REVIEW: Stansport Isobutane Backpack Stove

Stansport isobutane backpack stove reviewSo I was in the local Big5 Sporting Goods store several months ago and spotted an inexpensive isobutane stove. I did a review on another isobutane stove back in September of last year, the Olicamp Vector Stove. I loved that stove and it proved to be very useful, efficient, and every bit as good as a JetBoil. But, let’s talk about this latest test subject – Stansport Isobutane Backpack Stove.

Normally I would go into the Mission Statement, then cover Requirements & Restrictions, and then get into some technical specifications. Once all that was out of the way I would go into what are the good and bad aspects of the piece of gear. Finally I would give a recommendation on whether to buy it or not. But, I thought I would save you and I a whole lot of time here today.

THIS STOVE ABSOLUTELY SUCKS!

DO NOT BUY FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!

DO NOT ACCEPT IT EVEN IF SOMEONE GIVES ONE TO YOU FOR FREE!

So, is there any doubt how I feel about this stove? I certainly hope not.

Stansport isobutane backpack stove

And here is why…

  • At first I thought the little pot holding arms that folded out was a great idea. The stove could handle a larger pot with more stability.
  • The first time I used it I verified that I was right about the little folding pot holding arms.
  • Then I tried to fold them back to put the stove back into the storage box.

Every folding arm broke as I tried to fold them back to the storage position. As I looked it over carefully I realized that tiny spot weld that was supposed to hold them in place would never be able to withstand anything other than the slightest pressure. And the heating and cooling would be very detrimental to the metal itself. The design from the very beginning was doomed to failure…and it did. The stove is now unusable.

Stansport isobutane backpack stoveThis is a perfect example of a stove that was apparently designed by people that never used this piece of gear in the field…maybe not at all.

One last time…

DO NOT BUY FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!

Stansport isobutane backpack stoveThumbs Down ReviewNote: My apologies to Olicamp for attaching one of their fuel canisters to this piece of crap stove.

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5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Stansport Isobutane Backpack Stove

    • Hey, if nothing else you can say about me…I have opinions 😉
      I want to help people avoid wasting time and money. Most of us preppers only have limited amounts of each, we need to spend both wisely. If I can help someone avoid a piece of junk I will. Can you imagine what would happen if the grid was down and someone was depending on this piece of crap stove? I have to do my part as much as I can. AH

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