Gear Review

4 5

Great three season stove

This is a great, lightweight canister stove. Boils water fast, which is pretty much all it does, and is nice for a solo person or two people. I like the heat indicator and insulating sleeve. I don't like the crappy piezo starter (I always bring a lighter anyways), and the lid is difficult to get on securely - so be sure to do this prior to starting the stove...its much harder when hot. Also, the small fuel containers are pricy for the amount of fuel you get. I've used this in the cold (20-40 degrees) and at altitudes up to 9-10 k. Works alright, but there is a notable performance drop in comparison to something such as the MSR reactor. Also, it does need to be somewhat sheltered from the wind, as I have had a few wind guests 25-30 mph blow the flame out.