Trangia 25-6 UL

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While there are plenty of discussions about how to…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90

Summary

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.

Pros

  • Complete system
  • Stackable and compact
  • Cheap abundant fuel/quiet

Cons

  • 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.

Trangia 25-6 UL

previously retailed for:
$97.89 - $114.95

The Trangia 25-6 UL is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 18, 2014 at Mountains Plus.

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