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Topic - Alpkit Kraku stove

L specticlay - on 01 Sep 2014
Hi guys, thinking of buying one of the Alpkit Kraku stoves when the are available again. Does anyone know how well they perform, is it worth waiting for them to be in stock or to go with another brand? Cheers
tjin - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:

It's jsut a rebadged Fire Maple Hornet FMS-300T, google for reviews.
papashango - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:

love mine, no problems with it
Mr Trebus - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:

You can still by the karrimor branded fire maple version of it for 15.00. The burner is slightly differen, but sub 50g.

http://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-x-lite-ti-stove-2012-787169?colcode=78716990
Dave Kerr - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to tjin:

> It's jsut a rebadged Fire Maple Hornet FMS-300T, google for reviews.

From their website:

"Going through all kinds of adversity, Hornet FMS-300T won so many people`s love and favor. It is born for UL, It is born for the brave heart, It is born for extreme."

That's the stove for me! ;)
Indy - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to tjin:

Just had a look at this and www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk are selling it for 50 yet Appkit only 25 well I assume it would if it was in stock.

Are they they same product?
captain paranoia - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to Indy:

> Are they they same product?

Yes.
Nigel Modern on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to Indy:

Karrimor isn't the same burner but the Fire Maple is.

Brilliant stove, seems to be very efficient with the gas (but I'm newly back to gas from petrol) and fits well with a small canister of gas into the Alpkit small titanium billy. Good value even at 50

Alpkit site says back in stock late autumn.
climber david - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:
I'm sure I saw something very similar on the 'bay of e' for around a fiver. Not sure if it was exactly the same but certainly very similar

Will have a look to see if I can find it

David

Edit: not exactly the same but this is the one I saw. Item number 321267108329

David
Post edited at 20:36
L specticlay - on 01 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:

Thanks guys, will check out the Fire maple and compare. Ive heard nothing but good things about Alpkit so may hang on :-)
captain paranoia - on 02 Sep 2014
In reply to specticlay:
Alpkit actually say that it's made by Fire Maple, since that's a sign that it's from a pretty decent manufacturer:

https://www.alpkit.com/products/kraku

"Quality oozes from the Kraku as it is made for Alpkit by Fire Maple, who are rapidly becoming one of the world's foremost gas stove manufacturers."

http://www.fire-maple.com/en/productsinfo.aspx?pid=2

Alternative sources/reviews...?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fire+maple+fms+300

I use a Karrimor Alpine stove, also a badge-engineered Fire Maple, in this case, the FMS-118:

http://www.fire-maple.com/en/productsinfo.aspx?pid=7

Yikes... that's now even cheaper than the 23 I paid:

http://www.karrimor.com/karrimor-alpine-stove-787087

[edit] hmmm... the Karrimor site claims it's titanium. I don't think it is; mine is stainless, which tallies with the Fire Maple description, and the Karrimor image, and the quoted weights; the FMS-118 is quoted at 148g, and the Karrimor at 168g; the latter has a piezo lighter.
Post edited at 18:55
L specticlay - on 06 Sep 2014
In reply to captain paranoia:

Awesome thanks!! I do like the little Fire Maple, I will give the Alpkit guys a go when they are available but definitely keen on the others.
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captain paranoia - on 12:53 Wed
In reply to specticlay:

Hah! Alpkit have just previewed their new cookware, which includes a variant of the Fire Maple FMS-117T, the Ti version of the FMS-118 (aka Karrimor Alpine). This adds the pre-heat tube of the 118 to the Ti support of a 117T.

Sounds ideal for those who want to lose a few grammes.

https://www.alpkit.com/cookware/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Espresso+16th+Sept+2014

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