Since I'm using an open flame stove, I've elected to not use the lid while cooking (for fear it will melt). The folding spoon/fork is useless (I threw mine away) and the little rubber pot holder is a pain in the butt. The cup can be used directly on the stove with the insulating sleeve removed. I've used this method for several years and avoid any clean up except rinsing out my drinking cup which is the pot. Good product and a welcome addition that I use almost exclusively on all of my biking and hiking trips. Very well thought out - be gentle with the cozy when removing it, Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2019.
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020. I'm going to try pouring boiling water into the pot while the sleeve is on it to see if it makes it a little more pliable and easier to get on and off. And perhaps best of all: it’s cheap— less than $30 on Amazo n. What makes the Halulite Minimalist II a good backpacking cook set? The pot isn't titanium but it feels lighter than my other products. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The only reason that I give it a four instead of a five is because of the way that the spork fits inside the container. Used with the cozy and the sip-lid, this thing will keep your coffee warm for a good long time. I've used it so far on two weekend trips in two months, and it's held up great. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2015. I've used my GSI Minimalist Pot for over a year on various hiking and biking trips. Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2014. I liked that this was lightweight and I liked the style. Perfect size for most freeze dried or grocery store pasta/rice meals. The pot is rather small to actually cook in and the intended use is to boil water and transfer it to the freeze dried pouch for further re hydrating/eating. Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2018. They'd prefer to spend $75 on a Titanium cup in order to shave 2oz; and they probably don't have any feeling left in their lips after burning them off. I found that turning the pot upside down and pushing in the middle of the bottom to get things started allowed me to gently remove the cozy. (Hey, that's why they call it a cozy anyway - it's not called a loose.)
Easy to clean. It’s light enough, it packs small and comes with an insulated sleeve. Now I just have to decide when to take this and when to take my slightly larger Stanco grease pot - which is a lot flimsier and doesn't have a cozy. Place the meal, pasta, rice, soup, etc in a 1 quart freezer weight ziplock bag. The coozy keeps my coffee warm for about an hour and thirty minutes..by then its luke warm. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The stove is light weight, strong, and holds about 2.5 cups of liquid. The GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Ultralight Cookset is the redefinition of ultralight backpacking cooking and eating gear. **UPDATE** : Seller is sending me a whole new set. The pot will fit on the Alocs pot support. With the lid removed, the interior diameter of the cup allows it to slip onto the bottom of a standard Nalgean bottle.
This is a great lightweight set. This is a practical, purpose-driven pot / mug / lid set designed for the backpacker to boil water for dehydrated meals and hot drinks, to keep said contents hot for extended periods, and eat and drink from without scalding themselves. Where everyone is complaining about the tightness of the lid, the difficult to remove coozy, and the pot gripper...i really don't see their complaints being all that valid. I ended up pre-measuring water levels for my meals and using a water bottle marked with different volumes and it worked well. The GSI Outdoor Halulite Minimalist 1 Person Cookset is a very well designed single person cook system that contains everything you need for boiling water for “cooking” dehydrated camping meals, including a pot, insulation sleeve, screw-on lid, telescoping lid and pot grippers. It's light, small, versatile, and inexpensive. The little foam cover helps to be able to hold a hot drink since it doubles as a cup. This is not for making Pot Roast, folks. GSI Outdoors, Halulite Minimalist, Cookset for One, Superior... GSI Outdoors, Halulite Minimalist, Cookset for One, Superior Backcountry Cookware Since 1985.
I ultimately decided to go with this option and was very pleased with the product, Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017. It's small enough to be ultra-packable while big enough to have a meal for one plus a cup of coffee from one boil (granted, you'll have to use a separate vessel for one). The pot is small for 2 person use but since I'm mostly solo it's never an issue. I have had one for years, and the one from Amazon was for my wife's kit. The spoon was trash, I used a different long spoon. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features.