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    Bringing the kitchen sink doesn't have to weigh you down on the trail.

    Ultra-light solo backpacking trips require more than just granola and jerky. Luckily, the lightweight, super-compact GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cookset includes everything you need to cook and eat tasty carbs and calories while off the grid. Once you unpack the nForm system, which weights just 10.9oz, you'll have a tough cooking pot, a lid-strainer, a foon, stove bag (stove sold separately), a mug-bowl, and a welded stuff sack that doubles as a sink for washing.
    • 1.1L Hard anodized aluminum pot features a three-layer coating, including Teflon with Radiance technology to speed up boiling and cooking times
    • Pot features a locking, coated pot holder that also locks down the system when packed
    • Pinnacle cookware coatings also provide incredible abrasion resistance and a great non-stick surface to make clean-up easy
    • Mug-bowl combination works for eating and drinking and is made with lightweight, durable Infinity BPA-free polypropylene, which keeps it leach-free and resilient to heat, odors, and heavy pressure inside your pack
    • Nylon lid features a Sip-It opening and a strainer for versatility, and it's crush-proof, heat-resistant, and won't warp its shape in packs or in storage
    • Heat-resistant foon, formally know as a spork, unfolds to provide cooking and eating convenience
    • Stove bag stores your ultra-light backpacking stove while the pot provides plenty of room for a 220g fuel canister (both sold separately)
    • Included stuff sack protects the whole cookset from damage in your pack but can be used as a sink for washing your dishes without interfering with the wild watershed
    • Item #GSI2249

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [pot] hard-anodized aluminum, Teflon with Radiance coating, [mug/bowl] Infinity BPA-free polyproplyene
    Pot Volume
    1.1 L
    Pots
    1
    Pot Dimensions
    5 x 5.4 x 5.5 in
    Lid(s)
    1
    Built-in Strainer
    yes
    Pot Grabber
    yes
    Grooved Bottoms
    no
    Non-Stick
    yes
    Storage Sack
    yes
    Complete Set Weight
    10.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking, solo trips
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Soloist aka Survivalist

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    My soloist has been my primary/only cooking setup for the last 2 years of bike touring the US. It has held up to many thousands of meals and continues to hold strong. It's very versatile and has just the right amount of items to accommodate any solo traveler. Aside from some charing around the base from campfire cooking when fuel was low and some small dings; the Soloist is still kicking. I've even ran it over with my bike, and still was able to bend it back into its original shape for continued use.

    Soloist aka Survivalist

    5 stars for the pot and lid

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've used this pot daily, 6 months a year for 2+ years. It's one of my favorite pieces of gear. The solo size is perfect for one person boiling water for a freeze-dried meal or coffee/tea, or for heating up a can of soup. I also have the Dualist and use it when I have company, but the Soloist is really the perfect size for solo adventuring. The nonstick coating makes cleanup quick and easy.

    Obviously ditch the included plastic spork and buy a decent utensil. You may want to ditch the bowl too; the insulating sleeve is pretty ineffective. I keep it around because it keeps all my little kitchen things organized while I'm using the pot to cook.

    best single (even double) cookset

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I use this primarily for myself on backpacking trips, it has been one of the best cooksets owned to date, you can fit the fuel canister and most small stoves into the kit as well. making the whole cook set just the size of the pot, i have even crammed extras in there like oatmeal or something along those lines, every bit of space counts. it has even worked for a buddy and I just using this one kit and an extra spork we were good to go.

    Grab one if it's back on the rack :)

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

    I brought this cookset to Wadi Ghalilah late of January 2015. It worked well. Boiling was never an issue as long as you got time and patience. Pot handle does a good job and the cup protector, both were user friendly (way to go for a morning coffee).



    > Just a bit confusing regarding the product photo as displayed above, does it include that transparent lid? When my order came, i didn't see that transparent lid.



    > A bit of care when taking your coffee, not because it's hot but some parts in the cup (inner rim) a few sharp portions may give you a lip cut.



    > Would be of greater confidence boiling your water if the black lid comes up with the same material as the pot to cover it. :)



    > Bottomline, i recommend this product to my friend and a thumbs up was given.



