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Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove

Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove

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This is clearly not ultralight. To the contrary.
Can anyone comment on a comparison of the Spider vs the Bulin BL100-B5? About the same weight for an inverted canister stove, but less than half this price if you buy direct from across the pond.
You have the weight reversed on the spec. The LPG adapter is the one that much heavier than the Butane adapter.
Great little stove. A wind screen is essential with this, however. Very susceptible to wind blow-outs. Also, expect a healthy spray of cold fuel on your fingers when unscrewing your canisters from this stove. I find myself always reaching for my pocket rocket instead of this, and offer this stove to non-backpacking friends when we head for a night or two.
I'm idly curious about what would happen if one we're to hook this stove up to the fuel pump for a Primus OmniFuel or an Optimus Optifuel. I know you'd have to find a way to preheat the stove, but it'd be awesome if it worked!
When it's folded up what are the dimensions? Or what size pot could i nest this in?
Tarrant83
KOVEA Spider folds up small and flat (95mm x 85mm x 24mm) and it fits inside MSR Titan Kettle (with room for a small gas canister). It also fits inside a Trangia 25 Kettle (with plenty of room for other items) and it will fit inside most other small pots.
The piezo lighter was, well, a non-starter. The stove, however is fantastic!
Buffy.the.Mosquito.Slayer
Make sure the end of the igniter is touching the top of the burner, and that the gas is on low to medium.  Then click 2-3 times. That way it should light every time.
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I am very happy with the stove, however the piezo lighter that came with my stove is really weak. It makes lighting the stove very difficult. Does anybody have a good solution for that?
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mrabhab
To get the best out of the KOVEA piezo igniter which comes with the Spider, you need to have the gas on a low to medium setting, and the end of the igniter in contact with the top of the burner head. That way it should light every time you click. If you have the gas on full, it won't mix correctly with the air inside the igniter tube. If the igniter is not in contact with the top of the burner, then for some reason the spark doesn't ignite the gas so well. Hopefully if you do it this way, you will never need another lighter! 
I agree with you. I find that I prefer to use Coleman canister since they work down to at least -15C without problems. Had to use their super heavy lpg adapter but it worked like a charm.
Good stove. Arrived in good time. Happy except piezo lighter was DOA.
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Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 1/4 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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does it work on EU cannisters? like "camping gas"
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@hikin_jim You can get KOVEA PAT adapters,
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with worldwide shipping, here: http://mercatorgear.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-categories-listing/product/12-kovea-pat-adapter
Mercator
Ah. Excellent. Thank you @Mercator That's good information.
HJ
Got this on an earlier drop. Really impressed with the weight and size compared to my MSR Dragonfly. Have been on the lookout for a lightweight stove and couldn't beat the price. It seems just as stable and holds my larger pan set no problem.
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Yeah, I've had the dragonfly since about 1999. Was time for an upgrade! :)
magikald
Thanks for the pics and the review of the Spider compared with the MSR Dragonfly!
So this is essentially the MSR Windpro II stove less the inverted canister stand and a simpler looking stove. Oh, and it costs $50 less. If both are made by Kovea, I think this stove is a fantastic value. The only problem is shipping time, I really need a stove for the 20th of December since I'm going camping then. Maybe I'll buy a cheap $10 canister stove and get this one for the future, when the former will be for backup.
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Hey you are the guy in the video! That video sold me on the spider. How it can fit the whole kit inside a cook set while the windpro is too large.
I had already decided on this stove but I will have to buy a basic $10 stove from Amazon 'till it is delivered. Honestly this is the competition we need for MSR since they can get expensive.
Mario.Paul
Yeah, that's the thing that really sold me on the Spider: It's *significantly* more compact than the MSR Windpro, Optimus Vega, or really any other remote canister stove that comes to mind. The new GSI 4 season pinnacle might come close, but I haven't seen it in person yet.
Now, they just need to get the weight down by 2 ozs, and then they'll really have something, and yes I have been bugging them about it.
HJ
Best backpacking stove of the dozen+ I own.
Since the mid-80s I've used a many stoves, of many fuel types, in all seasons on a wide range of adventures. This is best, lightest, most-stable stove of them all. While I'll also carry a MSR XGK (1 or 2) during winter camping to melt snow or in summer for large groups, this one still comes along.
The stove is $46 on ebay with free shipping and I can get it now. Massdrop needs to be more aggressive with the discounts, otherwise, what's the point?
Budd
Most ebay sellers of Kovea products are doing so illegally, often from foreign countries. Those won't be warrantied by Kovea, whereas all of our products here on Massdrop are direct from Kovea and come with full warranty. If the ebay item you're looking at is legit, then that's great for you buy usually limited stock means that it won't work for hundreds of thousands of UL Community members, a good percentage of whom are overseas.
Budd
If you buy on eBay, you buy without a warranty. At the very least, make sure you verify that the product you buy on eBay is actually a Kovea product and that it is the export grade model. There have been reports that Chinese knock offs are being sold as though they were real Kovea products.
HJ
They great thing about this deal is that you get an authentic product and don't have to worry about eBay and Amazon knock-offs. I bought mine from a Shop I trust in the UK. Love the weight vs. performance value this little gem brings. (It's secure, stable and fires in all temperatures)
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 10/28.
Expect another update from us on 11/1 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 10/28.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/24.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Just ordered a couple stoves for Philmont trek and would appreciate recommendations on windscreen, either off the shelf or DIY. Since they're being used at Philmont, any windscreen will have to accommodate large pots.
enkramer
FlatCat Gear makes an excellent windscreen that is perfect for the Spider, I've been using it for a while now.
enkramer
Heavy duty aluminum foil folded three times is cheap, strong, and will easily last your 7-14 day trip.
Is there an option to pay extra for a faster shipping? and by "Estimated ship date is Oct 28, 2016" you mean estimated arrival time or the estimated date it will be shipped from the warehouse and will be on it's way?
Just returned from 100 miles on the Oregon PCT with this stove. I was very pleased with it - performance, weight and price. I like the remote canister for a couple reasons: lower center of gravity, and the ability to invert the isobutane canister in cold weather. I only boiled water with it but it was fast and seemed fuel-efficient. Good piece of kit for the money.
This is a great stove. I've used mine in all conditions, including in the snow with temps around 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 8/22.
Expect another update from us on 8/25 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Kovea Spider Remote Canister Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 8/23.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/17.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
The weight of the Butane Fuel Adapter is definitely wrong. If this is the same adapter as in here (I hope there's no problem with an Amazon link here, I just can't find an actual product page in Kovea website): https://www.amazon.com/Kovea-Stove-Adaptor-Small-Silver/dp/B00CFPIT06/ref=pd_sim_468_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=4116nH2PpdL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=CYAVHM2P8BM3EVBR857K it only weighs 0.05 pounds (0.8 oz/23 grams). Also in this review the LPG adapter is stated as 105 grams and not 110 but I can't manage to find any official confirmation for this: http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.co.il/2012/01/kovea-lpg-adapter.html It is also recommended as good read for anyone who is planning to buy this adapter and use 100% propane canisters with his backpacking stove.