User Review: GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20
Great for 1 person, good for 2 people, this pot handles both your dinner and your morning coffee while being extremely light and durable. Fits around 24 oz water, 18 safely for boiling.
Lightweight cozy and the silicone grips complete this set for any backcountry person looking for a light cooking solution.
- Silicone grips are really useful
- Pod lit doubles as sippy cup lid
- Keeps food warm for a long time
- Spork is useless, breaks after one use
After three years, I still use my pot on every backcountry outing. I've made oatmeal, couscous, quinoa, tea, coffee and even have eaten backcountry lasagna in it, and it's always been pleasurable to use and clean.
The silicone grips are extremely light, but fit my lighter and a dried/compressed sponge for cleaning inside while stored. The lid still holds after years of use, and it makes boiling water a breeze by covering the pot (put the lid sippy part down so you can remove it easily!)
My one complaint would be that the cup is extremely well insulated with the cozy and the lid, so I have to wait extra time for my coffee/tea to cool down... Oh wait, that's not a bad thing :)
Boiling 12 oz of water with MSR PocketRocket in this thing takes around 5-6 minutes. Silicone grips make it very easy to transfer it into the cozy, from which I can pour it anywhere.
I've tried using the spork once, and it's supposed to be a slide/collapsible spork, which breaks immediately.