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GSI Outdoors - Gourmet Nesting Mug and Bowl

GSI Outdoors Gourmet Nesting Mug and Bowl

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$5.98 $7.95

Item #GSI0016



Tech Specs

cascadian polypropylene
3.6 x 4.1 x 4 in
Claimed Weight:
3.4 oz
Recommended Use:
camping, backpacking, road trips

GSI Outdoors' Gourmet Mug and Bowl nest together happily ever after.

Pull the GSI Outdoors Gourmet Nesting Mug and Bowl out of your pack when it's time for breakfast and a hot cup of coffee. An insulated sleeve and Sip-It top keep your beverage hot, while the Nesting Mug and Bowl's compact shape is easy to handle, even when your fingers are chilly. Simply slip the mug into the bowl when you're ready to pack up camp.

Great Replacement Mug

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Through my own stupidity I misplaced one of these mugs from my GSI kit and was kicking myself until I realized I could pick up a replacement a la carte.

This is a small, elegant little piece of kit that is easy to use and durable. Coffee, soup, oatmeal, cereal - it all works in here.

Awesome pair

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am super stoked on this mug/bowl combo. It keeps your coffee relatively warm, packs both into a small space, and is comfortable and not slippery in your hand. However, there is probably not a car cupholder on earth that these are compatible with...so that's a bummer. Also, pro tip: take the bowl off your mug before filling it if you're going to take it off at all during use, it's a tight fit and it will spill if you pull the bowl off with liquid in the cup. The triangle lid takes a little getting used to, but works pretty well once you do.

It works, but....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this mess set for my son to use on Boy Scout Camping trips. It does its job, but seems a bit too tall and narrow for some meals. And the neoprene sleeve gets moldy and stinky if it is not dried completely(impossible to do). So we threw it out and wrapped some duct tape around it for heat protection. Problem solved.

Works for what we needed it to do

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's nice that there are two cups included that compact into one. The insulation of the inside cup is made of a similar material to beer cozies. My boyfriend and I have taken these cups through the wringer with multiple camping trips and they've lasted. They are made of plastic and will dent and wear the damage on their face but they've still held up through our trips (bought them back in 2013 and they're still in good condition). My boyfriend thinks they're awesome because you can use the inside insulated cup for coffee/hot beverages and the outside cup fits a serving of oatmeal too. so there you have it... breakfast holder and coffee cup in one purchase.

Great idea, best for mug

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This was a great idea, I love that it's so compact. I have used this a few times, but decided it would get really grimey after the first or second use. If you eat out of the bowl and re-stack your mug into it, the insulator around the mug will pick up what ever residue you left in your bowl. Kinda gross, especially for longer trips.

I love how compact it is, but I personally choose to use something that I can put my spork in and close without having to clean up perfectly (especially if I'm on a week long backpacking trip).This bowl/mug combo is best for lighter uses, like taking to places where you have access to water and something to clean it well.

Great for preparation of meals!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Before you go camping prepare what you can in these containers and nest them in your pots and pans.

cheap plastic, poor customer service

    Great idea, poor execution.

    Lids are made from inappropriate type of / poor quality plastic. Either the corners will chip off or the lids will warp within the first few uses. Or both.

    If you try calling GSI to get replacements, don't expect polite, professional customer service. Instead you can expect a rude interrogation about how, when, why, where, the temperature, time of day, your blood type, etc... when the lids broke.

    I think I'll stick with MSR from now on.

    Handy Dandy

      The only gripe I have about this set is the lid on the mug seems brittle. Both of these together fit inside my cookset and I have plenty of room for my utensils, salt 'n pepper, and my pocket rocket stove. The mug keeps liquids hot or cold very well. The bowl is a triangle shape which is odd at first but works well. Overall a great product from GSI.


        THey fit nice in your hand and keep the liquid flowing nicely and evenly. The one vice I have with it is while inside my bugaboo cook set I guess I dropped the whole cookset and now I have a dent in my pot and one of my cups broke on the bottom

        Yes, the tops are brittle, but I don't care!

          Great cups, a snazzy system, but I too noticed that the lids are a bit brittle. Dropped a cup and the top chipped. It is still perfectly usable, but I wonder if they will become more brittle as they age? Having said that, I don't really care that the tops might chip. I have a ton of these and use them all the time. They are easy to clean, everyone gets their own color (a nice bonus), and four of them fit neatly into my Primus 2.1L ETAPower pot... Perfect! Recommended.

          Not as durable as it looks

            These are clever little nesting cups/bowls for camping. The insulation is handy for drinking hot coffee in the morning and eliminates the need for a bulky handle. The big problem we had was that some of the plastic chipped off of the top on its inaugural camping trip, leaving a sharp edge and making the lid not fit properly. I expect camping products, especially from GSI, to be much more durable.

            Breakfast with the Ponies

              Eating breakfast with wild ponies on Mt. Rogers in the south.

              Breakfast with the Ponies

              Review Title

                love the insulated sleeve and lid, keeps coffee/tea/soup warm and the bugs out! the bowel also worked out really great for catching bait.

                Cool cups

                  Used them while backpacking. Very nice as cups for drinking hot beverages. Very compact and easy to keep clean.

                  Mug - Not A Bowl

                    I bought both the 14 oz. and 20 oz. versions knowing that the 14 oz. size would not work well as a bowl. Having both sizes allows two people to have both a 14 oz. mug and a 20 oz. bowl. Whoever does all the cooking gets the lid so their drink/food stays hot.