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Simplicity Meets Extreme Durability

The Decagon Alcohol Stove is literally a huge step up in alcohol stove durability. Go ahead and step on it yourself and see! It is built to withstand the abuse of everyday use while on any outdoor excursion . With no movable parts and a one-piece titanium construction, you’ll see why the Decagon is a step above the rest. 


  • Solid titanium construction
  • Large center filling hole
  • Bottom stability plate
  • No moving parts
  • Easy to use 


  • Weight: 1.2 ounces (34 grams)
  • Diameter (burner): 2.4 inches (61mm)
  • Diameter (base): 4.2 inches (107mm)
  • Burn Time: 20 minutes
  • Fuel Capacity: 2 ounces (59ml)
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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews

1.3 ozs Decagon Alcohol Stove
1.0 ozs plastic alcohol fuel bottle
8.0 ozs alcohol fuel in plastic bottle
10.3 ozs total weight
A full butane stove fuel cannister weighs 13.4 ozs
Enough said!
Bruce G.


Tested it at home. Worked great. Haven’t tested in the field yet but sure it will work well.


Very well made ,lights very easy , super lite ,
It puts out a very good flame


Have used it a few times. Very happy with it. Look forward to further use on the trail. Really like the no moving parts simplicity of the design. Makes it kind of bullet proof design.


Only thing that I can see is the long priming phase. Seems like it takes longer than others. Have not done a stop watch test though.


The first time I used the stove, I didn't fill it to the top and got poor performance. When i filled it to the top with 1 full ounce of fuel, it burned for 21 minutes, boiled a pint of water in 7.5 minutes and was still simmering for ten minutes after that. I would suggest a good pot stand to insure there are no spills. Using the stove as a pot stand is feasible but I wouldn't trust my dinner on top of it. :) Better than a pepsi can stove because it does not burn wildly. Better than the Cat can stove because it last longer. One ounce of fuel is good for a meal and clean up. Construction is flawless. Price is reasonable. I carry mine in my Evernew 1.3 liter pot with a pot stand made out of three inch aluminum flashing.


I live in Colorado, home of some of the most beautiful and rugged mountains in North America, I have now used this stove twice at more than 12,500', It works! Simple, light weight, reliable.
I would not want to cook for a large group of hungry hikers with only one of these, but for 2-4 people this stove is a dream.


I am not one to lavish praise. I have to tell you, the Vargo Decagon that I have just received is impressive. I just opened the package, filled the stove with fuel and lit it, within 2 min. it had primed and blossomed nicely. With a home made wind shield surrounding the stove I boiled 1 liter of tap water in about 5 min. rough timing,
didn't think to time time to the second.
I live at 6,000 feet. Boiling water here
is no mean feet, 25 miles West of here that is now a challenge. I have been hiking, climbing and camping the Colorado Mountains for a very long time, 50 years or so, I have seen a lot of designs come and go, this design is a clear and clear winner. Thank you for a fantastic product. I'll be using it this weekend at 12,000 feet on a fishing trip. Just gotta love it, don't you!


Not good with mechanical things. This is always simple and easy to use. And weighs less than my pocket rocket. First saw it when another ultralight hiker showed it to me. Now I show it to everyone!


Excellent! So light and nothing to break. I had stopped paking because of foot issues for 10 years. I am back now in big part to products like the decagon stove. Even without going ultra light crazy, my packis lighter and my backpacking future is much brighter.

Additional Info

The Decagon Alcohol Stove is literally a huge step up in alcohol stove durability. Go ahead and step on it yourself and see! It is built to withstand the abuse of everyday use while on any outdoor excursion . With no movable parts and a one-piece titanium construction, you’ll see why the Decagon is a step above the rest.

*Using a windscreen is recommended for optimal performance. 
*Always be sure to fill with fuel above the weld at the top of the center hole. If filled less than full, the flame will not reach maximum heat.


  • One-piece, titanium construction sets the standard for alcohol stove durability
  • Large center hole makes filling and lighting the stove a snap
  • Bottom “stability plate” keeps the stove stable and prevents pot tipping
  • Requires little to no maintenance
  • Simple to use with reliable performance


  • Weight: 1.2 ounces (34 grams)
  • Stability plate diameter: 4.25 inches (107 mm)
  • Height: 1.25 inches (32 mm)
  • Burner diameter: 2.25 inches (57 mm)
  • Fuel capacity:  2 ounces (59 ml)
  • Burn time: ~20 minutes


  • Use only in a well ventilated area! Never use stove indoors!
  • Only use denatured, ethyl, or methyl alcohol as fuel! Attempting to burn other fuels such as white gas, kerosene, unleaded gas, etc. will potentially cause an explosion and serious injury.
  • Be sure the flame is fully extinguished and the stove is completely cooled before refueling to prevent flare ups!

WARNING - This product can expose you to chemicals including carbon monoxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


From Brian Vargo - The Decagon stove was designed for one reason- durability. In creating the Decagon stove I wanted a stove that could be dropped, stepped on or thrown from a cliff without worry of breaking.  I also wanted it to be all one piece with no moving parts. The stove part functions exactly as the original Triad stove. 

To keep the stove from tipping when putting a pot on top, I added a base plate to the bottom for stability. One of the tests we did to confirm that the stove is durable enough, was to drive over the stove with my truck in our parking lot.  No damage was done so I believe I succeeded in creating a durable stove.


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fueling up the decagon stove
Credit: Chad North

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