When it arrives to backcountry stoves, there are a plethora of possibilities out there. You have the much larger, expedition-model stoves on one hand and ultralight, pocket-sized burners on the other. For bikepacking, tiny and lighter is improved, but it’s not always a lot easier. The more compact burners typically use a quite tiny tripod or even just the gasoline canister itself as support, which can lead to more than just spilled milk and justified tears.
The BiPod from Snow Peak usually takes an exciting solution to the balance vs. fat/packability conundrum—it’s a bipod stove, entire with a valve to alter the flame depth for improved simmering, that utilizes the gasoline canister as a third leg to entire tripod stability. It’s a relatively substantial tripod as effectively, and with the substantial supports above the burner, much larger pots should really have no balance concerns. Built from a blend of stainless metal, aluminum, plastic and brass, the BiPod weighs in a 216 grams. Which is a bit heavier than other more classic ultralight possibilities (excluding alcohol stoves), but certainly less than the much larger backcountry stoves that present a related amount of stability.
If you’re just after the lightest, fastest method out there, the BiPod may well not be it. But if you want a minor more ease and comfort in your life just after extended days in the saddle, maybe the BiPod is just the detail for you.
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This article initially appeared on Bikemag.com and was republished with authorization.
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