Optimus's Terra Weekend HE Cookset is a perfect sized set of pans for a solo backpacker. The heat exchanger on the larger pot surrounds the flame of your stove decreasing the amount of wasted energy, this vastly increases the efficiency of your stove and reduces boil time greatly. The frypan is a bonus and would do nicely for some fried onions or an egg in the morning. This kit is designed to nest a small gas canister, micro stove and a compact spork inside.
You may go fast, light and solo, but sausages on a stick for dinner aren’t cutting it. Pair our efficient Optimus stoves with the Terra Solo Cook Set that – of course! -- is made of rugged anodized aluminum now also with a non-stick coating. At a mere 209 g, the Terra Solo Cook Set with its two cookware pieces gets a scrummy dinner prepped quickly and on your plate when you’re tired and hungry. Or take your time and enjoy the sunset as the stew simmers. You get a pot with pour spot and a tough-as-nails fry pan (doubles as a pot lid). Make your mum proud by keeping it clean with our practical and cute little BOB sponge (included), and keeping it neat in the mesh carry bag. Inside, magically find room to also stash our titanium cutlery set and any Optimus gas stove too.
If you are looking for a robust cookset that is big enough for one but two at a push then this Optimus set could be for you. When considering the weight remember these weights include the handles as well (you would have to add in the weight of a potlifter with other sets).
Obviously the weight of the Heat Exchanger makes the set heavy in comparison to others however it will cancel itself out for longer trips (a week or more) by saving that extra weight in fuel.The fry pan will take an egg and not much more it could be left at home and a lighter alternative lid for the bigger pan made from foil but on the other hand its a handy size and you can fry some sausages in the frypan while boiling up water in the other. The main pan itself weighs 206g.
We like the Optimus attention to detail the insulated handles graduated pot spout the size being just right for packing gas canister and stove inside etc...
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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