Awesome stove, very stable, performed great in high altitude with Primus 4 season mix, Power Gas. When folded and neatly placed in hard casing, it took relatively little space in my backpack; very light, as well. It's still amazingly cheap for such a technical stove. Hey, it is made by Vaude of Germany. You will love it. Full review
I did a lot of research before deciding on this model and have been absolutely pleased with its performance. (My initial stove was/is an MSR DragonFly. Great liquid fuel stove for cold weather or multiperson backpacking/camping usage, but bulky and very loud.) The Vaude Markill Hot Rod is tiny, very compact, easy to set-up, quiet, and always reliable. The piezo starter certainly is better than fumbling for matches during a cold early morning. No flair-ups whatsoever. Granted, I don't cook gourmet… Full review
This is an awesome stove. I will admit it doesn't put out quite the heat some other stoves do, but when it all comes down to it, it is only a matter of about 30 seconds in boil time. The pot supports are best suited for medium size pots and are super grippy. I have never had trouble with pots sliding off. The piezo has been very reliable. At 3oz. you would be hard pressed to find a better stove for the money. Packs down super small, weighs next to nothing, and cooks fast and reliably. Full review
Markill is owned by VauDe.