Solo Stove Lite Review: twig powered cooking68 Jul 12 Cass Gilbert / gear
Cass tries his hand at cooking with the Solo Stove Lite, an ultralight cooking system that uses twigs, leaves, and other forms of biomass to generate heat. Read on to find out how it fares in both perfectly dry Spanish conditions, and less than ideal UK drizzle…
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Review: When Packability Counts18 Oct 8 Miles Arbour / gear
New for 2018, MSR’s PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit takes the already compact canister stove we reviewed last year and incorporates an aluminum pot with lid, a bowl, an ultralight pot lifter, and stuff sack, all while leaving room for a 4 oz. fuel canister. Here are our thoughts after a few months and far too many instant oatmeals…
Optimus Crux Review: Packable with a Punch.11 Aug 24 Miles Arbour / gear
The Optimus Crux stove has been around for a few years, but remains a definite contender for an ultralight and ultra-packable bikepacking stove. As an added bonus the Crux shares similar specs to some stoves we’ve seen released this year… and it folds in half into an incredibly tiny package.
Clikstand Stove Review: the Sound of Silence.37 Mar 10 Cass Gilbert / gear
The Clikstand is a lightweight, minimal stove system designed around the classic Trangia alcohol burner. Diminutive enough to pack in a framebag, it’s also perfectly proportioned for a gourmet cooking campout. Read on to discover why we like it so much…
MSR PocketRocket 2 Review: Trail Tested.8 Jan 10 Logan Watts / gear
MSR claims to have rolled in the best features from both the much-loved PocketRocket and the ultralight MicroRocket to offer a lighter, more versatile sequel. Here’s our thoughts after using the Pocket Rocket 2 ultra-compact canister stove for a couple months as well as a comparison to the Snow Peak LiteMax Ti.
Evernew Appalachian Set Review: Ethereally light8 Jan 21 Christophe Noel / gear
At 161g complete, Evernew’s Appalachian pot set is certainly a minimalist titanium marvel. But there’s more to camp life than skimming weight. So how does it perform?
Snow Peak LiteMax Ti Stove + An Ultra-race Cook Kit11 Aug 27 Logan Watts / food
When optimizing your gear list for a quick bikepacking trip, an ITT (individual time trial), or an ultra-race, the kitchen is one area you can fine tune for weight and speed.
Vargo Titanium Hexagon Stove + Ultralight Bikepacking Kitchen19 Oct 16 Logan Watts / food
The Vargo Titanium Hexagon Stove was one of the most impressive new pieces of gear that we carried on our tour through Africa; and Vargo’s knack for efficiency innovation and elegant design doesn’t stop there, so we put together a full Vargo bikepacking kitchen…
Vargo Bot Review: Bikepacking Cook kit for the Framebag31 Sep 4 Logan Watts / food
The Vargo BOT is an elegantly designed 1 liter titanium water bottle with a titanium screw lid that triples in versatility as a cooking pot and an excellent storage container.
Stoves for Bike Touring: A Primer (part 1)11 Jul 20 Logan Watts / food
There are many options for stoves to take on a bike tour, short bike packing trip or even a ‘coffee ride’. So, what makes a stove good for bike travel?