GSI Outdoors camping makes life very easy when you are out of town and off the trail. We have reviewed and field tested many GSI Outdoors items and have picked out our three favorites for 2018. We have chosen the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup, Santoku Knife Set and the Glacier Stainless 1.1L Boiler.


BUGABOO CUPWeighing in at only 2 ounces, the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup is incredibly lightweight and packs down easily with the collapsible handles. The handles are comfortable when the cup is filled with liquid and can easily be leashed to a backpack via the handles. This cup can take a beating as well. Unknowingly, our kids used it to collect rocks while we were setting up camp. The Bugaboo cup came away with little damage.

Graduations on the cup can easily be read outside of the cup as well as looking into it. One con is the cup can become VERY hot when warmer liquids are poured in. Be sure to use a sleeve or gloved hand and extra care with the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup.

The colors are nice and vibrant! Making any meal or drink look appetizing… even if it may be nuts and berries in the back country!

Check out this brilliant hack using the GSI Bugaboo Cup:

“I must confess I purchased this cup primarily because it was ultralight at 2 oz. and nests inside a 1 L Nalgene water bottle (that I cut off at the 22 oz. mark) which nests perfectly inside the GSI “Glacier Stainless Steel Bottle Cup Large” = Total weight of this 3 pcs cook system is 9.8 oz. [Please note all this will nest in the GSI Pinnacle Soloist for a brilliant cook system that is adequate for cooking and serving a hot lunch during day trip hikes for 3 people; specifically my two young children and I].” -Nicholas Down

The GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup sells for $7.95!


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A knife set complete with a 4″ Knife, 6″ Knife, 6″ Serrated Knife, Cutting Board, Soap Bottle, Dish Cloth all organized and stored within a Ballistic Nylon Case.
The cutting board is doubled sided with small icons for both meat and vegetables to prevent cross contamination. The knives and cutting board are easily cleaned up with the dish cloth and soap bottle provided.

The knifes are thick and sturdy, allowing for any food prep you may be planning on your adventure. Each knife is stored in a protective cover and is crafted with a rubber handle for a secure grip. The whole case is quite compact, only 1.6″ in width. Total dimensions are: 12.2 x 6.9 x 1.6. Weight of the GSI Santoku Knife Set is 26.5oz.

A great set for only $29.95.


Glacier Boiler

Glacier 1.1L Boiler

GSI Outdoors has created a rustproof, ultralite boiler weighing in at only 10.1 ounces. Large enough to provide integrated nesting for 110 g/230 g isoButane Fuel Cartridges and stoves. Like the GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Cup, there are easy to read graduations. Also, like the aluminum Bugaboo, the steel construction of the Glacier Stainless 1.1 L Boiler allows it to become very hot when cooking with it. Exercise caution.

The handle folds onto the boiler for compact packing and secures the lid to the boiler. With the handle locked into place, the boiler is easily leashed to a backpack. DIMENSIONS: 5 x 4.8 x 5.1. The GSI Outdoors Bugaboo cups easily nestles in the boiler as well. 
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Boiler is easily cleaned with the dish cloth from the GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife set. Great meals await you with the Glacier Stainless 1.1 L Boiler!

With all three of these in your bag, ultralite camping can quickly turn into glamping! Items can always be found on the GSI Outdoors webpage and a small selection available on

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