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Vargo Outdoors Decagon Stove

    Vargo Outdoors Decagon Stove

    The dependable Vargo Decagon stove is designed to withstand day-in, day-out use by thru-hikers and weekend warriors. See details

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    The dependable Vargo Decagon stove is designed to withstand day-in, day-out use by thru-hikers and weekend warriors.

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    The dependable Vargo Decagon stove is designed to withstand day-in, day-out use by thru-hikers and weekend warriors.

    • Strong and durable design has no moving parts, thereby reducing the potential for breakage
    • Lightweight titanium construction makes the stove ideal for the minimalist backpacker who primarily boils water to make meals
    • Center hole allows easy filling and emptying; stove provides approximately 15 min. of burn time per fill
    • Large bottom stability plate reduces tipping and supports cooking pots
    • Burns only denatured alcohol, sold separately
    • Because this stove system has a capacity of less than 1 liter, the average boil time specification represents the time required to do 4 separate boils of 0.25 liter of water

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    Vargo Outdoors Decagon Stove Specs
    Best use
    20 minutes
    4.25 x 1.2 inches
    1.2 ounces
    Fuel type
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time

    Vargo Outdoors Decagon Stove

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    Vargo Outdoors Decagon Stoveis rated3.8out of5by5.
    Rated2out of5byfromLess than impressedI want to love this stove but I simply can't. Heat output is not as good as a few of the homemade stoves I have made. It wouldn't work with my Optimus weekend HE(my go to) because the stove wouldn't stay lit with the heat exchanger that is on the pot. It works with my imusa and snow peak pots but it is simply takes too much time for me. I will keep it as a novelty as I have many stoves in my quiver but this one is not my go to for sure.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated4out of5byfromCute little stove, needs some helpThe instructions didn't say what fuel to use. I tried rubbing alcohol and was not impressed (very sooty). Then I looked up references on internet and switched to HEET and much more satisfied. It must have a windbreak to transfer enough heat to the pot. I opted for a $6 canned alcohol stove, the kind that folds up and has a little grate on top. The Decagon fits in it perfect and worked great, except it needs to lift up about an inch or so. One wide mouth mason jar ring under the stove should do the trick. It should boil 2 cups of water on one fuel load in about 7 minutes. I discovered my stove has a pinhole leak at one of the lateral welds. It does not appear to affect the function of the stove, though I hear it is not a unique problem. The stove is a bit pricey, but it is made of titanium and should be otherwise fairly bulletproof. Good pack fodder. They say denatured alcohol is also a suitable fuel.
    Date published: 2013-08-07
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat stove with a little fine tuningI got this stove as a gift. I found that enlarging the holes slightly with a 5/62" drill bit made a huge difference in ease of lighting and boil time.
    Date published: 2013-07-22
    Rated5out of5byfromMost complete stoveThis is the most complete, and the safest, stove I've seen. I even use the Decagon for indoor cooking using Heet for fuel which is cheaper than the stove. For temp. control I simply move the pot a bit to the side and the boil is reduced to a simmer. Sometimes I elevate the pot an inch and that has the same effect. I also use a windscreen when I cook indoors (usually in the kitchen sink) and boil time is much faster than the microwave. In the field simply protect the flame, expect longer boil times and more than one fillup of fuel. The Decagon does what it's supposed to admirably.
    Date published: 2013-04-19
    Rated4out of5byfromSimple and quickI'll be honest, I love stoves. I have them going back to my original Optimus 00 that I still use on occasion. I bought this one the other day because I wanted a super light one for an emergency pack I keep. Something to have when you need to be able to heat water, but not necessarily to cook a lot on. Having read the reviews, I came home and tested it to see what it would do. I ran the test outside in 34F degree ambient temperature. Water temp started out at 55F. I let the stove and fuel cool down to ambient air temp before I started. I used a Dualist pot to heat and a digitial kitchen thermometer with probe to check temperatures. I tried it with two cups of water and it boiled in about 4 minutes. Give that, I decided to give it a try with 4 cups of water. Given my set up, it couldn't quite boil it and topped out at 201F which should have been hot enough for most purposes. Burn time with a full stove each time was approximately 20 minutes. I was using methanol to run my tests. I will look for denatured ethanol in the future. Both for the lower toxicity of the fuel and because it has about 50% more btu which should speed up heating times. Over all, I'm very impressed by how this stove performs. I will be sure to give it a try on the trail in the spring/summer when heat loss to the outside isn't nearly as great. It will a fun little stove to work with.
    Date published: 2012-12-30

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