About Our Cook-in-Bags™
- bag thickness: 5.0 mil
- bag sizes and weight:
- small bag = 5" x 8" x 3" / weighs 8 grams
- medium bag = 6" x 9.37" x 3.25" / weighs 10 grams
- large bag = 6.69" x 11" x 3.5" / weighs 14 grams
- FDA approved for food contact
- does not contain dioxin or BPA
- approved for freezing and use with boiling water
- resealable zipper closure
- flat/gusseted bottom
- Insider Tip: We recommend pairing your Cook-In-Bags™ with a Cook-In-Cozy™ to help retain heat, reduce fuel usage and result in a hotter meal. Heat loss is three time greater without the Cook-In-Cozy™.
WARNING: Do not submerge bag in boiling water. Bags are approved for pouring boiling water into the bag, over food but not for submerging the bag in boiling water. Please see our Boilable Bags™ if you'd like to submerge your bags in boiling water for an extended period of time.
|Minutes Passed||With Cook-In-Cozy™||Without Cook-In-Cozy™|
frequently asked questions
You can get a good idea of the size and capicity of our Cook-in-Bags™ using the chart below. Volume measurement leaves one inch of 'head space' to allow for sealing.
|Bag Size |
Width x Height x Gusset (Bottom)
|Small Bags||5" x 8" x 3"||2 Cups||8 grams|
|Medium Bags||6" x 9.37" x 3.25"||3.5 Cups||10 grams|
|Large Bags||6.69" x 11" x 3.5"||6 Cups||13 grams|
We have contacted Ziploc to inquire about the safety of their plastic bags coming into contact with boiling water. The company responded via email with the following information: "Ziploc Bags are not designed and have not been tested for boiling. Both Ziploc® brand Freezer and Ziploc® brand Storage bags have a melting point of 65° C/149° F. The boiling point of water is 101°C/212°F. That said, I can't recommend boiling with any of our bags."
These Cook-in-Bags™ are certified for one time use only.
We have not attempted to use a vacuum sealer with the Cook-in-Bags. If you have done this and have an answer regarding it's performance, please let us know via [email protected].
Yes, we recommend using a heat sealer on the Cook-in-Bags in addition to the zip closure. Although we have had no issues with the zip closure opening on its own, the heat seal ensures there are no accidental leaks. We recommend experimenting with the setting on your heat sealer to identify what heat level works best.
These bags are absolutely fantastic for when I put together my backpacking meals. They are the perfect size for all my ingredients and are durable enough to be used over and over. Ive been using mine for over two years now and I recommend them to all my backpacking buddies.
Exactly what I needed. Great for not only building my own meals, but used the small ones to divvy up up a two-person meal into 2 single servings. Bags hold up to boiling water, make for a more compact pack, and can be used for items like oatmeal but in an easier to use way. Small is what I needed - thanks for the excellent product and quick shipping!
The bags worked as advertised. I did not bring a long enough spoon and ended up dumping the bag into my canteen cup, defeating the point of the bags. I probably could have bought a smaller size. I think the bags would be perfect if they were rotated 90 degrees and were more like an mre pouch.
I love these, they're ALMOST perfect! Been using them for many years on every backpack trip, they allow me to mix my own dehydrated meals - I honestly don't know what I'd do without them! But I REALLY wish they were wider and shorter, this would make them MUCH more user-friendly. Every size is just too tall which makes it hard to pour hot water into the bag, hard to stir bag contents, and difficult to eat out of the bag even using a long-handled spoon. I always end up cutting several inches off the top of the bag after my food has rehydrated (which is tricky with a hot bag!), just to make it easier to eat out of. PLEASE make them shorter & wider!! But otherwise they're awesome. I'll keep using them anyway - just bought 24 more! Thanks.
Used these on two trips last year for breakfast oatmeal. Loaded up individual bags at home with my oatmeal mix and poured boiling water into them on the trail. Soaked for five minutes or so. No leakage at all, either while dry or during soaking. Buying another round for this summer's trips.
My wife and I enjoyed our meals out of 4 bags over 18's on the JMT well worth the money...
I got an order of these bags from PackitGourmet last month and have had fun trying them out. While pricey, they are a great alternative for freezer bags if one desires a heavy duty version. They are rated for boiling water to be added inside and are food grade plastic. Originally posted on the Trail Cooking & The Outdoors blog. http://blog.trailcooking.com/
These bags are great! I recommend them to anyone looking for a way to minimize cleanup and reduce weight. I prepare my meals ahead of time in them before my hiking trip. All I have to do is add water that has just finished boiling to the bag with meal. My cleanup amounts to cleaning my titanium spork I carry with me. The bag goes in my pack-out trash. Great product. I recommend them often when given the chance.
I have used two sizes of these bags on extended backpacking trips. They are great for making my own freeze dried meals.I am able to create meals that are to my liking with my own selection of ingredients. My fellow hikers are envious when I tell them what I am eating that evening. The bags hold up well on long trips and when used, pack down small for packing out. The small size is perfect for individual meals and the medium has worked for two of us. They are easy to seal and the gusset on the bottom makes them sturdy when standing for heating.