Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $46.95
The 6"x 7" cook surface, built in wind screening and compact form factor when folded down are this stove's best attributes.
- Large cook surface
- Folds very compact
- Strong — it holds my heavy dutch oven
- Light since I don't carry my fuel with me
- Gets sooty
- More work than turning a gas valve
I bought the 180 STOVE stove last fall and am quite pleased with it. I opted for the ash pan accessory to go along with it as I plan on doing some winter camping this season and will need the support it provides in the snow. I have owned a few stick burning stoves over the years and they all have their pluses and minuses.
This stove has a very large cook surface and generous firebox that can handle all sorts of combustibles. I can get my water boiling in a few minutes if I am in a hurry or because of the large fire box, I can create a slow burn and develop a decent bed of coals if I want. I truly enjoy using fuels that I can find around my camp site, but the drawback is that it can be a bit messy. I've found that if I just carry a cloth and wipe the parts down before I put it away, I can control the mess easily enough.
This stove is not as light as my gas burning stove by itself, but since I am not taking one or two canisters with me, I make out better.
I would definitely recommend the stove. In fact, I'm even thinking of picking up the smaller 180-VL to give it a go. If I do, I'll post a review on that one as well.
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