User Review: Trangia Fuel Bottle (0.5L)
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).