GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cookset
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~ $50 US
Compact, convenient, lightweight option for backpackers. A great product with a minor flaw...
- Handle melts if no cautious
- Included sporks are useless.
My girlfriend and I purchased this product for a 6-day hike on the Northville-Placid Trail in NY (from Long Lake to Lake Placid....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!). Throughout the journey this little pot met and exceeded all our expectations.
The capacity of this pot is perfect for two hungry hikers. This pot's non-stick surface worked well and clean up was a breeze. As for cooking performance, as a hobby/serious chef I can say that I didn't notice any hot spots from any poor design by the manufacturer.
The sporks, on the other hand, are terrible. They are so terrible in fact, that I believe they should have been left out of the package all together, because somewhere someone will rely on these sporks and will end up eating with their fingers. The bowls were nice, and the included neoprene cover made handling my morning cup 'o' mud a painless experience. We didn't really use the sink cover, but the couple times we did it worked just as it should have.
Overall, I'd say this system is an excellent product, and well worth the $40-60 (US).
Price Paid: $59.95
For the last several years, I have been using an old German Army mess kit as my cookset. It was cheap, and quite simply, it worked. It was however, oddly shaped, making it hard to pack and just wasn't an efficient use of space in my pack.
Enter the GSI Pinnacle Dualist!
Having a pot, strainer lid, two collapsible "foons" (i.e. spork), two bowls (with measuring marks inside), two insulated mugs (also with measuring marks inside), two sip-it lids, and room for a fuel canister and stove in ONE PACKAGE, is really nice.
Coming from using an old Army surplus mess kit, to a cookset like this one, really feels like such a luxury. You've essentially got a camp kitchen with potentially "bowls" for up to four people.
A lot of times I find myself hiking, backpacking, and camping solo...in this event, I could leave one bowl, mug, and foon at home, leaving ample space for some food, coffee/tea, or spices. In the event that my wife comes out with me, we could have a meal in one hand and a hot drink in the other.
The pot's finish is smooth and even, the non-stick lining is a nice touch, and the pot and all included "dishes" dry quickly in the sun.
The pot handle is nice and sturdy, the pinch-and-fold lock is secure. The handle keeps everything together when stowed, good and tight.
All in all a great kit, very well designed, and quality manufacture. Highly recommended.
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With everything you need for two people, the GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cookset makes it easy to prepare hot meals and drinks.
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The fully integrated, self-contained GSI Pinnacle Dualist Ultralight cookset gives 2 backpackers the lightweight essentials for backcountry dining. Kit includes a hard-anodized 1.8 liter pot with strainer lid, 2 insulated mugs with lids, 2 bowls, 2 telescoping foons, a welded sink and a stove bag. Mugs nest securely inside the bowls, which in turn nest within the pot; color-coded mugs and bowls prevent mix-ups. Insulated mugs have a low center of gravity and include lids with Sip-It openings that virtually eliminate spills. Ultralight backpacking stove and 220g isobutane fuel canister (both sold separately) can also nest within for a complete and compact cooking system. Pinnacle-series aluminum pot distributes heat evenly for fast and efficient cooking and is extremely lightweight and abrasion resistant. Pinnacle-series cookware utilizes hard-anodized aluminum and Teflon(R) Radiance technology for supreme scratch and abrasion resistance. Teflon Radiance technology features a specially formulated topcoat to enhance heat dispersion for quick and even heating. Nonstick coating is tough enough to handle use with most metal utensils. 2 telescoping foons give you the functionality of a fork and spoon, and they fit compactly inside the cook system. BPA-free plastic lid is lightweight and features an integrated strainer ideal for use with pasta and steamed vegetables. Flip-up tab on top of lid makes for easy lid removal. Coated handle provides a comfortable, secure grip; handle locks into place for cooking and secures the entire set for transport. Mugs, bowls, foons and pot lid are made from BPA-free plastics that have high melting temperatures and are dishwasher safe; mugs and bowls are completely recyclable. GSI Pinnacle Dualist Ultralight cookset includes a welded sink basin that doubles as a carry bag.
2-person, nesting cook system with pot made from Halulite (hard anodized aluminum) and 2 mug + bowl combos. Folding handle locks into place for cooking and secures entire set for transport. 1.8 L pot, strainer lid, 2 mugs, 2 bowls, 2 sip-it tops, 2 Telescoping Foons, stove bag, welded stuff sack doubles as a sink. Teflon with Radiance. BPA-Free. Wt: 20.7 oz. Crushproof lid made of Lexan(R) resin prevents deformation of your pot/lid and includes an integrated strainer.Convenient folding handle locks into place for cooking and secures entire set for transport, eliminating the need for a stuff sack.Unique bowl + mug solution with low center of gravity and Sip-It virtually eliminates spills while the integrated insulating sleeve keeps your drinks hot.Ingenious, welded stuff sack holds set while traveling and doubles as a sink or wash basin in camp. 2008 Backpacker Editors' Choice Award
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