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doghiker wrote a review of on September 20, 2006

4 5

This is my 4th season using this stove backpacking in the Rockies (elev's 7500-11,700'), and I still love it. Easy & fast to assemble/disassemble, simple to light manually (do not have auto igniter), boils water quickly, excellent flame control allows simmering down to almost no flame. Lightweight and compact, always gets the job done, has never disappointed. Have not tried this for extended winter camping, but had no trouble lighting or using at ~20 degrees F. My only complaint is susceptible to wind--need to devise your own windbreak, as MSR warns against & does not provide any sort of wind screen for canister stoves.

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doghiker wrote a review of on August 9, 2006

2 5

Pros: spacious space-to-weight ratio (roomy fit for 2 plus gear),lightweight, sturdy in high wind, fast and easy setup, clever dual use of trekking poles.
Cons: heavy condensation occurs inside even in relatively dry alpine climate and only 1 person inside! must seal many long seams yourself (sealant not provided) or will leak badly, drafty (wind blows under the walls without floor), must add weight of floor/ground cover if you want this, no bug protection

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