|Description||This ultralight backpacking stove system was designed by Glen Van Peski (founder of Gossamer Gear) himself. It provides everything you need without anything you don't need. The concept behind an ultralight stove is to boil water in the most efficient way possible, without having to carry a heavy system. Shaving weight to keep your backpack light.
The GVP stove features an ultralight titanium caldera cone style windscreen whose design provides the most stability and fuel efficiency in any environment. When you're done, it rolls up nicely and fits into your cooking pot along with all of the other stove accessories. This allows for maximum space-saving.
An upcycled "mini keg can" was used to create the cooking pot. Aluminum material makes it extremely ultralight and conductive. The cooking pot has ridges that rest on the caldera cone, eliminating the need for a pot stand.
This stove runs on Esbit fuel tablets giving you around 12 minutes of intense heat depending on conditions. The tablet sits on 1 gram stand nicknamed the "Gram Cracker". This system also includes a floor to maximum reflectivity and heat retention.
The whole system packs away into 15 gram ultralight cuben stuff sack. It also doubles as a pot cozy for rehydrating or keeping your food warm. Now you can wrap your hands around your cooking pot while sipping on your morning coffee.
Total Kit - 4.20 oz 120 g
Esbit Tablets (3 pack) - 45g
Metal Square Floor - 3g
Cuben Cozy - 15g
Esbit Stand - 1g
Band - 5g
Metal Pot Lid - 4g
Plastic Lid - 4g
22 oz / 650 ml Can (Pot) - 20g
Cone (Windscreen) - 22g
- The Good, The Bad, and The UglyReview by BlackJack
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The rubber band used to pick up the hot can is difficult to get on and off.
If you leave the rubber band on then it is difficult to put the plastic lid on that secures everything inside.
The FIRST TIME I opened everything up and layed it out for a picture, I lost the fuel holder or the "Gram Cracker" as they call it. I found it stuck under one of the fuel tabs.
I worry about crushing the stove in the backpack if I slip and fall or another hiker steps on it. I plan on packing the stove towards the top of the pack.
How long until I have to replace the can?
It is so darn light that I am scared the wind will blow it away if there is not water in it.
I got the wind screen stuck side ways in the can and was scared I was going to bend or damage it.
I was indoors when the above happened.
The price is steep. But, I really wanted it.
If you are not an experienced Ultra-Light Hiker then you should get a heavier cooking system.
So, What are the Great Things about this stove.
I can't find a lighter stove on the market.
Love the Cuben Fiber cozy/storage bag.
easily replacement parts.
Oh? Did I mention that this stove is light?
Easy to find fuel tabs. I buy 12 packs online.
(Posted on 2/27/16)
- For the Soloist Conent with Just-Add-Water MealsReview by Jonathan
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As with any Esbit pot, soot will begin to collect at the bottom. While I can't remember the exact YouTube channel I picked this tip from, it's nonetheless one that should be shared - using a drop of Dr. Bronner's on the bottom of the can before cooking. Afterwards, the soot just wipes right off.
A drawback for me with this system is the pot holder band. I had to really stretch it to get it around the top of the can. I also feel like it won't last forever and that it'll snap after a few months of use... but only time will tell. I would much prefer a fiberglass wick be used to wrap the pots. Furthermore, I think I would have liked to see the Brian Green Esbit Tray in place of the Gram Cracker, but to each their own.
Just be careful with purchasing an Esbit cook kit, as I've seen it getting banned recently on some trails. Why? I'm not sure. I have easily been able to blow out a lit Esbit. Can't say the same for alcohol. And having knocked over a canister stove a time or two, I feel much safer with the Esbit as far as fire prevention goes.
All in all, this is a fantastically light cook kit that is ideal for the soloist content with just-add-water meals out on the trail. (Posted on 2/1/16)