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TRIAD MULTI-FUEL STOVE

model # T-305
Regular price $34.95
Regular price Sale price $34.95
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Ultralight Cooking Versatility

Cooking versatility has never been so light! For a scant ounce, the Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove pairs multi-fuel performance with the strength, durability, and weight savings of titanium. Used upright, the Triad is a quick filling, long burning alcohol stove. Or, flipped over, it burns fuel tabs or fuel gels for additional fuel options. Get more capability for less weight with the Triad Multi-Fuel Stove.

FEATURES:

  • Solid titanium construction
  • Multi-fuel capability
  • All-season, all-terrain usability
  • Folding legs and pot supports
  • Fast filling and easy to reclaim unused fuel
  • Simple to use, minimal maintenance, compact, and reliable

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 1.0 ounce (30 grams)
  • Diameter open: 3.5 inches (89 mm)
  • Burn time: ~20 mins alcohol, ~12 mins fuel tabs, various for fuel gels
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  • Additional Info
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REVIEWS and Q&A

Customer Reviews

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Dave Richards
Bike-Pack Stove

The Triad stove kicks butt. The time from ignition to boil 1 liter of water is 11 minutes. Are canister stoves faster sure but I’m enjoying my camp time. This stove is as simple as it gets, needs a wind screen but that’s easy too. Buy this stove and enjoy simplicity at its finest.

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Margot Dragon
Great Little Stove

Light weight and easy to use. It boils water very quickly and stores easily

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Nathan
Cooked hundreds of meals with this traveling the world

I backpacked most of 2019 across Tasmania, Bali, India, and multiple countries in Europe. I cannot tell you how many meals this stove cooked—it’s ridiculous. It weighs nothing. And yes, you want a primer plate. I use the bottom of a beer can cut out with a dremel—it is cut to the shape of the dip in the top of the stove so it fits perfectly in the top and the three legs fold down to keep it secure. Denatured alcohol is the best fuel, and the most difficult thing about this stove is finding out what denatured alcohol is called in different countries and where it is sold. Seriously, buy this thing. It just works. And with a primer plate that has 9-15 drops of alcohol in it (carry a small dropper with alcohol in your kit for this purpose), it blooms in about 10 seconds. Seriously. I cooked hundreds of meals on this thing. It made travel way cheaper because I could cook my food wherever I went. Just buy it already.

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RichardSmith

Performs beyond expectations.

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Guest
Overbuilt Underperformer

It's really well made for the weight. But if you follow the instructions expect a 5+ minute *bloom* time -- not boil, BLOOM. Tack another 5-7minutes onto that for boil. In contrast, a beercan stove will bloom in 30-45 seconds and weighs half as much including windscreen and pot stand. Durability for something I'm not going to stomp on anyway isn't worth the massive performance loss IMO.

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Guest
Much improved...still a bit slow.

I get it, it's an ALCOHOL STOVE but compared to the other (heavier) options out there it's slow - just not as slow as a wood stove. In absolutely *PERFECT* conditions (using Vargo's AL windscreen, "primed" with a bottle cap of alcohol under the stove, warm temp, low altitude, best fuel) boiling times were in excess of 7-1/2 minutes to boil water for my meals. Much improved over the earlier model with the smaller center hole though. If weight is the issue and you don't end your hiking day like a ravenous wolf, this may be your stove. Looking for a 3 minute boil? Totally unreasonable expectations. Would I buy again? You betcha.

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Guest
Great ultralight stove

This is my first alcohol stove and I was hesitant but I ended up being very impressed. I was able to boil water relatively quickly and of course the portability was on point! It's a great looking piece of kit as well!

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Guest
Stoves

Perfect for my inch bag set up! Will be back!

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Robert Cope
Perfection

I did the cat food stove, home made stoves of all sorts. Titanium, multi fuel. Do yourself a favor, get this stove. Use an aluminum base to speed up the priming of the stove, it works as advertised. This is my dayhike go to stove.

