User Review: Brunton Raptor
Source: bought it new
Great little stove. Easy to light and adjust flame. Very compact and durable. Yes, I would recommend it.
- Small size
- Light weight
- Built-in ignitor
I have burned through more than 30 fuel canisters without a problem and I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
The only reason I gave 4.5 rather than 5 stars is more about the fuel than the stove. In temps below 0 deg F, the compressed fuel gets fussy. I have use some old flexible aluminum wind/heat reflectors to keep the stove and canister warm and it works just fine.
The other drawback to compressed gas stoves is dealing with partialialy used canisters. You can't top them off for the next trip. I try to be good about marking each canister with the approximate burn time so I have a better idea of how much fuel is left. I use the small canisters so it's not a big deal to carry two on most trips. If space is a concern I use a fresh one.
I've dialed in the burner to my pot pretty well (I use a GSI Halulite Ketalist) and with the flame set to just starting to wrap up the sides, 2 cups of water boils in 3.5 minutes at 3,500'. I can get 25-30 boils out of a 4oz canister, so taking off on a week long trip with 1 new canister is fine. The stove, fuel,foon and camp soap all fit inside the ketalist for a very light and compacy kit.
Yes, I would recommend this stove to anyone wanting a compressed gas stove.
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