Gear Review: Optimus Terra HE - Backpacker

Gear Review: Optimus Terra HE

A great two-pot cookset

If you need one cookset that can handle every trip from family camping to alpine peakbagging, get the Terra. The kit includes two hard-anodized 1.7-liter aluminum pots (one nonstick) and a lid that doubles as a frying pan.

What makes it above average? The neoprene case, which insulates as well as organizes. New this year: a heat exchanger on the nonstick pot, boosting fuel efficiency for any stove. Caveat: weight. $60; 1 lb. 7 oz.;