Because its burner rests on the ground—not on top of the canister—the Primus Express Spider is more stable beneath big pots, making it ideal for groups. And it’s no fair-weather friend: The flexible hose attachment let testers turn canisters upside-down for better fuel delivery during chilly fall and winter mornings in Colorado. Reports one user, “Melting snow was easy. I could use a gigantic pot without worrying about spills.” $60; 7 oz.; primuscamping.com
With a low center of gravity and a wide, stable burner, this stove is perfect for big groups or melting piles of snow.