worth depends on the person ... but its probably some BPL conspiracy to sell more jetboils =P
mr jordan said in the same thread ...
The Jetboil SOL Ti offers significant advantages over the Gnat, or another lightweight system.
The advantages aren't clear until you use the system.
I think its greatest advantage is the simplicity of the setup, and the aesthetic of its integrated pieces.
Obviously there are practical advantages as well.
In a trek to the Canadian Rockies this summer, my partner and I shared it for a week of foul weather. We boiled 30 pots of water on a single 100g fuel canister in conditions that averaged 45 degrees, windy, and rainy. Not fooling around with windscreens, and otherwise waiting long times for water to boil was great.
For the ease and efficiency of our system (8.5 oz of hardware and 6.5 oz of fuel + 2 oz each for a mug, bowl, and spoon), it was hard to beat for a 2-man cook kit.
On 7/23 I posted to my Twitter account after I returned from Canada: "...The stove I always hoped Jetboil would make. A fantastic burner for one or two alpinists."
I was excited to see Will's data validate my field experience.
Really, give this little stove a try. It's phenomenal.
And, when you compare it to a setup required for 2 people to share an alcohol, or Esbit stove for 30x0.7L pots of water (esp. in cold, wet, windy weather)...it's almost hard to justify any other method of hydrocarbon cooking on efficiency, or ease of use considerations at least.
im willing to make a comparison chart from the BPL numbers and see what they come up with ...
we just need to use a "stripped" system of the same pot size for an apples to apples comparison ... we can compare the jetboil on HIGH vs the gnat on both MODERATE and HIGH ...
but if we dont add the windscreen weight in, then we should mix the numbers from both the WARM/CALM and WARM/WIND fuel efficiency ...