Chris Townsend awards the Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri his Best Buy accolade for its minimalist design and light weight.
This review of the Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri was first published in June 2015. Compare it with more of the best camping stoves on the market in 2023.
- Rating: 5/5
- Weight: 156 grams
- Price: $80
- Pros: ultralight, windproof, simple
- Cons: minimal flame control
Cone material: titanium | Burner: aluminium with inner batting and screw-top lids | Fuels: meths, alcohol
Windproof, easy to use and ultralight this Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri stove unit has seen more use than any other in recent years, having been with me on the Pacific Northwest Trail and the Scottish Watershed as well as numerous other walks.
Designed to burn methylated spirits, solid fuel tablets or wood it’s very versatile. It’s based around a titanium Caldera Cone that has to be the right size for your pot. Mine is designed for my Evernew 1 litre titanium pot, which, at 24 years old at the time of writing, is by far my most-used piece of gear.
I mostly use meths in the Trail Designs Classic Ti-Tri in the UK but on the Pacific Northwest Trail I often burnt twigs and loved having a mini-campfire.
BEST BUY: This product was awarded our ‘Best Buy’ endorsement in 2023, meaning our reviewer believes it to be one of the best items of its kind available.