GSI Outdoors Dualist Cookset Wins Backpacker Award
GSI Outdoors, a leading supplier of outdoor cooking and dining products, began the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market by accepting a prestigious Backpackers Editor’s Choice Award for their Dualist Cookset. The Editor’s Choice Awards are given out once a year in recognition of outstanding innovation in design, materials, and performance.
The cookset is part of the company’s new nForm collection of nesting cook and tableware systems that takes the guesswork and hassle out of planning for cooking and dining needs in the backcountry or at the campground. They are designed and well thought out for specific needs, number of users, and especially packability. The defining benefit of the nFORM systems is that they are compact and all-inclusive. Everything needed is included, but nothing more.
The Dualist Cook System is designed for two people when simple meals are mostly the food of choice. Light weight, efficiency, performance, and especially compactness are combined for fast and light backpacking. The basis of the system is a 1.8-liter pot made of Halulite™ Ultralight Hard-Anodized Alloy that is as light as titanium but less expensive, more heat-efficient, and with better heat distribution. It also includes a see-through polycarbonate lid with integrated strainer and a convenient folding handle that locks into place for cooking and secures the set for transport, thus eliminating the need for a stuff sack. Two bowl/mug combinations nest inside the pot, leaving enough room for a stove and fuel canister. The unconventionally-shaped insulated mugs have an ultra-low profile center of gravity to prevent spills, even when set on uneven ground or a tent floor.
GSI Outdoors is in the business of making cookware and dining products that adapt the comforts of home to active outdoor lifestyles at the campsite, base camp and anywhere in between. In 1985, brothers Don and Ian Scott and sister Kathy started the company in San Diego and then moved to Spokane, Washington in 1995, where they have been ever since. In 2001, GSI Outdoors started distributing outdoor related gifts under the name of Outside Inside. What began as a small distribution company selling blue enamel tableware has expanded into the design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of an innovative array of outdoor cookware and a whole range of eating and drinking products that are technical, innovative and fun. GSI Outdoors products are distributed worldwide.