Kovea Spider - Lightweight Gas Stove - First Impressions

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Mikey P

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And I did. £3 adaptor on ebay means I can use the long thin gas cartridges too now if I need to, making the stove more versatile.

I also got got a large, thick tin-foil roasting dish from my friend that she used for Xmas Turkey. Will be snipping that to shape to make windshield.
 
Concur with the general comments, the spider is a good all rounder, especially appropriate in winter.
I managed to come up with a simple design for a 360 deg windscreen, which improves efficiency, to suit smaller pots like the MSR Titan etc.
I made from 0.15mm thick aluminium sheet but a disposable baking tray would also work well.



Dimensions etc. "HERE"
 
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Andy BB

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....... As I mentioned though the piezoelectric igniter is garbage and has already been replaced with a lighter.
Interesting. I have the Primus Eta Power which comes with a separate piezo igniter, and it works perfectly; admittedly a bit to my surprise! Maybe you got a duff one?
 

Andy BB

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Oddly enough, retrieved piezo igniter from box of rubbish and it now works - just. Too unreliable for field use though...
Clearly Kovea need to examine the Primus version supplied with the Eta Power, which has never failed (and in the process saved lots of hair on my hands!) I initially thought it was a bit of a gimmick (particularly as they had moved it from a permanent fixture on the burner as in previous versions), but I have to give credit whre credit is due.