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rated 5 of 5 stars A great pocket wood burning stove ideal for boiling water and simple cooking. Well thought out design means a fire is burning in a very short space of time. It can also be used with an alchohol burner making it a versatile source of heat. There are many wood burning stoves on the market as individuals around the globe think they have discovered the 'holy grail' of wood burning stove design. The market is saturated; especially now that Chinese and Russian imitations are flooding the market. The Vargo… Full review

Dig Dig Tool

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very strong, durable, and functional backpacking potty shovel and spare tent stake with the added benefit of potentially being useful for a number of other applications on a backcountry trip or around camp. When I first received the Dig Dig Tool my general impression was that the design was very utilitarian/functional. After taking the Dig Dig Tool out on several trips I have found that it does a great job doing what it is intended to do, which is to dig catholes. Design and Construction… Full review

Triad Alcohol Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It works in the tropics where I backpack. Best for boiling water, but one has to be extra careful in putting the pot on the pot support or it will tip over. I love this stove. But it can only be appreciated by ultralight hikers who bring dehydrated and other add-water only types of food. Essentially, I use this for boiling water.  If one prepares food the old way, with lots of stirring and turning, better get something else. The pot, balanced on the three pot supports, can easily tip over… Full review

ExoTi 50

rated 5 of 5 stars The ExoTi 50 is Vargo’s second generation titanium frame pack. This 50-liter pack is certain to appeal to those who love the external frame backpack. Incredibly comfortable and significantly improved over its predecessor, the ExoTi 50 is a pack worthy of serious consideration. I’m cheating on my backpack... In Spring 2014, I tested Vargo’s Ti-Arc. I instantly fell in love with that pack, and it has been my go-to backpack for more than three years. As much as I love the Ti-Arc, it does have… Full review

Triad Multi-Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The 2017 Vargo Triad is a very sturdy and functional alcohol/solid fuel stove that I will continue to use due to its bomb proof design and consistent alcohol burn times. It has some inconveniences with the need to use at least 1.5 ounces of fuel and difficulty in recovering leftover alcohol, so may not be the best option for boil in bag solo hikers, but works well for two people and other cooking styles who want the flexibility of using multiple fuel types depending on conditions. Note that this… Full review

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Vargo Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Titanium-Infused Garments, Retro Rain Gear, LED Tents
Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel. Read more
August 9, 2014

Fuel Cells, Titanium Frames, and Waterproof Sleeping Bags
PowerTrekk turns water into electricity. Vargo revives the external frame pack with titanium. Montane makes a totally waterproof sleeping bag. Day three of Outdoor Retailer was a parade of technological innovation. Read more
August 3, 2013

Jared Wins Vargo Titanium Camp Kitchen
Congratulations, Jared Cronin! For your review of your tent, you've won a three-piece, ultralight, titanium camp kitchen worth $109 total, thanks to Vargo Outdoors! Read more
December 10, 2012

Win a Vargo Titanium Camp Kitchen: Stove, Mug, Spork
Review your outdoor gear now through Sunday, December 9, and you could win a three-piece, ultralight, titanium camp kitchen from Vargo Outdoors: Titanium Ti-lite Mug (900 ml), Decagon alcohol stove, and Titanium Folding Spork ($109 total). Read more
November 26, 2012

See and Be Seen with Reflective Technology
Reflective technology can improve visibility, convenience and safety as days get shorter. Read more
November 4, 2011

Vargo Outdoors Hexagon Stove Review
The Vargo Hexagon wood stove boils two cups of water almost as fast as a canister stove. The temperature adjustment is limited though. See if our tester recommends this unconventional stove. Read more
October 18, 2011


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