User Review: Vargo Triad XE
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £23.99
It is dual fuel meths and hexamine tablets. It is very light. Once you have learned to fill and light it correctly it is a great stove!
- the weight and that it is made of titanium
- the dual fuel capability
- tricky to fill with meths correctly. you have to be careful when filling it so you do not spill any the meths inside, as if that happens it severely decreases the burn time
- fuel tank not large enough to boil 500 mil of water
OK, the first two times i tried to use this Vargo Triad XE i messed up with the filling and got a burn time of 8min.34 so it did not boil the 350 mil of cold water in my Snow Peak 600 bowl.
On the third attempt i used the bowl set from my Mini Trangia i lifted the central container/burner out of the main area opened it up placed the lower half into the main container poured the meths in then put the lid on the middle burner (then a couple of drops of meths to lite it!). i got a burn time of 16min 45 secs, it boiled the 500mil of cold water in my mini trangi at about 12min.37 and kept it boiling until about 16min.15sec the temp was 11.deg c
i used the Vargo windscreen around the pot. the mini trangia pot on the foldout brackets on the vargo. i have tried the vargo triad xe stove clipped to the bottom of the Vargo Hexagon wood stove. i was impressed but i spilt the fuel so i need to try that again. now i know now where i went wrong.
I do not think i would boil more than 500 mil of cold water with it but then again i am not catering for 2 dozen hungry hikers on it.
all in all i'm pleased. plus it is a titanium stove and i love titanium.
ok after more testing i think the stove is not pwerfull enough to boil 500 mil of water the pot stand is too unstable all in all do not waste your time with it