User Review: Optimus Svea
Price Paid: ~$80
I purchased my 1st SVEA 123 in early 80s. Can't remember the price. It is still going strong. After 25 years of use never failed once; Can't say enough about this stove.
Simple design, reliable, easy to light, clean up, maintenance, in any conditions. Have tried a variety of liquid and canister stoves and always keep coming back the my Svea.
Hard to find these days and the price tag is up to $80, but so are most stoves now. Not sure how long these will be sold, so I recently bought a second for the next 25 years: http://www.packstoves.com/index.htm
Does anybody knows were to purchase the Sigg Tourist set? Mine still works fine, but is getting a bit dinged.
Most of the hikers/climbers I met seem to feel very positive about this piece of equipment.