UOG TOP PICK - Vargo's Titanium Hexagon Stove - Lowest Weight, Most Convenient Wood Burning Stove - We've singled out Vargo's Titanium Hexagon Stove as one of our top recommendations because it's an innovative stove design that folds flat and has a very small pack size. Strong enough to support heavy pots. Use wood with this stove or incorporate your meths or fuel tablet stove for versatility.
Got wood? If so, you'll never need to carry stove fuel again with the Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove. Uses easy-to-find, renewable fuel wherever your travels may take you. Basic fire skills are needed. Available in stainless steel and ultralight titanium.
* The Hexagon wood stove is designed for cooking single entree meals. We recommend cooking pots no larger than 1.5 liters for use with the stove.
`Diehard ultralighters scoff at carrying fuel canisters which become dead weight when they're empty and liquid fuel stoves which are heavy and bulky. After some practice I grew to love this simple cooker for its versatility: I could use it as a wood or pellet burner on fair-weather trips but also as an impenetrable windscreen for my alcohol stove (just set it inside) on wet trips when I knew that finding tinder would be challenging. The Hexagon consists of a base and a hinged windscreen which also acts as the pot supports. Cooking with wood (and alcohol or fuel pellets) requires patience and concentration to be sure. By feeding one dry skinny branch the length of my arm and a pile of twigs and finger-size pieces of wood through the hinged door I brought a creek-cold liter of water to boil in less than half an hour. For long trips without resupply or if you just like the primeval art of fire cooking like I do this stove does its job and packs flat to take up minimal space in your pack. 5.2 oz. (including case)`
Backpacker Magazine - Online Review
To be fair this Vargo stove isn`t the stove for you if you are impatient if you can`t wait to get the dinner cooked and eaten this will probably drive you up the wall! However it could well be the stove for you if you relish the thought of cooking with wood and enjoy making an effort with a fire rather than just leaving it to its own devices.
The stove itself funnels the heat from the fire up to your pot - so its quite efficient it can also be used with a meths burner - so if you are travelling above the tree line its good to have a backup fuel source.
Also remember cooking over wood will soot up your pans.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
- Slim, compact design that folds flat requiring little pack space
- Completely hinged side panels easily snap together for quick setup
- Conical shape focuses heat upward towards your pot for quick, efficient cooking
- Hinged access door to add fuel and control air flow
- Nylon carrying case to keep the stove and packs safe and clean
- Weighs 116g
- Height: 101mm
- Base diameter: 127mm
- Top diameter: 76 mm
- Thickness: 0.76mm