User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $49.95
Lightweight, reliable, stable and easy to use. Highly recommend this stove.
- Lighter built in
- 4 supports for the pot
- To store the stove in its case, the valve must be opened slightly - something to remember before putting on the canister
I've used this stove a minimum of once a month for just over a year now. It, along with a fuel canister, fit inside my cook kit. It is easy to set up - remove from its case, open the four supports, shut the valve, install fuel canister. The sparker is reliable (even in the rain). Some told me I would regret having a built in sparker but so far, it's a plus.
The variability of the flame is nice for cooking things besides boiling water. As far as boiling water is concerned, every time I've timed it (~1 liter of water at ~650' above sea level) it's been just over 4 1/2 minutes. This is acceptable to me.
In the store, I tested the stability of the 4 pot supports versus the 3 pot support style. I liked the 4 better as it seems more stable.
Overall, great stove and I would buy again.