After a long and great run my long suffering ugly as can be Primus canister stove died (Kirk gave it to me back in early 2003 if I remember right). That little hot box went on so many trips and cooked 100’s of meals. But oh well, let us not shed tears….cause it just means I have an excuse to go gear shopping. WooWoo!
While I have a number of stoves I am looking for a comparable replacement – I used the Primus for certain purposes and need that in the new one.
It has to:
- Burn hot and fast.
- The ability to simmer.
- Pot stability.
- Be reasonably light.
- Be simple.
From the bazillion stoves I have looked at so far the Snowpeak Giga seems to be the best choice for what I need. I really like the pot supports overall (they are better than the Primus had) and the stove does simmer.
The choice between Ti and the minimally heavier isn’t a big issue. I think I can handle carrying 3/4 of an ounce and saving $25 😉 So the GS-100 would be my choice. I have never been a fan of Piezoelectric lighters so I would be passing up on that option (this is an area that I appreciate – having the choice on whether or not to have it).
I am also considering picking up the matching windscreen:
Overall the price for what you get is good. I like the style.
Any thoughts? Feedback? I would like to hear from anyone who has used a Giga.
PS: Over the years my favorite fuel brand has always been Giga Power. Funny that!