GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist

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When you're going light and quick, pack along the Halulite Minimalist cook set from GSI Outdoors, one of the lightest and toughest cooking setups you can find.

Fit:

  • Features an innovative compact silicone pot gripper that fits over 2 fingers and allows you to lift the hot pot off of a stove by pinching 2 fingers and your thumb together

Insulation:

  • Remove the pot from the stove and put it into the removable insulating sleeve to keep water warm and protect your hands while using the Sip-It lid to enjoy a hot beverage
  • Includes a 0.6 liter Pot/Mug, Sip-It Lid, Insulated Sleeve, Silicone Gripper, Telescoping Foon
  • Foon collapses down to 3.8 in. and expands to 6 in.; copolyester head and acetal handle are strong, heat-resistant and dishwasher safe
  • Insulating sleeve keeps drinks warm and helps to reduce soot and char on your clothes
  • Unique 0.6 L pot and lid boil water for pouch meals before transforming into an insulated mug by simply inverting the lid and slipping the pot into its included sleeve.

Manufactured:

  • Made of halulite - a proprietary alloy that is as light as titanium, yet conducts heat better and more evenly

Features:

  • Telescoping foon (spoon and fork combination) extends to 3.9-inches long
  • Telescoping Foon combines a fork with a spoon, thereby eliminating the need for a second utensil and saving precious weight
  • Lid/Sip-It cover
  • Built-in magnet lets you set the gripper on a metal fuel canister (sold separately) for convenient storage while your water heats up
  • Convenient silicone pot gripper attaches magnetically to fuel canister while cooking so it’s always at hand.
  • Gripper weighs in at a mere 0.5 oz., saving weight over a standard aluminum pot gripper or integrated handle
  • Ultimate ultralight design integrates everything you need for hot meals and warm drinks in an impossibly small footprint.
  • 2-way lid can be flipped over for use as either a pot top or a Sip-It lid
  • Hard anodized aluminum 0.6L pot/mug
  • Hard anodized surface withstands scratches and abrasions
  • Non-leaching, BPA-free tableware is dishwasher safe, durable, and lightweight
  • Hard-anodized Halulite alloy distributes heat evenly for fast and efficient cooking and is extremely lightweight and abrasion resistant
  • Anodized aluminum metal is non-reactive, provides exceptional durability, and heats evenly for easy cooking
Backcountry Edge

GSI Outdoors has revolutionized backcountry cooking with its solution-based nesting cook sets. With the unveiling of the Halulite Minimalist, even the most finicky of ounce-counters no longer has to skimp on performance.


Backcountry.com (Spring 2014)
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.

Campsaver.com

The Halulite Minimalist from GSI offers the ultimate ultralight design and integrates everything you need for hot meals and warm drinks in an impossibly small footprint. Unique 0.6 L pot and lid boil water for pouch meals before transforming into an insulated mug by simply inverting the lid and slipping the pot into its included sleeve.


REI

The GSI Haluliteā„¢ Minimalist cookset gives ultralight backpackers a compact system for heating water to rehydrate meals and make hot drinks.

Imported.


SummitHut.com

The peak of reductive efficiency, the Minimalist, from GSI Sports Products, has no handles to hack off, no bowls to leave behind and no coatings to add extra fuss or weight. Quite simply, the Minimalist is as close as you can come to carrying nothing while still bringing everything you need.

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Activity:Backpacking
Cookware material:Aluminum
Country of Origin:China
Dimensions:4.20" x 4.20" x 4.60"
Included in package:0.6 Liter pot/mug, Sip-it lid, insulated sleeve, silicone gripper, Telescoping Foon
Includes:0.6 L Pot/Mug, Sip-It Lid, Insulated Sleeve, Silicone Gripper, Telescoping Foon
Major Dimension:1 person
Material:Hard-anodized aluminum/copolyester/acetal
Nonstick Surface:yes
Packed Size:4.2 x 4.6 in / 10.6 x 11.6 cm
Pot Grabber:yes
Storage Sack Included:no
Type:Set
Upc, Ean, Isbn:090497501395
Weight:6.3 oz / 178.6 g
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GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great For Ultra Lighters

