User Review: Vargo Decagon
Price Paid: $25
If you read the other reviews, they all say it worked great in my garage/basement. The people who tried it in the field are not so sure. This happened to me. I tried it indoors and it performed OK. Full up with fuel, 2 cups, boiled (just).
On a PCT section hike from Canada to Snoqualmie Pass recently, I wished over and over again that I had tested further. It barely gets 2 cups to boiling outdoors. Foil windbreak used. After the first burn I had to wait for it to cool then put in extra fuel to get a full boil or to heat any 2 stage meal (eg. boil noodles, then add tuna etc).
My old Pepsi can stove is a much better performer. Lasts longer, less sputtering. The selling point that got me was indestructibility but the Pepsi can stove fits perfectly in a cup so it doesn't really get exposed to crushing in your pack.