GSI Outdoors's Pinnacle Non-Stick Dualist Backpacking Cookset has taken the unique needs of fast and light backpacking and built a system of solution that defy the notion that ultralight means making sacrifices. Time, comfort, efficiency, performance and ultra-light weight in a system built for two.
GSI Outdoors says:
Pinnacle series cookware uses Teflon with Radiance technology which has been tested and approved expressly for campware use. The secret lies in a specially-formulated topcoat engineered to enhance heat dispersion and virtually eliminate hot spots. Moreover, the three layer coating was built to survive the toughest conditions and boasts an unprecedented level of scratch and abrasion resistance.
Infinity is an ultra-lightweight completely recyclable BPA-Free alternative to Polycarbonate resins. With exceptional clarity, jewel-like brilliance and 25% weight savings over Polycarbonate; its beauty is truly inspired. Furthermore Infinity will not absorb food odors like other plastics and will not leach plasticizers or other chemicals into either food or beverages. Infinity pieces remain strong in both hot and cold and are so light that they actually remain buoyant when filled with water. Itâs even dishwasher safe and actually becomes more stain-resistant with every wash.
My wife can't believe I can get excited about some of this gear, but a well thought out product (be it cookset, tent or rucksack) really gets me started. The Pinnacle Dualist, and pretty much all of the GSI stuff, is one such product. Its for those people who want lightweight but also want convenience and don't want to compromise on pot size or non-stick coating etc..
So what do you get? Firstly a 1.8L pot which is generous for two people - so it allows you to do more than just boil water for freeze dried meals and its ideal if you have big appetities. The pots non-stick, and it has a lid which has an opening for pouring and drainholes for draining the water off your pasta. It also has an excellent foldaway handle.
Its sized to take a gas cartridge and your stove should fit in there also. There's even a pouch for your stove so that it doesn't scrape the inside of the pot.
There are two of the GSI mug and bowl sets (which are excellent) both with sipper lids. I don't like plastic cutlery and the included Foons sadly are no exception. I'd replace them with an Esbit folding Titanium model.
Finally there's the storage pouch cum washing up bowl. Again I can't really see me using this as intended. I have big hands and it would drive me mad trying to wash stuff in a narrow `bowl`. You can tell we like it!
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear