GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cook System
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We are taking a look at the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle
Soloist. This is a light weight, com-pact all in one option that is perfect for backpacking.
The Soloist comes with a 1.1 liter hard anodized aluminum pot, lightweight, but also very durable.
There is a Teflon with radiance coating on the inside of the pot which gives it excellent
scratch and abrasion re-sistance; also makes for an even quick heating surface and gives
it non-stick performance as well. On the outside of the pot there is an integrated
handle which allows you to handle the pot, taking it on and off the stove without worrying
about burning your hands or coming into contact with the pot itself. A simple pinch of the
handle allows it to fold closed over the top of the pot. I have got a lid that is also included with
the set. You can see a pour through feature at one end of the lid and there is actually
small holes here that allow it to function as a strainer on the other side when you close
the handle over the top and actually nest the entire system as one unit. The Soloist also includes a 12 ounce polypropylene
mug or bowl, depending on how you want to use it. There is an integrated cozy over top
of the mug that allows you to handle it even when there are hot contents inside it. There
are some marked graduations inside the mug/bowl which also allows you to use it potentially
as a measuring device. GSI Outdoors includes a lightweight, collapsible,
multi-use utensil, a spork here; func-tions obviously both as a spoon or a fork and collapses
down this small. Soloist comes with an integrated stuff sack,
draw string closure on the top there. Interest-ing feature on the inside. There is a welded design
that actually allows this to hold water so it can function as a very lightweight back
country sink so you can actually clean the contents of this system inside this storage
sack and it wipes clean easily and, again, it stays dry. A standout feature on the Soloist really is
its compact design. GSI Outdoors includes a small storage bag for a backpacking style
stove. Again, the stove itself is not included. That is sold separately, as would fuel canister
for any stove that you are using. But all of this can fit together, drop inside the
pot. Put the lid on top, close the handle, drop every-thing into that one single compact
unit inside the storage sack, making the soloist perfect for backpacking usage.

27 thoughts on “GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cook System

  1. Thanks for the comment! Because weights and measurements sometimes change, we do not often include the exact weight of gear in our videos. The official weight given by GSI is 10.9 oz. All available gear specifications are listed on the product pages of our website.

  2. Great video! Was looking to purchase one of these next. Although, I do have one correction…I believe they call their utensil a foon…not a spork! =P Just had to say it. Cheers!

  3. Also, would you happen to know if GSI sells that stove pouch seperately? I've misplaced my neoprene sack for my stove and I am looking to replace it. Also, if you know of any other good options, I'd love to know them. Thanks!

  4. Unfortunately, we at Backcountry Edge do not carry any replacement parts for the GSI cook systems. Our best advice is to get in touch with GSI Outdoors directly and see if they can help you replace the lost stove pouch. Good luck, and thank you for the comments!

  5. This pot also works on any portable stove like esbits, but i just happen to have a Coghlans emergency stove. But it works perfectly. Love those two gear together. I can use the stove with the pills that comes with it or just little sticks if ever I ran out of pills.

  6. If you flip the lid over, it also fits the mug providing some insulation for a hot drink with a drinking spout! Awesome bit of kit!

  7. I like the storage sack as a way to collect dirty water for water processing. I'm completely confused about using it as a SINK and whether one would use clean or dirty water to wash up. Creates a number of interesting challenges for hygiene.

  8. Ive been using this pot for 5 years and I'm about to move on (Should have moved on years ago). Things I did not like are

    – No measurement lines on pot to see how much water you got in there
    – Plastic lid. I often run out of fuel in the field and throw this pot on the fire. It holds up well and is charred black, however the lid is plastic, not aluminum, so I need to take it off (It has melted a bit as it got too close to my campfires flames)
    – No strainer built into the lid, just a little hole that's too big and lets pasta slip through.
    – Spoon is cheap and broke quickly.
    – The bowl is just useless weight in your pack, you can eat from the pot.
    – The inside coating will eventually scratch off/out, and then its way harder to keep clean than a pot without the coating.

  9. Good review. I've had this for about six years and a ton of use. One of the best gear purchases I've made.Crazy durable, stable handles that lock the lid, works for two, 11 ounces all-in and the sink has come in handy while protecting the pot. I wouldn't trust the spork and don't use the stove bag. Definitely money well spent.

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