The Stansport Outfitter brings the heat with two adjustable burners each with a heat output of 25,000 BTU’s. This is the highest heat output in our roundup which means you can cook food and boil water faster. The adjustable control valves allow you to cook with precision and the grate can hold both a 12” and 10” pot simultaneously.
This stove comes with a twistable piezo igniter which means no matches or lighters are necessary to get it going. The outer dimensions measure in at 6” x 13.2” x 24″ and the whole stove is encased in steel making it especially durable.
Like the other burners on this list, Stansport comes with effective windshields and an easy to clean stainless steel drip-pan underneath the grate.
So what are the cons? According to customer reviews there aren’t very many. Because the piezo igniter requires a twist rather than a push button, that can sometimes be difficult to manage – especially when wearing gloves. This stove also lacks a carry handle like some of the others.
Consistently one of the highest rated stoves on the market, the Coleman Classic makes a great choice for vanlife. This product measures in at 4.1” x 21.9” x 13.7” so it can fit in tight spaces.
What we like about the Coleman classic is the minimalist design. There are few parts built into this stove keeping it simple and less likely to break. That also means that it’s easy to clean. Once the grill is taken off there is a flat, chrome-plated surface to wipe down and prepare for the next meal.
The Coleman classic stove has two adjustable burners and can fit both a 12” and a 10” pot at the same time. The two reliable props for the lid keep wind from blowing out the flame. This stove also has its own carry handle that can be used when the lid is closed.
This stove is missing the piezo ignitor we’ve found on many others. This means you will have to bring along a set of matches or a lighter to get a flame going. The burner heat can be difficult to adjust compared to some other stoves.
The Coleman Triton shares many of the same features as the Coleman Classic. Measuring in at 13.9” x 5.8” x 23.1” it is middle of the road in this list.
One cool thing about the Triton is the adjustable wind screen we don’t see frequently. The side props can be slid inwards or outwards depending on weather conditions. This keep drafty winds from blowing out the flame but also allows you a larger cooking surface in good conditions.
This stove comes with two adjustable burners and a grill that will fit both a 12” and 10” pan simultaneously. Coleman is a company that likes to get by with minimal parts. That makes it perfect for cleanup and less likely to break.
Where this item is lacking is the InstaStart ignitor button. Although this is the thing that sets it apart from the Classic, there have been quite a few reports of the button getting stuck or not lighting. In this case, it is important to bring along a backup lighter or set of to get it up and running. It also lacks a handle on the product so you will have to be careful when carrying.
The Texsport Rainier stove is comparable with the two Coleman stoves above but at a lower price point. This stove packs a total of 20,000 BTU’s of heat into its two adjustable burners. Like the Stansport, it comes encased in a durable steel package.
With exterior dimensions of 11” x 18” x 12” it is the smallest stove on our list. It also has the least amount of cooking space on its burners and will only be able to fit two 9-10” pots on this small surface. Despite this, the Texsport makes a great bang for the buck stove.
With minimal parts you can expect this stove to be reliable, but don’t expect too many extra features. The stove lacks a carry handle and any type of ignitor so a pack of matches will be required.