Review LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

The LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan is an extremely light and compact gas cooker. It is built for people such as climbers and outdoor enthusiasts whose highest priority is weight. Read on how the LACD Gas Stove performed in the field!


Fact sheet of the LACD Gas stove Ultralight Titan

Manufactured by LACD

Item Code: CT-7010

44 grams (approved, further 3 grams for the pack sac)

30 x 51 x 26 mm when packed

85 mm diameter pot support

Titanium material

Brought to market in 2016

Screw thread cartridge connection

Burns liquefied gas

2600 W Output

183 g/h fuel consumption

small pack sac included

3:50 minutes boiling time 1 litre water

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LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan packaging

Performance of the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

After a strenuous working day I finally made my way back home where a huge hunger almost detained me from going fishing. Yet, I packed the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan with some dehydrated food into the backpack and set out for the river.

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Tiny pac sack for the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

There, I unpacked the gas cooker for the very first time and was astonished how small the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan is. Moreover, the stove is extremely lightweight with its 44 grams (approved). The included pac sac for the stove adds another 3 grams. In contrast to its size, the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan has a lot of power with 2600 W output and should boil 1 litre of water within 3 minutes and 50 seconds. Although the elevation of the cooking spot at the river was only around 420 metres above sea level, the stove required 4 minutes and 25 seconds to boil one litre of water. However, in my subjective perception it was very fast.

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LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan with Tornado Ultralight pot

While cooking with the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan I used a slim Tornado Ultralight Aluminium pot with a lid. What especially caught my eye, was the red heat glowing of the titan stands. The titanium material proofed to be very strong and durable.

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Red heat glowing LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

Whereas the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan convinced with its ultralight design and measurments, I missed a built-in igniter. A little piezo ignition would have added some weight but prevent the consumer from forgetting a lighter. However, a lighter or matches are essentials which every outdoor-woman and -man should be equipped with.

Furthermore, the stove requires at least an almost even surface to cook. Given that the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan is screwed onto the gas cartridge the whole pile with the pot on top adds up. Consequently, the whole setup can be a bit wobbly if the ground is uneven. Nonetheless, I managed with ease to cook on rocks, gravel and grass.

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Red heat glowing LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

The second time I have tested the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan was during a hiking trip in Switzerland. The aim was to see whether or not the stove is able to boil water in high altitude. Thus, we went to Grindelwald and hiked to the Männlichen Mountain which is 2,343 meters above sea level.

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View from the Männliche in the direction of Grindelwald
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LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan on top of the Männlichen

Although the weather was sunny, a strong wind blew on the summit and there were gusts from every direction. Thus, we settled for lunch a few meters below the summit where we were less exposed to the wind gusts. Nevertheless, the wind was quite strong. Additionally, there was not sufficient vegetation to build a wind barrier because we had hiked way above the tree line.

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Close up of the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan
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Boiling water in high altitude with the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

As expected the boiling time of 1 litre water took more time due to the high altitude and the wind. Finally, after 10 minutes and 15 seconds, the water boiled. During this time we tried our best to protect the flame from the wind gusts but it proofed to be difficult due to the high stand of the whole cooking setup. Thus, a windscreen might be advisable to take with you in the mountains. However, we enjoyed our warm meal in front of the Eiger Nordwand. Soon after, the wind brought a sudden weather change so we headed back.

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Lunch in front of the Eiger Nordwand
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Sudden weather change

Despite these two trips to test the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan, I have undertaken various other short fishing trips into the wilderness of Switzerland where I used this gas cooker. Amongst other expeditions I went fly fishing in the Canton of Vaud as well as some Jura mountain creeks. On both trips we ventured in a group of two and followed a stream for a whole day.

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LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan during the fishing trip in the Canton of Vaud

My fishing companion and I used the gas cooker to prepare lunch as well as some coffee. In the case of the second excursion, we even used the LACD Gas stove Ultralight Titan to cook our dinner. What striked me the most after using the LACD Gas stove Ultralight Titan for several day trips, was its ability to simmer food on very low level. Owing to the precisely adjustable screw of the stove, one can easily simmer food on a certain level without overboiling.

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Close up of the fine screw to adjust the flame level
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Making coffee with the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan while fly fishing
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Making coffee with the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan while fly fishing a creek

 

Summary LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan

Pro

unbelievably small

outstandingly lightweight

amazing packsize

strong and durable titan material

fast boiling time

lower flame well adjustable

 

Contra

No built-in piezo ignition

Prone to wind disturbance due to the high stance and the lack of a windscreen

 

The LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan convinced me with its design and ultralight weight which makes it a perfect companion for a wide range of outdoor activities. The stove is not only of remarkable use for climbers, but also for any outdoor enthusiast who is concerned with weight and size. The LACD Gas Stove is suitable for trekking journeys over several days or just to have a warm meal during an exciting fishing day. However, the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan has no built-in piezo ignition and is prone to wind disturbance, but in my opinion this is negligible in contrast to its advantages like durability, boiling time and adjustability. This item will definitely be with me on my upcoming adventures and I can recommend the LACD Gas Stove Ultralight Titan to anyone who needs a gas stove which fits into any tiny pocket.

The price of this useful gadget is a reasonable EUR 60.- (September 2016)

You will find further information about the brand LACD on their website here: http://www.lacd.de/

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