I bought this product at the Sacramento REI for use in the Sierra of Northern CA. It comes with the pot, a lid, a pot cozy, a rubber pot lifter, and a telescoping spork(foon). GSI calls the metal of the pot Halulite, but it is essentially anodized aluminum. I use it for lightweight backpacking in conjunction with a Zelph Stoveworks Alcohol Venom Super Stove. Freaky looking stove, shaped like a ring with no center, but it works great in this application. You need a stove with a tight flame pattern for this pot because the pot is only 4.2 inches across the bottom. I do freezer bag cooking, so I mostly use the pot to boil water, however it can double as a mug for tea/coffee. The supplied pot cozy is very effective at keeping drinks warm. The pot comes with a unique and effective orange rubber pot lifter with a built in magnet that you could attach to the concave bottom of a canister stove cartridge and store both in the pot. Even though it would be easy to lose the pot lifter, it is a good solution for me because I prefer a handle-less pot. I can fit my stove, pot lifter, windscreen, Mini Bic, telescoping spork, (GSI calls it a foon,) and fuel bottle with enough fuel for three days, in the pot. My long handled REI titanium spoon for the freezer bags does not fit in the pot, but that is just basic physics. The lid is very tight fitting, and it stays on inside the pack without a rubber band or stuff sack. The lid can be hard to remove in the tight position, but I find if I pinch the pot around the top like a gorilla, the lid comes off easier. When boiling water or cooking, the lid is turned upside down to the loose position to prevent heat damage to the flexible seal on the lid. This aluminum pot is a little heavier than titanium, but at 1/3 the cost, it's a viable alternative for the frugal backpacker. This is a well thought out, useful, and cost effective cookset for the individual lightweight backpacker. The only slight criticism I have is that there are no measuring marks,(at least I can't see any), but they would be hard to see on the dark metal in any case, and I have learned to estimate the volume. Good job GSI.
JC Brows at REI on 04/04/2011

Darn near perfect!

I needed a pot to boil water for freeze dried meals when I do the wonderland trail this year. I'm doing the trail in 4 days so weight was and functionality were important. The great thing about this set is that it is only 6 ounces all together, and it doubles as a cup with a sip lid and neoprene sleeve meaning I can also have a cup of tea without having to bring an extra cup. The "foon" (most of us would call it a "spork") is neat, though seems slightly flimsy, is remarkably handy.
The price was excellent in my opinion. It might be nice to see a titanium version of this pot to save even more weight, but of course, the trade off would be a more expensive pot, which I personally can't afford right now.
I tested this pot yesterday on a 22 mile day hike in Mt. Rainier NP. I use an alcohol stove I made out of a can of compressed air. It sat very well on the stove and is just the right size that the flames cradled the bottom round edges just right. Use the gripper to pick up the pot and slide in the sleeve. Much easier to handle that way.
As far as the lid is concerned, it does fit tight, meaning no leaks! It may be somewhat difficult to get off but let me give you this tip: holding the pot with both hands on either side of the pot, use your thumbs to press the plastic portion (not the rubber seal) of the lid in a horizontal and slightly up direction and it will come off reasonably well.
In conclusion, if you're looking for simplicity and functionality along with weight efficiency and low cost, this is a must buy for a soloist.
mountainman84 at REI on 06/06/2010

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.

Zombie Kit at Backcountry.com on 05/04/2012

Nice, could be better

This is a great design combining pot and cup and the sleeve and sip lid allowed one to drink from it without burning one's lips, but I had a couple of problems:

1) The sleeve is the same color as the pot so it is easy to forget it is on. (I burn't an outside layer after doing this once)

2) While it is easy to put in the sleeve (which is great when you have boiling water in it) it is very hard to take the sleeve off. This is a problem say when you forget the sleeve is on and you put water in it, and then have to take it off trying not to spill the water before putting it on the stove.

3) The lid is hard to take off, and it is hard to drink the last bit of coffee with it on. Have to be careful not to spill the coffee all over yourself taking the lid off.

