The Snow Peak GigaPower GS-100A stove is a fantastic lightweight and compact backpacking stove. This version includes an auto-igniter.
With 10,000 BTU of output, this little power house will boil water in 3.5 minutes. The flame is easily controlled with the glove friendly control lever to produce a slow simmer, a rolling boil or anything in between.
Stove weighs only 3.75 oz and packs down to fit in a 1-3/4" x 2" x 3-1/2" case.
Comes with a polyethylene carrying case.
- Packed size: 1-3/4 x 2 x 3-1/2h"
- Unfolded size: 4-1/8d x 2-5/8"
- Stainless Steel, aluminum/brass
- Works down to 17 degrees F with Snow Peak fuel
Best Use Backpacking Burn Time 90 minutes on GP250 Fuel Average Boil Time 3 minutes 48 seconds Warranty Lifetime Type Canister Stability Good Packed Size 1.75" x 2" x 3.5" Material Stainless steel, aluminum/brass Item Weight 3.75 oz. Fuel Iso/Propane Canister Dimensions 4.2" x 2.7" Cold Weather Performance Good to 17 degrees F
Likes: I loved how it included an auto-igniter! My backpacking buddies and I all brought our different canister stoves from different brands, and they were impressed with mine with its ease of use.
I like how it came with a hard plastic carrying case. The auto-igniter can be unscrewed if you so desire, but it was so convenient to have and use that I would not know why you would want to take it off (unless you wanted to save ounces).
Dislikes: The only things that I would try to improve on is maybe making the hard carrying case just a little bit bigger to accommodate the auto-igniter. I believe Snow Peak maybe just used the same carrying case they already had for the manual version. This was not a deal breaker for me though.
Likes: I've used an MSR Pocket Rocket a number of times but the support for my Snow Peak Trek Titanium 700 was always a little wobbly. I like the four post design of this model, and the built-in igniter is a definite bonus.
Likes: A great little stove, durable, and works well. I choose this over the MSR pocket rocket mainly because it has four stands as compared to three. Also for $10 more you get the auto ignite feature, while this may not be totally practical it is nice having just in case you don't have matches or a lighter.
Dislikes: Nothing yet.
Likes: The Snow peak Giga Power had all the features I wanted in a backpacking stove. We had no problem boiling water once the stove got started and it performed very efficiently.
Dislikes: The autostart did not work well with the wind sheild in place and had to adjust the igniter to get it to function. Seemed sensitive to any small movement.