Camping plates and bowls are both very useful things to have with you in the outdoors, but what is more useful, and a lot more versatile, are those devices that work equally well as either a plate or a bowl. You don't always have the chance to eat on a flat surface in the outdoors, after all, and sometimes you need a plate that has high enough sides to keep your food on the plate, and not on the ground.
Camping Plates and BowlsWhether you decide on a plate, bowl or something in between, these are the features you should be looking for.
- Lightweight - There are some fairly large differences in the weights of various camping plates and bowls, and if you are carrying your plates and bowls, you might as well get the light ones, instead of the heavy ones.
- Material - Related to weight is the material that your plates and bowls are made out of. You have a few different choices, and the main difference between them is weight. Some lightweight materials, like titanium for instance, do also tend to cost more, so you have to decide how much you really want to spend too.
Best Camping Plates and BowlsThe very best camping plates and bowls for your next outdoor adventure.
- Snow Peak Titanium Plate - Titanium makes a great material for a camping plate. It holds up very well to use and abuse, does not impart any sort of metallic taste on to the food, and is easy to clean when you're done. This particular titanium plate comes with raised sides, to help keep the food where it belongs, and has a diameter of 7.5 inches, which should be enough for even a large meal. Best of all, it weighs just 2 ounces, or 56 grams.
- MSR Deep Dish Plate - The Deep Dish is a great bowl, plate combo. It's made with non-leaching polypropylene, which makes the Deep Dish both a cheap option and a lightweight option, at just 2.6 ounces, or 75 grams for the medium. It also comes in a large and a small. The medium has a 7.6 diameter, but the stand out feature is the 1.7 inch high sides, which allows the Deep Dish to work equally well as plate or bowl. If you want just one thing to eat all your meals off of, and don't want to spend a lot either, the Deep Dish is ideal.
- Snow Peak Titanium Bowl - On the bowl end of things there is another excellent titanium option from Snow Peak. It has a diameter of 7.5 inches at the rim and weighs just 2 ounces, or 56 grams. If you have your heart set on a bowl, you wont do any better than this.