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Lightest Stove: Primus Firestick
Usually, a stove at this weight is as bare bones as it gets. Not the Firestick. Its unique design results in a feature-rich product that is still the lightest stove in the test. Three fins fold into a small cylinder—slightly smaller than a toilet paper tube—to encase the burner for storage. When released, the spring-loaded fins support pots up to 6 inches wide and double as a wind guard. Buy Now / Read the Full Review
Multi-Use Mug: Sea to Summit Cool Grip X-Mug
Mugs are awkward to stow (we don’t like to clip them outside our packs where they pick up dirt or snag on branches), with the exception of this collapsible version. The Cool Grip X-Mug packs down into a 4.5-inch-wide, .8-inch-tall disc that slips easily into a side pocket or any crevice of free pack space. Buy Now / Read the Full Review
All-in-One Kitchen: Jetboil Stash
Simplifying your kit is a worthy goal for ultralighters and luxury hounds alike, and this all-in-one product has both camps covered. It includes a Stash stove, a .8-liter pot, and a stabilizer; at 7.1 ounces, it’s the lightest such combo on the market. Buy Now / Read the Full Review
From March/April 2021