It’s called the GigaPower , and comes in an “Auto” and “Manual” variation. This stove is light, packable, durable, and cooks like a beast. For these reasons we. Perfect lightweight backpacking stove! It packs up into a very small size and works with many different brands of fuel. It is easy to light and adjust, is very stable. A compact, powerful and reliable backpacking stove, The Gigapower Manual packs the same trusted punch as the Gigapower Auto without the added weight of.

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I was going to buy the titanium version with peizo but, being a budget minded college student, I convinced myself that the exponential jump in price for the tiny drop in carry weight was not worth it. I was disappointed with manul boil times of the GigaPower at elevation. I have never even come close to running out of fuel and always end up packing too much.

Cons Doesn’t work well when cold. Snow Peak GigaPower Manual. Packs up super nice and fits inside my Snow Peak cook pot along with a fuel canister, first aid kit, ligther, toothbrush It’s got a Savages Approval. But after a few uses I got it down. On this trip there was a Jetboil MightyMo and a MSR Pocket Rocket 2 — both boiled water around the four-minute mark, as they claim, at the same elevation in the same wind conditions with the same pot.

This is a low weight overall, but is a bit on the heavy side for canister stoves by an half an ounce or so. Used exclusively in three season conditions, I recommend this stove for anybody wanting a basic, no-frills unit that you can rely on for a long time. The Manual does not have a Piezo.

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The stove can easily twist off and on. It fits easily inside the Trek Ti cookware. Added a piezo, which has also worked very well, although I always carry a backup lighter. I guess that is understandable considering its size and weight.


I got this stove about gigapowwr months ago and have gone… January 20, Josh guest Rating: Isobutane is the most common backcountry fuel, and is often found in outdoor stores.

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The new GigaPower stoves have a rectangular valve that is short. It folds up so tiny it will fit… October 7, Jonathan Williams guest Rating: Our mission is to empower all walks of life to be ambassadors of the outdoors.

There are smaller stoves, especially the ones that fold into themselves more, but overall the GigaPower does just fine. We tested the Snow Peak GigaPower 2. We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. And it also fits into a 3. Summary Our star rating system highlights the most important features for backpacking stoves and judges them based on our experience.

I’ve had it for a few years and it hasn’t changed. Boil time for mL is gigapowsr We actually prefer the longer valve for easy turning, but the new one has slightly finer control for simmering.

The pot supports also extend a decent amount outward and to the center of the stove, allowing small pots, medium pots, and extra large pots to sit with manuak. However, at elevation in degrees with MSR fuel, the GigaPower took over 10 minutes to boil a liter of water. Snow Peak offers a lifetime warranty for all of its products. I can’t believe how fast this little stove boils mankal. It packs up… December 12, MrsMustard reviewer rep Rating: This difference in design makes it so the GigaPower rarely gets blown out by wind.

I have had this stove for two years and it still works just like new.

Go ahead, buy it. Depending on expected conditions, I also carry the windscreen.


I never go on a trip without it. One time, I dropped it off of the deck about 15 ft and it still works. It folds up so tiny it will fit anywhere.

Snow Peak GigaPower Review 2018

I cooked a meal at the top of MT Holmes in Yellowstone in pretty high winds and with the wind screen gigapowee cooking time was only increased by a manua, margin. The Auto, which we tested, has a Piezo ignition for matchless lighting. The four pot supports are thin yet sturdy.

Cons Tricky at times to screw canister on Burned myself a few times lighting with match. More on backpacking stove fuel types in our Guide.

And nanual order to cook said curry we needed three stoves and three pots. For us, there are a few key elements: Most of the manual is in Japanese and the only warning label on the carrying case is also in Japanese. Used exclusively in three season conditions, I recommend… July 31, mahoosucmayhem 63 reviewer rep Rating: Got this stove 5 years ago and it’s never failed me.

The main way to tell these two apart, besides their unique product IDs, is the size and shape of the valve. I can adjust the flame to almost any situation, but I never have to crank it up full bore to get a little water boiling. May manjal, alpine1 reviewer rep Rating: I don’t have any pros and cons to write about this product, however I wouldn’t recommend using this stove for a myriad of people, however I did cook for four people and it performed perfectly! I purchased this stove about 7 years ago for my first backpacking trip.

I would definitely recommend this stove to anyone who wants a light well performing stove that is not too hard on their equipment.