Review by: sixleggedinsect, 2006-01-04
A nice stove for backpacking in friendly conditions, but too specialized for general use, i find. it sure is light, and the simmer ablility is nice for us whisperlite dorks, but i have more cons and pros. it is pretty flimsy and unstable, particularly when set on dirt, and requires a truly flat surface where you can get away with something featured or slightly tilted with a legged stove. it is expensive. using those weeny little canisters saves weight if all you need is one tiny bit of gas, but id be surprised if it saved weight if you needed more than a week or two of gas, and white gas is so unbelievably cheap compared to canister gas. last, it is fine for wind-protected warm weather cooking, but as soon as the temps drop frigid, or a breeze kicks up, your cooking time skyrockets and you start dreaming of a burlier stove. there are some modifications some folks will do to help with this, and you coudl always cook in your tent if you know what you're doing, but out of the box this is no expedition stove.