Esbit Alcohol Stove & Trekking Cookset CS985HA

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15 oz with 2 pots, stand, windscreen, and stove, which…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35


15 oz with 2 pots, stand, windscreen, and stove, which are integrated. It uses Esbit solid fuel or alcohol.


  • Integrated
  • Good pot stand
  • Lightweight


  • Wind screen is inadequate

Nice and light, integrated pots and stove, and easy to use. I boiled 16 oz of water in 12 minutes. The stove has a screw top lid, so when you are done using it, unburnt fuel can be sealed with the stove and used. No waste.

Very easy setup and the stove uses both Esbit solid fuel and alcohol. Very easy to start, just put a match or lighter above alcohol reservoir and light. The stove has a flame extinguisher that is effective and easy to use to conserve fuel. It will burn for 30 minutes on 2.5 oz of fuel.

The ad claims it will bring 30 oz of water to a boil with 1.7 oz of alcohol in 10 to 15 minutes. I was only able to bring 24 oz of water to a boil in 15 minutes.

Even a light wind adversely affects the stove. I made an aluminum foil wind screen, which significantly increased its effectiveness. The stove nests into the pots and the entire cooking gear is very packable and secure. The handles are attached and stay cool even when cooking.


Esbit cs985h-ex cookset, very well made hard anodised…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £45.08


Esbit cs985h-ex cookset, very well made hard anodised with a 930 mil pot and lid.


  • Strong
  • Quick to boil when using a windscreen
  • Pot is fitted with a heat exchanger


  • Not as light as a Caldera Cone or White Box


Here is a photo of the esbit cookset in its stuffsack next to my Optimus Heat Pouch (a perfect partnership!). The cookset weighs 430grams with out the Optimus Heat Pouch. It is a very durable well made cookset and the heat exchanger fitted to the 930mil pot is a very nice touch.

As you can see in the picture the cookset is really quite compact and if you use the Optimus Heat Pouch it fits in with room to spare.


I did two boil tests, each with 500 mil of cold water. The first test was without a windscreen. It boiled at 10.40. The second test was with a Trail Designs 6-inch windscreen the standard one. The result blew me away I got a boil at 7.30 which I am very pleased about that and the rugged dependability of the cookset. The stove set used 26mil of meths to boil the 500mil of cold water. I do find that the burner works best if you fill it to capacity!

So all in all a lightweight dependable cookset.

Here's a side view of the esbit 930mil pol you can see the graduations and the heat exchanger on the bottom.

This is the bottom of the esbit showing the heat exchanger.


These were exact times using winter cold tap water and with or without a windscreen

11 months ago

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Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking CooksetThe Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset provides various options for cooking out on the trail. It has a 985 ml. (33 oz.) pot with a volume indicator in liter/oz increments on the side, and a 470 ml. (15.9 oz.) pot/pan that also serves as a lid. It is made of extremely light, hard-anodized aluminum, the set includes a stand that supports the pots, and includes a base for Esbit solid fuel tablets and a solid brass alcohol burner. The alcohol burner is constructed from brass and allows variable temperature control, and it holds the denatured alcohol in it during transport. Everything can be stored and carried in the large pot, which comes with a mesh bag, and fits compactly in your backpack Esbit Alcohol Stove and Trekking Cookset provides an efficient, compact trailside cooking solution.

- SunnySports

The Esbit Cookset with Alcohol and Solid Fuel Burners is made of extremely light, hard anodized aluminium, except the Alcohol Burner is made from brass. The stand can be stowed inside the pot in a space-saving way and the small pot also serves as lid.


Description Of Esbit 985 ML CooksetThis cookset from Esbit is made of extremely light, hard anodised aluminium - 985 ml pot - 470 ml pot - Stand - Alcohol burner made of brass - Alternative application with Esbit solid fuel mat for solid fuel inclusive - Stand - Spirit burner and mat can be transported space-saving in the big pot - Small pot serves also as lid - Pots with 2 hinged grips made of stainless steel - Big pot with volume indicator in liter oz - Delivered in convenient meshbagFeaturesSize Packed B 128 x H 147 mmWeight 417 gVolume 985 ml , 470 ml

- US Outdoor Store

Extremely lightweight and easy to pack, the Esbit Alcohol Stove and Camp Cookset makes backcountry meal preparation easy when you're traveling light. Made of extremely light, hard anodized aluminum, the cookset comes with 1 small and 1 large pot, each with steel folding handles; small pot can be used as lid. Stove includes alcohol burner and fuel stand; flame regulator of the burner features a fold-away handle that kills the flame immediately when you fold it. Large pot features a capacity of 989ml and includes volume indicator in liters and ounces; small pot can hold 470ml. Set nests together for easy, compact packing; includes convenient mesh bag for carrying. Overstock.


This set includes a stand, a 985ml pot, a 470ml pot, an alcohol burner, and a base for a solid fuel tablet. Kit includes a 985ml pot with volume indicator in liters and ounces and a 470ml pot that also doubles as a lid for larger pot Alcohol burner features a variable temperature control with a fold-away handle to regulate or extinguish flame Stove is constructed from extremely light, hard-anodized aluminum Alcohol burner is constructed from brass with a screw top and rubber gasket Pots feature 2 hinged grips that fold down for compact travel Weight: 417g

- Mountains Plus