BackpackingLight.com has introduced its Titanium Esbit Wing Stove a while back… End of 2005?
Currently named the “FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove”, these 11 grams of compact engineering and sturdy support offer the best solid fuel cooking solution available off-the-shelf. I’ve been using this stove since 2006 and highly recommend it.
Now, imagine my surprise when I noticed the exact same stove at the Esbit booth during the European Outdoor 2008 show in Friedrichshafen!
Same titanium. Same design. Same dimensions. Same weight! The only difference: the Esbit logo.
Photo: Esbit Titanium Solid Fuel Stove / Used with permission from Esbit / Author unknown
A superb 11 g (0.38 oz) hexamine solid fuel stove of proven design will be distributed by Esbit.
Which means Europeans will most likely be able to get it at their local backpacking store selling the familiar Esbit tabs. No more overseas shipping charges, currency exchange commissions and customs’ duties!
Scheduled to hit the shops in January 2009.
Well, the most obvious question is how come Esbit will distribute exactly the same stove as that made by (for?) BackpackingLight.com? With an Esbit logo on it?
I am talking both to Esbit and BackpackingLight.com to find out.
In my opinion, whatever the logo, Esbit’s or BackpackingLight.com’s, this is the solid fuel stove. Get it!
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