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Brunton’s New Bantam and Vesta

Brunton Vesta

Brunton is solidly entrenched in the outdoors technology industry, and their new line of stoves is an example of that commitment to outdoors enthusiasts.  The new Bantam and Vesta (essentially the same stove except for fuel type) are aimed at the person who wants/needs a lightweight stove that is still robust and performs well at a strong value point.  The Bantam operates with liquid fuel and the Vesta uses butane for its operation.  These are certainly products well worth investigating before making a stove purchase, and Woods Monkey intends on doing a review of these stoves as they become available.  In the meantime, here is additional information on the two stoves from Brunton’s press release.

New Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove

The Bantam is a snap to operate and performs with elegance. Lighter, hotter and sturdier than it’s competitors, Bantam takes the title for the best liquid fuel stove buy in backpacking.

· Steel and aluminum construction
· Precision simmer control
· Flip-Stop fuel pump
· Re-enforced steel fuel connection
· Includes: case, windscreen and fuel pump
· Weight: 9.8 oz
· BTUs: 10,000
· Fuel types: white gas
· Burn time: 60 min w/ 13 oz
· Boil time: 3 min / 1 Liter
· Pot base: 6″
· Dimensions (folded) 4″ x 5″ x 3″

MSRP $59.99

New Vesta Butane Stove

The twin brother to the Bantam, the Vesta brings the same solid design to the butane stove user. Lighter, faster, stronger is the Vesta’s claim to fame. We’re sure this one will be acclaimed by backpacking stove connoisseurs worldwide.

· Steel and aluminum construction
· Precision simmer control
· Reinforced steel fuel connection
· Includes: case and windscreen
· Weight: 8.5 oz
· BTUs: 11,500
· Fuel types: butane
· Burn time: 1.5 hr w/ 4 oz
· Boil time: 2 min 45 sec / 1 Liter
· Pot base: 6″
· Dimensions (folded) 4″ x 5″ x 3″

MSRP $59.99

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