Want the convenience of a canister stove without the tippiness of a piggyback-style burner? The WindPro II, with its remote, invertible canister is a solid option, and allows you to securely wrap the burner in an included windscreen to boost efficiency without worrying about overheating the fuel can. Boil times for a liter average four minutes (in normal three-season conditions).
Though this is not a winter-ready stove, it still performed decently in cooler temps (down to 27°F) when I inverted the canister. The wide, low burner holds big pots stably, even on less-than-perfect platforms, and the responsive flame control let me perfectly brown falafel. cascadedesigns.com/msr
Three-plus season campers who prize stability and convenience
> Nick Sutton (other tester: Rachel Zurer)
> Duration March to Nov.
> Locales/conditions Superstition Mountains and Coconino National Forest, AZ, CO, UT; 27°F to 90°F; winds up to 20 mph
> “At 4.6 x 6 inches (packed size) I can slip it into my pack for any adventure.”