It’s called the GigaPower , and comes in an “Auto” and “Manual” variation. This stove is light, packable, durable, and cooks like a beast. For these reasons we. Perfect lightweight backpacking stove! It packs up into a very small size and works with many different brands of fuel. It is easy to light and adjust, is very stable. A compact, powerful and reliable backpacking stove, The Gigapower Manual packs the same trusted punch as the Gigapower Auto without the added weight of.
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Gigapower Stove Manual
It folds up so tiny it will fit anywhere. You do have to be gentle with the maunal, turning it very slowly, or it will shut off. Most of the manual is in Japanese and the only bigapower label on the carrying case is also in Japanese.
My dad had previously purchased the version with the built-in igniter and had said it was very unreliable and not worth the extra weight and price. Cons loss of pressure in colder climates. February 5, updated Dec 15, The low output levels could be a little easier to find, but once gigpower get a few uses out of it it’s a non-issue. Within seconds I had it set up and was wasting fuel to see how well it boiled. Pros Small Cooks well Durable Easy to use.
It fits easily inside the Trek Ti cookware.
Still an excellent pick for a backpacking stove! I got this stove about 18 months ago and have gone… January 20, Josh guest Rating: The main differences gigapwoer the old and new version are a slight reduction in weight — about. You can get the auto version, but I don’t need the extra do-dads to make me happy.
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It folds up so tiny it will fit… October 7, Jonathan Williams guest Rating: I’m very, very pleased with the simplest of innovations–it makes life that much more interesting. The pot supports fold in with a simple mxnual — fold two opposing ones first, then fold in the other two.
The GigaPower is very simple. Perfect lightweight backpacking stove! The flame is very powerful and difficult to adjust very low. Many years ago I received this stove and a couple of other pieces of gear for Christmas. Most backpacking stoves are this way though. I mnaual with previous reviews – you probably wouldn’t want to use this stove to cook for many people, but for one or a handful, it should be fine.
The GigaPower burner is not a wide, flat head that shoots its flame upwards like most other canister manuao.
Many people complain about the burner adjustability, but I have not had a problem with it. These don’t effect the outcome of our reviews or selection of gear, as per our Review Policy. This water boiling issue may be a dealbreaker for some — and almost was for me. More on backpacking stove types in our Guide. This works reliably well and is handy. Although it is a manual stove, it is good enough to light with anything from matches to lighters or a fire steel.
If you have an issue, get in touch. Used exclusively in three season conditions, I recommend… July 31, mahoosucmayhem 63 reviewer rep Rating: Because of this, one person in our group twisted the GigaPower onto a fuel can and heard the gas running immediately, which is a waste of fuel and a hazard.
The original version has been the stove for lightweight backcountry chefs over the years, and Snow Peak released an update to the classic in Lit in moderate wind, recommend you purchase Snow Peak’s designed windscreen for this stove.
I got this stove at my local outfitter, Little River Trading Company, at retail. I’ve had it for a few years and it hasn’t changed. The stove is tiny, very light, and powerful.
It packs up into a very small size and comes with a light plastic canister which I used initially. I even sautee fiddleheads and wild mushrooms in a little olive oil with my main course.
To light all you have to do is twist the handle and light it with a match or something like that. We support the hours that go into our reviews and testing through affiliate commissions on purchases made through links in this article. I got this stove about 18 months ago and have gone through about 15 small canisters for fuel so I have used it a lot. I am still amazed many years later at the fuel efficiency.
I can’t believe how fast this little stove boils water. One of the people in our group tried to get it to simmer quickly and promptly turned it off.
The flame… November 7, drytinder reviewer rep Rating: Recommended to purchase the Snow Peak windscreen and titanium cookware as it all fits snugly in the mL pot.
Although there are other lighter and more efficient stoves out there now, this is all in all a very good and reliable stove, especially given its low cost. I have never even come close to running out of fuel and always end up packing too much. MrsMustard reviewer rep.