Stainless steel, aluminium, silicone... Various materials for various needs
To satisfy different needs and activities, mess kits come in various materials.
You can choose stainless steel or aluminium models which are practical and robust. They allow you to cook almost like home. These mess kits are rather lightweight and feature stowable handles most of the time. They still can take some space in your backpack, in the case of a trek for example.
If you’re looking for something less bulky, you can turn to silicone mess kits. They also have the advantage of being lightweight and collapsible. This makes them more compact and can declutter your equipment. They generally feature anodised aluminium bases to withstand the heat of a camping stove.
From simple canteens to cooking pots and complete kits
Mess kits come in a wide range of versions. You can find a simple canteen, cooking pot or frying pans. Some are sold as a set with multiple elements that pack into each other, resulting in a small footprint. This is the case of Primus and its sets that include a pot and a pan.
Models for 1, 2, 4 people or more
When you want to carry your mess kit on an adventure or camping trip, it is important to know how many people are taking part. Depending on this number, you’ll need the right equipment to cook enough food. The capacities of the containers depend on whether you’re by yourself or in a group of 2, 4 or more people. You'll find a wide range of sizes, with mess kits from 600 ml to 4 litres. The choice is yours.