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Brunton Stove Review

Brunton is a popular name for outdoor enthusiasts with their main line of products sold being, camping lights/lanterns, camp cookware, binoculars, solar panels, and of course the Brunton stove.

Whilst they would not be our first choice of stoves for everyone, many have been satisfied customers and a couple are worth taking a look at.

Most have bought a Brunton because it has been the most affordable option and compared well with other leaders in the camp stove field.

Brunton Raptor Stove

The raptor is a simple but effective cannister backpacking stove. It will crank out 11,000 BTUs and boil a liter of water in just over four minutes. The closest comparison to this stove is the MSR pocket rocket.

Heres some of the features the Raptor has:

  • Piezo electric ignition
  • Simmering control
  • Large, sturdy pot supports
  • Fuel Type: Isobutane canisters
  • Burn time: Up to 1.5 hours at high output (one 8 oz canister)
  • Tough nylon case included
  • Dimension: 1.7"x1.5"x2.5" stove folded
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Fuel bottle not included when bought

The Raptor is a basic stove for minimizing room and weight when hitting the trails.

This will not work at its best in winter temperatures. Liquid fuel responds better for low temperature trips than canister types.

It's not a stove to expect to be doing gourmet cooking on, although it does the job for a quick meal, coffee and go type of stove for those minimizing weight.

And this is some consumer comments:

  • "It is easy to light with the incorporated piezo lighter"
  • "High marks for this little dynamo!
  • "I've purchased and returned two of them because the ignition hasn't worked "
  • "Yes a bigger stove would be more stable and boil water faster but for the size and convenience I can't complain"
  • "This stove is excellent. While I won't say its as good as the MSR superfly"

Overall

This stove is a great lightweight option for those minimizing weight and an affordable option, although comparing with the MSR Superfly or pocket rocket is worth considering. Not a winter buddy, but packs well.

The Raptor Foldable Canister Stove with Piezo Ignitionbrunton stove cost's approximately $35.

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Brunton Talon Compact Butane Stove

The Talon stove provides easy operation and maintenance, it features an efficient 10,000 BTU burner for quick and easy food preparation. Precision simmer control allows for flame adjustment needed to prevent burning food.

This is a compact stove and lightweight weighing only 3.7oz, making it light enough for most hiking trips. Boiling a liter of water only takes three minutes with no igniter. Some prefer an ignition, whilst others don't mind.

Features include:

  • Weight: 3.7 ounces
  • Output: Up to 10,000 BTUs
  • Burn Time: 90 minutes
  • Boil Time : 3 minutes
  • Pot base: 4.25 inches
  • Includes: Mesh Bag
  • Fuel: Isobutane

Consumer comments included:

  • "Works well in windy conditions and I love the simmer on this stove"
  • "Seriously, when this thing is in the bag, it really is tiny"
  • "Very adjustable flame, easy to light, boils water fast, seems to sip fuel"

Overall

Very similar stove type as the Raptor above for minimizing weight backpacking and hiking. Cheaper than the Raptor, although the Talon has no ignition. It's very affordable that packs a punch, for a little fella.

The Talon Compact Butane Stovebrunton stoves costs approximately $30.

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Vapor AF All Fuel (liquid and butane) Stove

Not only does this Brunton stove burn butane, but every other liquid fuel too, including white gas, kerosene, diesel, auto fuel, jet fuel and others. With a simple twist of the burner cup, you can adjust for any fuel you want to use without replacing jets or messing with other parts.

Consumers report its quite a loud stove, which is the case for its counterparts like the MSR Dragonfly, or XGK. Also, reviewers mentioned it requires a lot of priming when using liquid fuel.

The suggested use is for backpacking, hiking and high altitude trips.

Features Include:

  • Weight (without fuel)16 ounces
  • Dimensions(Folded) 5.2 x 4.1 x 2.3 inches
  • Fuel Butane / white gas / kerosene / diesel / auto fuel / jet fuel
  • Average boil time(1 liter) white gas: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Burn time (max flame)(0.6 liter) white gas: 2 hrs. 30 min.

People who have bought and put these to the test give many different reports on how well the stove performed. Most were comparing this to other similar camp and backpacking stove brands, with some preferring the functionality of others, whilst others were totally satisfied.

Various consumer comments were:

  • "Finally, a swivel joint in the fuel line started leaking"
  • "liked everything about it but functionality is a priority"
  • "The base is solid and folds closed to reduce size for packing "
  • "I cooked in a mass blizzard here in Montana with no problem "

Overall

This is a difficult stove to recommend because of other's available by competitors that receive better field test reports. We would advise to really look into this stove before purchasing, although many of the good stores will deal with returning it, if you have issues.

The Brunton Vapor AF All Fuel (liquid and butane) Expedition Stovebrunton camp stove varies in prices when researched.

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