|The Vortex Cylinder Stove, takes down smaller, weighs less, and it puts out more heat than stoves twice its size. While
wood burning stoves are not what some would call "ultra light", this one is about as light as they get. While not as bomb proof
as our Vortex box stove, the titanium body section, cylindrical shape, and damper, make this stove burn very efficiently. The
Vortex Cylinder Stove is very basic. Its been stripped down to pure light weight function, while still retaining big performance.
You get the same roll up pipe that is on our box stoves, but in a smaller diameter (2-3/8" vs 3"), along with the same great heat
transfer properties of titanium . How do you cook on a round top stove? No problem. The 2 titanium support rods across the
top of the stove will support over 5 lbs. The lack of full contact means it's not as efficient for cooking as a flat top stove, but it
still works. We recommend using the stove without a spark arrester, the damper works fine. If you want a spark arrester,
order one here
|Titanium pipes: We have been using titanium pipes on our stoves since 2006. These pipes have several advantages over
the stainless steel pipes (cost not being one of them). The first is of course weight. The titanium pipes are 30% lighter than
their stainless counter parts. While being 30% lighter, these pipes are also stronger. The titanium pipes are 20% thicker than
the stainless pipes. So not only are they lighter, stronger, and last a life time, the titanium pipes are also more efficient.
Titanium transfers heat far better than stainless, so by using the titanium pipe, you get more heat radiated into your tent, rather
than lost up the pipe.