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One traveler, one compact little eating system.

Gram-counters rejoice: the GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Set was created specifically for backpackers who like to keep their eating solutions simple and feathery-light. A clever nesting system allows the lid, a collapsible spoon/fork utensil, pot and heat-resistant sleeve to pack into a single, compact unit. Stash a compact stove inside (sold separately), fire up a meal in the pot, and attach the silicone pot gripper magnetically to your fuel canister. When dinner's done, you have everything you need to pull the hot stuff from the stove and chow down.

  • 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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4 5

Great, lightweight and affordable.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got this as a gift for my mother to take on her hike rim to rim in the Grand Canyon. Seemed very nice, super light. Only thing I noticed was the spork seemed a little flimsy, I would spring for a titanium replacement.

Super cool it comes with basically a coozy so you can enjoy a nice morning cup of coffee with it, and cook dinner in it that night. Love items that have multiple uses.

4 5

Great Lightweight Solo Kit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have now used this on several week long backpacking trips. It is very lightweight and boils water very quickly for backpacking meals. I typically flip the lid upside down while boiling water, because it is fairly difficult to get off if you put it on right side off, but this is not a big deal because the lid functions very well as a sippy cup and I have never had a problem with the silicone melting around the lid. The sleeve works very well in keeping the water warm on those cool mornings for your oatmeal and/or coffee, or if you are making meals that take a little longer to re-hydrate. One draw back is the included "foon" it is very flimsy, and if your not careful when you unlock it you can jab yourself in the cuticle. It is also very short, so if your cooking prepackaged meals it will be difficult to get into the bottom of the bag. Other than me getting a different utensil, this kit has performed great, and is near perfect for the soloist.

4 5

It's almost perfect

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I used this little guy on a backpacking trip through Yosemite and car camping in Utah. It's most convenient to boil water for meals and to drink coffee (I'm a caffeine addict). My friend thought it was pretty cool that this was the only kitchenware I brought. I did not use the collapsible spoon it came with as it seemed cheap and made of plastic. I bought my own titanium Snow Peak spork instead.

My only gripes are: 1) it's not quite tall enough to fit my MSR pocket rocket inside with the lid close, 2) it's a bit wide to hold in my tiny hand comfortably to sip coffee from, 3) the hole in the lid does not close which can increase boil time (also why I choose to not cook items inside it, I made mac and cheese one night and it was okay).

The reason I say it's a bit wide is because I accidentally dropped it one time with boiling water inside it. Now when I drink coffee from it I'm careful to have a firm grip on it. The insulated sleeve works like a charm and is really easy to clean (I just rinse it with water and it dries out pretty quickly). Otherwise, I would say it's pretty durable, there are no burn marks or anything from boiling water -- I bought this item on sale through Backcountry so I'm pretty happy with my purchase.

It's almost perfect
4 5

Awesome solo cook set

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Alright so I just received the GSI Minimalist set in the hard anodized aluminium. I got to say this little pot is pretty awesome! Main reason I purchased this was to have a mug I could cook out of as well as make my morning brew. My orginaI intention was to nestle my MSR Whisperlite into this, then the stove and Minimalist into the MSR Base two set. I will talk about this later

Gave it a little set run on my kitchen stove and it boiled the small amount of water quickly. Word of advice there is a little sticker on the lid you'll want to remove (1: for sanitary and safety and 2: it blocks the vent on the top for consistent pouring.)After it boiled for exactly one minute to mimic sanitizing water I immeditly placed the pot/cup into the cozy. It held up pretty good and didn't melt but started to get a little warm. Better than hot metal I suppose! I dumped out the water with the lid on and it was a nice steady stream of water pouring out I then removed the lid and took it out of the cozy to cool and dry. It took a little less than a minute to cool off completely to the touch.

My only "Cons" I would say are this:
1. The included pot grabber has a magnet but the pot is aluminum so it wont stick at all, obviously. It's kind of pointless but then again it can stick to my stove parts
2. I wish the pot was just a little wider at the base and a little shorter. It hardly fits on my MSR Whisperlite and that's kind of a moot point since it'll fit on other stoves but that's my only gripe.

It'll fit but I wouldn't trust it if you are sitting near by. Stand away from it to avoid potential burns!

2 & 1/5: Back on the sizing point. If this was just a fuzz wider and a fuzz shorter I'd be able to nestle this into the msr base 2 pot set I already purchased. It will fit laying on it's side but I won't be able to store my stove along with the 1.5L MSR Pot. If I remove the lid and cozy and the MSR towel included with the set it'll fit upright but i won't be able to protect the Teflon coating of the pot. *I will add photos later when I get the chance

4 5

Good cook kit for the soloist.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Its light, its small, and if your not boiling water for anyone else, then it definitely gets the job done. My only complaint is with the lid. I wish they would have put an attachment point that allowed you to lift it off the pot easier when the pot is filled with hot liquid. It fits pretty snug. Also I am always afraid that the rubber on the lid is going to melt, it never has, I am just always afraid it will. Other than those things, this is my go to kit for a 1-3 nighter.

Responded on

It's made to be lifted off easily with the silicone gripper if you flip the lid upside-down while cooking.

