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Gearbest High Quality Heat-resistant Portable Folding…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13 shipped

Summary

Gearbest High Quality Heat-resistant Portable Folding Split Type Camping Stove KL-S1

Pros

  • It is really inexpensive
  • Easy to light
  • Uses standard fuel cartridges

Cons

  • Not great quality, but better than you would expect
  • Shipping takes almost a month
  • Needs a larger pot
  • Needs a windscreen

This is a $13 Chinese remote canister stove that looks like it could be a copy of the Kovea Spider stove. (Actually right after I ordered this, before it arrived, my wife won a Kovea Spider stove as a door prize.)

The price included shipping to the U.S. from China, via the Netherlands from a website called gearbest. (Not sure why that particular routing was used, but it took about 3 weeks.) It is a little larger the Kovea and could handle a slightly larger pot.

The stove is easy to light. Quality is not that bad, although mine arrived with a bent burner. I bent it back — not sure if that is going to last or the burner will pop off in a great ball of flame. Folds up pretty small. There are 3 legs that fold out and fold back, and then the hose wraps around it.

I think this could be used with the canister upside down in cold conditions to feed liquid fuel, but there isn’t a loop near the burner to help that liquid fuel vaporize.  It uses standard EN417 fuel canisters.

In use (I assure you it is lit):

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Folded in comparison to the Kovea Spider (R) and the Rich Moore (L):

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With the Kovea Spider:

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