Review Year
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Name Overall Rating Ratings The Good The Bad Price
Kovea Booster +1
88
Boil Time 7
Weight 7
Fuel Efficiency 8
Ease of Use 8
Durability 9
Value 9

Simple transition between bottled white gas and canister fuel

Highly efficient: boiled 19 liters of water on 16 oz. of white gas

Boil times: averaged 5:20 for 1 liter in calm, cool conditions on white gas

Easy to maintain in the field

Construction and stability; stainless steel support system

Fuel valve dial is precise, allowing for simmer

Heavy; stove, pump weigh 15 oz.; with repair kit and bag, 1 lb. 3oz.

Pump must be carried separately

Slow boil with canister-based gas, even with windscreen

MSRP
$157.00
BEST DEAL
$137.99
Optimus Nova+
81
Boil Time 5
Efficiency 7
Wind Performance 7
Cooking 7
Weight 7
Reliability 8

Lightweight

Fuel versatility

Low, stable stance

Magnetic jet cleaning needle

Powerline™ control valve

Stiff fuel line

Expensive

Doesn’t pack well

MSRP
$149.99
BEST DEAL
$146.99