Last Updated: August 17, 2020

Best Camping Cookware For Outdoor Adventures

Anyone who has spent time in the outdoors knows everything tastes better in the woods. Whether you backpack your meals in or haul them in a pull trailer, having the best camping dishes can make camp cooking and eating that much easier. We can’t guarantee these sets won’t keep you from burning the mac and cheese, or from overcooking the scrambled eggs, but we do know they will make cooking and cleaning better, so you can get back to enjoying your time amongst the great outdoors.


At A Glance: Top 3 Cookware Sets


The following are some of our top choices that give you the best options when you are out camping. Sets that combine options for cooking, with price, functionality, and of course weight.

Top Product Overview

  • Lightweight & easy to clean
  • Mesh bag for easy storage
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Odoland 22pcs Camping Cookware Mess Kit, Large Size Hanging Pot Pan Kettle with Base Cook Set for 4, Cups Dishes Forks Spoons Kit for Outdoor Camping Hiking and Picnic
  • Large kettle can be used many ways
  • Nonstick surfaces
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iBasingo 2 Piece-Set Titanium Bowl Pot Set with Folding Handle Outdoor Camping Picnic Pan Ultralight Cooking Tableware Picnic Dishes 1000ml & 500ml Ti1502I
Smallest Cookware Set
  • Mutifunctional uses
  • Comes with drawstring bag
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Gear4U: Best BPA-FREE Camping Cookware Set - Mess Kit - 13 Pieces including Free Bonus - Non-Stick Anodized Aluminum - Complete Lightweight Folding Kit for Camping Hiking & Backpacking Outdoor Cooking
Best For Car Camping
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
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Bisgear 16pcs Camping Cookware Cutlery Mess Kit - Backpacking Pot Pan Utensils with Stainless Steel Cup Bowl Straw Knife Fork Chopsticks Cleaning Brush Flatware Set
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
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MSR Quick 2 System Cook Set
Best For Backpackers
  • Lightweight & compact
  • Variety of pots and a pan
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Best Camping Cookware


Wealers Complete Mess Kit Set

This stainless steel cook set comes with cups, bowls, utensils, and a mesh bag to hold it all in. You can get it for two people or four, and with the strategic packing, you can use this for both backpacking and trailer camping.

It’s eco-friendly camping cookware, and safe for everyone – since it is lead-free, BPA-free, and latex-free. Wealers offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee, just in case you ever have an issue and need to contact them.

Pros

  • Lightweight & easy to clean
  • Mesh bag for easy storage
  • Big enough for full meals

Cons

  • Hard to hold with hot liquid
  • Plates curved more like bowls
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Odoland 22-Piece Camping Cookware

Odoland 22pcs Camping Cookware Mess Kit, Large Size Hanging Pot Pan Kettle with Base Cook Set for 4, Cups Dishes Forks Spoons Kit for Outdoor Camping Hiking and Picnic

This all-in-one kit offers more than just camping dishes and spoons. You use this camping cookware for everything from cooking to eating to cleaning up.

The 22-piece set includes a large cook pot, a kettle, dishes, cups, and utensils for four people. With its ability to fold and nest, this set won’t take up valuable space in your camper, but might make you feel you have your whole kitchen at your fingertips.

The cook pot, kettle and pan are all made from high-quality aluminum alloy that is also non-stick. The pot is 4L and ready for just about anything, including being hung over a campfire with friends. The kettle is 1.5L and can also be hung.

The dishes and utensils are all stainless steel, with the utensils folding to take even less space in this camping cookware set.

Pros

  • Large kettle can be used many ways
  • Nonstick surfaces
  • No-heat pot handles
  • Compact

Cons

  • Small cups
  • No bowls
  • Too heavy for backpacking
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Smallest Cookware Set

TOAKS Titanium 2-piece set

iBasingo 2 Piece-Set Titanium Bowl Pot Set with Folding Handle Outdoor Camping Picnic Pan Ultralight Cooking Tableware Picnic Dishes 1000ml & 500ml Ti1502I

This simple cooking and camping cookware set is light enough for backpacking and solid enough for car camping, making it one of the best camping dishes we have found.

Made of titanium, you can be sure you will get a lot quality without a lot of weight. In total, the set weighs in at only 8.2 oz (231.1g), which is great news if you have to carry this on your back.

The larger pot holds pot has a capacity of 1600ml (1.6L) while the smaller pan has 490ml, which is around half a litre. A lot less, but still great for frying or even boiling a quick cup of water.

It also comes with a handy mesh sack, to help you keep organised while at camping and when packing everything into your backpack for the day.

Pros

  • Mutifunctional uses
  • Comes with drawstring bag
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Only 1 person set
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Best For Car Camping

gear4U Camping Cookware Kit

Gear4U: Best BPA-FREE Camping Cookware Set - Mess Kit - 13 Pieces including Free Bonus - Non-Stick Anodized Aluminum - Complete Lightweight Folding Kit for Camping Hiking & Backpacking Outdoor Cooking

When you’re ready to throw your life on your back and head for the hills, pack this lightweight kit and you’ll eat well all week. This 13-piece kit offers everything you need including a non-stick pot with lid, 2 bowls, 2 folding cups, and 2 stainless steel sporks (you know, those funky little things that are a combination of a spoon and a fork).

Additionally, bonus items include a ladle, bamboo spatula, and a sponge. Just lay them all out on the camping table, while you are car camping this summer, and you will feel spoiled for choice!

Most of the cookware is made from FDA approved hard anodized aluminum, which is not only durable and made to last, but is also light weight. The other items like the spatula and folding cups and bowls are BPA free and guaranteed to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • FDA approved Auminum

Cons

  • Only 2 person use
  • Hot liquid makes it hard to hold
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Bisgear 13 piece-Mess Kit

Bisgear 16pcs Camping Cookware Cutlery Mess Kit - Backpacking Pot Pan Utensils with Stainless Steel Cup Bowl Straw Knife Fork Chopsticks Cleaning Brush Flatware Set

This simple set offers everything one person needs to eat, drink and be merry. It includes a plate, bowl, spoon and even chopsticks. Made from stainless steel, this kit also comes with a carrying bag and can be washed in the dishwasher. You may even have enough extra room in your backpack for a special dessert.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Made from stainless steel

Cons

  • Storage bag doesn't drain well
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Best For Backpackers

MSR Quick 2 System Cook Set

MSR Quick 2 System Cook Set

If you want absolutely everything you need in a cookware set for 2 people for a backpacking trip this weekend, then the MSR Quick 2 system if an absolute dream. As you probably know, MSR produces some of the best outdoor gear for backpackers, and this is no exception.

The materials are top-notch and lightweight – the two pots are hard anodized aluminum with a non-stick coating. So, also easy to clean, which is a bonus when you don’t have a kitchen sink with you.

The total cookware set weighs in at 1 pound 12 ounces, which is ideal when you consider you get everything you need, and maybe more. The plastic bowls and cups are designed to slot inside the whole set with ease. And, there is a strainer lid on the pot, which easily clips into place with a folding, rubberized lid that is perfectly sized.

This is a set that I personally bought for this summer, after my last cookware set took years of abuse, and I am very impressed. MSR just keeps on designed and manufacturing some of the best, but perhaps not cheapest, gear around.

Pros

  • Lightweight & compact
  • Variety of pots and a pan
  • Fits neatly into one pot
  • Smart design for backpackers

Cons

  • Expensive compared to other sets
  • Not the lightest or smallest for backpacking
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So, whether you are spending a week camping by a lake fishing, or lightweight hiking from camp to camp, now you have the best cooking gear that money can buy!