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Old 04-12-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Kathmandu 5PC cook set any experiences?

http://www.kathmandu.com.au/accessor...raphite-1.html



Hoping someone has some experience with these, look a good deal at the price, but maybe there junk?

Anyone?

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:57 PM   #2
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http://www.kathmandu.com.au/accessor...raphite-1.html



Hoping someone has some experience with these, look a good deal at the price, but maybe there junk?

Anyone?

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Looks like the Aldi kit which was around 1/3 the sale price. The Aldi kit is good quality - IMHO - and has a kettle too.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
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Looks like the Aldi kit which was around 1/3 the sale price. The Aldi kit is good quality - IMHO - and has a kettle too.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:08 PM   #4
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I have some 30 yr old Kathmandhu stuff and it is still going strong.

ANYTHING I have bought there in the last 10 years, even on heavy discount, has been overpriced rubbish. All of it has failed. Everything. The last bit of kit was a self-inflating mattress, lasted less than 2 yrs when the entire fabric began to leak air, so it was unrepairable. 2 consecutive pairs of expensive waterproof hiking boots that leaked like you wouldn't believe. Expensive wool socks that migrate to the toe of whatever footwear you have on, regardless (I still dunno how that works, btw). Any zipper fails within 6 months. I could go on, but I got sick of returning shit so I buy nothing from there anymore.

Good luck with their cooking set. Expect the non-slip coating to infiltrate the first thing you cook in it, on form. That's if it doesn't melt first.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Never owned/used Kathmandu,but Aldi ''Adventureridge'' 4pc cookset=2 saucepans,frypan,+ kettle,2 lids...cheap,sturdy.Have used a lot,no prob.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #6
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Looks like the Trangia set without the burner.

Kathmandu was sold to some big chain I believe.
So whatever it was, it ain't now.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:54 PM   #7
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+1 for the Aldi Adventureridge kit. Bought my set on sale early last year and have flogged it to death, and still looks like new. Only disadvantage, it does take up a little too much space, but its not a deal breaker.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:48 AM   #8
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+ 1 ALDI. Its great cooking gear.
Just been looking for a waterproof, warm, hiking/riding type jacket for Her Indoors
Checked out Kathmandu but the prices were crazy, bought a ripper from ALDI for $60.
Love ALDI
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:58 AM   #9
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It'll cost ya...but

Stainless
http://www.wildearth.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=msr+pots
Alloy
http://www.wildearth.com.au/?rf=kw&kw=cooking
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:29 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies, but it is not the aldi kit by another name and it seems no one has tried one. May take one for the team as I have generally had good experiences with kathmandu gear and at the current price it is a good deal.

I am a tight arse. I ride Suzuki's.

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Old 04-17-2015, 06:11 PM   #11
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Kathmandu gear is generally pretty good but only affordable when it's on sale, which is about 6 months of the year.... they have so many sales. One good aspect about Aldi is the 60 days no question refund policy, you will struggle to find that feature from many retailers.

Kathmandu history here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu_%28company%29
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:48 PM   #12
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anything with the Teflon black coating is no good when subjected to the vibration experienced on a motorbike. All the pots/ plates rub together and it wears off and bits and pieces end up in the food. Ok for hiking/ camping though. Bare stainless/ aluminium the best for adv riding
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:17 PM   #13
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Agreed. I'm a stainless man myself. You can heat the food in the plate or bowl you're gonna eat it off or from. It makes one less bit of crap to carry when the cooking utensil and the serving utensil are the same piece of kit.
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I thought everyone eats from the pot when camping. :shrugs Agree about the Teflon and my Trangia is hard anodised. Bare aluminium also gets nasty. When my wife was still alive we had an old stainless version that we packed with an extra frypan slash plate.
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Both the Kathmandu and Aldi sets are hard anodised aluminium, both made in China and probably to much the same quality standards. Hard anodising creates an excellent non stick cooking surface that is a lot safer and more permanent than teflon.

I've been using the pan and big pot (the big lid fits both) from the $25 Aldi set for a couple of years and love the non-stick characteristics. Soak in water after cooking and almost anything will come away from the surface with a sponge. The Aldi set seems to appear on special a couple of times a year and is excellent value. I don't carry the little kettle because of the packing volume required - a stainless mug is more useful to me.

To the OP, the Kathmandu set costs more but if you can't wait for the Aldi special, go for it.
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