Toughest Gear: MSR Alpine Cookware and GSI Cascadian Bowls

Pots for the masses–and the ages.

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Three editors—editor-in-chief Jon Dorn, executive editor Dennis Lewon, and gear editor Kristin Hostetter—bought these stainless steel pots before getting hired, and have used them a combined 40-plus years. There’s no nonstick coating, but the curved bottoms aid in cleaning, and the surfaces are tough enough for regular SOS scrubbing. Two sets: 2 Pot ($50; 1 lb. 10 oz.) and 4 Pot ($70; 3 lbs. 2 oz.);


GSI Cascadian Bowls

Tested and approved by our editors—and their dogs

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