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GSI Glacier Dualist – Review

Posted on July 1, 2014

GSI_04Weighing in at 695g, this great little cookset from GSI is perfect for the avid backpacker and as its name suggests, it’s ideal for two people. The kit is available with an aluminum pot as well, which obviously weighs less, but the stainless steel pot can handle more heat and be placed right in the fire.

The set includes a 1.8L stainless steel pot with strainer lid, two 590ml insulated cups, two 590ml bowls, two sippy lids, two telescoping foons,  and stuff sack. You’re going to want to replace the ‘foons’ (or sporks) pretty quickly though. They really are flimsy and I wouldn’t expect them to last through a single meal without breaking.

The bowls are basically the same as the cups, less the insulated coating, and they all fit into each other rather nicely. They are designed to hold a 225g LPG canister and a small folding LPG stove but a MSR PocketRocket and some other small stoves could also fit. Unfortunately for me, my Primus OmniFuel doesn’t fit, so I use the space to store a bunch of fire starters and matches, as well as some coffee, tea, spices, etc.

GSI_01The stuff sack is waterproof and although GSI says that it can be used as a washing bowl to clean the cookset in, I found it pretty much useless for cleaning in. It is handy just to use as an extra water dish for the dog though.

Most well equipped camping stores carry GSI cooksets and this one retails for about $65.

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