Backpacking is an activity where weight is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to be trudging across the Alps, looking like a Duke of Edinburgh participant, with cups and cutlery swinging off the back.
Alpkit, who sell direct to the customer (as opposed to selling through dealers or shops) are among the brands who’ve made weight the focus for their backpacking and bikepacking gear. But just because it’s super lightweight, doesn’t mean it’s super expensive. Like everything in Alpkit’s range, the price of this kit is really reasonable too. Especially given that this is all made out of titanium. Yup, that is a picture of a titanium kettle. Oh, and yes, there’s chopsticks too. Titanium chopsticks. What’s not to like?
“Hands down our favourite are the utterly bonkers (and awesomely-named) Miyagi chopsticks which weigh a mere seven grams each.”
We’ve been using Alpkit titanium cookware gear for a few years now and found it durable and very useful. Titanium is naturally very light and very, very strong. There’s also no metallic taste from the sporks or pots. There’s a wide range of cookware available from Alpkit, but we’ve picked out some of our favourites to feature.