Well, this stove basically does what's expected from a stove, you can heat things with it. But in my opinion, that's pretty much it - a basic stove. So, to the details: Pros: Simple, cheap, reliable, quiet, relatively stable pot support. Cons: quite heavy, not very compact, moderately powerful, especially in the cold and at higher altitudes. Finally, the gas cartridges use the proprietary Campinggas valve-system. These are NOT compatible with the valve-system all other manufacturers use (like Primus, Optimus, Markill, Snow Peak etc), so outside Europe gas cartridges may be even harder to find than the "standard" ones, probably sometimes it's impossible to find them at all. So, this is an ok stove for car camping, for backpacking and climbing I'd certainly use a different (more compact and lightweight )model.