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takethisbread
03-19-2014, 19:53
I recently acquired via trade these items, here is my impressions:

The Bottle : it's super light a few ounces. holds about 32oz of water. dual use item, which is great as it's a
wonderful cooking pot. water tastes great out of titanium, as opposed to steel and aluminum. expensive $69-$89 each. is a bit difficult to unscrew the too sometimes. def a A+ item and a great dual use pack saver!

the grill: folds up flat so it takes up zero space in pack. weighs about 3-4oz. fire starting in it can be tough, but is usually doable even in wet conditions. on cold wet windy nights I take a esbit to get it going. boils water enough to cook ramen or the like. will never give u jet boil type performance . feed with grass and sticks and bark easy to find on the AT. usually 20 minutes to cook dinner, but very fun. can grill sausages, hot dogs and have made a burger on it. great versatility there. very fun item.
I give it a B grade, because it's probably a C in early cold wet season and a A in dry sunny Summer. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/u5eguru9.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/20/zy9ara6e.jpg


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Wise Old Owl
03-19-2014, 20:59
Very rare that anyone posts a positive post about Vargo here. Honest there are cottage manufactures that are better - possibly cost savings. Nothing really wrong with Vargo... just not what most folks want.

takethisbread
03-19-2014, 21:37
Very rare that anyone posts a positive post about Vargo here. Honest there are cottage manufactures that are better - possibly cost savings. Nothing really wrong with Vargo... just not what most folks want.

you just did the absurd biolite , which is clearly not for anything but car camping. I don't care about names. a titanium bottle is a titanium bottle. they are all expensive. the item means nothing price wise as a trade for a backpack for me. the stove admittedly does not perform well enough as a stand alone stove for a long hike, but the grill is a nice add on for a alky stove. I haven't seen a workable grill yet for backpacking, and this is no different. as a wood stove, there are many better that grade out as top performers. this does not belong in that category, as it simply not for the same purpose . just like the biolite, is not for backpacking. I have yet to use the firefly , but I didn't see he had a grilling feature. personally if I'm using a traditional stove I'm using a canister 10/10 times , and have used that with this as well, using the canister stove to shoot it's jet heat up through the grill, works great.


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Starchild
03-19-2014, 21:54
I have kicked around the concept of their 'bot' (Bottle + Pot in one). I am still unsure how it actually works out. Multi use items are great except when you need both uses out of the same item at the same time, cooking usually requires a pot and a reserve of water for that cooking and afterwords drinking and perhaps cleaning.