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The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove

Inverted canister stoves are a lightweight alternative to liquid fueled  (gasoline or kerosene) stoves in cold weather. Not only are they  lighter, but they're more mechanically reliable. In my latest blog post,  I review a good one, the Kovea Spider.

I've found it to be a really nice, compact stove.

The Monatauk Gnat (left) and the Kovea Spider (right)

For  the future, I'd like to see Kovea do more to lighten the 5.9oz/168g  Spider stove.  I'd like to see a good remote canister stove down in the  four ounce range, but this is such a nice little stove that it's hard to  complain.

The diminutive Kovea Spider

There  is a lighter, by about 3/4 ounce, stove on the market, the FMS-118  Volcano, but there have been some complaints about the Volcano when in  inverted canister mode, and I don't think the Volcano packs down  anywhere near as small.  I can get the Kovea Spider and a 110g canister  of gas into either my 780ml Snow Peak pot or my MSR Titan kettle.

A Kovea Spider inside an MSR Titan Kettle

The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove.  Have a look if you like.


Rad. I always dig these reviews.  Cool

Taco wrote:
Rad. I always dig these reviews.  Cool
 Well, at least somebody here is reading them.  Sometimes I wonder.   Laughing

I continue to post here because my local forums are where I started.  I hope the reviews are useful to some.  The majority of my viewers (90+ percent) come in via Google.

Hey, if you're in the market for a stove, then at least you know where to come.


I read them all Jim, thanks for your input

Who doesn't like stove porn? We all like stove porn!!!

Fire fire fire  Twisted Evil

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing

Is it just me or is it getting hot in here?


As an adjunct to my earlier post, I just put up a blog post on cooking with the new Kovea Spider.  Have a look if you like.

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