Bargain Camp Stove: Kovea Spider
A cheap flip-flop stove that can burn canister or liquid fuel.
The Spider isn’t just one of the lightest, most packable stoves in its class—it’s also the cheapest. The remote-canister design let testers safely use a 360-degree windscreen, while wide, low-to-the-ground legs supported big pots. A preheat loop near the burner head extends the cold-weather performance down to about 15°F by letting you safely invert the canister to burn the fuel as liquid—“perfect for melting snow on cold New Hampshire mornings,” says one tester. $65; 5.9 oz.; kovea.com