Normaly I wait a few months after a product is released before I buy one. The BioLite was so intresting I just had to snatch it up.
It is a stove that uses just about anything combustable for fuel. Sticks, bark, whatever. The neat thing is that it can charge electronics from this flame.
Give me a few days and I will do a full review. I just wanted to post a few of my first impressions.
Holy crap this thing is hard to unpack! Took me 5 min to get the battery out of the heat sink. It was packed in so tight I was affraid I was going to break it.
Holy crap this thing is heavy! It is advertised to backpackers and day hikers. It weighs over 2 pounds. I won't be lugging it arround all day!
Holy crap this thing is big! They compaired it to a Nalgene bottle.
It is a beast.
For being so heavy it sure looks delicate. Only time will tell.........
Well, I hope my first impressions are unfounded. As it stands I doubt I will be taking it with me on any dayhikes, and I haven't even fired it up!
Stay tuned for a full review.