GSI Tea Kettle HAE
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't recall
Even though this kettle is lightweight I normally take it car camping. It works great for making a couple of mugs of tea or Startbucks Via coffee and with the tight lid, the water heats up pretty fast. The handle locks in place so pouring is easy and can be done with one-hand.
- Handle locks upright so easy to use when pouring
- Storage bag is efficiently sized
- No heat exchanger
- Lost its place in my backback
I used to carry this in my backpack when I also carried my GSI cookset. In recent years, I've moved to dehydrated food packs, like Mountain House, and have exclusively gone to Primus pots with the heat exchanger since all I mainly do is boil water.
I do still take it when I car camp because it's a convenient size for boiling a couple of cups of water for a morning or evening hot beverage. I also take it for longer day hikes when we stop along the trail for oatmeal or tea and I'm not as concerned about conserving fuel (reduced boil time). A really nice feature is the locking handle. It stays upright which is nice when moving the pot or pouring the water. The silicon insulation also works well keeping the handle cool to the touch.
I've always liked this little kettle and if it had a heat exchanger on it, I think I'd use it again if I were to solo backpack. My smaller Primus stove fits inside the kettle along with other small items so it doesn't create much wasted space.
Price Paid: $12
Nice addition to camp cookware, very light. I use mine for both backpacking and kayak camping. Fast boiling of water for tea or coffee, as well as camp bathing. Excellent quality from GSI. Shop around for best buy.
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The handy-size GSI Hae tea kettle provides the efficient heat conductivity of hard-anodized alloy to save you time and fuel when boiling water. Hard-anodized Halulite(TM) alloy distributes heat evenly for fast and efficient cooking and is extremely lightweight and abrasion resistant. Features an easy-pour spout and convenient, coated handle that swings down for compact storage. Convenient size and shape saves precious pack space; durable, lightweight design saves weight on the trail. Kettle is sized to hold ultralight stoves, sold separately.
Durable, ultra-lightweight design. Convenient, efficient size. Superior heating characteristics for faster and more even cooking. Weight: 6 oz. 3.25"x6.125" dia.
- Vargo Outdoors
Description of GSI 1 Qt. Tea KettleHalulites ultra light weight and superior heating characteristics allow it to cook better, faster and more evenly than TitaniumKettle is sized to hold ultralight stoves and fit optimally in packs.Say goodbye to scratches, burn circles and ounces. As light as Titanium, Halulite is a proprietary alloy that also conducts heat better and more evenlyso you can leave the extra fuel at home. Plus, every piece is Hard Anodized to create a surface that withstands scratches and abrasions like nothing else. Its ultra light without the sacrifices. Now thats smart.FeaturesProprietary, Hard Anodized Alloy0.344 lb6.13 x 6.13 x 3.5
- US Outdoor Store
Key Features of the GSI Outdoors Tea kettleUltra LightMade with hard Anodised steelVery stylish and trendyEasy to transportCooks better, faster and more evenlyGSI Outdoors Tea kettleThe GSI Outdoors Tea kettle is one very uniquely designed kettle, that a kitchen wants to have on its shelf, or you can easily take it with you on your next outdoor excursion. Made with Hard Anodised Alloy, making the kettle very strong, and very sturdy, but at the same time lightweight for easy transport. The proprietary materials used to make it, allows the kettle to cook better, faster and more evenly than Titanium. You may use the kettle to boil water or make tea, keep it on your kitchen slab or on your dining table, plus it matches great with everything. The kettle looks amazing, stylish and trendy. The handle attached to the kettle helps you move it easily with no effort, even when the kettle is very hot. And as we all know, GSI has been making such promising products for years. So grab one now. The GSI Outdoors Tea kettle, can be yours today!