I like the idea that a small light weight upright canister stove can be as efficient as a heavier liquid stove. However we should remind people in winter use to insulate the can from the cold ground and use an aluminum foil wrapped 3/4 of the way around the stove, canister, and right up to the base of the pot. I like the fact that the most expensive gadget is not necessarily the lightest or best in this case.
This stove does everything claimed. It boiled a quart of very cold water in 5 minutes. Windscreen: does not need one. Lights easily. It performed flawlessly in 35 degree weather without prewarming the fuel.
@TZUR....Get real man... If you want to complain, please use proper grammar. Backpacker is one of the LEADING magazines of outdoor/backpacking recreation. I've been receiving it in the mail for over 7 years now, and have not been lead astray once from ANY of the reviews. Kristen has been one of the BEST gear editors out of all the magazines I get. So next time, if you want more detailed info, just ask. Don't be an arrogant idiot and rant on here using second grade grammar.
Showw more product and less people in your videos, couldn't get a good look at the products for some BP staff member sticking their face in front of the camera.
Tzur l: learn to spell and only then can you complain. I've found editors reviews to be accurate. Minimally, it is better than no help
I want to add to the vote to switch to a video format like HTML5.... I use an iPad and its a drag to have videos not play.... Otherwise, you guys still rock - just like the stove!
Please start using a video format that's viewable on mobile devices such as iPads and iPhone (I.e. HTML5)
Had trouble watching the video with the stupid Keen slide ad that wouldn't stop blocking the picture.
Bought that stove and it performs like advertised. great stove efficient on fuel great little stove. one small canister of fuel lasted me a week of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Additional points, if this info is available: what is the minimum operating temperature of this stove, and regarding the previous question, how much less efficient (in terms of fuel/canister consumption) does the stove become as the temperature approach this threshold? I did not catch the exact specs in the written or video reviews.
I'm sure it "excels" in cold weather, but how about an exact threshold for those people deciding between canister or white gas/other stoves for frequent or severe cold weather use?
to answer your questions:
--yes it works with any screw on canisters.
--available at REI.com, among others.
--TZur: the stove excels in all the areas you mention. If you read the review you'll get all the details you need. The video reviews are really just designed to give an overview. We've found that people like their videos short and sweet. But rest assured, all the testing is behind this review.
Ok, but is it compatible with all cannister types or am I restricted to one brand?
Great stove. Just can't find a place to buy it outside of the USA or Japan. It's tough to be charged over half the value of the stove in freight.
edtor's choise is the biggest sales promotion any promotion any product can get. i am amaized from the shallowness of this test.
wher is the gas burning rate? another common problem with those stoves is they burn lots of gas, making u carry a lot of heavy canisters. wher is the refernce for that?
how about heat loss? thr MSR firfly spraeds heat all over. it rocks, but can be much more efficiant. is this one do the same?
the "bottom burn" effect. is the fire constrated and burn the rice easly, or is it reasonably spreading around the bottom?
those r some exampels. weght, packed size, the upper holder packing method - all should be concederd and given 1-10 marks. then give a final mark.
i value a 1- year test very much: bit the everdge hiker does not get new gear all the time. we do not have a brand new pot to test: we do not just "boil water". do me favor, gyse. be pros. then, and only then, i will take Žditor's coice"as a buing refernce. for now., i do not think it worth enyting.
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