The Alpkit Koro is a lightweight remote canister gas stove at a sensible price made in China for the Nottingham based company. Based on high altitude research and constructed using titanium it provides a stable and reliable burner at temperatures well below zero.
The F1 Power PZ is one of several stoves in the F1 range, targetted at solo backpackers. It's not the lightest stove on the market but for the extra weight, over say a Pocket Rocket, you get a piezo ignition.
The four long arms give a noticeable improvement in stability compared to stoves with three arms, and in the case of the F1 Power they're robust arms that lock in place during use. The extra stability along with a wide burner head and a wide support circumference is particularly useful when using large pans or kettles and to date hasn't caused any hot spots during testing.
The Coleman Fyrestorm combines remote canister stove performance with highly efficient wind protection in a stove that's ideal for DofE participants.
A simple, lightweight, stove for use with standard resealable gas canisters. Powerful and with a medium flame spread and very responsive flame adjuster but piezo ignition has been dropped in favour of weight saving.
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The Kiro TI, though something of a departure for Edelrid's more familiar climbing hardware and ropes simply reinforces the company's reputation for quality workmanship and design. A reddot design award winner in 2010 it's lightweight thanks to its titanium construction but surprisingly robust.
The British designed and manufactured Honey Stove is a very adaptable stove with a mudular design that allows expandability from single person to group use. Primarily designed as a wood or meths/alcohol burning stove it can also double up as a highly efficient wind shield for remote canister stoves. The Honey stove on test is the staionless steel version but is also available in titanium at £74.99 and weighing only 161g.
The ground-breaking Jetboil PCS just got better! Lighter, more efficient and now with free stabiliser and pot converter the new Jetboil Flash is light enough for a wild camp but efficient enough for car based camping.
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We've been using the original Jetboil PCS for several years now and we've become quite attached to it, so the prospect of a new version promising better efficiency and a few useful tweaks immediately appealed to us.
It's not cheap, but the Helios is far more than a super-efficient, super-fast stove. The 2L pot is a good size for one or two people and with remote inverted gas feed you start recovering the capital outlay from day one with efficiency savings. At almost a kilo including gas it seems a little heavy, but with lids acting as plates and a even pan handles integrated you don't really need anything else - and there's something reassuring knowing you can just take it all out in one go and have a warm drink in 3 minutes.
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Let's start by pointing out that this isn't a stove, it's a cooking system that's designed to be everything you need (bar fuel) in a single easy to use package. As with the Jetboil PCS everything packs away inside the main pot, with enough room for a 100gm gas canister inside.
Kovea may not be a well known name in the UK but they're by no means a new company, being the manufacturer behind many of the market leading brand name stoves. Now trading under its own name in the UK the Spider is the first of a line of products due to emerge from the South Korean company over the next year.
Standing 46cm high the Kovea Spider is a remote canister stove designed for use with standard screw-on, Coleman style, canisters. Three legs provide a very stable base with a wide enough diameter to take a full size frying pan. Weighing in at 170.1g, or 193.8g including bag and igniter, the Spider comes in a little lighter than the MSR Windpro II and packs down small enough to fit alongside a 100g canister inside an MSR Titan.
Talk about stoves with anyone who camps regularly and the MSR Pocket Rocket is bound to get a mention. Over the space of a few years this stove has become a classic and a benchmark by which others are measured.
Since it first appeared on the market new, lighter, stoves have chipped away at the weight advantage the MSR Pocket Rocket once had, with Titanium stoves vying for the title of the World's lightest, but even now the difference between a super-light Edelrid Kiro Ti only come is at 13g lighter. At 85g it's still a good choice for backpackers.
MSR have taken their PocketRocket and enhanced it with some engineering wizardry. The stove has gained a lot of features and not a lot of weight. We have a look at how it performs.