User Review: Coleman Exponent Apex II
Price Paid: $39
I used this stove when it first came out for several years of canoe trips. My first component stove. It's easy to light and doesn't need a windscreen. The flame adjustability is its best feature.
Its drawback is its fragile construction. It won't tolerate any knocking around. Sheet metal construction bends easily. I baby my stoves, but this one had to be carried in a rigid container. Also, it's held together by a central screw/wing nut. If this comes loose, the whole stove becomes askew. Tighten it too much and it crushes the aluminum spacer.
A good stove for the price, and does what it is supposed to do, but not bulletproof.