Gear Review

5 5

Flawless design!

The design of this cook system gives me chills -- it's absolutely brilliant!! It's no wonder Backpacker Magazine gave it it's Editor's Award for 2008. The hard anodized halulite alloy pot reminds me of a lighter version of the calphalon cookwear I use at home. It's easy to clean (using a little sand and then a little water) and continues to look new even after many a meal on the trail. It's also the perfect size for one -- not too small -- allowing you to do more than just boil water. The integrated handle is my favorite part; it's a much more stable design than precariously clipping on a pot handle. It packs up really small too -- a 110g or 220g fuel canister and canister stove all stack inside the pot along with the mug (you can buy a "telescoping" foon too). GSI even included a soft flannel pocket with a velcro closure so you can leave the hard canister stove case at home. Pop on the lid and click the pot handle over the top and voila! You are good to go. By the way, the pot lid has strainer holes (for making pasta) and FLIPPING the lid over and inserting it onto the mug allows it to double as a sip-it lid for keeping liquids hot. Oh yeah...and the stuff sack can be used as a little camp sink for washing the dishes. KUDOS to the designers of this and the dualist!!