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Gear Review

5 5

All you need (well, a stove, perhaps)

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have this and the minimalist (because i didn't do my research and missed the dualist). I love this setup as my go-to for backpacking trips. The pot is plenty large enough for one, two for coffee/tea.
The integrated cup is perfect for holding oatmeal, coffee or anything else. The included spoon is the only setback on kit. It's short, so doesn't get down to the really good stuff in the bottom of anything, and it has a tendency to collapse. I substitute a Backcountry titanium spoon the wifey bought me.
I use a penny stove. Currently, the stove, stand, wind screen, fuel bottle and lighter fit inside the soloist (in the cup so no scratches) for a small, tucked away kit.
One more thing: don't cook an empty pot. The wife (scapegoat) left an empty pot on the burner and melted the plastic lid. Wasn't too bad, but the lid was destroyed. GSI was good about providing a few replacements.