GSI Outdoors 8” Pinnacle Frypan Review

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I have been using GSI Outdoors products for years and have always been pleased with their quality. So when I decided to buy a new pan, I chose the Pinnacle 8” Camping Frypan and have never regretted it for a single day. The Pinnacle Frypan has become a great addition to my camp kitchen collection.

Lightweight and compact, the Pinnacle Frypan excels in cooking performance thanks to its non-stick surface and durability. The pan’s exceptional high-tech coating ensures an even heat distribution, which reduces hotspots while its three layers of Teflon resist scratches and abrasions. However, I would recommend that you avoid using metal utensils on the pan in order to prolong its shelf life.

Another useful benefit of the Pinnacle Frypan is its handle. It can be folded into the pan, making it convenient for storage and packing. You can also expand and lock the handle for cooking, or remove it completely if you want to place it in your Outback Oven.

The Pinnacle also features a spiral-turned grippy base to keep the pan from slipping and sliding on a stovetop or grill.

Summarizing all the above in one sentence, I’d say that the Pinnacle Frypan is just a great piece of gear that would impress even the most demanding camp chef or gourmet backpacker.

Field Data:

I’ve been using the Pinnacle Frypan mostly for our recipe tests “in the field” and on short camping trips. I really enjoy cooking with it, or I should say I love cooking with it. I’ve fried lots of different foods like bacon, sausages, fish and pancakes and never had anything stick to the pan or experienced any problems cleaning it.

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Tech Specs:

Manufacturer: GSI Outdoors
Average price: 35 USD
Dimensions: 9.10” x 8.60” x 2.60”
Weight listed:13.2 oz/369g
Actual weight: 13.3oz/377g
Material: Non-Stick Coated, Hard Anodized Aluminum
Includes: 8” Frypan, Folding Handle


  • Folding handle for easy storage
  • Cleans up easily
  • Superb stability
  • Excellent heat distribution


  • It’s slightly heavy for multi-day hiking/backpacking
  • Difficult to link with other cooking sets.

Best uses:

Camping, gourmet backpacking, short hiking trips


This is not a sponsored post and I’m not getting paid to write this review

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  1. Melinda on May 27, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I have had one of these for 10 years and it is awesome!

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