When you go camping you definitely, absolutely need a few things, like camping plates, to get by. Even if you're going for the lightest camping or backpacking setup possible, you will need something to eat off of. Fortunately, for those looking to save on weight, there are some excellent options for camping plates.
Camping PlatesWhat to look for when reviewing camping plates.
- Lightweight - Weight not matter too much to you if all you do is car camping, but for those that have to carry their camping gear with them, weight is an important factor. Why carry a heavy camping plate, after all, when you could be carrying a lightweight camping plate instead.
- High Sides - Camping meals are typically of the one pot variety. Pasta, for example, or soup. Whatever you make, you will probably be hungry enough to not want to lose one bit of that food. A plate with high sides, a sort of plate / bowl hybrid, if you will, is ideal for keeping you food on your plate.
Best Camping PlatesThe very best in camping plate technology.
- Snow Peak Titanium Plate - If you want a lightweight camping plate, titanium is your best choice. This particular plate from MSR weighs in at just 2 ounces, or 56 grams, and has a 7.5 inch diameter, which is plenty for most single serving meals. It also has high sides so you wont be losing any food to the ground.
- Sea to Summit X-Plate - The X-Plate is about as technologically advanced as a camping plate can get. The sides of the plate are adjustable, so you can raise them up to make sure all your food stays on your plate, and lower them down so it's easier to store your plate in your backpack. All that advanced camping plate technology comes at a price, however, which is 4.9 ounces, or 139 grams of weight.
- MSR DeepDish Plate - If you just want something cheap and basic that will hold your food, the DeepDish is ideal. I personally own the DeepDish and have nothing but good things to say about it. It has high sides, comes in a variety of sizes and is lightweight too, at 2.6 ounces, or 75 grams for the medium, which is 7.6 inches across and 1.7 inches deep.