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Editors' Choice

Review Roundup: Best New Camp Kitchen Gear 2015

We tested every new camp stove, cook pot, and more to bring you these 8 top picks in backcountry camp kitchen gear.

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Jetboil minimo

This stove system packs tiny and does it all: lightning-fast boils, quiet simmers, and everything in between. Full review.

snow peak gigapower stove

Ounce- and penny-counters will love this reliable cooker. Full review.

2015 Editors' Choice Awards - Sea to Summit X-Pot

Behold the world’s most packable cook pot. Full review.

MSR WindBoiler

This camp stove is nearly as fast and fuel-efficient as the 2007 Editors’ Choice Award-winning Reactor—but 70 percent cheaper. Full review.

GSI Infinity Backpacker Mug

This 17-ounce mug insulates well above its $10 price tag. Full review.

Stanley Mountain Compact Cook Set

Smart design and easy packing make this cookware kit a great value. Full review.

BioLite BaseCamp best camping stoves

With this camp stove, paddlers and basecampers can cook over wood while powering their electronics. Full review.

Wandervino Collection by Vapur and govino

Add a little (durable) class to your camp meal with this set, which pairs Vapur’s 750-ml Vintage Wine Carrier with govino’s shatterproof stemless glasses. Full review.

Hydro Flask True Pint

This double-wall, vacuum-insulated pint guarantees a perfect basecamping beer, no matter how sweltering the weather. Full review.

Vargo Titanium Funnel Flask

This 100% titanium flask is extremely light and strong, and won’t affect the flavor of your booze. Full review.

MSR AutoFlow

The beauty of gravity filters is that, well, gravity does all the work. We’ve tried them all, and this one is the best. Full review.

Camp Kitchen Gear Reviews

Everyone has their own system for eating and cooking in the backcountry. But whether you prefer simplicity or full-on gourmet, having the right gear helps you focus on what counts. We put the newest items to the test, and bring you reports on our favorites (and one classic). For more stove, cookpot, and accessory reviews, check out our cookware review channel.

2015 Camp Kitchen Trends

This can be a slow-moving category, but not this year. Manufacturers announced a bunch of new stove systems, and we tried as many as we could get our hands on.

Award winners

Two innovations were worthy of our coveted Editors’ Choice Awards: JetBoil’s MiniMo, the first personal cook system that can truly simmer, and Sea To Summit’s collapsible X-Pot. We also gave an Editors’ Choice Gold Award to the Snow Peak GigaPower stove, which after 15 years, is still an incredible bargain.


Booze gear

Meanwhile, it’s clear that the craft beer and spirits trend is sweeping the outdoor world. Nearly every outdoor brand that was already making some kind of beverage container is now making gear specifically for carrying or drinking booze with class. See a few of our favorites below, or check out our Outdoor Growler Battle to see the best insulated beer carriers on the market right now.

backcountry booze gear

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