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GSI Halulite Minimalist Integrated cookset
BY CHARLES NICHOLS
April 02, 2011
NAME: Charles Nichols
LOCATION: Corinth, Mississippi, United States
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 218 lb (98.90 kg)
Over the years, I have come to love hiking/backpacking. I have hiked
sections of the Appalachian Trail, Palmetto Trail in South Carolina,
Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama, and Big Hill Pond State Park in Tennessee.
I started out with a 45 lb to 50 lb (20 to 23 kg) pack. After meeting
other hikers using lighter gear has encouraged me to get lighter gear of
my own. My current pack weight is 28 lb - 30 lb (13 to 14 kg) now.
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Pictured but not included: Coleman F1 stove,waterproof matches
Manufacturer: GSI Outdoors
Year of Manufacture: 2010
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MSRP: US $24.95
Listed Weight: 6.3 oz (177 g)
Measured Weight: 6.5 oz (181 g)
Measured Weight of Pot/Mug with Sleeve: 4.2 oz (118 g)
Measured Weight of Lid: 1.5 oz (43g)
Measured Weight of Silicone Gripper: 0.5 oz (13 g)
Measured Weight of Foon: 0.3 oz (9 g)
Measured Volume of Pot: 0.6 L (20.29 fl oz)
The GSI Halulite Minimalist is a solo pot designed for one person with
an insulated neoprene sleeve. The neoprene sleeve is thin and soft but
protective enough not to burn my hands. The pot has a dual-purpose lid
with two modes (boil and sip-it). It also comes with a Foon (spoon and
fork combination utensil) and pot grabber. The pot gripper is made of
silicone material. Insert two fingers at the top and the thumb placed on
the back flap. Place the opening end over the lip of the pot and
squeeze.The GSI Halulite Minimalist is a .6 L (20.29 fl oz) pot made of
hard anodized alloy also called Halulite.The Minimalist is everything I
need for cooking besides my stove and fuel.
I used my GSI Halulite Minimalist four days and four nights on the
Appalachian Trail (AT). The first two days was at 3500 ft (1067 m) on
the summit of Max Patch on the AT. Once we reached the summit of Max
Patch, I began heating 16 fl oz of cold water in my GSI Halulite
Minimalist pot for supper, within 3 - 4 minutes, I had a boil. After
turning my stove off I used the pot gripper to pour my hot water into my
dehydrated meal. When pouring hot water from my pot, I position my hand
and fingers in my pot gripper placing them on the side of the pot,
pouring away from my hand and fingers so the steam from the water will
not burn me. I complete the following steps when using the Halulite to
boil water. I put my GSI Halulite Minimalist pot in the sleeve and
attached the sip-it lid (press sip-it lid down to make a seal) so I
could drink directly from the pot. If I don't use the sip-it lid I could
burn myself because the exposed pot is still hot. The pot sleeve, has
worked well at keeping the heat in and not burning my hand. The Foon
worked well mixing my coffee too. Now I can enjoy a good cup of coffee
and watch the early morning sunrise.
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Boiling water in sip-it lid mode (ready to drink)
The next morning I setup my GSI Halulite Minimalist pot to heat up my
water for breakfast. After adding my water to my pot I placed the sip-it
lid on the pot as a demonstrated in (Image 1). To avoid losing the pot
gripper, I attach my pot gripper to the side of my fuel canister (Image
2). Once, the water comes to a boil I turned my off stove. Once I remove
the sip-it lid, then I used the pot gripper (Image 3) to lift my pot and
pour the water into the meal. Once I poured the water in the meal I
slide the pot into the sleeve (Image 4). Next I added my instant coffee
directly to my pot, then I turned my sip-it lid over (Image 5) and
applied a little pressure to seal the sip-it lid to the pot.
After using the GSI Halulite Minimalist for two more days, I learned
that it makes it easier to remove and check the water if I turn my
sip-it lid over (Image 1). I prefer to use it in the sip-it mode (Image
5), because condensation builts up and drops off and makes a mess (see
picture below). I have tried boiling water with the sip-it lid turned
over in the cook/boil mode (Image 1), and drinking mode (Image 5) and it
works fine both ways.
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Picture taken from GSI instruction booklet . Also a picture with
condensation dropping off my sip-it lid, after boiling water.
I have also used the GSI Halulite Minimalist, car camping twice at the
Tennessee river in Pickwick, Tennessee. On my first two days at the
river, the weather was awesome and sunny with a little wind blowing just
enough to make it comfortable. So far I have only used the Halulite for
boiling water for freeze-dried meals and coffee.I have found that it
works well for this purpose. I was about to heat 16 fl oz of water and
within 3 - 4 minutes, I had a boil. After turning my stove off I used my
pot gripper to pour my hot water into my dehydrated meal.
Overall, The GSI Halulite Minimalist is multifunctional and works very
well for solo hiking and car camping.
I can't nest my MSR fuel canister in my GSI Halulite Minimalist pot
(diameter 4.2"/107 mm) due to the canister diameter being too big. Now
the Jetpower fuel canister (diameter: 3.5"/89 mm) will nest really well
in the GSI Halulite Minimalist pot.
THINGS I LIKE
* Multifunctional for solo hiking
* Price is not bad at $ 24.95
* I can nest all my items (stove, Foon, matches, pot gripper, and
Jetboil fuel canister) very nicely in my GSI Halulite Minimalist.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
* Sip-it lid is a little hard to get off.
* "Sip" part of the Sip-it lid is not long enough to seal my mouth
* Would be nice if MSR fuel canister also fit "nested" inside the pot.
Charles W. Nichols
This report was created with the BGT Report Generator.
Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Ray" <rayestrella@...> wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> Well it is getting there. You seem to have missed some of the edits I
gave last time so let's try them again.
> Please REPOST here when done. Please put a corrected HTML version in
the test folder AFTER you have deleted the old ones.
> ***The GSI Halulite Minimalist is a solo pot designed for one person
with an insulated sleeve.
> Comment: what is the sleeve made of? What does it feel like? Is it
soft to the touch, hard? The better we write a description the more
useful the review is to the readers. The more useful our reviews the
more likely we will get chosen to test free gear down the road.
> ***The pot has a dual-purpose lid with two modes (boil and sip-it). It
also comes with a foon (spoon and fork combination utensil) and pot
> EDIT: Foon is a proper name. It needs to be capitalized every time you
> Comment: What is the pot grabber made of? How does it work?
> ***The Minimalist is everything I need for cooking besides your stove
> EDIT: we do not use "you" or "your" in our reviews. We keep it in the
first person to
> avoid projection. So it is "I", "me", "my" or "mine"
> *** If I don't use the sip-lit lid I could burn myself because the
exposed pot is still hot.
> EDIT: sip-it
> *** because when in cover mode steam drops off and makes a mess (see
picture below) so I perfer the sip-it lid mode.
> EDIT: prefer
> *** Also a picture with steam dropping off my sip-it lid, after
> EDIT: steam is water in its gaseous form. Steam does not drip. The
steam has condensed back into liquid and that is what is dripping. You
can say "with condensation dropping off my sip-it lid, after boiling
> ***I have also used the GSI Halulite Minimalist, car camping twice at
the river in Pickwick, Tennessee.
> EDIT: as the reader has no idea what river is near Pickwick you should
say "twice at the Tennessee River in Pickwick, Tennessee."
> ***I can't nest my MSR fuel canister in my GSI Halulite Minimalist pot
(diameter 4.2"/107 mm) due to the canister diameter being to big.
> EDIT "too" big
> **** I can nest all my items (stove, foon, matches, pot gripper, and
Jet boil fuel canister)
> EDIT: Foon
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