Built to withstand the abuse of being used everyday while backpacking
Vargo Decagon Titanium Ultralight Alcohol Stove
*Re-designed to offer longer burn time. (July, 2011) See the picture above with the larger hole.
The Decagon Stove is built to withstand the abuse of being used everyday while backpacking or traveling for extended periods. There are no movable parts and its titanium construction make the stove dependable and durable. The large center hole makes filling and lighting the stove a snap. Weighing only 1.2 ounces with a burn time of 15 minutes, the stove is ideal for single entrée meals.
Once primed, simply place your pot directly on top of the stove covering the filling hole. The bottom "stability plate" keeps the stove stable and prevents your pot from tipping.
*Always be sure to fill the Decagon stove just above the top of the center hole. If filling less than full the flame will not reach maximum output.*A windscreen is recommended for optimal performance.
WARNING: Never burn this stove indoors. Only use denatured alcohol as fuel Available from Tactical Mountain. Using white gas or other fuels will cause explosion and possible injury. Be sure flame is fully extinguished before re-fueling.
Each of our stoves were designed for a specific purpose or type of backpacker in mind. If you are looking for the lightest alcohol stove we make, our original alcohol stove called the Triad, is still our lightest design (weighs 1 ounce). The Triad is also the most compact and made of one one-piece construction.
The Triad XE, although looks similar to the Triad stove, functions very differently and is specifically designed as an alcohol burner or as a fuel tab stove. Alcohol is difficult to light in cold temperatures or high elevation so for four season cooking, we recommend the Triad XE stove.
The down side of the Decagon backpacking stove is that you have to wait for it to prime before placing your pot on top (otherwise you will extinguish the priming flame). However, if you have a tendency to be tough on your gear, then the Decagon was designed for you. There are no moving parts to the Decagon so nothing to break and it offers reliable performance.