Unanswered Question

Can this be used to boil water over an open wood camp fire - with the understanding that it wouldn't be directly over a massive flame but rather over a hot bed of coals and/or small flame

4 5

Compact and light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use this for solo backpacking around Colorado. It's light weight and has everything I need for meals, coffee, tea, etc. I am able to fit a 100g canister, my Soto stove and windscreen, and pot holder into it. I give the little plastic spork that it comes with to my kids to use for school lunch and pack a titanium spork separately.

Compact and light
5 5

Compact Cooking for One or Two

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Set is truly for the minimalist. It consists of 0.6L aluminum pot, a nice grippy pot cozy, a magnetized gripper for picking the heated pot up, a "sippy" lid for using as a mug, and it also comes with a telescoping spork (careful, it's cheap). All this weighing in a mere 6.3 ounces, not really making a difference if you switch out sporks as long as you stay lightweight of course.

The 0.6L pot is perfect for solo ventures, being able to heat just enough water or food for one meal. Plus, it doubles as a mug. Heat up your water, coffee, or tea, throw it into the cozy, snap on the "sippy" style lid and grab it on the go-- it is the perfect size to hold with one hand and the nice material on the outside of the cozy allows for a nice grip and warms up nicely on those nippy morning hikes.

Many a time, I am backpacking with a partner, but I still look no farther than this cook set to work for the both of us. Heat up the food or water I need for a dehydrated meal and pour the steaming goodness right into one of my bowls from the GSI Outdoors Ultralight "Nesting Bowl and Mug" set +4.3oz (the mug doubles as an additional bowl as well) to share and either keep the second meal in pot or put right into my second bowl. In this method, I can then use my pot for a nice mug and WA-LAH!, a perfect meal for two without any unnecessary, expensive or heavy cook set.

I try to only boil water in my pot, but I find myself cooking food like soup and stews in it as well. The aluminum pot cleans out nicely every time. It cleaned spotless for me with just water and a rag after letting left over food cool and sit in it for a few hours.

As for space: a small fuel canister, my backpacker stove, and the telescoping spork, along with my rag I use to clean, fit snugly right inside-- in fact, I could probably squeeze a few more small trinkets or another rag inside.

Overall, a perfect minimalist set for one or even two with a couple extra bowls.

5 5

Almost Perfect

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive been using this little pot/cup for years now on solo backpacking trips, lived out of it for a month in Iceland, and even use it for car camping: my conclusion? Almost perfect.

Its a perfect size for a meal that may require boiling water, so breakfast with oatmeal and coffee is a cinch, dry pastas or mix-ins requiring water are also fantastic for this. Would not recommend for frying or grilling things (i tried to make it work, did not go over well..)

The sleeve it comes in is very good at insulating and protecting your hand from the heat of the cup. No complaints there, in fact id say its a huge bonus.

The pot holder is kind of useful, but easy to lose. keep an eye on that sucker.

The spork that comes with this is completely useless. Broke it on my second use which left me improvising for the rest of a multi day trip.. Bring your own metal spork.

And thats my only complaint. The lid could use a closable top, but its never been an issue for me. This pot is a critical piece of my backpacking set up. Lightweight, small, durable, fillable with gear, and super useful. will buy again if it ever comes to it.

4 5

GSI Minimalist

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like this cook set except for a few minor things. As a solo hiker, or cooking for myself in a group this is an awesome little pot. It is fairly light, but not that lightest, but the extra weight is added comfort features. If you make your own cozy out of Relectix you could save some weight, ditch the lid and make one out of tin foil or pick up a carbon fiber lid, and ditch the pot grabber and make your own will all cut weight, but this works so well as is that I wouldn't want to change it. The pot fits great in the cozy and allows you to hold it after the water was just brought to a boil. The lid fits snug and allows you to sip this and use it as a mug. I have made coffee, popped on the lid and started hiking using this as a cup and never had an issue of spilling or splashing on myself. This can hold two cups of water well and brings it to a boil pretty quick.

I use mine with a Minibull Designs Mini Atomic alcohol stove. For me this is the perfect combo. The stove, pot stand, lighter, towel, windscreen, and primer pan fit well inside the pot for packing and the lid fits snug enough that you do not need a stuff sack although it would not be a bad idea to throw it in a cuben fiber sack.

My one complaint is that depending on the stove you use with this pot it can be hard to take off because of flames creeping up the side causing a potential to burn yourself. I have been through a few alcohol stoves before I landed on the Minibull Designs. With two cups of water and an ounce of HEET (yellow bottle) I can boil water in around 6-7 minutes with a lasting burn time of around 12. A great cook kit if you do not want to pay for titanium.

PS: The Foon is pure junk....buy a nice long handled titanium spoon for your freezer bag meals.

4 5

I like it

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's a good size for most camping uses, I like the light weight and coating, as well as the sleeve and the pot holder. As other have said, I'm not a fan of the spork, but i'll use it as a loaner utensil

4 5

Size does matter.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great little pot/cup. Great for boiling and cooking items that need to boil. If you have a mini stove that regulates temp well, you could get away with reheating of cooking if careful. Fits a small gas canister and a couple packets of coffee or hot chocolate. You most likely will not get your canister and your stove in this set but the space is easy to fill.

4 5

Almost all you could ever want

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.

4 5

Small and useful

  • 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.

5 5

Perfect Sidekick

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!