User Review: Brunton Raptor
Price Paid: $39
Excellent Compact Stove
When I purchased this stove I knew I wanted a compact, compressed fuel canister stove. Honestly I was looking for the other brand's stove, when I looked at it the salesperson came over and suggested this stove and let me use the demo model in the store. I was very impressed and purchased it.
Pros: This stove has a wider base for cooking on than some other stoves of this type. It collapses to the size of the palm of your hand. Push button ignition works great, and is convenient. Accessories (Fuel can add-on) increases stove stabilization. Controllable output. Nests with fuel canister in small pot of cook set (the stabilizer base accessory fits into the handle of my cook set as well).
Cons: Output, though controllable, is so only slightly. Durability seems like a possible issue, the collapsing arms that hold the pot fold in on themselves to a very compact design but soot build up and even slight manipulations render them difficult if not impossible to move. Even after limited use I was forced to clean and slightly bend the arms back to a position that was more acceptable for the stove. (Has not prevented me from ever actually using the product as specified.)
Note: I bought this stove in a 2 pack with a Brunton Fuel Canister and after later spotting the same stove in a different store I found that without the stove combo pack it comes with a nice little nylon pouch in which to store it in, I have contacted Brunton numerous times in an attempt to obtain one of these pouches to no avail.
Overall: I really great product that is as extremely easy to operate as it is light and compact.