Concertina Wind Shield
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Increase the efficiency of your camping stove in windy conditions with a stove windshield.
We have all hauled up exhausted at a remote camp and faffed around with anything from a boot to a map case and tried to protect our stove and dwindling gas reserves from the roaring wind.
Wind can play havoc when cooking outdoors, making your stove splutter, burn inefficiently or even blow out completely, especially when running at low power sauteing your onions. Unlike sheet foil this hinged aluminium windshield maintains it structure and is superior for group sized camping systems with pans of 1 litre or larger.
- Slimline 9 leaf windshield
- 2 stainless steel groundstakes for stability in wind
- 60 cm max circumference
- Ideal compliment to our Koro stove
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Weight: 110 g
Height: 14 cm
Width: 7 cm
Height: 14 cm
Length: 60 cm
Origin: United Kingdom
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Great bit of kit
Used this a few times now and it really makes a difference. However just to warn you its not dishwasher safe, lol. I did, was lazy and now the paint has washed off and dull. It wont rust but spoilt the look.
Handy addition to the kitchen
Just makes cooking easier in less than ideal condition, and helps keep little fingers away from the stove.
Compact, light and the colours are rather fetching.
I used this with my Vega stove, great improvement over the windshield supplied with it and used in very gusty conditions without any issues. Lightweight, packs easily, seems sturdy. No issues.
While a few grams heavier than the wind shield that came with my multi-fuel stove it is more compact and much more rugged. Packs well and the protection sack is now strong nylon and not mesh as one reviewer has mentioned. The anchor pegs can come out but a bit of gently squeezing of the supports with a pair of pliers sorts that out!
Easy to manage
Superior to the thick tin foil you get with stoves in every way.
Nicer to use. Easy to clean and fold away. More durable.
Really well made, but not tall enough for many setups
Really good quality, right down to the carry pouch. However, before ordering, beware that it's only 14cm tall, so will only work with a low profile stove.
Alpkit - please can we have an XL version about twice as tall? Pretty please?
Handy and compact.
Very good value. Grabbed one on here last year after having first seen a similar item online but at a much higher price which put me off. Alpkit's one does the job well, and you are able to customise shape around most stoves (in my case, an Optimus Vega) due to the sections. With low stoves like that, the screen fully hugs the heat in. I'm the proud owner of a sleek 'black' version of this windscreen which briefly appeared on the website, both stylish and thermally more efficient I should imagine? (though it looks grubbier faster than other colours would be). Another reviewer mentioned the pin which slips out very easily. True, it's a bit annoying and that only happens on one end of mine. Perhaps it has been solved in the current stock edition. Other minor irritants are that withdrawing it from the mesh bag the pins often tend to snag on the mesh, but that's the price to pay for a lighter bag.
Does it's job really well and packs away neatly. Only reason it's not getting 5* is that the lengths of wire that hold it together have a habbit of slipping out from time to time. A neat innovation would be a separate set of spikes for the ends which have suction pads on for rocks, tables, etc.
Concertina Wind Shield
First impressions seem good, nice and light. Pin on one end drops out much lower than other side; one of the lobes has either broken off or deliberately removed during manufacture. Where the hinges are crimped this snags on one of the sections so may have to adapt with some pliers? Overall great adaptable system but comes across as being somewhat 'flimsy' for the price.