It is great if you want to just boil a bit of water, which I did on this particulair trip with long nights and cold weather. Except for when I need to melt snow, I usually don't bother with a stove, so this was a very speical use for me.
AdayAtAtime at REI on 01/01/2013

Tremendous Cookset

This is an ingenious little setup that I've been using now for over a year with some 40 nights spent in the backcountry. I'm a minimalist and when I get into camp at night I just want to boil two cups of water, add to a Mountain House or other freeze dried meal, wait ten minutes, and hop in the sack. In the morning I repeat except I boil more water for my Starbucks Via coffee. If you're my kind of camp cook then it doesn't get any better than this. I have a Soto stove which I place in the pot on top of a fuel cannister which sits on top of the little orange grabber. I've also used a Snowpeak stove and it too works well. Some complained about not being able to use the pouch for the soto stove. My question is why would you want to carry the extra two ounces? When boiling water I never put the lid on tight, just rest it loosely on the pot and it does the job. I've tried a lot of different setups and believe me this is the ONE. Oh, I forgot, I don't use the included spoon/fork as I have a titanium spoon/fork that is just as light and a lot toughter.
jamess at REI on 08/08/2012

great piece of gear

After owning the GSI Halulite Minimalist for a couple years now, I know that this is a great piece of gear. I ordered this second set for my girlfriend so that we could each have our own. It comes with us on every trip from dayhikes to longer overnight adventures. There are lighter options available, but for the cost you can't beat the GSI Halulite Minimalist. The included lid, insulation and pot gripper provide everything you need to easily cook food or drink and then use it as a mug preventing the need to carry extra gear. I like that it fits over the bottom of a nalgene bottle when you don't need the lid. This cuts down on packing space. It is also large enough to hold the 3.5oz mini fuel cans that I use for my MSR Pocketrocket stove. The stove fits inside as well, but the stove and fuel will not both fit inside at the same time. A flatter model stove may fit with the fuel can. The pot is large enough to boil water for most meals. It is great for hot cocoa or tea and large enought to cook Ramen Noodles in it. Even on longer trips when we take our larger cookware, we still take this set.
jMan at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2012

Just what I was looking for

When I'm cooking on the trail, I'm usually cooking for myself. For me, that means boiling water either to rehydrate my food or to make coffee. I don't generally cook things in my pot because then I'd have to clean it, too! So I'd been looking for a cup that's also a pot (or a pot that's also a cup), but what I'd seen thus far was either too big or didn't have a lid. This little set is perfect--just the right capacity for either boiling water or holding my coffee while I drink it. The lid can be used both for boiling water and in travel-mug style. The cozy can also serve to keep your freezer-bag meal hot while it hydrates, and once it's done your quart freezer bag will sit nicely in the pot with the top folded over the top edge of the pot to hold it open. The pot's just big enough to hold your compact stove (or at least the small gas canister), and the included pot holder is handy. The folding spork (foon?) is okay, too, but I'm not sure how long it'll hold up.

Overall, this is a perfect multi-use cookpot if your cooking needs are simple like mine.
The Ek at REI on 05/05/2010

THIS IS MY GO TO SOLO SET

This kit is perfect for the price! If you're looking for entry level lightweight backpacking solo gear, this is amazingly right. The only ways that I could think of making it better would be to remove the magnet from the pot grip and to make the pot itself titanium. Also, find a mechanism for easing the opening of the lid. I've used this with a variety of aluminum can stoves as well as with some other isobutane stoves and it works just right. It is a bit heavy for ultralight but it's durable. Also, the secret to pouring hot liquids would be to use the pot grip only to lift off the stove and put it in to the cozy. Then use the cozy to pour or just eat straight out of the pot. The spoon is slightly effort-intensive to clean as opposed to other options, but it fits in the pot very easily. The width works well with a variety of soda can stove models and is very sturdy. I used mine for three months straight and suffered only some damage to the cozy, which just makes it look slightly loved. I would easily buy this again if anything fatal happened to my current set!
oceanhugger at REI on 12/12/2013

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.

Pat Gunning at Backcountry.com on 04/19/2013

Loved it!

