7.2 x 5.1 in|
|Optimus Terra HE||Aluminum||1.58 lbs||1.75 lt||Ø 8.26 x 4.52 in|
|Sea to Summit X-Series Set||Silicon Walls,Anodized Aluminum Base||1.34 lbs||2.8 lt||Ø 8.4 x 1.6 in|
|MSR Quick 2 System||Aluminum||1.75 lbs||4 lt (Total)||Ø 7.75 x 5 in|
|Stanley Adventure Base Camp||Stainless Stell||4.75 lbs||3.5 lt||Ø 9.4 x 6.3 in|
|GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper||Aluminum||3.69 lbs||5 lt (Total)||Ø 9.1 x 5.8 in|
TOAKS Titanium 1100ml Pot with Pan
WEIGHT: 0.35 lbs
CAPACITY: 1.1 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 4.5 x 5.5 in
Toaks Titanium is backpacking cookware that comes with a pot and a pan. It is generally sold with TOAKS Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove which fits perfectly inside the pot. Since they are both titanium they are extremely lightweight and durable.
Although it is a convenient gear, accessories don’t come with the cookware, you have to bring them separately. If you like to pack light and durable equipment it is great for you.
|Extremly Lightweight||Accessories Not Included|
|A Wood-Burning Stove Can Be Stacked in The Pot|
GSI Pinnacle Soloist
WEIGHT: 0.68 lbs
CAPACITY: 1.1 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 5.5 x 5 in
GSI Pinnacle Soloist is a great tool for solo camping. It is compact, versatile and it won’t take a big space in your backpack. It comes with a pot, a lid, a spork-spoon, and a bowl cup. Its pot has a collapsible arm that takes almost no space, and this arm is also used for locking everything in place.
Another good thing about GSI Pinnacle Soloist is even when you put every tool in the pot, it still has space to put a small stove in it.
Its bag has a rigid form so you can use it as a sink to clean your stuff. It is great camping cookware for backpacking solo, but if you are planning to camp with your family or a group of friends I would recommend GSI outdoors Bugaboo Camper.
|Quality Material||Accessories Not Included|
|Lightweight And Compact|
Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact
WEIGHT: 0.7 lbs
CAPACITY: 1,78 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 6 x 4 in
Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact is an ultralight cooking kit. It comes with two pots and two pans (pans can also be used as lids), each item has a foldable handle. It has a good nesting design. Each pot has markings to arrange the amount of water.
If you are looking for ultralight, durable cookware, Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact is great for you.
|Ligthweight||Accessories Not Included|
Winterial 11 Piece
WEIGHT: 1,5 lbs
CAPACITY: 2 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 6.75 x 3.5 in
Winterial 11 piece is a cookware that can be used for both car camping and backpacking. It comes with a pot, a frying pan, a teapot, two bowls, a ladle, a spatula, a brush, a cutting board, and two lids. It has almost everything you need for camping.
My favorite thing about Winterial 11 piece is that it comes with a teapot, I personally am a big tea lover, I make tea almost in every two hours when I am outdoors and the teapot is a really convenient tool.
If you like to have every item in your kitchen with you and if you don’t mind using a little bit more space considering other cookwares, Winterial 11 Piece is perfect for you.
|Has a Teapot|
Terra Hiker Camping Cookware
WEIGHT: 1.56 lbs
PACKED SIZE: Ø 7,2 x 5,1 in
Terra Hiker Camping Cookware is extremely convenient considering its capacity and size. It has enough capacity for two-people camping. It comes with a pot, a frying pan, a teapot, two lids, a foldable ladle, a spatula, and a cleaning sponge.
Both pot and the pan have fold-down handles that save a great amount of space and they are made with non-stick material. It is also cheaper than other camping cookware that has those features. If you are a tea lover who is looking for inexpensive, convenient camping cookware, Terra Hiker Camping Cookware is great for you.
|Accesories Included||Bad Non-Stick Coating|
|Good Feauters For its Price|
Optimus Terra HE
WEIGHT: 1.58 lbs
CAPACITY: 1.75 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 8.26 x 4.52 in
Optimus Terra HE is a two-person cooking kit. It comes with two pots, both of them have measurement markings on it. One of my favorite thing about this kit that Its pan has ridges under it, which keeps it from sliding off the stove. It has only one portable handle with a robust design to use both on the pan and the pot.
