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I'm looking to pick up a new stove,
Currently using the Wisperlite 2 by MRS. Like it but a bit bulky.
I was thinking the Micro Rocket.
Anyone else have a favorite?
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I have absolutely no complaints about my MSR Rocket Pocket.  Sure works for me.

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I've used a pocket rocket except in temps below 20, when I go to my SEVA 123R.

I recently purchased two different jetboil systems to try.  I realize I'm going in the opposite direction of your question, but the older I get the more I would rather cut speed and distance for a more enjoyable experience during stops.
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Whitebox...clear winner for me

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Whitebox here, too, unless I'm 'cooking' or melting snow.

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Caldera Cone for alcohol, Snowpeak Gigapower for cartridge.  I'm tempted to go to something lighter on the cartridge, but forum members have had problems with some of the leading contenders.
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Sidewinder ti-tri from trail designs. Burn twigs when it's dry and alcohol/esbit when it's not.
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Yep, the Ti-Tri Sidewinder is also my fav.

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Like many others, when solo and not needing to melt snow I like my Ti-Tri systems. My fav is the Fissure:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

But the Keg F is close:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella


The Sidewinder works better for wood as it has a bit wider pot to accept the heat:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

I am going to sell that one if you are interested, pot and cozy too.


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I use a stove to boil water...that's it. For that, my Snow Peak GigaPower w/piezo combined with their Titanium Trek 700 mug is the perfect solution.

Snow Peak starter kit

I've used one of their canisters down to the low teens and it works just fine.
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Like many others, when solo and not needing to melt snow I like my Ti-Tri systems. My fav is the Fissure:

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

I remember you showing me that very stove at Kickoff.  I'd never heard of it and you wouldn't let me take a picture of it, cause you were testing and it was still all sekrit.  :O  :p

I still like the concept of the cone being in two pieces...makes it easier to pack.


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I don't have the luxury or experience to have used a lot of different stoves but, I have been enjoying playing around with my new White box stove. Quite the neat little invention if you ask me! :)
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Due to budget constraints, a DIY cat stove or one a a few soda can stoves I have made seem to work well enough. Might be getting a Trangia for Christmas so that will be my first exposure to a non-DIY stove.
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A Snowpeak Gigapower for a cannister stove and a homemade white box alky stove with a caldera cone. Had a MSR Pocket Rocket but sold it as it was too unstable with only 3 pot supports, otherwise it was a great stove.
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I remember you showing me that very stove at Kickoff.  I'd never heard of it and you wouldn't let me take a picture of it, cause you were testing and it was still all sekrit.  :O  :p

I still like the concept of the cone being in two pieces...makes it easier to pack.

Ha, yeah that was funny. At the time there were only two of them made and they were still not sure if they were going ahead with it. They finally gave the OK to talk about and show it. (So of course I reviewed it!)

They are working on something similar right now called the Fracture (I believe). I doubt I will buy it as it is too much like the Fissure to justify the expense.


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I think at this point I'm leaning towards the typical bottle stoves.
I've tried several other types of fuels, alcohol, wood, solid fuels etc, and none of them are as convenient for me as the good canisters.
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I've been pleased with my Snowpeak LiteMax titanium. It has worked well in Florida and in temps below 20 as well as at 10,000 feet. My liquid stove is an MSR dragonfly, works great but much bigger :)

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I'm also using the Snowpeak LiteMax, now. I kind of miss the piezo ignition, but it's over 5oz lighter than the old Primus "Ultralight" it replaced, and is a great stove-and at 1.9oz, I think there's only one canister stove that's lighter.

WhiteBox Solo is my only alcohol stove. It's the wrong one for me, since I use mugs, having changed from an old GSR Glacier SS cup to the Snowpeak Trek 700. It'd be great with a small pot, though.
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Owen,

You may want to look into the Trail Designs ULC then. It is perfect for mugs.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella

And yeah, the Crux is a sweet canister stove for how tiny it gets.

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews....strella


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You may want to look into the Trail Designs ULC then. It is perfect for mugs.

Thanks, Ray, that just went on the Christmas list!
I especially like the idea of alcohol for overnights or winter dayhikes rather than packing a canister for a single use.
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That snowpeak looks fantastic, but it's sold out everywhere?!
Are they updating the model, or were they discontinued for some reason?
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Not sure, have seen a few on eBay.

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Jetboil Sol Ti (someone had to say it). It amazes my friends. Haven't used my Giga Power in 4 years - uses too much fuel and slow in comparison.
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That snowpeak looks fantastic, but it's sold out everywhere?!
Are they updating the model, or were they discontinued for some reason?

Huh. I got mine from REI in July, and now it's not even listed on their site.


I don't actually use that spork(or the bowl, yet-impulse buy). It was fine with lexan, but ti on ti is noisy. The plastic LMF spork weighs less, anyway.
All that stuff is 8.7oz total, though. My old canister stove was 7.5oz by itself!
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Are they updating the model, or were they discontinued for some reason?

I suspect an update or new model in the works.  They've done that before with their Ti stoves.  I think this one replaced the Ti version of the Gigapower.
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The Pocketrocket has worked great for me.  When they go on sale it's a great bargain..
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Ultralighter here. I've done all the stoves, but when
I pack for a fast, high mile trip, I grab my 10-year-old PR...
3 oz., instant blowtorch heat at any altitude.
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Jetboil Sol Ti (someone had to say it). It amazes my friends. Haven't used my Giga Power in 4 years - uses too much fuel and slow in comparison.

EXACTLY... my SP Giga and its Ti pot are gathering dust.

I use the Sol Ti 99% of the time anymore, despite a closet full of stoves.

It's one of only a couple "break-through" BP products of the past 10+ years IMO.


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There is too many to have just one favorite...

Also, it depends on my objectives for each trip...

I just like stoves...  

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