Packing light doesn't have to mean going without your favorite cup of tea in the backcountry. All the components of the GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Ketalist cook system nest within a lightweight, high-grade stainless steel tea kettle.
Balancing weight and performance, the 1 quart capacity tea kettle ensures that even thru-hikers and fast-packing mountaineers can enjoy a hot cup of backcountry tea. An integrated handle makes the kettle easy to use and a fold-away design maintains the compact profile needed to take up as little space as possible in your pack. The wide-opening lid allows you to safely stow the other components of the Glacier Stainless Ketalist and even a lightweight backpacking stove and fuel canister (both sold separately).
The GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Ketalist cook system weighs 13.7 ounces and measures 6.3" x 5.9" x 3.5". In addition to the tea kettle, the set includes a 14 fluid oz capacity insulated mug, a 14 fluid oz bowl, a Sip-It lid, a GSI Outdoors Telescoping Foon and a stuff sack.
- Nesting set (13.7 oz) includes:
- 1.0 L stainless steel kettle
- 14 fl oz insulated mug
- 14 fl oz bowl
- Sip-it top/lid
- Telescoping foon
- Stuff sack
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Real Customer Reviews
- great, compact set
Likes: I thought the kettle might be too small, but its just the right size for two cups, or a beverage and rehydrating a meal for one. I even boiled an egg in it for breakfast and works perfectly. Super compact, easy to store.
Dislikes: Handle can get a touch hot, but worth it to use the stainless steel version over wood fires.
- A Solid Solo Cook Set
Likes: A good size for me and sometimes also a not overly hungry trail mate. I primarily like this set for the kettle and ability to pour boiling water without spillage. The aluminum version is a bit lighter, but I prefer the stainless for its strength/durability and being able to use it on an open fire; I would not want to test the aluminum kettle and its finish in that way. The pot and lid handles stay up and in place for easy and safe handling while you're cooking. The rest of the set, the bowl, insulated mug/sip-it lid and "tele-spoon" work as they should and it all nests together efficiently in a mesh topped draw-string bag. My MSR PocketRocket 2 stove, a bit of sponge/scrubber and a bandanna also fit within the Ketalist set's space. As an alternate, you may store a 4oz fuel canister inside the set. Also, the great customer service and FAST delivery by Backcountry Edge should be noted.
Dislikes: No complaints thus far though a bit more kettle capacity would be welcome. Besides the aluminum (Halulite) version of this size kettle, there is also a larger 1.8 liter aluminum version offered by GSI (too bulky for my needs though).
Likes: Great for making tea or boiling water for freeze dried meals. The kettle shape is very stable, heats up quickly, and pours easily. Stainless steel construction is sturdy and durable. (Lightweight hard anodized aluminum version is also available.)
Dislikes: The spork seems flimsy.
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