User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Price Paid: $99
I've had this stove for years -- I previously had (and still use for winter travel) an MSR Whisperlite that is big, heavy, and is either "full blast" or "off." The SnowPeak is light and tiny, and it simmers wonderfully.
I have two gripes with the stove:
1. It doesn't do too well in wind, but most stoves I'm familiar with don't. I finally broke down and bought the windscreen, which helps tremendously in windy conditions.
2. The fundamental problem that this uses non-reusable, non-refillable canisters -- those disadvantages are obvious (the canisters aren't cheap, you either wind up with a half-burned canister or carrying a full and a partly-empty canister, etc.)