MSR Alpine Bowl
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- Strong: Stainless steel stands up to heavy use
- Modular: Nests inside MSR® 1.5L pot for storage.
- Weight:3.6 oz./102 g
- Size: 5.5"/14cm
- Durable Scratch and dent resistant 18-10 Stainless Steel stands up in the most rugged conditions.
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|Material Type||Stainless Steel|
|Package Height||2.1 x 5.3 x 5.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.2 pounds|
|Sport Type||Camping & Hiking|
Top Customer Reviews
The main advantages versus plastic is the ability to use it as a pot to heat food directly. It's also more durable if that's important to you.
The disadvantages are that you'll need to insulate your lap or use something to hold the bowl if you're eating very hot foods. Unlike the plastic which doesn't conduct heat as readily, I noticed that eating a just-heated chili required using a cloth napkin to hold the bowl. That's a minor point though. Others have said that metal can leave an aftertaste versus plastic but I did not notice this.
You can use it to heat water. However, if you plan on using a pair of needlenose pliers to hold the bowl (like those found on the Leatherman Wave or Victorinox Spirit) keep in mind that there's a lip around the edge that makes this tricky.
A few random points...
* The MSR Alpine Bowl is pretty simple; it would be pretty hard to invent a better bowl. The worth of it is that it is made from sturdy stainless steel. I've held this bowl in one hand, and a titanium bowl in the other--the difference is so negligable as to be unimportant. Unless you feel the need to pay more for titanium, sometimes a higher price does not equate to a better product.
* I prefer simple dishes when I'm hiking/camping. I like the ease of cooking and eating from the same bowl, and the Alpine Bowl is perfect for that task.
* Takes up very little room in my pack.
* The price point is great; I've looked but haven't found any other stainless steel bowl that compares to the Alpine Bowl in quality and price.
These bowls are great. They have a nice finish, they stand up well to my titanium spork and they clean very easily. They stack fairly well, but they do create a vacuum. It's really easy to release, just wiggle the bowls and they pop apart.
Now on to this "glue" problem people keep talking about. It's not glue. It's discoloration from the glue that you are seeing. I haven't had these bowls for a long time, but I already notice the discoloration starting to fade. Terrible sticker placement, but it doesn't make the bowls any less awesome.
The size is, frankly, huge. It's the biggest bowl I've ever used for oatmeal, cereal or soup. The little packet serving of oatmeal in the bottom of the bowl looks pathetic.
Oh, bowls could be a smidgen bigger too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a bowl. Nothing much else to say.
It does bowly things.
It's stainless steel so you can cook with it. It can be a cup if you're thirsty. Read more
its hard to go wrong with anything made out of stainless steel, other that weight. this is a solid bowl with multiple uses. highly recommended. fast shippingPublished 11 months ago by strokr383
I bought a set of MSR Alpine Bowls in 2011 and they did not nest well (you had to grab the stack of four bowls with both hands and twist each bowl one by one to separate them), but... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Landon Bouma
This is a great nut bowl, or for grinding chickpeas in to make falafel, but I was hoping for something bigger. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MiOb
Thought this was a titanium bowl, but I think the biggest disappointment is that these bowls are small. :(Published 17 months ago by Joshua Szanto
These bowls are great. Sturdy, durable, easy to clean. Only problem is that when you stack them, they tend to form a vacuum and then they can be a bit tricky to separate... Read morePublished on May 29, 2014 by Brad Neufeld
You'll barely notice it in your bag or backpack, the perfect size for people or pets. Very well made, easy to clean.Published on May 14, 2014 by Hampton Family
What is there to really say? It's just like any other steel bowl. The lip makes it just a smidge too big to fit inside the 1. Read morePublished on March 13, 2014 by Joseph B