Brunton Raptor

 

Brunton Raptor
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Brunton Raptor
Manufacturer Brunton
Page By stinkycheezman33
Page Type Aug 21, 2007 / Aug 21, 2007
Object ID 3755
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Product Description

The Brunton Raptor is a compact backpacker's stove that does not mess around. Light, easy to use and inexpensive, it is a welcome relief for those who are just entering the arena of light and fast stoves but do not wish to dig too deep into their pockets.

Features

The Raptor packs a whopping 11,000 BTU in its small (1.7" x 1.5" x 2.5" folded) frame. The piezo lighter makes for easy lighting every time, and superb flame control ensures that yoru food is cooked right every time.

Other specifications:

Weight: 5 oz
Fuel Type: Isobutane
Burn Rate: 1.5 hours on high (with 8 oz canister)
Boil Time: 4 minutes for 1 litre of water

MSRP: $45.00

Hits/Misses

Hits
-Light, easy to use!
-Easy to clean
-Sets up quick and heats up fast

Misses
-Piezo lighter sometimes takes a few clicks
-Susceptible to wind (can be prevented with screen)
-Performs poorly in cold temperatures (below freezing)

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stinkycheezman33 - Aug 21, 2007 11:59 am - Voted 5/5

I Can't Believe
that nobody reviewed this thing yet! I love my Raptor!!! the only things i can complain about are the lighter not working exactly every time and the fact that it performs poorly in cold weather. but so do all other isobutane stoves. other than that, it works like a charm for me, especially in summer. if teamed with a windscreen, it is invincible in warm weather

mtybumpo - Aug 24, 2007 12:45 am - Voted 5/5

Great present!
I got one of these for Christmas and it is absolutely amazing! It's so small and light I almost forget I have it! It boils water like crazy and it has never failed me. Great stove!

C-Dizzle - Oct 16, 2007 1:04 pm - Voted 5/5

Size (and weight) matters!
Fantastically lightweight, compact and simple to set up and use. No Priming! The pot supports are more substantial than other canister stoves, and with the optional can stand, good overall stability. The piezo ignition is awesome, even though it occasionally required a few pushes. That still beats priming any day. I tossed it into my 1 liter pot along with fuel canister, matchsafe, soap bottle and dish towel. It comes with a nice nylon case to protect the stove and your other gear in your pack. You can use the valve to infinitely adjust the flame to your needs. The icing on the cake is the price. I recall mine was around $35.

As with any other canister stove, performance in wind and cold are issues. On a cold morning at 9,000 ft, it had a performance problem that I soon realized was due to the gasket changing properties and making the stove-canister seal inferior. Tightening it fixed the problem. I also tested the stove by boiling 1 liter of water at sea level with a fan 3 feet away. The flame never blew out, but the water required 8 minutes to boil.

Be cautious when using wind screens that are not specifically designed for this stove (I do not believe any are). Without proper heat dissipation, the canister can become overheated, and the risk of explosion increases. Or maybe that's urban legend; you decide.

Scarp172 - Mar 28, 2011 7:00 pm - Voted 5/5

Fantastic
I've had this stove since 2007 and it has never failed, even at altitude. I've been able to light it in a small wind at about 10 below zero and my friend and I normally make camp above 9,000 ft. It boils a liter of cold water in about 2-3 minutes and cools pretty fast. It's light, durable, easy to light, and takes up very little room in your pack. Mine is packed along with a fuel canister in a Brunton coopot. Works like a charm.

AlexRts - Dec 4, 2012 12:54 am - Hasn't voted

Cook
I use this to cook with and it works well for that purpose. Not much help for getting a cell phone signal though.

Deltaoperator17 - Oct 25, 2013 3:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Little Rock Star
Looking at this stove will fool you. It is a Rock Start of a stove. Great BTU's!

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