Olicamp’s Ultra Titanium Xcelerator stove + XTS pot Combo is a bantamweight backcountry cook system specifically designed with thru-hikers in mind. The well-designed and built stove doesn’t clutter things up with a lot of unnecessary frills, but does over straightforward performance in a compact package. The entire setup consists of just a 3.5-ounce remote canister Xcelerator stove and 7.8-ounce heat exchanger XTS pot, which is really all we need when venturing into the backcountry.
The stove’s legs and pot supports fold without complication and the metal-mesh fuel line doesn’t come with that annoying rigidity that demands perfect stove placement to remain stable. The Xcelerator’s low ground stance offers stability and wind resistance, and its wide supports allow much larger pots and pans to rest comfortably on the burner. This makes it easy to set-up just about anywhere and allows backcountry chefs to step away from the stove without fear of it toppling over.
The machined aluminum control valve on the Xcelerator is as streamlined as I’ve seen in a stove of this type. So much so that even the grooved control dial cuts weight. That makes this stove about as utilitarian as it gets, while still maintaining a high level of efficiency.
The included 32-ounce anodized XTS pot has a large wrap-around handle, a feature many pot makers often get wrong. The firm rubber lid fits tight and sports a single slit for pouring, making it a nice addition to any camp cookware collection.
Olicamp knows that when it comes to a stove system designed to cook on the fly, additional features are overkill. This is a true thru-hiker’s setup that was made for those of us who occasionally want to cook something in lieu of just eating out of a warm foil bag. Lightweight and versatile, the Xcelerator + XTS Combo should be a favorite with backpackers.
The Xcelerator-XTS Stove Combo will be put through a battery of field tests this winter and spring. We’ll post more detailed thoughts once we’ve had a chance to put the stove through its paces.