Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, but that can get a bit tricky when you’re nowhere near home. Since cooking over the uneven flame of a campfire is definitely not ideal, many trail chefs prefer to use camp stoves. Of course, the downside to these is that they’re either too minimalistic for anything more complex than heating up chili or they’re exceedingly bulky and take up a lot of space. The folks at GSI Outdoors, however, have created the perfect compromise in their Pinnacle Pro Camp Stove.
There’s a lot going on with this two-burner device that puts it head-and-shoulders above the competition. For starters, it has an auto-expanding and -collapsing design that makes set-up and tear-down quick and easy. It also boasts a pair of 11K BTU burners for high-efficiency cooking, twin piezo igniters, a non-stick boil-over tray, and retractable legs. And while it opens up into a full-size camp stove, it collapses down far smaller than anything else on the market, resulting in a vertical footprint of just 1.25″ in total. At $170, this might be the best two-burner camp stove we’ve ever seen. The only problem? It doesn’t hit shelves until 2020.