MSR Trail Mini Duo
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MSR Trail Mini Duo
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Pros Light, simple, just the right set of featuresComprehensive, high end materialsSturdy construction and efficiency-oriented heat exchanger ring, locking universal pot gripperEnvironmental and health-friendly ceramic construction, lightweight and versatile overall constructionDurable, excellent frying pan for discerning cooks, great lid, great value for the set
Cons Not suitable for sophisticated cookingPot handle gets hot, heavyHeavy, especially for a kit that requires addition of other features, heat exchanger ring is a little messyFragile coating and pots dent easily, no features beyond two basic potsHeavy, no non-stick coating
Bottom Line Well suited and carefully designed for ultralight backpackingAlmost no matter what your camping kitchen needs are, this set (and sometimes a subset of what it includes) will do what you needPrimus set up this basic pot set with some attributes and features that optimize efficiency without bogging you down with finicky performance or gimmicky additionsThe ceramic construction of these pots offer a healthy alternative to TeflonA wonderful option for the frugal car camper
Rating Categories MSR Trail Mini Duo GSI Pinnacle Camper Primus PrimeTech 2.3L Pot Set MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set Stanley Adventure Base Camp
Cooking Performance (25%)
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Packability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Weight (15%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Features (10%)
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Specs MSR Trail Mini Duo GSI Pinnacle Camper Primus PrimeTech... MSR Ceramic 2-Pot... Stanley Adventure...
Measured Weight 0.7 lbs 3.7 lbs 1.6 lbs 1 lbs 4.8 lbs
Material Hard-anodized Aluminum Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating Aluminum Hard-anodized Aluminum Stainless Steel; pot and pan bottoms have additional layers
Components 1.2L pot, 28 oz. bowl, lid, pot lifter, stuff sack 2L pot, 8" frypan, strainer lid, 2 mugs, 2 bowls, handle 2 2.3L pots, 1 lid, pot tongs, padded/insulated storage bag 2L pot, 1.5L pot, strainer lid, 2 plates, 2 mugs, handle 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
Avg Boil Time (mins) 4.02 3.78 3.12 3.58 4.12
3L Pot? (>2.4L) 0 0 0 0 1
2L Pot? (1.5-2.4L) 0 1 2 1 0
1L Pot? (.5-1.4L) 1 0 0 0 0
Frying Pan? 0 1 0 0 1
Frying Pan Lid? N/a Yes N/a N/a No
Packed Size 5 x 5.5 in 8.5 x 4.6 in 7.9 x 5.3 in 5.3 x 7.8 in 11 x 6 x 11 in
Weight of pot closest to 1.5L, with lid and handle 0.5lbs 1.0 lbs 0.9 lbs 0.5 lbs 1.9 lbs
Cooking Surfaces Hard anodized Pot and frypan both have non-stick Teflon coating Non-stick Teflon like coating One (1.5L) non-stick pot, One (2.5L) uncoated pot Stainless Steel
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