User Review: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $28
This is about the perfect solo trail kitchen out there for those looking for an all-in-one solution. I only took off a half star because the included spoon is very cheap and now sits in the bottom of a gear tub in my garage. Rather, I use the Vargo folding Ti spork.
- Good heat transfer
- Can fit entire kitchen in the cup
- Included spoon is flimsy
The kit is designed to be used with a compact canister stove like a WhisperLite, but I use it with my homemade cat food can alcohol stove. With this configuration, I can fit my entire kitchen in the pot: titanium foil windscreen (Suluk46, cut down to fit), stove, pot grabber, lighter (mini-Bic), spork (Vargo Ti folding spork) and collapsible mug (Sea to Summit X-mug).
I find the pot conducts heat better than the titanium cookware out there and weighs about the same. It's the perfect size to cook a box of mac and cheese — it really is meant for one. If cooking for a group you'll want something else. In the mornings, it's perfect for a cup of coffee and some oatmeal.
The pot is well constructed. The lid is quite well thought out and even includes the helpful tip to flip it over when cooking so it doesn't get stuck on my a vacuum as the pot contents cool. The pot grabber has an embedded magnet which is designed to stick to the side of a fuel canister. Not applicable to my setup but thoughtful design nonetheless. Since I bought mine I think they redesigned the cozy a little bit, adding reinforcement to the top to increase durability, but I've not had an issue with mine.
I've used this kit on several hikes in Colorado and not been disappointed.