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Long distance hiker. Bikepacker, self supported traveler.


Drdreihikeswrote a review of on December 24, 2016

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this for the PCT but didn't end up using it except for a few times this year to test it out. I opted for the much lighter and more practical SOTO Windmaster stove. The giga is about an oz heavier than the Windmaster and doesn't have a lip that prevents heat loss. Efficiency is therefore not as good because the distance from flame to pot is greater on the snowpeak and you need to make or buy a windscreen, adding more weight to your cook setup. If you want to go light to ultralight these are important considerations since you'll be using more fuel, waiting longer to boil, and buying the larger canister for 4-6day sections. The soto comes in at 2.0 oz and has a built in piezo igniter like the jet boils. This stove doesn't :( It is about 50$ on sale, and their customer service when my igniter broke (after 2K miles) was bomber. They pretty much replaced my whole setup. Get this stove on your shelves Backcountry!No, i'm not a soto rep. just a fan of awesome gear.