    Grab one if it's back on the rack  :)

    Goat Worthy!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Used my new cook set on a trip to Moab in October.

    Boiled enough water for 2 cups of coffee and two cups of oatmeal in one pot. Also cooked some soup in the pot. Clean up was super easy! Great set.

    Soup'er buy! Good set

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Its compact, lightweight, durable and the price is right. Toss the spork thing as it will break but the rest of the combo is premium, it will fit a fuel canister and stove with a little room to spare.

    Great cookset for the lone camper.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    So far I've used it mostly for boiling some water by the campfire, but it's great. It has just enough room for my Optimus Crux stove and a 220g fuel canister in it along with the collapsible spork and bowl that come with it. It's light, compact, and stores related items for some compartmentalization. Doesn't seem like much will stick to it so it is easy to clean, and doesn't show any scorch marks from the fire yet. It's a great little backpacking cookset for one.

    Light, durable and easy to clean

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I bought these about a year ago, took them on a 2 week trip in the backcountry. Absolutely love them. They are easy to clean up and also make nice containers to put stuff into when backpacking. The one's I have, have fold-able handles on the side so you don't need potholders. I cooked every night with them and I can't even see a scorch mark or anything on them from the fire. They are also really nice to use with MSR stoves, just the right size.

    All in one camp setup

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    This setup is great, I managed to fit my Optimus Vega in the fully packed set which is super convenient, nice and light and worked well over a stove as well as over the camp fire, I cooked some canned soup and beans as well as some rice and the set was stick free and washed up quick and easy, would highly recommend for anyone looking for an all in one lightweight cook setup

    All you need (well, a stove, perhaps)

    • 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.

    Good Cookset

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This cookset is a good one. The pot heats water well, and it cleans easy with the non-stick coating, however i usually just boil water in it. The coated handle on mine melted a little bit when I cooked over an open fire. The provided spork is flimsy, and it is easy to jam your thumb pretty good. I really like the bowl, and the provided sleeve. The pot lid can also be used tupperware-style and keeps food and stuff from spilling in your camp while youre looking for something in your camp. It stores a Snow Peak Gigapower and an MSR fuel bottle easily, even with bowl and spork. I dont use the stuff sack, but I image it serves its purpose.

    Was just what I was looking for

      This set was just what I was looking for. I looked at many different cook sets, the Pinnacle was just the right size. Also didn't have the extra bells and whistles that some other brands gimmick like a (useless) frying pan lid. Really who can use one of those... It's anodized aluminum so the heat transfer is superb and the coating is extremely durable. I use mine to cook over my Nova+ stove and even over open flame just be careful of the silicone coating on the handles it will singe if the flames get too close.

      The included spork leaves some to desire. It's a bit flimsy, tho it does stow in the pot nicely. I took mine out of the set the day I got it and haven't used it since.

      The bowl in my opinion is a little excessive. I haven't actually used mine, as I eat and drink right out of the pot to save on cleaning up dishes, I do keep the bowl in the kit as it's very lightweight. The lid snaps on and the insulating ring is easily removed for cleaning. I merely keep it in the kit incase someone else needs a bowl to use. I'm yet to use it in the field.

      My biggest gripe with this set is the lack of markings on the pot for measuring liquids. There are graduations on the bowl, tho they are extremely hard to see. I thought about denting the pot at several different levels such as 1, 1.5,2 cups but have since decided to make notches on my spork instead. I place my spork in the pot and fill the water till it reaches the marking I need, then remove it. Works like a charm, but still a bit annoying.

      Was just what I was looking for

      Does anyone know a mug that will fit inside this kits bowl (which fits inside the pot) that is still large enough to accommodate the size of a small fuel canister? Perhaps the Snow peak 450 / 600?

      Best Answer

      Hey Emerson!



      I just ran upstairs and grabbed my Soloist. I'm able to nest a Snow Peak 600 single wall, Snow Peak GigaPower Auto, and 110g fuel canister no problem!



      If you have any more questions, or want some pictures of the nesting in action, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail! I'd love to work with ya.



      Ben



      801-746-7564

      brabinowitz@backcountry.com

      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

      is the stuff sack for this kit a sink?

      is the stuff sack for this kit a sink?