User Review: Brunton Raptor
Price Paid: $32
What a great little stove. It doesn't get a whole lot more compact, light, or user friendly. Another great product from Brunton. I've used the stove before (a friends) with success and hope my new purchase works as well.
My only nitpicks would be that the Control Handle is tension loaded and therefore is forced into the 'useable' position at all times. This makes packing and unpacking a little more difficult than I think it needs to be, especially with gloves on. I'm pretty certain this tension will soften over time.
Additionally, the only photo of the nylon carrying case that I found online was different than the actual case that came with it. The online photos depicted a more solid formed type case that appeared a little bigger but looked like it would provide a little more protection than the mini 'stuff sack' type case it arrived with. A simple google search will produce the photo in question (no url allowed in the review).
These are simple things that don't really effect the actual functionality of the stove but it would be a nice touch if websites were a bit better at providing comprehensive pictures of what actually accompanies the product so as not to cause disappointment when a purchase is received.
The hardest part for me was deciding which Brunton stove to buy and I think I'll be very happy with my purchase. All of that said, go Brunton! Another success.