The Trail Mini Duo is the ultimate space-maximizing minimalist cook set for two people. Ultra compact, lightweight, and durable, ideal for boiling water for minimalist meals.
When pack space is at a premium, this incredibly pack-efficient cook set is the perfect solution for making hot meals and drinks for two.
Made of hard-anodized aluminum, the 1.2 L pot offers enough capacity to boil water for two pouch meals or two generous cups of coffee, and nests an 8 oz MSR fuel canister and PocketRocket 2 stove. Its bowl efficiently adds a second eating or drinking vessel, creating an ultra-space-maximizing kit for two backcountry minimalists.
We like how simple yet durable the MSR Trail Mini Duo is and that you can pack a whole cooking system for two in to your pack without taking up much space. And if you just decide to pop out for a short walk or out for the day, it's the perfect size for boiling enough water for 2 dehydrated meals or just 2 large cups of coffee.
Most pieces can be used for more than one thing so it's pretty versatile. For instance you can use the pot for boiling water as well as eating out of. The lid sits on pretty loose so you will have to be careful with that but it does double up as a strainer which is pretty useful. The bowl/cup that stored on the bottom is a good size and features measuring lines on the inside.
It's important to note that this little cook set does not come with MSR's Pocket Rocket or gas so you will need to purchase those separately, or of course you can just pair it up with another small stove that might fit inside.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear