This stove is a great stove. It has a burner head that spreads the flame out better than the MSR Micro Rocket and is fairly adjustable in case you wanted to actually cook something vs. just wanting a 'flame thrower' to boil water. It's one downside (and I own one and really like it) is its integral piezo lighter is known to fail. I've gone through a couple already. At 2.6 oz., no other stove has this kind of functionality that I know of at that weight. The regulator feature of this stove helps it work better in cold weather and throughout the life of a cannister than many other cannister stoves. Boil time is just under 4 minutes.
At 13.2 oz. the MSR XGK EX is several times heavier and larger in comparison. Just not an ultralight stove. Great stove, you can just get stoves with similar performacne in much smaller lighter packages. Boil time with white gas is 3.5 minutes. My entire cook kit (Soto OD-1R stove, fuel cannister, and Titan Teakettle) weighs as much as the MSR XGK EX.
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