Review by: lextalion, 2006-07-21
Ok here is my field test.
After spending 6 days in the back country of Yosemite using this stove. All I can say is wow, what a awesome stove.
I likemost is the options of fuel that are available to use the most. as for how is cooks that is yet to be determind.
However if water boiling is the most important item, then I am sure just by looking at the stove, that this is the blast furnace for you. They advertise boiling to happen in just 3 minutes, which it did in a really quick hurry. It was hard not to love the ease of use.
When compare to my MSR Whisperlight international, weight is nomial. and compaction is very simular in size. In comparison to any of the canister stoves. It is heavier, however boils water quicker and I feel is a lot more stable for a variety of cookware.
I know that this comparison is a bit weak as the whisperlight doesn't work on canister fuel and only on liquid fuel. But the whisperlight is a tried and true monicker from which I do believe standards can be set from.
I ran out of canister fuel on the trip and had to switch to liquid fuel, to which I was greatly suprised as to how fast it heated and went to even burn stage. It also re-lit easy enough if one decided they needed to heat something more.
My only curiousity now is to fuel efficiency in comparison to other stoves in either canister & liquid fuel.
As for me, this has been a good purchase & one that'll see a lot of use.