Trangia 25-6 UL
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90
While there are plenty of discussions about how to lighten the load, I found the extra weight of this 'system' well worth it. I don't take the kettle as it's only good for water. I enjoy the ability to make complete meals for 1-4 people if I want rather than boil meals. The multiple cheap fuel options was also a primary factor for me as well.
- Complete system
- Stackable and compact
- Cheap abundant fuel/quiet
- Little heavier than an ultra light
- Kettle of little use for me
- Slower cook times
While there are plenty of discussion about how to lighten the load, I found the extra weight of this 'system' well worth it. I dont take the kettle as it's only good for water or tea. The smaller size of the kettle allows the heat to vent around the kettle taking longer to heat up. Heating water with the large pot and skillet as a lid is a tighter fit in the stove and brings water to a boil in about 3.5 mintes.
I feel that the design is quite excellent in that it has just the right balance of wind protection and capture of heat. I enjoy the ability to make complete meals for 1-4 people if I want rather than boil meals. While I have no problem with a grab-and-go meal if I have to, I prefer to enjoy a slow coffee morning and good meal if time allows.
The multiple cheap fuel options was also a primary factor for me as well. After much consideration over fuel and stove types, my 'prepper' side kicked in and went with the achohol over canister fuels. Main reasons are alcohol fuels are plentiful, versatile and cheap. What's even better is that there is an adaptor that will allow use of isobutane fuels but I haven't needed as of yet.
Another upside to this is it's quiet. You don't have the jet sound of tank fuels.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Trangia 25-6 Ultralight Stove sets a new standard for the 25 series Trangia Stoves. Series 25 includes somewhat larger stoves suitable for groups of about 3-4 people. They are excellent family stoves with capacious pans, a wider frypan and a larger kettle. With the supports in the raised position, the stove can be used with large billies from the rest of the Trangia range. All the stove systems in the 25 series have a minimum of two saucepans (1.75 and 1.5 litres), a 22 cm frying pan, windshields (upper and lower), a burner, a pan grip and a strap.
Stove with 2 saucepans, 1.75 L and 1.5 L and 1- 8.5" fry pan in non-stickcoated ultralight aluminum. Upper and lower windshields in ultralight aluminum and 1 kettle in aluminum. Wt: 2.57 lbs (1170 g)
- Vargo Outdoors