Vargo Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove Review
The Vargo Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove is a powerful miniature stove. Multi-Fuel stoves are truly something you really need to evaluate having in your pack. They are lightweight and offer quick setup and heat production. You can find many different fuels and can also use fire pucks if you want to take less time and not have to deal with liquid fuel.
Construction and Design
The construction of this portable alcohol stove is good. It offers a simplistic design that is easy to understand and use. It offers three sets of arms that extend both above and below the body of the stove. The top set is to hold the pot or pan and the bottom set is to push into the ground. Both sets of arms fold back and make the stove portable and easily storable. When it is all said and done, the stove itself is about the size of a hockey puck.
Two other pieces that come with the kit are the wind screen and the fuel bottle. They are both made well and are very self explanatory.
One part of the construction that I found could be a bit tricky is the folding mechanism of the legs. These legs did not seem to offer the stability I would like to see in a stove. They bent easily and seemed as though they could easily degrade over time.
Overall the build and design are good and fit well with the needs of those who will be using this equipment.
The Vargo Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove is incredibly easy to use. You simply have to fill up the reservoir, overfill it a bit, and light the top to prime the stove. In my case, I had to overfill the stove quite a bit in order to successfully prime it.
After priming I found that isopropyl alcohol burned for about 12 minutes and successfully cooked brats as well as heated up quite a bit of mac-n-cheese for dinner.
This Triad XE Multi-Fuel Stove is incredibly user friendly, lightweight and burns well for a long time. It will be a great addition to any explorer's gear bag.
This stove wins a 5/5 Explorer Rating. It is lightweight and at a price of $34.95, you may just want to head over and put one in your cart. Share your thoughts on this product now!