Ultimate, Integrated Cooking & Eating Solution – The GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper

A camping trip to somewhere completely remote without computers, television, and cell
service would be right up my alley… a year ago. With the arrival of my bundle of joy came some limitations for now. A more current reality is camping where walking back to the car to get all the good for dinner is the only hiking involved. Maybe some of you are capable of hiking Everest with a baby strapped to your front and everything you need to survive for a month strapped to your back and all I have to say about that is more power to you. As for me, I’ll stick to my campsite twenty minutes away from home. One of the advantages to this is that I can bring more than I can personally carry, including cookware. There is no better way to end a day outdoors with my family than a proper meal, and the GSI Pinnacle Camper is the ultimate, integrated cooking and eating solution.

The saying, “everything but the kitchen sink” doesn’t even stack up to the Pinnacle Camper. It includes two pots, one frying pan, four cups, four bowls, four plates, a removable handle, two pot lids, and a welded PVC stuff sack that doubles as a wash basin. All this only weights three pounds, eight ounces, and the entire set packs up to a compact 6 x 9 inches.

The components of the Pinnacle Camper can be divided into three main categories: cooking gear, eating gear, and the sink. The cookware is comprised of a 3L and a 2L pot, as well as a frying pan. There are two lids, the larger of which fits both the larger pot and the frying pan. The set comes with Infinity eating ware, which is GSI’s name for their lightweight polycarbonate plastic. The plates are four different colors and the mug/bowl combinations are colored to match the plates. Each mug/bowl forms one quarter of a cylinder, so packing all four together fills the space inside the smaller pot. The outer piece is the bowl, which has a single wall. The bowl could also be used as a measuring cup since it’s marked with 200 and 400 ml, as well as 1 and 2 cups lines. Fitting tightly inside the bowl is the mug. The lid to the mug has two small vents at the corners for sipping even when the lid is on. The sink actually doubles as a cover for the larger pot, protecting the outside of the cookset from scratches. I was amazed at how well the different pieces are integrated into the overall system.

The durability of the set seems unmatched as it was build to survive the toughest conditions with an unprecedented level of scratch and abrasion resistance. Each piece is hard anodized for durability. The cooking surfaces are then treated with Teflon with Radiance technology, a coating developed by Dupont that is not only non-stick, but actually heats faster too. The crushproof, heat-resistant strainer lid and silicone ring will not deform in packs and works with either the pot or the frypan.

The kit comes with a set of instructions and I needed a little practice putting it all back together, but if you want to enjoy a gourmet cooking experience while car camping, the GSI Pinnacle Camper cookset will fit the mold perfectly. It’s designed in an innovative and convenient way while never skimping on quality and performance.

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29 thoughts on “Ultimate, Integrated Cooking & Eating Solution – The GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper

    • It’s better than my actual pot/pan set and I paid hundreds of dollars for it. At $129 for the entire set, you can’t go wrong.

      My family is growing and car camping will be a regular event for a couple of years until my baby is old enough to enjoy hiking.

      Do you go camping often?

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  1. Smart idea…
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  2. Yes, babies do change things, but just think one day you can all go on that “computer free” distant hiking trip. What a great experience for any child! I never went camping as a kid, but I think it would have been fun to be able to do at least once.

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  3. these remind me of the equally usefull sets of camping and cooking equipment made of recycled aluminium, post war, that as a family we still used up until the eighties. great stuff.

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  4. Thats looks like a very neat idea. We’re going camping at the end of the week with our 3 year old and 2 year old. Camping is very definitely different, if I get chance i’ll send you a picture of our car loaded ready for the trip, it will be completely jam packed!

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  5. Neat gear! When your little bundle of joy is a bit older, I’m sure you’ll venture further afield again – we went camping last year when my eldest had just turned 4, middle one 2 and a half, and my baby boy was just 4months old. We also went later on in the year, and it was a lot easier when he was just 4m old and not moving! 😀 Can’t wait to go again this summer – if summer ever happens here in the UK!

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  6. My cousins and I have an annual “guys camping” and this looks like the perfect piece for me to buy, since I’m in charge of the cooking all weekend! I was looking to buy a cast-iron set for cooking on the fire pit instead of lugging a charcoal grill. An idea how these would stack up?

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  7. What a great set! Looks like it could be perfect for a group kayak trip – love the way it packs into itself! Looking for new gear this season as my old set has slowly become bits and pieces and is no longer complete!

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  8. there is something so fascinating about camping cookware… I often go into outdoor shops and just look at all the little pots and pans and folding kettles, it’s all I can do to resist buying them even though I don’t go camping!

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  9. great post I often talk about getting “unplugged” during vacation and I do and it shocks the hell out of people that I dont bring anything electronic with me, btw you have a new follower now and thanks for stopping my blog 🙂

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  10. This is a cool set. We have a camping trailer and we go camping 6-8 times a year. I’ll have to check into it – thanks for the informative review.

    By the way, don’t blame you for not wanting to go to far with a little one strapped to you. It’s so hard when they’re young!

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