User Review: Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
Price Paid: $60
The 442 is a marginal performer when compared to an MSR or even Coleman's Apex II, primarily because of start-up problems. I've experienced recurring problems, specifically with this stove's tendency to flood. Getting the fuel to vaporize in the generator tube, even at temperatures in the 40's, requires serious nursing of the flame for longer than one should have to.
In order to get decent performance, I've resorted to a generous dose of alcohol gel in the center of the burner to pre-heat the generator tube. Once the gel is close to being consumed, I start the fuel flow (ala MSR) and the stove then works fine.
Good points include the folding legs that facilitate storage and the "one piece" design of the integrated tank (the 442 is seemingly among the last of the breed). I've relegated this stove to car camping scenarios when it serves as a backup or supplemental stove.