Yellowstone Classic Trail Stove

 

Yellowstone Classic Trail Stove
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Yellowstone Classic Trail Stove
Manufacturer Primus
Page By Rob Ricks
Page Type Sep 6, 2008 / Sep 6, 2008
Object ID 5567
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Product Description

From the REI website:

This stove brings ease of use and an adjustable flame to backcountry and high-altitude cooking; great for the outdoor chef!
Runs on Primus LP butane/propane cartridges which burn clean, won't spill and have a low freezing point—good for high-altitude cooking
Sturdy, lightweight, simple construction will appeal to the weight-conscious adventurer
Flame is adjustable for simmering, boiling or anything in between—just like your stove at home
Stove assembly attaches quickly and easily to the fuel cartridge, sold separately
Stove accepts any canister with female Lindel valve, including MSR, Primus, Snow Peak and Brunton canisters in various sizes and fuel formulas
Fuel canisters sold separately

Performance

Results from REI testing:

Suggested use: Backpacking
Weight (w/ no fuel): 9.3 ounces
Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2.25 inches
Fuel: 70% butane/20%propane/10% isobutane
Average boil time: 3 min. 28 sec.
Burn time (max flame): 50 min. 42 sec.
Water boiled per 100g fuel: 6.8 liters
Ease of operation: Excellent
Cold weather use: Fair
Stove stability: Excellent
Pot stability: Excellent
Ability to simmer: Excellent

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Rob Ricks - Sep 6, 2008 11:14 am - Voted 4/5

Solid Performer
It doesn't get much simpler than this. I bought this as part of the Primus Classic Trail Kit. The stove breaks down into two pieces; the valve and the burner. Simply screw them together and attach the fuel canister. Large diameter flame helps against hot spots and blow out. It's not lightweight (8 to 9 oz depending on whose website you go to), but it's bombproof. If you're counting ounces this isn't your stove. If you want an inexpensive, bombproof, and simple stove to use for years to come, this is one to consider. I've had some ultra-light stoves that are nice but very delicate. I tend to be a little rough on my equipment. It's not a good feeling when your ounce saving stove suddenly bends out of shape. No worries of that with this one. Great stove.

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