Brunton Vesta Butane Stove
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 60 USD
I love this stove.
- Doesn't sit on canister
- Can use a windscreen
I have used this stove a little over a dozen times. It uses those common fuel tanks, lights easily, and the flame is very adjustable, but that is all pretty standard.
Where this thing shines is when you are camping in the spring and fall. Since the canister isn't attached to the base you can use a windscreen which is all important on windy days in forests mostly devoid of foliage, and when it's cold in the morning you can flip the fuel canister upside down so you don't have worry about running out of the lighter butane while sluggish propane sits around the bottom of the tank.
This thing's cons and its pros are closely tied. The hose and requirements for a base make it bigger and heavier than other stoves but its size allows it to hold some really big pots and the wide splayed feet keep it steady on surfaces you couldn't put a canister.
Overall it has been great for short backpacking trips and car camping (baking!).
Price Paid: $70
I've had this stove for close to 4 months now and it's been on one day hike, one 3-day backpacking trip, and one 3-day car camping trip. So far after what has amounted to making about 15 meals I'm only just running out of fuel in an 8 oz. canister.
The stove is very stable as I've placed a four litre pot loaded with pasta on it. I don't think the boil time quoted on Brunton's website is accurate, however I will say it gets a litre ready for instant oatmeal quick. The fuel line is flexible and attaching a canister is easy.
The only reason I'm not giving it a 4.5 out of 5 is they lied to me! The box said it would come with a wind screen, but I ended up making my own out of copper sheeting.
To summarize: powerful, stable, efficient.
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The twin brother to the Bantum, Vesta brings the same solid design to the butane stove user. Lighter, faster, stronger is also the Vesta's claim to future fame. We're sure this one won't go unnoticed by backpack stove connoisseurs worldwide. FEATURES: Steel and aluminum construction Precision simmer control Stainless steel re-enforced fuel connection Includes case and wind screen Weight: 8.5 oz BTU's: 11,500 Fuel types: Butane Burn time: 1.5 hr w/ 4 oz Boil time: 2 min 45 sec / 1 Liter Pot base: 6" Dimensions (Folded): 4" x 5" x 3"
- Teton Village Sports
CLOSEOUTS . Cook a delicious meal in the backcountry or at the campsite with Brunton's Vesta butane stove, featuring precision simmer control, a flexible fuel line and rugged stainless steel construction that will endure many years of adventures. Sturdy stainless steel construction Precision simmer control Folds for easy storage Stainless steel reinforced fuel connection Flexible fuel line for additional versatility Includes case and windscreen Fuel: Butane (not included) Boil time: 2 min. 30 sec. Burn time: 1.5 hours BTU: 11500 Pot base: 6" Dimensions (HxWxD): 4x6-1_4x6-1_4" Folded dimension (HxWxD): 4x5x3" Weight: 8.5 oz. Material: Stainless steel and brass Made in North Korea Stove does not include fuel canister Shipping restrictions prevent us from selling fuel and/or flammables online Available Colors: SEE PHOTO.
- Sierra Trading Post
With a rock solid, collapsible design and low weight, the Brunton Vesta Butane Stove is a reliable and durable addition to your backcountry kitchen. The stainless-steel reinforced fuel cable gives you more versatility than a screw-on canister stove, and the precise simmer control lets you play chef to your heartAAAs content.
Free Shipping. Brunton Vesta Stove (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Vesta Stove by Brunton Steel and aluminum construction Precision simmer control Reinforced steel fuel connection Includes: case and wind screen Weight: 8.5 oz BTUs: 11,500 Fuel types: butane Burn time: 1.5 hr w/ 4 oz butane Boil time: 2 min 45 sec / 1 Liter Pot base: 6in. Dimensions (folded) 4in. x 5in. x 3in.