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Enter a new realm of lightweight, functional cookware.

Thanks to GSI’s nForm nesting system, the Pinnacle Dualist cookset gives two hungry backpackers a durable, compact, and lightweight solution for backcountry dining. The Dualist is so light and versatile, that it garnered a coveted Editor’s Choice award from Backpacker Magazine in 2008. Two bowls, two mugs with sipping tops, two telescoping Foons (fork / spoon), and an ultralight stove and small fuel canister all fit neatly inside the 1.8-liter pot (stove and fuel sold separately). GSI also included a small bag so your stove doesn’t scratch the pot and a welded stuff sack that doubles as a small wash basin.

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5 5

best multi -person set

Non-stick coating works good and is highly recommended. Very versatile setup. Really cool to have your whole kitchen in one little compact setup. I only bring this set for multiple people or to winter camp so I can melt snow. Anything less I just bring the jetboil. Most of the time this is overkill but still cool to have.

5 5

Backcountry Gourmet

Best cook set I have ever used. My old one started to get a little nasty, so on a trip to Glacier National Park, I thought it was time for something new. I was amazed. It was easy to pack, very light, and had everything we needed plus some to make the meals we planned. Also, it was easy to clean. I would not use directly over a fire, but on the fuel stove it was perfect. Highly recommended.

3 5


what is the difference between the dualist cookset and the Halulite Microdualist Cookset

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I was just at REI today and it looks like some of the differences are as follows:

- Strainer lid
- Pinnacle's pot is .4L bigger
- Pinnacle's mugs and bowls are 6 oz. bigger

That might be it. That and I don't think the Pinnacle system is haulite, they are non-stick-coated aluminum.

Hope this helps.

4 5

Very ideal

I just went to Yosemite and I found this very useful. Everything packs into the main pot and its very light. My only complaint is the sporks does not seem very sturdy.

4 5

Great, except sporks

The cooking set works perfectly: The pot, the four cups (two with lids) are great. We've been using it with an MSR whisperlite. The sporks are cheap and worthless though. The broke after a couple of uses. Plan on getting separate ones.

5 5

Great Product

Love my pot set it's nice and small, packs small and weighs nothing. I love how i can put my stove inside the set and I love the washing station.

4 5

Sweet Setup

I've only used this set once on a short backpacking trip and taken it apart to clean it before use.

The nesting idea with this set is great. All of bowls and lids fit perfectly inside of the pot. Additionally there was plenty of room for a backpacking stove (Snow Peak litemax) AND fuel (the larger of the snowpeak containers).

I like that the lid has a strainer! Also, the orange tab was still at a comfortable temperature to touch when removing the lid from boiling water.

The pot does not have water level markings. Fortunately the bowl does, not a big deal but it would be convenient.

I will probably end up leaving the cups/lids at home to save weight, but nice to have if I want them.

Still have yet to test the durability. The sporks are interesting, but I might just keep using my old utensils.

5 5

Functional, packable.

This thing is great if you make real food in the back country, if you don't, then it's overkill. The foons sucks, replace them with a light my fire spork or similar utensil. The set itself is very light weight, and the bowls work perfect with the set or without it.

5 5

Sweet Setup!

This is a great setup for 2 people, the pot is a good size so you can boil plenty of water, and the kit itself is thoughtfully designed. The foon's aren't too bad, but they're nothing to write home about either. They do work decently though!

Laid Out

Laid Out

Love the set, very light and perfect for my girlfriend and I on trips. My only recommendation is to ditch the foons.

5 5


Great cook set everything you need in one. Very durable and light weight. Perfect for any hot cooked meals. The individual containers are great for keeping pasta, rice, or coffee warm and are great to eat out of with the help of the telescoping foons.

4 5

Perfect for two people

For two people, I don't think you could beat this. If you are a minimalist, it probably isn't for you, but this is good for two people who want a single item to pack for cookware.

It holds an 8 oz MSR fuel bottle and my Primus Ti-Lite Stove all in a single package. The sack doubles as a "kitchen sink" although it isn't great for that, it is somewhat useful, at least for transporting water from one location to another.

I found the plastic sporks to be pretty much worthless. I have a titanium set that I use.

All in all, it is a good deal if you are hiking/camping/cooking with your significant other.

5 5

Great set.

Although its a "dualist", I took it on a 4 person trip and it worked great. None of us like drinking from a bowl, so instead of using the set as 2 bowls and 2 cups, we used all of the bowls as bowls. I really like the deep 1.8 liter pot compared to other brands that have shorter wider pots. This is because its much easier to pour water out of a narrow deep pot. Agree its a little hard to stir the food if you actually cooking in the pot. Everything cleans up pretty easy and its very convenient to pack.

4 5


i really enjoy this pot, but I only take it if I am the trip leader and if I am cooking for a couple of people who do not have their own cook sets.

When I pack for just myself I use the GSI minimalist. Its the same material, same company, but only holds 2cups of water. Which is great for just myself.
GSI makes a great product, I have had this pot for a few years and I only carry one bowl in the pot, plus my fuel canister, stove, and a few other small necessities.

I would totally recommend this to purchase for family trips or cooking for many people.

Does anyone know if a MSR Windpro with...

Does anyone know if a MSR Windpro with canister would fit inside the Dualist? Looking between that and a Snowpeak Litemax.


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Yes and no. The Windpro and canister would fit inside the pot, but then you'd have to move the bowls elsewhere. It's all self contained and nothing much else will fit if you are packing all items.

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yup preety much, once it is all packed, there is no room for anything