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PostSat Jan 16, 2021 10:23 am 
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Watch the full video here: 

In this video we are willing to share with you the review of our new gas stove BRS that we ordered not so long ago from Aliexpress store. We were searching for some lightweight options and stumbled across this one. We have tested it enough already using it the whole summer season as we bought it just before setting off on a long distance hike. And we can say we were completely blown away by its great performance and all the characteristics it has.


What gas stove do you like to use?

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We are a young couple who loves hiking, nature walking and camping. We choose walking over driving and other types of transportation whenever we can. Also we have a Youtube channel where we're showcasing all our hikes.
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For $16, it's a decent little stove. Not the most durable, no decent wind mitigation, not the best flame pattern, a little flimsy, no igniter, and no regulator to maintain pressure. But that's what you get at just shy of 1oz and $16. If you just need to quickly boil small amounts of water, it will be OK. And at $16, when it breaks you can toss it and buy another (and hopefully you can improvise when this happens on the trail).

For my money, I find it worthwhile to spend a bit more for something like the Optimus Crux (much higher quality, better flame dispersion, better temp control, but still no regulator or ignitor) or the Pocket Rocket Deluxe (all of the above plus better wind performance, regulator, and ignitor).   Each of these will still come in around 3 oz, so a tad more than 2oz heavier than the BRS.

Regarding that weight difference, keep in mind the BRS is not going to be as efficient. It will burn more fuel in the best of conditions and in just a bit of wind it will rapidly lose efficiency. Wind screen pretty much required and you will use more fuel to get to a boil. At the end of the day, the weight difference won't be just about the stove, but the system you assemble as a whole, including fuel.

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PostTue Jan 19, 2021 3:33 am 
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cryptobrian wrote:
For $16, it's a decent little stove. Not the most durable, no decent wind mitigation, not the best flame pattern, a little flimsy, no igniter, and no regulator to maintain pressure. But that's what you get at just shy of 1oz and $16. If you just need to quickly boil small amounts of water, it will be OK. And at $16, when it breaks you can toss it and buy another (and hopefully you can improvise when this happens on the trail).

For my money, I find it worthwhile to spend a bit more for something like the Optimus Crux (much higher quality, better flame dispersion, better temp control, but still no regulator or ignitor) or the Pocket Rocket Deluxe (all of the above plus better wind performance, regulator, and ignitor).   Each of these will still come in around 3 oz, so a tad more than 2oz heavier than the BRS.

Regarding that weight difference, keep in mind the BRS is not going to be as efficient. It will burn more fuel in the best of conditions and in just a bit of wind it will rapidly lose efficiency. Wind screen pretty much required and you will use more fuel to get to a boil. At the end of the day, the weight difference won't be just about the stove, but the system you assemble as a whole, including fuel.

When we were searching for a new stove we did consider weight and budget to be the main criteria but of course people reviews too. Sure it is no fun when the equipment breaks on you but fortunately we've had no issues with our stove yet. And for our cooking needs we found it quite suitable. We would love to try out some of the MSR stoves as we hear lots of good opinions on them. And we might consider investing in a more reliable piece later on so thanks for the suggestions.

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