Great backpacking stove

Reviewed by rmeyer7 from Upland, CA on Monday, July 16, 2012
I bought this after seeing my friend's Jet Boil, which is the same type of stove with very slight variations. This one takes a couple seconds longer to boil water -- and I mean really only a couple seconds, not a really noticeable difference in actual use. They both boil water extremely fast. There's no practical advantage to either one, except that the Primus stove costs less!

Some reviewers have mentioned that the foot doesn't fit inside the canister for storage, but it is possible to fit them in if you position them just right. That makes it perfect for backpacking.

I've only used it for boiling water in the included canister, so I can't comment on how capable it is when set up as a regular stove with a pan on top, but given the amount of heat this thing puts out I have no doubt it would perform well. If you're buying a compact stove like this, you probably plan on using it for backpacking, so I'd guess most of your cooking will be boiling water for dehydrated food anyway.

Bottom line, this is an excellent product. It's every bit as good as the more expensive brand, no reason to spend more.
  • Best Uses: Backpacking, Bicycle touring, Car Camping, High Altitude
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Clean, Fast, Lightweight
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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