Camping bowls are a great eating device to have with you in the wilderness. They will hold your soup just as easily as they hold your pasta. They also come in quite a few different materials and designs, such that you can be sure there is a camping bowl out there for you. Of course as with any camping gear, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you are reviewing camping bowls for your next outdoor trip.
Camping BowlsFeatures to look for when you are shopping for a new camping bowl.
- Lightweight - Unless you are car camping you have to carry your camping gear, so you might as well get a lightweight camping bowl, instead of a heavy camping bowl. Your wallet might not even notice, but your legs and back definitely will after a full day of walking on the trail.
- Versatile - It's best to get a camping bowl that is versatile enough to eat just about anything out of. If you have to take along a camping bowl as well as a camping plate, you are missing out on an opportunity to save some weight and bulk by taking one piece of equipment that can fill both roles.
Best Camping BowlsThere are many camping bowls out there, but these are a few of the very best.
- Guyot Designs Squishy Bowl and Cup Set - This rather innovative camping bowl won the 2007 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice award. The main feature, as per its name, is that it is squishy. This comes in extremely handy when it comes time pack your backpack. You don't have to worry about finding a place for it, you just throw it in and it squishes down. It comes in a set with a cup, but the bowl by itself weighs 3.3 ounces, or 93 grams.
- MSR Deep Dish Plate - Is it a plate, is it a bowl? Really, it's a bit of both. The Deep Dish has a wide, flat bottom like a plate, but 1.7 inch high sides, like a bowl. So you can eat your pasta in it just as easily as you could eat soup. It comes in three different sizes, and the medium weighs 2.6 ounces, or 75 grams.
- Snow Peak Titanium Bowl - When it comes to camping kitchen equipment, titanium is the best material. It's strong, lightweight and doesn't leach anything in to your food. This bowl from Snow Peak weighs a very slim 2 ounces, or 56 grams, which makes it the lightest bowl on this list.