Kovea titanium stove replacement

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Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby andrewa » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 8:21 pm

So, my Kovea ultralight titanium "whatever" 6-7 yo gas cylinder top stove has decided to bend on me, and I'm thinking about replacement.

Last year I replaced my failed MSR Windpro with a far better fire maple remote stove which allowed cylinder inversion, which is great for snow, but I'mniw only looking for a simple lightweight cylinder top burner for non non winter pursuits....ideas please...

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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby Zapruda » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 8:32 pm

I really love my Soto Windmaster. I have been using it for 2 years now and it hasn’t missed a beat. Nice and light at 70 grams with piezo igniter. It is able to withstand some pretty solid winds as well. I have tried a huge amount of stoves over the years and I think this one is the winner.
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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby Lamont » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 8:44 pm

Soto Amicus.
See "hiking jims adventures in stoving-amicus"(but be careful watching flames and stoves can be addictive you will just want to watch all his tests! :shock: ) . In still conditions I can make an espresso coffee with a Moka pot (1.5 mins to boil) using 1-2 grams of butane. Not sure of the cost, got it from MD before they announced they were in their death throes. About 3-4 grams for 250 of water mls I think.
Or the el-cheapo one from ebay with igniter about $5-7$. I have 3, and in 4 years they have never failed.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultralight-Bac ... 1959190258
hunt down the best deal, everyone seems to sell them. A bit chunky -but don't fail in my experience. You see these as the 360 degrees Forno model or some such, but way cheaper. Good luck.
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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby andrewa » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 8:56 pm

I'm sorted for winter. Just need a lightweight other season alternative, which is where the Kovea was placed.

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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby onward » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 10:59 pm

Fire Maple FMS-116T 48g Titanium Alloy been using one for about 5 years.
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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby Zapruda » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 11:18 pm

andrewa wrote:I'm sorted for winter. Just need a lightweight other season alternative, which is where the Kovea was placed.

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I don’t think any of these were suggested for winter.
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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby Singe » Sat 02 Jun, 2018 11:34 pm

Well.... There's this. No affiliation.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

My kovea sits unused since I picked up a jetboil, personally.

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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby andrewa » Tue 05 Jun, 2018 10:32 pm

Soto Aticus on order, plus an el cheapo 25 g titanium job from Dx.com. Thanks for thoughts. Seems like Soto stoves are more wind efficient than Firemapoe.

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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby kymboy » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 10:18 am

The Soto Amicus is on Massdrop at the moment. About US$40 incl shipping for the one with the igniter. But do I really need another stove...
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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby andrewa » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 7:51 pm

Bummer. Missed the mass drop bit, but never mind.

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Re: Kovea titanium stove replacement

Postby Neo » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 6:45 pm

I like my Soto Windmaster.
It's the only one that I've owned and had experience with other than metho, a butane cooker, gas barbies or a fire. Have seen other stoves in use.

I think the concave burner design actually helps a bit. Piezo played up recently, I suspected a GF pasta boil-over a month before. Was able to remove and fiddle, clean with a pocket knife. A drop of lube on the spring fixed it. It wasn't quite disengaging to click.

If I were shopping again I would consider this or the Amicus. Soto are worth the extra few bob.

(better add mini screwdrivers to my repair kit)!
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