|A 110g canister, a MicroRocket, and a piezo ignition will all fit into a 550ml mug type pot -- but the lid won't fully close.|
- MSR MicroRocket
- MSR PocketRocket
- Optimus Crux
- Snow Peak GigaPower (GS-100)
- Soto MicroRegulator (OD-1R)
The MicroRocket folds down smaller than most. Is it significant? That depends on exactly which pot you're using. With some, it will make a difference.
Here's a photo of a GS-100 in a BPL Firelite 550 pot with a 110g Snow Peak canister. Note the position of the lid.
|A Snow Peak GS-100 stove and a 110g Snow Peak canister in a 550ml mug type pot|
|An MSR MicroRocket stove and a 110g Snow Peak canister in a 550ml mug type pot|
UPDATE, 27 Jan 2012 2256 Hrs:
I just took my GS-100 stove out. I thought I'd try one more thing, and... I'm going to have to amend my report (above) just a bit.
The reason that the GS-100 doesn't fit quite as well as a MicroRocket in a 550ml mug type pot is that the valve adjustment wire on the GS-100 is very springy. The wire forces the GS-100 over to one side which causes it to fit poorly.
If one undoes the wire and flips the wire out of the way, the GS-100 fits ever so slightly better than the MicroRocket. However, there's no material difference between the two in a BPL Firelite 550 pot.
So, if one doesn't mind a very minor bit of fiddling, the GS-100 is equal to the MicroRocket in terms of its width and how it fits in that particular pot.
The MicroRocket is a few mm shorter overall than the GS-100. In a BPL Firelite 550, this has no practical impact, but for some applications, perhaps that might matter.
The very best fit was perhaps the Optimus Crux, but I found no practical difference between the compactness of the Crux vs. the MicroRocket. Both are tops when it comes to packability.
|An Optimus Crux stove and a 110g Snow Peak canister in a 550ml mug type pot|
|A Soto MicroRegulator OD-1R stove and a 110g Snow Peak canister in a 550ml mug type pot|
|A PocketRocket doesn't even begin to fit in a 550ml mug type pot|
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