Review of GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 10" Frypan

As we prepared for our trip to Chile, it was apparent we needed a new frypan, our 12" cast iron just wasn't going to cut it, so we contacted our friends at GSI Outdoors and they sent us their 10" Pinnacle Frypan.  Since its arrival, the frypan has followed us on our snowshoeing, Chile, and Yellowstone trips tucked away in our backpack or in the back of the 4Runner.


  • Major Dimension: 10"
  • Weight: 17.8 oz.
  • Dimensions: 11.1" x 10.6" x 2.8"
  • Material: Non-Stick Coated, Hard Anodized Aluminum
  • Product Use: Car Camping

Our Thoughts
We have thoroughly enjoyed cooking with this frying pan.  We had been toting around either a 12" Lodge cast iron or 10" Wal-Mart special frying pans for years and our biggest complaints were either the weight, the issues with the non-stick surfaces, or the stored footprint of both of these frying pans.  When we received the Pinnacle Frypan we were pleasantly surprised by its design.  It is light weight, collapses nicely, and nests well with our Cascadian Tableware Set.  With a quick squeeze, the handle can either be rotated into the pan or removed for storage and yet it is sturdy enough to securely hold a double recipe of our Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Pasta.

The spiral base provides even heat distribution throughout the entire cooking area, an important feature considering most camp stoves utilize a small diameter burner.  The 10" diameter fits perfectly on our Coleman stove, an issue we had with our 12" Lodge.  We have sauteed vegetables, browned ground meat, and scrambled eggs without an issue and the non-stick coating has worked wonderfully.  Best of all, the nylon coating cleans up quickly and when used with nylon cooking utensils, should last a very long time.

We have found the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 10" Frypan a wonderful addition to our camping cookset.  It has been the perfect size for cooking meals for up to 4 people.  We feel the Pinnacle Frypan deserves its name, 'Pinnacle', and would recommend this series of frying pans to anybody who is looking for a new camping frying pan.