- Product Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 4 inches
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- ASIN: B00PH4JEM4
- Item model number: 321109-P
- Average Customer Review: 643 customer reviews
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MSR Alpine Stowaway Pot
|Price:||$14.36 - $49.98|
- Versatile: Great for storing gear or supplies when you're not cooking
- Secure: Hinged, easy-lift handle flips over the fitted lid to lock it in place.
- Weight: 9.5 oz./270 g (475ml); 13 oz./365 g (775ml); 15.5 oz./440 g (1100ml); 19.5 oz./550 g (1600ml)
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These time-honored stainless steel backpacking pots stand up to heavy use and offer a high quality, durable option in cookware. They're perfect for scouts and emerging campers, as well as budget-minded travelers
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First of all you still have 4 different sizes to choose from so don't think you are getting a "set" of "nesting" pots. You will be receiving a single pot of your choice. You have 775 and 475 ml and the 1.1 and 1.6 liter. In case you are wondering... 775 ml = 31/40 of a liter. 475 ml = 19/40 of a liter. Both of these pots are obviously smaller than the 1.1 or 1.6. You fill them with gear, lock them down and then stow them away. Hence the name "stowaway" pots.
I'm not sure why they give a color selection since they are all stainless and silver in color.
I own the 1.1 and use it mainly for solo back-country adventures. It will comfortably cook a single pack of Ramen noodles or a single can of condensed soup to give you an idea of size. Another reviewer mentions it will hold two packs of noodles. They are either golf ball size packs of noodles or he is reviewing the 1.6 pot. This pot is perfect for boiling water fast to rehydrate Mountainhouse meals for two
It's stainless steel so it can burn food easily if you don't monitor your flame.
I've been using this pot for years now and it functions well. I own all sorts of other cookware but this is hands down my favorite pot. I am able to keep a Snowpeak Giga-Power stove and a small fuel canister inside as well a few other small pantry items. I have one in my "bugout" bag. Inside that pot I keep a headlamp, multi-tool, fire starter, bandanna, first aid, compass, sewing kit, mirror, fishing kit, cordage, cable saw. I lock it down and don't have to worry where anything is. I keep that in a small bag with a few other items.
The weight of the pot itself is minimal. The pot is sturdy. Not easy to dent or ding. The lid and handle lock down nicely. Never had a problem with it accidentally opening.
The one con is the handle won't lock into the open position. It clicks in place but as another reviewer noted... The handle could possibly fold up while pouring, thus dumping your hot whatever onto whatever. I've never had it happen but it could. I've cooked hundreds of meals between my two pots. GREAT product.. just read the product description.
**update 4-1-2017** This is still a great pot. and has held up well over the years.
Thanks for reading.
I just LUV having my entire cookset fit so neatly into my pack and take up so little space. Perfect!
I've included a few images so others can see what I mean.
the integrated handle/latch setup is killer!
they can hold stove, fuel, food, etc. making them a great self contained mess kit!
i primarily use these with alcohol stoves... for me the smaller ones, 475ml & 775ml, work best with stoves that jet the flame upward like the vargo triads or trangia spirit burner... the bigger ones, 1.1l & 1.6l, work best with stoves that jet the flame out to the side like the vargo decagon, go bag, white box, or similar... at first i was a bit thrown by the large size of the 1.6l, then i got a go bag stove with very aggressive side jets, & i was like - eureka!
but back to the 1.1l size, great mid to large size traditional wide/flat style camping pot, would work well with just about any style camping/backpacking stove i think, & will work over the campfire or with wood burning stove too...
i have even seen where folks bake bread over coals in a sealed up stowaway pot, can't wait to try that!
a couple other great things about stowaway pots... they are reasonably priced, & they are durable quality stainless steel... not aluminum! heavier than yes, but comparably priced, & no aluminum toxins messin with the brain! of course, they aren't as light as titanium, but look at the price! & i don't think there is a titanium pot with the same integrated handle/latch setup design, so nothing really compares!
all the photos i've added are mine except for the last one, which shows how you can rig the stowaway to hang over fire, ingenious!
still have all the sizes & they still get used, but one thing i have to add is that i've discovered what could be the only flaw with this alpine stowaway design, & that is i cannot get a good pour out of these, meaning when i have boiled water & hold pot by handle, then slowly try to pour contents out of pot, it always runs down the side, always! that is a bummer since i like to do exactly that to make my coffee or tea, so that is one strike against these MSR pots for me
The pot is stainless steel, and very solid. I'm not worried about breaking it. The wire handle flexes slightly to conform to the contour to the lid when closed. It latches down tightly and isn't going to randomly pop open in your pack. The fit between the lid and pot is tight enough that it will probably contain the mess if a salt shaker busts open in there while you're moving. The handle doesn't lock open, but clicks into place and works pretty well. Overall I like the design and it suits my needs.
The 1.1 liter size will store two unopened packs of ramen noodles, one on top of the other, with room to spare (see customer image). It is a little heavy, and I suspect that the 775 ml version might be better for just one person, but in the end I guess it depends on how you like to cook. Personally, I like to have some headroom so I don't slop stuff over the sides when I'm stirring something. If I were going on longer hikes, I might think differently. I tried to give good size indicators in the customer image so you can judge that for yourself.