What we like:
- One of the cheapest sets out there.
- Everything’s included in the kit.
- Durable & well-built cooking stove.
What we don’t:
- Stainless steel cup & fork are basically useless.
- The fork, knife, and spoon are cheaply made and unreliable.
- Already managed to break the plastic attachment for the gas canister.
20 oz / 560 g
6.5 x 5 in / 16 x 13 cm
Stove, 2 pots, cup, fork, spoon, knife, gas canister attachment
Aluminum, Stainless steel, Alloy, Plastic
Detailed In-Depth Review
I purchased the Odoland cookware kit a few months ago on Amazon for a little bit over 20 dollars. I’ve been using it for a few months now on my day hikes and overnight hikes. In total, I think I’ve used it for about 10 to 20 times, so my review will be based on that.
This particular one is branded by Odoland, whatever that means, but if you take a closer look on Amazon and other outdoor gear stores, you can find this exact set under many different brands, such as “Bisgear”, “G4free”, “Petforu” and many many others. It’s probably manufactured in a single factory and then distributed under various outdoor gear brands.
What’s Included in the Odoland Camping Cookware Kit?
This set comes with a small camping stove, an attachment for stabilizing the gas canister, an 800 ml pot, a 300 ml – 400 ml pot, a stainless steel cup, a foldable fork, knife, and a spoon, and a fabric mesh bag for keeping everything in place.
However, in reality, you won’t be using all of the items included in this set. Personally, I never bring the stainless steel cup. In my opinion, it’s too large and too heavy. Another thing that I leave at home is the foldable knife, which is essentially a really bad butter knife that has no use in the forest.
The main reason why I don’t ever bring the stainless steel cup is that if you take it out, you can fit a regular 410 ml gas canister in the pot, which makes everything fit inside the fabric mesh bag that comes with the set.
Weight and Dimensions
When the set is packed, it’s measures at 6.5 inches or 16 cm in height, and 5 inches or 13 cm in diameter. The total set, with everything included, weighs 560 grams or 20 ounces.
However, because you probably won’t be using the stainless steel cup and the foldable knife, it will weigh a bit less. Without those things, the total weight is reduced to 440 grams or 15 ounces.
Quality and Durability
Now because this set is so cheap, obviously the quality of everything doesn’t look too good, although I do have to say that the camping stove attachment feels pretty durable.
The foldable spoon, fork, and knife all feel really cheap, but they do the job just fine. In another review, I saw a picture where there was rust on them, which means that they aren’t made from stainless steel. Personally, I’d switch this set with a 2 in 1 plastic fork and a spoon (spork), which would be lighter and more durable.
Another thing that I’m worried about is the handles on the pots, which feel really fragile. So far, no issues, but I could see them eventually breaking in the future.
And one thing that I already broke is the plastic attachment for the gas canister. It attaches to the gas canister really tight, and when I was taking it off, I applied too much pressure to one of the legs. But I mean, it’s not like you really need the attachment, because most of the time, you’ll be using it on a log or a stone with a somewhat even surface.
But other than that, this set doesn’t feel that fragile. If you’re careful, I’m sure it will last for years.
In terms of value, the Odoland cookware kit has a lot to give. For just a little over 20$, you can get everything you’d need for making dinner while hiking or camping. Of course, some of the items aren’t really that useful, such as the stainless steel cup and the foldable butter knife, and some of them won’t last that long, but for a price so low, that’s expected.
This cooking set is offered under many different Chinese brands, with slightly different variations in prices and what’s included in the set. In reality, it doesn’t really matter which brand you go with.
From what I could find, Odoland doesn’t offer any warranty for this cooking set, which means that you’re only eligible for the Amazon 30-day return if you aren’t satisfied with anything.
They do offer a 1-year warranty for some of their other products, but not for this cooking set. However, in my opinion, it doesn’t matter too much because this set is so cheap.
Let’s start with the pros. Obviously, a huge pro is that this cooking set is so cheap. If it was made by a well-known outdoor gear brand, it would probably cost 80 to 100 dollars for everything. This set, all together, costs 20 to 30 dollars, depending on where you purchase it and if you catch it on a sale or not.
Another pro is that you essentially get everything that you’d need while camping, so you don’t have to purchase anything in addition to this set. And lastly, I’m a big fan of the camping stove that comes with this set, because it works flawlessly, it feels really durable, and I’ve seen reviews on this exact stove by several long-distance hikers, who said that this stove has lasted them for many many years without any problems.
But now, let’s get into the cons. I already broke the plastic gas canister attachment, and I’m worried about the durability on the pot handles and the eating utensils. With this set, you have to be careful not to break anything. Another con is that it’s made by an unknown brand, which means no support and more production defects, but in my opinion, that doesn’t matter too much for a cooking set that’s this cheap.
When considering the weight factor, this set isn’t really that far off from some of the more premium lightweight options. Without the cup and the knife, this set weighs only 440 grams or 15 ounces, which really isn’t that much.
Personally, I think that this cooking set is a really good deal, especially for beginner hikers on a budget. If you’re just starting out, you don’t need to spend 40$ on a camping stove, 40$ on a titanium pot, and another 20$ on lightweight eating utensils. This set will do the job just fine, but at the same time, don’t expect it to last for decades.