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Guest
Not impressed and disappointed

Pros: feet to hold your pot. can reclaim some unused fuel though pretty messy. with soda can I measure closely and don't really have any to reclaim. Cons: Priming takes > 60 so don't believe the marketing. heat out put is lower than my soda can stove. Don't see the value for the money on the stove vs soda can stove. takes over 10 minutes to boil 2 cups of water vs about 6 minutes with soda can. Wish I could get a refund on it but since I have used it I doubt they would take it back.

Additional Info

The Vargo original that started it all has gotten a major upgrade since its inception in 2003. Now with a wider filling hole for faster fueling and multi-fuel capability for burning fuel tabs and gels, the Triad continues to stand apart as one of the best. When flipped over, the updated Triad has an indented well on the bottom of the stove for burning fuel tabs or fuel gels for all season, all terrain fueling options (also great for thru-hikes or long-distance hikes when resupply fuel options are inconsistent or unknown!). The folding arms and legs of the stove double as pot supports and anchors depending upon which side of the stove is being used and makes it incredibly compact for storage. Altogether these changes greatly improve the Triad's ease of use and its versatility while still incorporating the weight and features that users have grown to love about the Triad.

Features:

  • Solid titanium construction
  • Multi-fuel capability
  • All-season, all-terrain usability
  • Folding legs and pot supports
  • Fast filling and easy to reclaim unused fuel
  • Simple to use, minimal maintenance, compact, and reliable

Specifications:

  • Weight: 1.0 ounce (30 grams)
  • Diameter closed: 2.9 inches (76 mm)
  • Diameter open: 3.5 inches (89 mm)
  • Height collapsed: 1.2 inches (30 mm)
  • Fuel capacity (alcohol): 1.5 ounces (44 ml)
  • Burn time: ~20 mins (alcohol), ~12 mins (fuel tabs), various (fuel gels)

WARNING!

  • Use only in a well ventilated area! Never use stove indoors!
  • Only use denatured, ethyl, or methyl alcohol, solid stove fuel tabs, or fuel gels 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!
  • Always anchor stove legs into the ground to prevent the lit stove from tipping over!

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

From Brian Vargo - The original Triad stove was the start of Vargo Outdoors.  In 2002, all alcohol stoves required a separate pot stand in order to use them.  Also, there were no stoves made from titanium, which I considered to be lighter, more durable, and of higher quality than anything available at the time. 

My idea was to integrate a leg system into an alcohol stove in a simple design that
would be easier to use and pack compactly as all one unit.

If you’re looking for the fastest boil time then an isobutane canister stove is going to be the stove for you, however, fast is not always the primary concern, especially when relaxing outdoors. There is always the question of what to do with the canister as well after it’s empty. For those that are concerned about their ecological impact canister stoves might not be for you.. 

Alcohol stoves on the other hand, have been around for a long time and their simplicity and maintenance free features make them a viable choice.  Alcohol stoves are generally lighter than canister stoves and Vargo stoves are made from durable lightweight titanium.  Alcohol is easier to find or purchase when traveling and has less of an impact on the environment.

We recommend using denatured alcohol.  Pure ethanol is also a great option but it is more expensive and harder to purchase (especially if you are under the legal drinking age).  Methanol is also an option but it burns slightly less hot than denatured.  In a pinch, isopropyl will work but it will leave a dirty residue on the bottom of your pot and does not burn as hot as other options.

Pure ethanol is the cleanest alcohol to use but it is expensive and not available to those under the legal drinking age.  We recommend denatured alcohol.

CUSTOMER PHOTOS

Customer Photos

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triad nested in pot
cooking on the triad stove
ultralight cooking system
triad blooming
lighting up the triad for dinner
fueling up the triad
triad + windscreen
always use a windscreen!
sparky!
triad multi fuel stove
almost dinner time
bloomed triad
nested triad
Credit: Chad North

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