Gear Review Ultralight Backpacking Stove For $6?

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Brokor, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Ultralight Backpacking Butane/Propane Pocket Stove with Piezo Ignition

    • ULTRALIGHT at 3.9oz packed in case
    • High quality construction!
    • PIEZO ignition
    • Adjustable flame

    Current price: $5.77 with FREE shipping




    I have had this stove for quite a while now and I haven't had a problem. I have taken it out twice on hiking trips, used it several times each, and tested it at home quite a bit. I have to say, it is really sturdy. The metal of the stove (all of it is made of metal) is quite beefy, but it isn't terribly heavy, weighing in at under 4 oz. It folds up nicely and stored inside its case, which is a bonus so the parts do not get damaged with hiking. See pictures for more details. I compared this stove in size to the Coleman Max.

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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2014
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  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Kovea stoves has an adapter for these stoves that use the expensive lindal? valve type cannisters. Adapts the standard 1lb. cylinders that are available just about everywhere cheaper. Won't perform as well in extreme cold but way cheaper. If you're as cheap as I am another adapter will allow you to refill the 1lb. cylinders from a 20 or 30lb bottle. Use common sense and you're safe.
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  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Yup, been refilling 1lb cylinders for about 15 yrs now. Don't know if the adapters are still sold, heard they were outlawed because they work;)
    I bleed my cylinders and put them in the fridge to chill a bit before I refill. Never had a problem.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Cool. That was back in Colorado where I had heard the rumor.
  6. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Nice review of a neat lil' stove.
    Here's a link to the manufacturer's website Kovea. if anyone want to check out their product line.
    Neat-o gadgetry abounds over there. There are no sales through their website, just info.

    The stove has 1,200 reviews on Amazon and it appears widely popular.
    For some reason my brain kept insisting it was Korea not Kovea . foosed

    I have one of these, works like a charm and well worth it.
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    If I recall, they do not ship to Hawaii. So I continue to "make do" with my Snow Peak Gigapower.
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Why do they not ship there?
  9. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Not sure. I looked a few months ago, thinking to order a couple and it was not going to happen. They either were not shipping to Hawaii or the free shipping for the $5 stove was something like $30. Either way, I ended up not getting it. Forgot which scenario it was.
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I just sent a package to bear. Cost me like three bucks and change. Is it heavy, flammable, or restricted? If not, send it to me for reshipping.
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Mahalo @kellory, I will just use what I have as I am satisfied with it.
  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    EXACTLY. There is more than one way ta skin that cat...;)
    For the record, I'm more than willing to do the same.

    "Will reship for Macadamia nuts..."biglaff
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    As long as doing so, is not in violation of the law.:)
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  14. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Of course.:)
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