Trangia Fuel Bottle
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $22.31
Convenient filling capabilities, reliable no-leak system.
- Easy refill of stove
- Use with alcohol or white gas
- Won't corrode when filled with denatured alcohol
- A little heavy depending on choice bottle size
**This review is for the 0.5L size
I use a Trangia burner quite often on day trips and car camping, and was using plastic bottles bought from an outdoor shop for the denatured alcohol fuel. Guess what? They ALWAYS leaked, especially when traveling to altitude. I saw the Trangia fuel bottle on a YouTube video and gave it a try. Voila! No more leaks!
- Weighs 4.06 oz. for the 0.5L size.
- Made of sturdy plastic (not sure of composition, but it's rigid and failry thick-walled).
- Safety valve prevents leaks and allows for somewhat precision filling of stove.
It is not the lightest piece of equipment, but I rarely take the Trangia on backpacking trips because of weight (my alternate choice: Snow Peak LiteMax + small can of fuel). The bottle is sturdy plastic and has a wonderful safety cap on it. When you release the top, you can pour acurately from the nozzle delivery system (NOTE: practice with water in it first unless you want to do what I did and spill alcohol all over a counter top because I did not read the directions carefully before use!).
I think this is a solid design and it is way more reliable than any sort of soft plastic squirt bottle for use with fuel. Sooner or later there will be leaks. For those that are not weight-conscious and don't mind paying for a quality bottle such as this, pick one up and give it a try! I bought mine on Amazon, but there are less expensive options (as I found out later).
Price Paid: $15
This is a nice piece of gear to have if you use ANY type of liquid fuel and it will not corrode or deteriorate even the O-ring seal on the cap.
The safety valve is particularly nice for no spills of over filling or over poring. There is no need to use a funnel for filling because of the design. YouTube has a video of the operation of the safety valve if you are interested.
The bottle is made of a durable plastic so it's very light and durable. There is a metal collar around the top where the safety valve screws down into the bottle so it wont split if you get a little carried away when tightening the cap.
Bottom line is it's a nice bottle that's worth the money.
Price Paid: $16
A wonderful product! It holds traditional white gas or my favorite alcohol. Many other bottle seals fall apart with alcohol but my bottle has worked perfectly for over almost a year of constant use. The bottle easily fills stoves and appliances and has never leaked for me. The safety valve is a nice peace of mind though I have never put it to the test.