A stove from ... Argos!!!

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rich outdoors

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No, not the catalogue shop! I succumbed to the purchase of another stove. It is a Trangia Triangle lookalike in titanium made by a brand called Argos. I picked it up from the well know Chinese website named after the bloke with the 40 thieves! Having now tried it, I thought I'd share my experience of it.

It fits together well and has a small platform for your alcohol burner which can also double up as a platform for a hexamine or esbit block, it has two height positions so you can use the lower for the alcohol burner or the higher position for a solid fuel tablet.
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The Trangia burner is a snug fit and it seems to be a bit smaller than the Trangia Triangle which has the advantage that my Toaks 750 pot will sit comfortably on top with no need for tent pegs, which I have heard is not the case with the Trangia. The bag it comes in is a rather strange velvety material but seems strong enough. All in all quite a nice little stove. I put have put it through its paces on the kitchen table, and took it out in the field on a rather chilly Sunday morning, here (you may want to cut to the chase and skim over the first couple of minutes):

It is slightly cheaper than the Trangia, but also seems to have a size advantage. As for how robust it is, it seems ok for the moment, time will tell!

All the best,

rich.
 
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rich outdoors

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I could be wrong, but I seem to remember reading that Trangia weren't the first to use this design. Esbit have something similar for sure. And the clik stand, although a bit different, is a similar concept.
 

rich outdoors

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Ah, now I understand, my burner is trangia, the Argos titanium stove doesn't include a burner, just the bits in the first photo. Even so there are a few trangia lookalike burners around on the Ebay and chinese sites. I would imagine that if trangia ever did have a patent it has long since expired.
 

MikeLA

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I have the esbit triangle version of this I use sometimes instead of my Hexi stove. Although the Hexi stove is a better fit for the mug it’s a useful back up.
 

Nice65

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Does not Trangia have it patented?

That doesn't mean much to Chinese manufacturers, a few subtle changes is all it needs. And patents run out, hence the glut of Jetboil type stoves that have appeared. The Alpkit Jackal is excellent for the money, as an example.
 
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Tigger004

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Many thanks to Rich Outdoors, I have several trangia burners and windshields/stands, All these have their flaws in use, especially if they are too close to the ground in winter,
Anyway, I decided to buy a Vango trangia triangle after all these years and they are now no longer being manufactured, prices of remaining stock have rocketed. During my search I found this post and ordered an Argos ti shield, excellent stand, I had trawled the afore mentioned store with no success. So thanks again Rich
 

tombear

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They are all rip offs of the Clickstand which a nice chap over in the US still markets.


I've the steel version but have moved onto the Ti one since I am at heart a victim. The roll up wind shield has two size settings aimed ar two specific sizes of Evernew pot and works really well.

ATB

Tom
 

TLM

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Cool gadgets, I have one problem with most of them, the base is just not wide enough for stability. A tripod stabilizer would be a nice addition, I have managed to tip a std Trangia when it was on soft ground by stepping next to it. Probably not very difficult to bend one from 3mm wire but still an extra.
 

Mesquite

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They are all rip offs of the Clickstand which a nice chap over in the US still markets.


I've the steel version but have moved onto the Ti one since I am at heart a victim. The roll up wind shield has two size settings aimed ar two specific sizes of Evernew pot and works really well.

ATB

Tom
Pity there isn't a UK supplier as I had mine stolen last year and want to replace it
 
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If you are worried about a trangia burner close to the ground:


 

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