Snow Peak GigaPower Stove, Titanium, Manual
Price Paid: $85
If you need an ultralight, ultra packable stove this is it! It is under three ounces and packs as small as two cliff bars. I have used this stove for five years and have no complaints. It was designed to be as light as possible and as packable as possible. In high wind you may want the optional wind guard (wish they made a lighter one, it weighs more than the stove). Or you should construct your own (better option). It has performed well and is much stronger than it looks. I use to carry an MSR WhisperLite but it has been relegated to winter use only. This is the best ultralight stove I have ever used (I have used several)!
This stove is very compact and nicely put together. Works great. However it really needs the small windguard, which ups the weight and packaged size a little -- this is probably an issue with all the compressed gas stoves. It loses one star because the splayed pot support area is really too small by at least an inch. It always feels a little unsteady boiling a large pot of water. Sometimes small is too small.
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SNOW PEAK GIGAPOWER STOVE, TITANIUMWhen counting grams, count on Snow Peak. The lightest stove Snow Peak has and the winner of the 1999 Backpacker Editor's Choice award. No extras, just a great stove.Material: Titanium, Aluminum, Brass Size: 4-1/8"diam x 2-5/8"Weight: 3.0 ozOutput: 10,000 BTU's
- River Sports Outfitters
One of the most lightweight stoves on the market today. Made from durable titanium, the Giga Power Manual stove can provide up to 10,000 BTU's. The stove continues firing until the fuel cartridge is emptied. Features a stable support assembly with four collapsible legs that provide exceptional stability. Five grooves in the top of the support assembly prevent slippage and allow ease of cooking with a single meal pot or a small metal cup. Foldable, stainless steel spindle allows precision flame control and ease of manipulation. Always level, the spindle is designed with safety in mind the length prevents the user from getting too close to the flame. One liter of water boils in about 3.5 minutes. Cold weather operation to -10 Celsius.
The Snow Peak GigaPower Titanium Stove Is the absolute lightest choice that a backpacker can make when choosing a Stove for his adventures. Weighing in at only 2.5 oz the Titanium Stove is small enough to fit in your pocket without you even know it is there.
Only the lightest for the backpacker minimalist. Snow Peak's stoves are among the most compact, lightweight personal cooking systems available in the world. Choose auto-ignition for ease of use or manual for weight and money savings. Specifications: Weight: 2.5 oz. Dimensions: 4 1/8" d X 2 5/8" h