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MSR Alpinist 2 System


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    8 Reviews


    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
    • Item #CAS0806

    Tech Specs

    [pot & lid] hard-anodized aluminum, [plates] polypropylene
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, camping, kayak touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 3 years

    Tech Specs

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    MSR Forever

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have never been disappointed with any product from MSR, this including. I'm not great to visualize how large these pots were, but wow they are quite the size. Definitely great for a large two person meal. To be honest, a lot of left overs for me and I like to eat! Though nothing wrong with extra food, I love this cook kit. The bowls and cups are a solid touch that all fit in together. Packing this gives a ton of extra room too. MSR did a solid job with how the handle works; makes it sturdy with a ton of food in the pot. The little touch with the strainer on the lid is genius! This really does make life easier.

    Lightweight and Spacious

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The alpinist two is perfect for any situation. I take this on any outing. What i like most, two things, is how well it conducts heat and how accommodating it is. It sits in your pack well, and it has plenty of space inside for extra. I can fit my silverware, soap, and a packtowel inside.


    Pot - 2L
    Plates - 0.75L
    Mugs-8oz/1 cup

    Pretty good, super light!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is an awesome little cook set! Everything is made to the highest quality, and still maintains it's lightweight nature. My only complaint is the lack of pour notch on the pot that makes it hard to pour out hot water without spilling.

    Well Done

      Well made and lightweight cookware for all of your travels! The pot is great for melting snow and the mugs are very well insulated. The dishes are well made and easy to clean. I brought the whole set on several multi-day hiking trips and they did not disappoint!

      great system

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used this system with my MSR Whisperlite system on Mount Rainier with great success. Never had a problem, easy to keep clean, was able to melt adequate amount of snow in this compact system. Was quite light and worth the weight for my tent mate and I to share for our trip. With everything packed there was still room for extra stuff like some oatmeal and spice packs stuffed in with the mugs. Great experience! Would definitely recommend to a friend and purchase MSR again.

      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!

      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.