|The Kovea Hydra|
UPDATE 22 Nov 2016: My completed review of the Kovea Hydra is now available on SectionHiker.com
The Hydra comes as a nice, complete set that includes a fuel pump, fuel bottle, repair tool, heat reflector, windscreen, spare parts/repair kit, plastic hard case, a canister stand for inverted use, a fuel bottle bag, and of course the burner. Many stoves are sold without a fuel bottle, so it's a nice feature to have a fuel bottle included with the Hydra.
|A Kovea Hydra boxed set.|
|The fuel bottle bag of a Kovea Hydra|
|The pump will stick out of the bottle bag when used with taller fuel bottles.|
And compact it is indeed. There are very few white gasoline type stoves that will fold up this small and fit in my hand. The Hydra is smaller than a 110g sized canister of gas.
|The Kovea Hydra is a study in compactness.|
|The Kovea Hydra with the pot supports fully deployed.|
|A 550 ml mug type pot on the Kovea Hydra. Note how wide the pot supports are.|
|The very quiet slit burner of the Kovea Hydra.|
On high, the burner did make more noise, but for a stove that is as powerful as the Hydra, it really is quiet.
|The Kovea Hydra on high.|
|A relatively low boil on the Kovea Hydra|
|A ramen noodle dish cooked on the Kovea Hydra.|
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