Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

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Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by Murph » Mon May 24, 2010 6:47 pm

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Brunton Raptor Foldable Canister Stove
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1.7"x1.5"x2.5" stove folded
Boil time (1 L of water): Down to 4 minutes
Piezo electric ignition

I got a great deal on it, less than what it MSRP's at. So right there I was pretty excited. Since I'm new to stoves this small I made sure to read the instructions over to make sure I didn't burn off my eyebrows. At first I could not get it ignited using the electric igniter or a bic. I was really frustrated and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. I think it was a combination of having to shake the fuel canister a little, and also not over tightening the stove onto the canister, because a couple hours later I got it working. I played around and it would boil water in a stainless steel cup just fine. I give this a 4.5/5 stars because earlier models seem to have come with a better more solid case, instead of a draw string pouch I got with mine.

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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by NorrisUnleashed » Mon May 24, 2010 8:03 pm

Will the stove fit in the "crater" in the bottom of the canister?

Good looking stove, I have a brunton stove and like it quite a bit.
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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by aa1pr » Mon May 24, 2010 8:12 pm

Nice ! I like that Piezo electric ignition, now if only my MSR PocketRocket had that I would need one less thing to carry.

Can the Brunton run off any manufacturers isofuel?

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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by Murph » Mon May 24, 2010 8:28 pm

NorrisUnleashed wrote:Will the stove fit in the "crater" in the bottom of the canister?
It almost does. I put it on the floor and the canister almost touches the floor.
aa1pr wrote:Can the Brunton run off any manufacturers isofuel?
I'm not sure to be honest. I've seen some youtube reviews with people using the Jetboil fuel and the MSR fuel canisters. Is that what you're asking? Like I said, this it kinda new to me.
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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by Glitch20 » Mon May 24, 2010 8:45 pm

i have the raptor as my primary stove, it is a nice little stove.
You can use any iso-fuel canister with it, I use the giga-power by snow peak.
The snow peak fuel is nice and small and a 3.8oz canister last about 45min on full blast.

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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by NorrisUnleashed » Mon May 24, 2010 11:01 pm

Murph wrote:

NorrisUnleashed wrote:
Will the stove fit in the "crater" in the bottom of the canister?

It almost does. I put it on the floor and the canister almost touches the floor.
Thanks. This might find its way into my wife's GHB someday.
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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by Mister Dark » Mon May 24, 2010 11:20 pm

Nice writeup. How long did it take to boil, say, a half liter of water ?

Canister stoves are still an unknown to me, I look forward to reading a field test.

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Re: Brunton Raptor Backpacking Stove Review

Post by 111t » Mon May 24, 2010 11:37 pm

aa1pr wrote:Nice ! I like that Piezo electric ignition, now if only my MSR PocketRocket had that I would need one less thing to carry.

Can the Brunton run off any manufacturers isofuel?
Yup. If the fuel can has the same Lindhal valve... it'll work.
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