Ultralight Outback Oven Review

Enjoying fresh, hot baked bread on the trail always was a dream of mine. However, most ovens for baking in the outdoors are quite heavy and bulky. So when I found the Outback Oven Ultralight on Amazon, I decided to give it a go and have added it to my camp kitchen gear list. I actually bought one four years ago and since then have tested it on various car camping and hiking trips.

What is Outback Oven?

Sold by Backpacker’s Pantry, Outback Oven is a portable convection oven for baking in a backcountry. The kit consists of an 10” pot parka (convection dome), riser bar, scorch buster, reflector collar (I’ve never used it with remote canister backpacking stove) and a thermometer. It’s designed to work with your own cook set (pan plus lid), which can be of 10” in diameter or less.

I found that pan from Trangia Cooking Set (400246) ideally fit with Ultralight Outback Oven.

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Summary:

Outback Oven Ultralight is a great device for bringing variety into your backcountry cooking. With a little practice, you can make delicious pizzas, pies, cakes, lasagnas or casseroles – anything you bake at home. Outback Oven Ultralight is light enough (9.5oz) to carry over short distances and compact enough to fit inside a backpack.

Tech Specs:

Manufacturer: Backpacker’s Pantry
Average Price:  49.90 USD
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3 inches
Weight Listed: 9.5 oz/ 269g

Pros:

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to set up and use

  • Low fuel consumption

Cons:

  • Requires stoves with simmer function (ability to maintain a low flame);

  • The flame should be regulated very carefully. If the flame is too high, food will burn on the bottom; if a too low food will be undercooked.

Cautions:

  • Not for use with stoves that have burners mounted directly above their fuel source, oven heat may cause the fuel tank to pressurize over and rupture!

  • Do not use an Outback Oven with a windscreen that encloses fuel tank and stove together!

Best Uses:

Car camping, gourmet backpacking, short hiking and canoe trips

Outback Oven Recipes:

Backcountry Blueberry Pie
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Irish Soda Bread

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4 Comments

  1. Mada Lenka on June 26, 2024 at 4:16 am

    Sometimes you can find them on marketplace, especially in outdoor communites like Colorado and Squamish, BC

  2. Tom Steinback on December 31, 2023 at 1:48 am

    Love mine. So sorry not available. Haven’t used the Omni but years ago made my own with a jello ring mold, deflector ring from an electric stove and a Good will lid and it worked fine. And cheap. Camp chef Dutch oven cover and diffuser plate is a little big but I use my old one for similar baking. In real cold weather I use the camp chef dome with an aluminum flashing wind screen around my Cobb cooker. Jiffy corn bread is good for learning how to use these things

  3. Scott on November 29, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Hi was wondering if you knew anyone selling the ovens now. I can not find it anywhere

    • Tanya Krezevska on December 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

      Hi! Pity, but now nobody produce something similar to Outback Oven. But here you can find info about how to make your own backpacking oven >> https://www.trail.recipes/camp-kitchen/diy-portable-backpacking-oven/

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