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April 2024

Gear Review: Sea to Summit's New Frontier Collapsible Pot & Dishes

Reviewer: Emily Janzen, VPO Ambassador @em.outdoors_

I recently took the NEW Sea to Summit Frontier UL Collapsible One Pot Cook Set for a test run during an urban picnic of tea and instant noodles by the Ottawa River.

My first impression: All together these pieces were lightweight – 5 pieces including a Pouring Pot, 2x Cups & 2x Medium Bowls totaled just 527g. Perfect for those looking to minimize their pack weight without sacrificing functionality. I love the feature of collapsibility and how everything nestles together. This is a great feature as I often find the shape of my mugs and bowls to be annoying when packing bags for a hiking or canoe trip. 

Performance: Setting up and expanding the cook set is easy. I used a Jetboil stove to boil 1L of water and was surprised at how sturdy the pot was on my portable stove. I was weary of the silicone over heat, especially since the label on the bottom of the pot advises to use “low to medium heat”, but it withstood the temperatures of the Jetboil and also held up well in the chilly outdoor conditions with no signs of cracking. The pouring spout also made serving a breeze. 

One thing that impressed me was the cups and bowls, also made from the same food-grade silicone material. Despite initial reservations about they’re sturdiness and handling boiling water in them, I found them to be surprisingly robust and heat-resistant.

In summary, here are the things I really liked about this cook set: 

  1. Ultralight Design: With all 5 items weighing just 527g, this cook set won’t weigh you down on your adventures.
  2. Compact and Packable: The collapsible design makes it a space-saving addition to any pack or picnic basket.
  3. Durable Construction: Food-grade heat-resistant silicone is good up to 300F and won’t crack in cold weather conditions. I found the collapsable pot, bowls and cups to be very sturdy.
  4. Convenient Features: The pouring spout on the pot is a nice touch and the Click Safe handle allows for safe attachment and can be reversed to hold the lid in place for storage of the collapsed items. 

Overall, the Sea to Summit Frontier Collapsible collection is a stellar option for adventurers seeking a lightweight and versatile cook set. Its durable construction and thoughtful design features make it a great addition to any outdoor enthusiast’s gear set. Whether you’re picnicking by the river or embarking on a multi-day trek, this cook set is versatile, space-saving and very handy.