Owner Review: Coleman MAX Micro Stove – Jas on Huber
- COLEMAN MAX
BY JASON HUBER
December 07, 2012
NAME: Jason Huber
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois, USA
HEIGHT: 6' 0" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 160 lb (72.60 kg)
I began hiking by knocking out sections of the Appellation trail. Pretty quickly I recognized that specialty gear provides a huge advantage. Hiking got hi tech from then on. Gear testing, swapping and a ceaseless drive to find lighter better quality stuff to keep me sustained has been part of my life ever since. Besides sharing a love of hiking with you, I'm a kayaker, pro-skier/snowboarder and runner.
Year of Manufacture: 2012
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MSRP: US$ None given, mine was $24.99
Listed Dry Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Listed Weight With Full Fuel Canister: 20.1 oz (569 g)
Measured Dry Weight: 6 oz (170 g)
On high has a 60 minute burn time per fuel canister.
Bolis 1 liter of water in 3.25 minutes.
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I used this stove for two backpacking seasons, which included three week long section hikes of the Appellation trail. Many meals were made without a single problem.
The stove is very durable and made with quality products. I never felt a need for a case, I just threw it in with the rest of my gear after each use. There are no intricate parts or bendable burner supports on this thing.
The burner stand of this stove came from the factory completely level; my pan never came off if I set the stove on a flat surface. My pot never wobbled on top of this stove (some lower quality stoves can allow a pot to wobble on the burner like a table with un even legs).
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With that quality though comes some extra weight. The extra weight in my opinion is worth the quality since it's within just an ounce or so of some lighter stoves.
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The serrated pot supports fold back to make it slightly more compact.
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Fuel for this stove has always been easily accessible.
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Flame adjustment is no problem from simmer to high.
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Overall I've been real happy with this little stove. The quality, dependability and design fit my purposes just fine.
THINGS I LIKE
Price is great.
Well balanced / good quality.
Quiet vs other stoves that use the same fuel type.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
Heavier and bulkier than other options.
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