Gear Review

4 5

Nice Light Stove

I bought this when I decided to lighten my pack weight. Previously I used an MSR Whisperlight International. The obvious advantages of this stove are its light weight and that it packs to a very small size (two of the three legs pivot about the centre axis of the stove and store flat against the fixed leg). Like other reviewers claim, it doesn't simmer well. If you keep the fuel bottle pumped to the maximum while cooking you can get a medium-high simmer going, but when the pressure drops the flame goes out. The stove is also delicate compared to the robust Whiserlight Int'l. I store it in my mug so it doesn't get bent in my pack. Lighting the stove without flare up takes a few practices, but isn't too difficult.