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MSR - Alpine 2 Stainless Steel Pot Set

MSR Alpine 2 Stainless Steel Pot Set

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$37.46 Original price:$49.95
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Tech Specs

stainless steel
1.5L, 2L
7 x 4.5in
Recommended Use:
camping, backpacking, moutaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited 3 years

Alpine 2 Stainless Steel Pot Set

In base camp or on longer expeditions and multi-day backpacking trips, the MSR Alpine 2 Stainless Steel Pot Set gives you durable cookware for two or more people. This kit features two pots, a lid that works for both, a pot grabber, and a storage sack.

  • Pair of pots with lid and handle fit for backpacking
  • Stainless steel construction ensures long-lasting durability
  • 1.5L and 2L volumes suitable for boiling water for dehydrated meals

Life long use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this cook set twenty years ago as a scout and have never felt the need to replace it. It's light weight and perfectly fits my whisperlite stove inside it.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This was the first cooking system I bought when I started camping, great sizing for 3ish people. Easy to clean if you burn something on the pot with steal wool. This is a set that you don't need to baby around. Pair this with the Whisper lite International, Dragonfly or the Windpro II and you will have a great setup. I still have my system after 9 years.

Perfect for a starter cookset

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This cook set is perfect for anyone who is looking to get into backcountry cooking. The cook set is not the lightest on the market but it does get the job done. I have found that the two pots will provide enough room to cook for 4 people.

Great Cookset

    I was recently informed that the mesh bag that comes with this set is good for both storage and straining noodles. I tried it and sure enough it works! Now I don't have to travel with a full sized colander anymore.

    You can always strain pasta, rice, potatoes, or anything else using the lid upside down against the pot. I would not recommend using the mesh bag, it will hold bacteria. Just a thought.

    good for one trip

      can't even use them on the stove, and def not camp fire ready.

      Perfect for backpacking or car camping

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I got these thinking I'd take something smaller when backpacking, but they're perfect for a solo trip or for a trip with friends. While they do take up a bit of space, they also can hold a lot of other cooking gear - I keep fuel, my stove, and cleaning supplies in the set with room to spare.

      Perfect for backpacking or car camping

      Long lasting

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had these pots since the 90s (as far as my CRS let's me recall!) and use them on every backpacking trip. Just tried baking biscuits with them on my Dragonfly stove and was very presently surprised - they came out great! Nice and fluffy.

      Great little set!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Okay, so I'm kind of a MSR fangirl (first tent was MSR, what can I say?) and this is a great small set for two or three people. I have used them on every camping trip, and I used it every morning and night while in the Canadian Rockies for a month. It cooks very evenly and quickly. Clean-up isn't the best but it's stainless steel which is par for the course - I didn't want teflon so I compromised. It did fall victim to some charring from a few overcooked soups, but that just adds to the charm. The chrome has developed a lovely warm patina, but I digress. I must say, that when given the choice of other people's cook sets that are maybe bigger or easier to clean, I always stick with my own. They aren't feather light, but there is enough room in the smaller pot for my MSR titanium fork and spoon set, and a small plastic camp bowl. Yay for packing efficiently!

      These have been around forever

        I grew up using these pots. My set must be over 20 years old at this point. These days, there are lighter-weight options, but none more durable. These are still the pots I grab when kayaking or canoeing, when weight is not as much of an issue. I particularly appreciate that the lid can be used as a frying pan. I suspect these pots will always have a place in my gear box.

        Great set

          This pot set is great. It's exactly as described. I ended up returning mine because it wasn't exactly what I was looking for though. The lid was shaped to fit as a lid for both pots so it wasn't going to be good for doubling as a pan. If all you're making is an egg or something small like that. I for one think that just because we like romp around the woods and "rough it" doesn't mean we have to eat like cavemen. There's lots of great low weight recipes out there and I'd rather carry a little extra gear to make a really great meal. More to the point, if you're looking for a lightweight two pot set that'll be great for boiling water, soups, etc. then look no further. These pots really are great. Also, the pots to snap together but there is a bag that comes with it. Just pack it tight so there isn't a bunch of jingling.

