Vertex Ultralight Backpacking Stove

It usually takes a weekend of backpacking to learn that packing light makes travel much more rewarding, and it’s only logical to start cutting where weight is highest. Vertex Stove’s approach fits this philosophy perfectly, weighing in at a trivial 1.8 ounces and collapsing totally flat for straightforward packing. There’s little risk of failure thanks to its minimal stainless steel design which means you’ll have cooked food on your plate every night, whether you opt for burning Esbit solid fuel tablets or you rig the stove to a Trangia Spirit denatured alcohol burner. Either way, you end up with a light pack on your back and, importantly, leave your spot in nature pristine and unmarred, an initiative that we only hope gains additional traction with outdoor enthusiasts.

Go pledge at Kickstarter – $45+