User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: bought on sale
Small, light, powerful — perfect for backpaking.
- Very compact
- Good adjustment
- Had to repair the lighter - not difficult
This cartridge stove is easy to set up and light. The stove itself folds very small and comes with a plastic box that easily fits in my pocket. I was afraid it would not be stable with a pot of water on it, but for backpacking pots (not too large), it is surprisingly stable.
No problem running full out or setting it to simmer. Not as fast to boil water as my old liquid fuel stoves, it is still pretty quick. I have not used this in a strong wind, so I cannot comment, but I am thinking of getting (making) a windscreen just to make it more efficient. It made my transition from liquid fuels to cartridges much easier.