When closed, the GSI Pinnacle Pro Ultra-Thin Camp Stove looks like a giant, ultra-wide laptop. You know, the kind that doesn’t exist, but you can totally trick people into thinking is real once they ask you what this is. Because, let’s be honest, it really looks like one with its rectangular clamshell profile and ultra-slim dimensions. Sure, they’ll be disappointed when they open the darn thing and find a portable stove instead. If they enjoy cooking while they’re camping in the wild, though, we imagine that disappointment will turn into intrigue soon enough.
Billed as “the thinnest high-performance dual-burner propane stove,” it’s an erstwhile regular outdoor cooker that you can hook up to a gas canister for cooking two dishes at the same time. Except, you know, it’s super thin, making it a whole lot easier to find room for, whether in the boot of your car or a cabinet at home.
The GSI Pinnacle Pro Ultra-Thin Camp Stove measures just 20 x 12.4 x 1.4 inches (width x depth x height) and weighs 9.5 pounds when collapsed, all while converting to a regular-looking stove when you fold out the legs and flip up the cover. It boasts a pair of 11,000 BTU burners which are way thinner than the ones you’ll normally find, allowing the stove’s enclosure to take on its ultra-slim profile, while a quick-ignition button allows you to get a fire going in no time. An integrated grate slides on top of the burners for setting down your pots and pans, all while easily rotating out of the way for easy cleaning around the burner area once you’re done.
During cooking, the lid shields the fire from the onslaught of windy days in the outdoors, along with windscreens on the side, so you don’t have to keep pushing the ignition button over and over because the wind keeps killing off your flame. The side windscreens, by the way are cut off at the top, so they don’t get in the way of the handle on the pots and pans you’re using to cook.
The GSI Pinnacle Pro Ultra-Thin Camp Stove comes with the same fuel pipe connector found on standard one-pound propane canisters. In case you use canisters with non-compatible connectors (such as when you’re using large fuel tanks in your RV), it should be able to take standard adapters readily available on the market, so you shouldn’t have any problem integrating this into your regular camping gear. According to the outfit, it can support up to 22 pounds on top of the stovetop, so you should be able to cook on large pots filled with plenty of grub and water without any problems. Construction is stainless steel and die-cast alloy, so this thing should be just as rugged as any of the gear you have in your camping stash, ensuring you can keep it for many years of use.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running the GSI Pinnacle Pro Ultra-Thin Camp Stove. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $175.