We bought this last weekend for a two day hike. I wasn't initially happy about lugging around the extra weight but after using it the first night I can't imagine backpacking without it again. The top sealed perfectly although it was hard to get the included spork to fit. After some finagling I was able to fit two sporks, fuel, and a range inside the pot. The included handle insulated the heat perfectly although the steam made it uncomfortable to poor boiling water out. With some practice we were able to find a suitable angle to poor and not get burned....a great trade-off for weight/size savings. The pot holder also made for a great measuring tool as the bottom edge of it marks two cups.

I do wish it was a little taller so my titanium REI spork and the included spork fit better. Measurement marks could also come in handy. I haven't tested its durability yet so these things prevented me from giving it 5 stars.

All in all this was one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. It was priced well below heavier kits and its performance was above and beyond all of my expectations!
Superman at REI on 08/08/2010

Negative Reviews:

Not what I wanted!

I bought this product along with the new Soto stove that won the Backpacker 2010 award for being the best stove. The cookset is shown to be able to carry a stove, like the Soto, along with a canister of fuel and the spork that comes along with it. I initially tried to put everything in the cookset, including the smallest canister of fuel that is available from REI, before I headed out to the Mt. Hood area and found that for the Soto stove to even possibly fit, it could not be placed within its pouch. That is not very nice before no one wants to scratch the cookset or damage the stove. When I did get the stove in, without the cover, I found it very hard to place the spork in the cookset. After I was able to get everything in to the cookset, I also found out that the removable seal that is used keep the lid on did not keep the loaded contents of the cookset from spilling out into my bed. I bought this cookset for absolute lightness. While I love the Soto stove I was very disapointed with the Minimalist. I am taking it back after having it for just one overnighter since I bought it. While weight is a great pro, the overall pain I had putting the basic, advertised gear into the cookset and keeping the lid on was too much of a hassle.
JStoddard at REI on 06/06/2010

Burned my fingers

I thought this would be good for my Yosemite trip this last weekend but when pouring boiling water, the steam burned my fingers. I had to pour it at an angle to try and avoid the steam.
KRHIKE at REI on 06/06/2010

Disappointed!

Looks like a good quality product, but disappointed to discover that, despite the photo and the name "cookset", it does NOT come with the heating system.
Loves2Knit at REI on 11/11/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Light but helpful?

I like to pack light and compact. I have been packing a long time and typically care about 35-40 pounds for a week. I own and use the GSI Dualist for parties of three or more, and it's great. Everything fits in there. This minimalist is a bit lass practical than they market. Yes your stove and gas should fit inside. Not here. I use the Snow Peak Giga (great stove).
I think the better solution will be the GSI Soloist. Personally, when I fix a meal I like to be drinking out of a cup and cooking in another. It's just me. Keeping everything in one stuff sack is more practical for me too.
GSI make great products, but I like a Ti Spork and some cut down chop stix better too.
msrvfx at REI on 05/05/2011

For the price, you can't beat it.

I recently purchased this as a backup to my titanium cook set. While it is not as light it is much more compact. The pot is narrower and taller than my ti-pot which slowed my boil time by a minute and a half.(with an alcohol stove.)

I found the pot gripper can get my finger tips really hot if I'm holding onto the pot for too long. Instead I use the gripper to put the pot in the cozy and pour the boiling water into my meal.

The sip-it lid is super tight and doesn't leak at all when drinking coffee or tea.

It is a perfect little setup for a two day or over-nighter.
toober at REI on 04/04/2010

Very Good with limitations

This unit's compactness is, of course, its best feature. Two things buyers should note: the unit's width as related to stability and the usefulness of the pot grabber. I've used it with a Trangia alcohol burner sitting atop a Westwind triangular stand. I have to place it carefully to keep it from turning over. Second, the pot grabber works well enough, but trying to pour boiling water into another container (such as a freeze dried food package) is tough because of the heat. The spork's usefulness is minimal.
kdgrant6 at REI on 10/10/2013

not what I was looking for

Bought this hoping it was the end all for my needs, but it fell short. When boiling water its difficult to pour without getting burnt. I wanted a system to boil water for mountain house meals and morning coffee. Thought this was it until you boil water and try to pour it. Is usable but not what I was expecting, also heavy for its size at over 6 ounces
gobbler at REI on 07/07/2010

Nice pot , tough lid

I love the pot but when the cover gets wet its hard to get off.
tritan1 at REI on 06/06/2010