Over the past year we have seen the introduction of a few remote canister stoves from various manufacturers. Most of the offerings simply move the canister away from the burner (e.g., MSR WindPro, Primus Gravity MF) move the canister away from the stove but leave it standing upright. A small set of stoves are designed to work with the fuel canister in an inverted position (e.g., Coleman Fyrestorm which also supports white gas) which improves stove performance especially under colder conditions. While other remote canister stoves could be modified to work with their canisters inverted (see Roger Caffin’s article Do It Yourself Projects to Reduce Canister Stove Weight) the number of available stoves that are designed with this functionality specifically in mind is still vanishingly small. Snow Peak is about to help change that.|
Snow Peak has made the Giga Power LI Stove Metal Crab. This is a remote canister stove that includes an adapter that lets you invert your fuel canister. The stove weighs 14.5 ounces which appears to be about on par with some of the other stainless steel and brass remote canister (multi-fuel supported) we have seen. This stainless steel and brass stove supports pots on three stout looking legs with six pot support arms. But it folds down to 2.6″ by 3″ and the canister holder neatly fits inside the bottom of small fuel canisters. The power output of the Metal Crab is 8,400 BTUs. MSRP is $159.95.