The first pot is thinner and gets hot much quicker, which is great for boiling water in a little amount of time. The second pot is more sturdy and has a heat exchanger under it, this pot is made for making the meal instead of boiling water. The downside about this kit is that it doesn’t have a lid so it is not good for making complicated meals.
Note: If you also purchase Optimus stove, it’s stove head also has ridges which will catch the ridges under the pan which makes it extra hard to slide off the stove.
|Doesn't Slide Off The Stove Easily||Doesn't Have a Lid|
|Has Measurement Marks on The Pots||Accessories Not Included|
|Convenient Portable Handle Design|
Sea to Summit X-Series Set
WEIGHT: 1.34 lbs
CAPACITY: 2.8 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 8.4 x 1.6 in
Sea to Summit X-Series set is the most innovative camping cookware with its collapsible design. It comes with two bowls, two mugs, and a 2,8L pot. Every item in the cookware is collapsable, with its nesting design it saves a lot of space. 2,8L Pot has an anodized aluminum base, silicon walls, and silicon handles.
Even though it is great cookware it doesn’t come with a frying pan. If you don’t like to fry when you are camping then it is the most suitable camping cookware for you.
|Collapsable Design Saves Great Amount Of Space||Frying Pan is not Included|
|Convenient Lid Design|
MSR Quick 2 System
WEIGHT: 1.75 lbs
CAPACITY: 4 lt (Both Pots Combined)
PACKED SIZE: Ø 7.75 x 5 in
MSR Quick 2 System is the most convenient cookware designed for 2 people. It comes with one 1.5L Hard-anodized nonstick pot (for cooking), one 2.5L hard-anodized pot (for boiling), two insulated mugs, two plates, and one strainer lid.
MSR Quick 2 System has a greatly designed portable handle that can be used for both of the pots and it is also used for locking everything in place. It is a great gear for backpacking but if you need even smaller cookware we would recommend GSI Pinnacle Soloist.
|Lightweight||One Pot is not Nonstick|
|Versatile Portable Handle|
Stanley Adventure Base Camp
WEIGHT: 4.75 lbs
CAPACITY: 3,5 lt
PACKED SIZE: Ø 9.4 x 6.3 in
Stanley Adventure Base Camp is for four-person. It comes with It a 3,5L pot, 7,25-inch frying pan, four plates, four bowls, four sporks, a spatula, a spoon, a cutting board, a hot pot holder and a drying rack. It is the only cooking kit that comes with a drying rack. Another plus is; it has a big spatula and a spoon, they both are unassembled to fit into the pot when packed, and assembling them is extremely easy.
The downside about this cooking kit is, it is not made with a non-stick material but if you are looking for inexpensive and convenient four-person cookware I would strongly recommend Stanley Adventure Base Camp.
|Accesories Included||Not a Nonstick Material|
|Good Feauters for its Price||Bulky|
|Suitable For Using On Campfire|
GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper
WEIGHT: 3.69 lbs
CAPACITY: 5 lt (Both Pots Combined)
PACKED SIZE: Ø 9.1 x 5.8 in
GSI Outdoors Bugaboo is made for four-person camping. It has every equipment to cook camping meals. It comes with two pots, two lids (the bigger lid can be used for both 3-liter pot and the frying pan), one frying pan, four plates, and four mugs, every accessory is color-coded to personalize the tableware settings.
My favorite thing about GSI Outdoors Bugaboo is its lid, it is robust and versatile, it has a strainer side which makes it a lot easier to strain the water and cook pasta. Also, Its carrying case has a rigid form so it can be used as a washing basin after the meal. GSI Outdoors Bugaboo is great for family camping. If you are looking for a smaller cooking kit, I recommend MSR Quick 2 System.
|Versatile Carrying Bag And Lid Design||Bulky|
|Every Essential Equipment is İnclueded (Color-Coded)|