Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Backpack Alcohol Stoves: Trangia Spirit Stove

Made another trip to my local outfitter and discovered they also carried the Trangia Spirit Stove backpack alcohol stove. The box was quite heavy when I lifted it. I discovered that the wind shield/pot support seemed to be steel and accounted for most of the weight. The Trangia Spirit weighs about 10 ounces compared to the Vargo Triad XE's 1.5 ounces.

The alcohol stove element was cleverly designed. It came with a screw cap to save leftover fuel. Replacement o-ring seals are available. The overall stove element was light weight and could be used without the wind shield, but one would need some means to support a pot or cup at the optimum height over the flame.

I'm still leaning towards the Vargo Triad XE backpack alcohol stove that I reviewed earler.

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