Gearbest KL-S1 Stove
Reviewers Paid: $13.00
Gearbest High Quality Heat-resistant Portable Folding Split Type Camping Stove KL-S1
- It is really inexpensive
- Easy to light
- Uses standard fuel cartridges
- 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):
Folded in comparison to the Kovea Spider (R) and the Rich Moore (L):
With the Kovea Spider:
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $13 shipped