The Coleman Sportster is most definitely not built with the ultra-light backpacker in mind. What it has been built for and what it is very good at is a camper/backpackers stove built for the person who wants a tough no nonsense stove that can be carried a way into the bush or used out of a vehicle with little fuss and little expense.
The stove is a solid piece of metal with no removable parts and a burner that is part of the stove as is, meaning the fuel tank also acts as the base for the stove. Because of this it makes the stove ideal for heavier use, in our time with this stove we have had large cast iron fry pans on the stove with no problems. Continue Reading