Any ideas? just gas is fine multi fuel is too heavy and I'm not interested in foot adapters for top mounted stoves. So far the best I can see is this one at 242g.
It is a strange design for sure, I haven't seen anything like it.
I got my Markill Peak Ignition copy from these guys (Mini Stove C-3) and a Multi Fuel slightly different to the one on sale now it looked a bit like the Go-System multi fuel, in fact the pump was faulty and I replaced it with a Go-System pump. It's 328 set up for gas so the S-11 is a fair bit lighter.
Back to the S-11, the only thing that puts me off is the packed size.
Take a look at the Optimus stellar at 250 gms and then tell me if you really can believe that cyclone weighs only 242gm.
Point taken the Stella looks minimalist but I think it's no longer in production.
That said the Gelert Inferno copy Spider C-6 they sell is listed as being 340g which is consistant with the the weight given on the Gelert website See Here so at least their figures are accurate in that case.
The multi fuel I have weighs 328g but looks a lot heavier than the Cyclone. Mine is similar to this Multi Stove S-9 in fact the bad picture on the right is the one I have, must be an older version.
So do I believe it could weigh as little as 242g? I believe it's possible.
Hmm, Webtogs have it, expensive at £65, packed size 105 x 105 x 35 would fit. It's a good bit more compact than the Cyclone regardless of weight. I'm tempted but did I mention it's expensive.........
Hey, multi fuel stoves are only heavy on short trips - go for a a few days and enjoy your grub & brews etc and the difference in weight can be close especially split between two. Gas can be a pain when it is really cold in winter.
If you like to cook then a multi fuel may be the way to go but if you want light weight and are just boiling water for dried food/ brews etc then I would go with a primus micron or pocket rocket style of stove and put up with watching it/ holding on to it while it is lit for all of the two minutes it takes to boil the water. The only reason I can see to get the remote canister is stability when cooking which goes against what I see as the pros of the gas stove - fast light and simple boil in a bag type meals using the minimum of gas & time... Start cooking gormet meals and you will burn through the gassy stuff.
I got my dad an Optimus Stella and he was very impressed with it. Like you he was looking for the lightest possible remote cannister stove. I purchased this one as new for £35 including postage from a guy called Henrik who posts on UK Climbing and live in Denmark.
Like most Optimus kit it is really beautifully engineered and works perfectly. Recommended.
The MSR looks interesting, I'd checked their website but only looked at the packed weight.
I went for the Cyclone in the end, £12.95 including shipping and with preheat, it has to be worth a shot surely?
ALoveSupreme wrote (see)
There's a foil windhshield, a foil heat reflector and a bag. It's a nice stove; I haven't got one, but I was playing with one the other week - I think it would be my choice of that kind of stove.
He's referring to the MSR Windpro that he linked to 2 posts prior to the post you quoted.
The MSR Windpro is said to be 193gm, and has a pre-heater.
Oh! Thanks awfully for clarifying that, old chap.
Ever so sorry (mae flin 'da fi), ALS.
Colm ab Ifan. wrote (see)
In fact, won't wait.
Oh! Thanks awfully for clarifying that, old chap.Ever so sorry (mae flin 'da fi), ALS.
No probs Colm, nobody's perfect! I was just answering the immediately preceding post .. which itself was a question about a post that immediately preceded it .. a wee online conversation, as it were. If there had been a gap between the question and the answer, I would have quoted the post.
Anyhow, the Cyclone looks a very good deal - hard to justify spending £50 to save 50gms. I'd be very interested to hear how it performs.
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