There’s nothing better than eating a hot meal while backpacking. Unfortunately, most standard cookware is too heavy to take on our backpacking adventure, that’s why we need the best titanium backpacking cook sets. All cookware in this review are made from titanium and include features that make them ideal for backpacking. Please note that while there are many cookware sets on the market, not all of them are recommended, especially for backpacking. Some sets are too heavy, whilst others are just poorly made.
1. TOAKS Light Titanium 550ml Pot
If you’re looking for the lightest titanium cook pot, the Toaks Light Titanium Pot is our number one choice. In fact, this ultralight pot weighs just 72g (with lid), which makes it the best titanium pot for backpacking. You would be hard to find a lighter titanium cooking pot for backpacking. You can see our top 1-person backpacking tents here.
Toaks offer a whole range of these pots, which includes a 650ml pot and a 700ml pot. All three of these pots are “ultralight” versions of their traditional titanium cookware, which makes them ideal for backpacking. The pot will balance nicely on top of a lightweight wood stove.
The build quality is impressive, although the pot is only 0.3mm thick, which means you can’t expect it to survive if accidently stood on! It is large enough to boil two cups of water, although you can use it to cook a range of small meals or hot drinks.
To sum up, the Toaks Light 550ml pot is the perfect titanium pot for solo backpackers who want to travel light. It offers great value for money and allows for a number of different uses. Personally, I like to use this pot for cooking and eating hot soup in the winter months. Click here to see our top cold weather tents.
2. TOAKS Titanium 1600ml Pot with Pan
Another product from TOAKS, except this one features a larger pot that also comes with a pan for frying. The set has an innovative design that sees the frying pan act as the pot lid. The design also features handles that fold away against the body of the pot and pans, which makes this highly-portable titanium backpacking cookware set. Furthermore, it comes with a durable nylon bag that keeps the cookware in great condition.
The pot can hold 1600ml of liquid when filled to the max (about 6-7 cups), which is impressive when you realize that the pot weighs just 8.2 when carried in the pouch. In fact, you can even use the pot space to store towels, burners, cutlery, or other helpful essentials. The pan can hold 490ml of liquid, although you’re more likely to use it for your morning fry up.
To sum up, there’s a reason why the top two products in this list are from TOAKS. They offer well-built titanium cookware that is lightweight and at a respectable price point. This set is ideal for backpackers who want to be able to cook and fry a variety of meals.
3. Snow Peak Multi Compact Cookset
The Snow Peak Titanium Multi Compact includes two pots and two pans, which is ideal for cooking up large meals while backpacking. In fact, this is our best titanium cookware set for families and group backpacking. Now, this quality comes at a cost, but we think it is worth it for those who go backpacking on a regular basis.
Specifically, the set comes with a 0.8L pot, a 1L pot, a 6″ pan, and a 5.3″ pan. This may seem like a lot to carry, but the whole set fits neatly inside a mesh bag. In fact, the whole set weighs just 10.6 ounces, which is just insane!
A little tip – the set fits together nicely, but there can still be some rattling as you walk. We recommend putting some cloth between the pots to stop this happening.
To sum up, this titanium set isn’t the best for cooking delicious meals (no titanium cookware is), but it is the best ultralight cookware for backpacking, especially for small groups of people.
4. Lixada Camping Titanium Cookware Set
With the Lixado Camping Titanium Cookware set, you get a 750ml pot, 420ml cup, and spork. This gives you everything you need for cooking meals and drinking hot drinks. Although you get three pieces of high-quality titanium, this set is very affordable.
In regards to portability, the spork fits inside the cup, which then fits inside the pot. The set of cookware also has collapsible handles. This innovative design means you’ll be saving plenty of space in your backpack. In fact, it can be slipped into the corner of the bag or clipped to the outside via the mesh storage bag.
To sum up, the Lixado Camping Titanium Cookware set is ideal for solo or couple backpackers. It is also great for those who want a reliable titanium cookware set, but don’t want to fork out mega bucks.
With so many titanium backpacking cooking sets on the market, it can be hard to pick just for your backpacking needs. You will need to think about the size you require, whether you need lightweight titanium backpacking cookware, and the type of food and drinks you will be heating — among other things.
Each of the four titanium cook sets in this review has been chosen because they are the top for their specific purpose. For example, the TOAKS Light Titanium 550ml Pot is ideal for soup, whereas the Lixada Camping Titanium Cookware Set is perfect for families. Click here to see our recommended gas stoves.