GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset Review

The GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset is a great option for your minimalist cooking and eating needs while on the trail or in the woods. With its packability and functionality, it is a must for anyone that goes camping/backpacking solo or with a friend. Each aspect of this gear is thought through and purposeful.

I currently own the GSI Pinnacle Camper and love its variety of pots, pans, plates, cups and bowls built for four people. For car camping it was a no brainer but for backpacking, it became cumbersome and heavy. I always ended up slimming it down and only taking a few pieces and it didn't fit together correctly without the full set. After purchasing the GSI Halulite Microdualist Cookset model, it is the perfect compliment when I need to slim down and only take the necessities with me. 

Just like the Pinnacle Camper, the whole set is protected by a compact stuff sack that converts to a wash sink. The inside of the sack is lined in a vinyl material allowing you to be able to fill it with water. The handle locks in to place with a squeeze that holds the lid and components inside when closed and converts to a sturdy handle when open. The rubber on the handle keeps it from overheating and also allows for easy visibility of the handle at night.

After taking off the lid (that has strainer holes for convenience when boiling water, you find two components nested inside. Each is identical besides color and both include a nested bowl and separate mug that has a lid and outside insulation (removable). Inside of each cup, GSI includes a collapsible spork plus one bonus stove bag. I was also able to fit a Snow Peak Gigapower Manual Stove (with case) inside the cup which is very convenient when packing.


Having used the Pinnacle Camper before and using this new set once already, I have high hopes for this product. I see it being a piece of gear I have around for a long time. 

Product Specifications from GSI

  • PRICE: $54.95
  • WEIGHT: 18.0 oz. 
  • DIMENSIONS: 5.60'' x 5.50'' x 5.90'' 
  • MATERIAL: Hard Anodized Aluminum, Clear Polypropylene, Nylon 6-6, Silicone 
  • PRODUCT USE: Ultralight Backpacking 
  • INCLUDES: 1.4 L Pot, Strainer Lid, 2 14 fl. oz. insulated mugs, 2 14 fl. oz. bowls, 2 Sip-It tops, 2 Telescoping Foons, Stove Bag, Welded Sink