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A basic cooking and eating system for backpackers who keep their kitchen kit lightweight and simple.

Mugs, plates, and a pot for cooking―the MSR Alpinist 2 System has all the basics for melting snow or whipping up a quick meal on the trail. Aluminum and polypropylene materials keep all the components light, and the nesting storage design gives this system a small footprint inside your pack. Eat like a king whether you're a solo backpacker with a big appetite or a pair of backpackers keeping things simple.

  • Hard-anondized pot is highly durable, lightweight, and big enough to store the entire eating system nested inside
  • Pot lid has a built in strainer to make cooking pasta or veggies even easier
  • DeepDish plates keep big meals or soup contained, and the polypropylene material is easy to clean
  • Talon pot handle makes it safer and easier to grab the pot while cooking
  • Insulated mugs keep hot beverages hot, and include lids have built in sipping spouts
  • System includes one 2.4L pot with strainer lid, two polypropylene plates, one pot handle, and two insulated mugs with lids

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lightweight and packable

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

this set is perfect for a couple going on a backpacking trip. Super lightweight, the mugs and bowls fit together perfectly and are super light. I was even able to add sporks and still close and stow away!

Roomy inside

Roomy inside

Here is a shot so you can see the extra room available for other things. Quarter for scale


MSR alpine 2

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Love it, works great. Has extra room inside to hide the flatware. Most of the time we don't bring the cups and we can store the whisper lite in there too.

MSR alpine 2


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

Lightweight and perfect for the 2 person backpacking trip. I plan on using it many more times. Cups double as measuring cups which is really handy.