          Pretty good cookset!

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          This is a pretty good cook set to use with many backpacking stoves. I have used it a few times with my whisperlite stove and can say it does a great job of cooking and serving up meals. The lid is ok for cooking some things but I would recommend getting a different pan if you are looking to cook anything serious!

          Pretty good cookset!

          Tough Cookset

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Got this cookset to go with my Whisperlite Universal and they are awesome. Tough and durable without taking up a lot of space in my pack. They let my stove nest inside so I have one small setup and its all together in my pack.

          Versatile Cookset

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          A few friends and I used this on a trip to the City of Rocks.

          Our cook set up was an MSR Pocket Rocket for the stove and then the MSR Alpine 2 Stainless Pot Set (This Set).

          Multiple Pieces:

          These pots nest nicely with plenty of room for the pot grabber, a stove (depending on size) and other goodies.

          Pot Grabber:

          It's just two pieces, it's light weight and simple. But the major draw back is that it's not spring loaded. Some of the time I was a little worried about dumping the hot food while cooking but the pot grabber was fairly good at grabbing the pot.

          Stainless Steel:

          It's fairly light weight. I wouldn't be taking this backpacking. But since we were car camping while climbing, there was nothing wrong with this weight. When we cooked on this, my friend managed to burn the food to the bottom of the pot even though he was constantly stirring the food. Kind of a disappointment to see it marr up the bottom of the pot.


          Depending on what you're cooking, you can cook some food in it... say eggs or bacon.

          Over all this is a decent set.

          Jared D.


          800.409.4502 ext 4055

          perfect packing pots

            Used this kit backpacking with Boy Scouts for 10 years, decided to get one of my own. It's the best 2-pot set I've tried. Super durable! I love that my MSR whisperlite stove fits inside the pots so everything packs up into a little package.

            I used the lid as a frying pan on my Whisperlite and can confirm that this is not the best idea as the metal is too thin (the food got burned up pretty quickly)

            Great Set

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I've hade this set for two years now and it takes a beating. I added the alpine fry pan and a GSI Kettle, and there is nothing I can't cook. Flipping the lid upside down makes it into a double boiler, so five pieces of cookware effectively function as a whole kitchen. I have used it for up to four people and have never seen it be insufficient. Over fires, stoves, even solar cookers: best set I have ever used, hands down.

            jack of all trades cook set

              I bought this set after using a family members. It is just what I need for backpacking. Like others mentioned you could just take and use the larger pot. I am able to put a tin coffee cup into it with lighter and dish rag...and I like that packability. I don't see myself owning something else besides this set.

              Any way you could post a pic of your set up. That sounds like something I'd look into :)

              Gets the job done!

                Nothing special here besides the fact they last forever. A bit heavy but I prefer it to Aluminum. I've used these from the backcountry to the kitchen stove and they're great no matter what you're cooking.

                I agree with this review. If weight isn't important, you can't go wrong with these. If weight matters, I'd say buy titanium pots in exactly the size you need for the trip.

                Heavy, but bulletproof

                  I've had this set for over twenty years. The outside of both pots are absolutely coated with carbon that will never, ever come out, and I like that - call it a patina.

                  One of the best features is the lid: Not only does it fit both pots, but it can be turned upside down to act as a double-boiler - great for reheating without getting a big pot dirty. I often use it to warm up a Clif bar in cold weather while boiling water for oatmeal or coffee.

                  I usually only take the large pot and the lid with me. My MSR Rapidfire, inclusive of the windscreen and pot grabber, fit nicely inside the pot.

                  Cool pans

                    These are great pans that will last for years. I can fit one fuel can and my pocket rocket inside, throw it in my pack and I'm set to go. Definitely worth buying.


                      Ive had this set for 10+ years and it has been all over the world. Everything I need fits in the 1.5 L pot and I secure it with a wrap so nothing creeps out. Excellent, do everything, basic cookset.