User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Price Paid: $50
I bought the titanium version of this stove 1 month ago and have issues with using it in temperatures below zero.
At sea level (at home) I can boil a litre of water in under 6 minutes which is on par with the Jetboil. but obviously significantly lighter weight.
But in the Australian mountains 2000m at temperatures roughly -2C. the stove really did perform poorly. All reviews on this product have been great that is why I bought the stove but I wanted to put it out there for other people thinking of buying the stove that don't if you want to use it for any sort of alpine use. The size of the flame more than halved in-size and boil time more than doubled. And a lot of gas was used. Yes I was using the Snowpeak canister.
I also bought the titanium cookset and they are super light and boil water well. But if you try and cook in titanium it is very hard as the titanium doesn't really heat up. So you end up getting heat transfer directly from the flames into the food. But not to the surrounding areas of the pot. It's hard to explain but basically you cannot cook a steak for example as it will cook directly where the flames are but no heat will spread to the outer edges so that the edges of the steak are raw.
My advise for alpine cooking is to go for a white gas stove for alpine cooking.