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Stanley Adventure Base Camp
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  
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Pros Environmental and health-friendly ceramic construction, lightweight and versatile overall constructionComprehensive, high end materialsSturdy construction and efficiency-oriented heat exchanger ring, locking universal pot gripperDurable, excellent frying pan for discerning cooks, great lid, great value for the setTeflon coating makes for easy clean up, pots and pan are a great size
Cons Fragile coating and pots dent easily, no features beyond two basic potsPot handle gets hot, heavyHeavy, especially for a kit that requires addition of other features, heat exchanger ring is a little messyHeavy, no non-stick coatingHeavy, must be conscious of scratching non-stick coating
Bottom Line The ceramic construction of these pots offer a healthy alternative to Teflon.Almost no matter what your camping kitchen needs are, this set (and sometimes a subset of what it includes) will do what you need.Primus set up this basic pot set with some attributes and features that optimize efficiency without bogging you down with finicky performance or gimmicky additions.A wonderful option for the frugal car camper.In its complete form, the Bugaboo is as close to your home cookware as we can envision.
Rating Categories MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set GSI Pinnacle Camper Primus PrimeTech 2.3L Pot Set Stanley Adventure Base Camp GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper
Cooking Performance (25%)
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9
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8
Packability (20%)
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4
Durability (15%)
6
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8
Weight (15%)
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5
Ease Of Use (15%)
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Features (10%)
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Specs MSR Ceramic 2-Pot... GSI Pinnacle Camper Primus PrimeTech... Stanley Adventure... GSI Outdoors...
Measured Weight 1 lbs 3.7 lbs 1.6 lbs 4.8 lbs 3.7 lbs
Material Hard-anodized Aluminum Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating Aluminum Stainless Steel; pot and pan bottoms have additional layers Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating
Components 2L pot, 1.5L pot, strainer lid, 2 plates, 2 mugs, handle 2L pot, 8" frypan, strainer lid, 2 mugs, 2 bowls, handle 2 2.3L pots, 1 lid, pot tongs, padded/insulated storage bag 3.5L pot, vented lid, 7" 3ply frying pan, cutting board, spatula with extending handle, serving spoon with extending handle, [4] 6in plates, [4] 22oz bowls, [4] sporks, dish drying rack, heat resistant trivet, locking bungee 3L pot, 2L pot, 2 strainer lids, 9" frypan, set of 4 mugs, bowls and plates, handle
Avg Boil Time (mins) 3.58 3.78 3.12 4.12 3.87
3L Pot? (>2.4L) 0 0 0 1 1
2L Pot? (1.5-2.4L) 1 1 2 0 1
1L Pot? (.5-1.4L) 0 0 0 0 0
Frying Pan? 0 1 0 1 1
Frying Pan Lid? N/a Yes N/a No Yes
Packed Size 5.3 x 7.8 in 8.5 x 4.6 in 7.9 x 5.3 in 11 x 6 x 11 in 9.4 x 5.5 in
Weight of pot closest to 1.5L, with lid and handle 0.5 lbs 1.0 lbs 0.9 lbs 1.9 lbs 0.9 lbs
Cooking Surfaces One (1.5L) non-stick pot, One (2.5L) uncoated pot Pot and frypan both have non-stick Teflon coating Non-stick Teflon like coating Stainless Steel Pots and frypan all have non-stick Teflon coating
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