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end 2 end trail supply Gram Weenie PRO

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3.50 / 5 (2 reviews)


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Lynn Tramper
( retropump )

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The Antipodes of La Coruna
end 2 end trail supply Gram Weenie PRO on 02/07/2008 12:37:47 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I was lucky enough to win this new stove from E2E. It is the big brother to the original Gram Weenie. It weighs 16g, and is the most solid and indestructible little stove I've ever seen. It burns hot and blue, takes around a minute to reach full pressure (with an ounce of fuel) and is pretty much fool proof in it's design. At $10.50 it also won't break the bank.

The only reason it doesn't get a "5" is that it is not absolutely stable, due to it's narrow diameter. This is exacerbated if you use a wide bottomed pot. Careful site selection and pot choice are critical to safely use this stove. Otherwise it's hard to fault!

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Edited by retropump on 02/07/2008 12:38:32 MST.

Walt Terhune
( Wall_T )
Lack Lustre Performance on 03/05/2008 09:54:37 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

I recently compared a couple of lightweight stoves. The Gram Weenie Pro and the White Box stove. Apparently the GWPro is a smaller version (copy) of the WB stove.

After significant testing of the GWPro we never could get 16 ounces of cold water boiling. I would estimate the water temp was in the high 40s or low 50s.

We tried it without the windscreen, with the windscreen both loose and tight. I even took another windscreen from my MSR Whisperlite and used it. The water in the pot would steam a little, form a few bubbles on the bottom of the pan but never did we get a true boil without having to add extra fuel (SLX denatured alcohol).

You also have to be extremely careful of the stability of the stove. Make sure your pot is centered on the stove and be careful not to bump it or you will upset it rather easily. My suggestion would be to place some rocks around the stove or possible dig a small hole to place it in. This is definately not a stove for multiple hikers.

This might be a good stove for summer use with warmer water but I doubt it could be used for much more than that.

Wally_T

Price comparison from GearBuyer: MSR WhisperLite priced at: $63.96 - $79.95

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