OUR TAKE Backcountry Top Chefs, look no further. The Summit Skillet’s thicker- than-average aluminum base distributes heat as well as your favorite frying pan at home, and a ceramic nonstick coating (nontoxic and PFOA-free) keeps cleanup easy. We used the 8-inch pan to make everything from caramelized onions to golden-brown pancakes. A folding handle aids in packing, and a plastic spatula (included) nests inside.
TRAIL CRED “I brought this pan on weekend trips in Colorado’s Gore and Mosquito Ranges and used it for every breakfast and dinner,” one tester says. “The whole thing—especially the non-stick coating—was more durable than most pans I’ve used in the backcountry.”