One traveler, one compact little eating system.
- Anodized aluminum metal is non-reactive, provides exceptional durability, and heats evenly for easy cooking
- Non-leaching, BPA-free tableware is dishwasher safe, durable, and lightweight
- Telescoping foon (spoon and fork combination) extends to 3.9-inches long
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I bought this along iwth the pinnacle soloist because apparently, I can't read and didn't see the pinnacle dualist.
The minimalist gets used a lot when my wife and I travel together. With some finagling, the minimalist will fit in the soloist container (minus the plastic cup or the minimalist lid).
The minimalist is pretty good for most people. I am a little higher maintenance and don't like to don/doff the insulated sleeve. It works very well if one brings a separate pot to boil water in though as it's a great size for dinner or breakfast servings, coffee/hot chocolate, etc.
If you want a small, packable kit, this is idea, but I'd go for the pinnacle soloist over this any day of the week.
The insulated sleeve will peel a little if the halulite is too hot. Mine is just a mm or two peeled back in one or two spots. Nothing to worry about.
The best feature of this kit is that it comes with a VERY secure sippy lid. This kit almost becomes your insulated travel coffee mug that accompanies you to the office at that point.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Haven't used this much yet but I have some things I can say about it. It is small and light weight and would be good if you are going ultralight and doing dehydrated food. It also makes a good addition to solo sets. Since it is a pot and a mug I think I will leave the mug from my GSI personal java press at home and just boil and drink from this. It easily fits inside my Snow Peak 1400 (no surprise there) and there is room to hold utensils and such around the outside. I can easily fit a canister of fuel inside, but I can't fit my pocket rocket inside (I will just put it inside the coffee press). With only a fuel canister inside I am wondering if I could fit a second one inside as well for longer trips. So this will be a great addition to my solo kit and for the price I am not complaining about having a convertible pot/mug, I love things that can be used for multiple purposes. Oh and like everyone else is mentioning the spork is worthless can't complain since it is included for a really good price but still look elsewhere for utensils.
I use my Minimalist as a sidekick to my Jetboil. I usually brew my coffee in the Minimalist as I cook my main meal in my Jetboil. For the price you can't beat it. It's super light but the spork is useless. It's way too tiny to reach into the bags of dehydrated food and you'll end up covering your hand in whatever that stuff is made of...
Overall I love the Minimalist and it keeps my power juice (coffee) warm and works great for an occasional small meal. Buy it!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great for soloist or if you want to fill out another cooking set. The arguments for aluminum vs titanium are moot, either saving a few ounces is worth twice the price or not. The two downsides to this setup are the lid has a sippy hole with no means of sealing it (so you cant seal the lid fully) and the telescoping "foon"is extraordinarily flimsly, but what do you want for under 30$ ? Nonetheless I would strongly recommend this setup
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Light, small, good features. Everything about this is great exCEPT that it doesn't fully seal. It's got this nice lid which fits on well and tight, but it's got a little sippy hole! They could easily make a little flap or plug and it would improve functionality greatly. One could easily be made with 2part silicone, or something, like sugru. Don't leave it on the hood of your car-make a plug so you can still put it in your pack when it's full!!!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Small and very lightweight. Insulation cozy is great. Makes a great cup for tea or coffee and small size means fast boil time. I use a MSR pocket rocket but would be great with alcohol or esbit stove as well. I recycled my spork, is useless.
I've been rocking this pot for two camping seasons, now. It's lightweight, durable, and boils quickly.
Like Senor Zombie-pants over there, I use it with an alcohol stove. The stove, my pot stand, the "pot holder", and a bandana fit inside the pot without a problem, so I have a small, lightweight kit that I can just grab and go. I wasn't thinking about zombies when I chose the Minimalist, but it works out well for those emergencies when you need to get out of the house and to the trailhead with a quickness.
The cozy and top work perfectly. I have to imagine that GSI put some serious thought into what neoprene to use for the cozy. It's thinner than your average beer cozy for light weight, but still insulates very well. And, remember to install the top upside-down if you cover your water while boiling. Otherwise, it gets stuck.
Last thing: the foon sucks. It pops apart if you load too much food onto it. And, by too much, I mean a spoonful. I replaced it with a non-telescoping bamboo spoon. 9 grams is tough to beat.
Is this cookset as cool as a titanium setup? I may never know considering that you can spend double or triple the price of the Minimalist on a comparable Snowpeak, Evernew, or MSR titanium setup. The value you get out of this kit is amazing and that's what sold it for me.
It functions very well. I have rehydrated oatmeal, ramen noodles, and dehydrated meals with it using the cozy and it works great. It keeps drinks warm for almost an hour when you use it as a mug. See my video posted here for more info and a demo that it can sufficiently rehydrate a meal.
GSI designed this for use with a canister stove, but in my opinion canister stoves are bush league. I use an alcohol stove and it works perfectly.
It's not the lightest cookset you can buy. But honestly, you can shed grams off your pack elsewhere for cheaper, in my opinion (such as using an alcohol stove instead of a heavy canister stove).
So picture this. It's the zombie apocalypse. I'm boiling water to sterilize it with my Minimalist while you all have your fancy titanium pots. A hoard of zombies show up. I have thirty bucks worth of ammo with the money I saved. You all have pots that weigh an ounce or two less than mine but had no money left to buy ammo. Who lives?
Yeah, now you get my point. Buy this cookset if you want to survive, like I will.
Canister stoves are bush league. Alcohol stoves get you laid. Fact.