Multi-fuel versatility and stable stand / ash pan.
No assembly, hinged construction (a true folding stove).
Case provides room for storing additional accessories.
Proprietary cross-feed fuel delivery system.
Adjusts to fit small cups or large pans.
Fits in your shirt pocket.
The X-Case Kit compliments the Nano function in every way, giving the Nano a nice sturdy place to stand on desert sand or the soft forest floor with a great wind block.
Nano Stove: Owners often refer to it as a “Gem of a stove” It’s an expression of genuine admiration for a product with simple sophistication. It’s surprisingly able to do so much with so little, earning its place in backpacks around the world.
X-Case: Besides being an awesome case to protect your nano, the X-Case also performs as a stabilizer and an ash pan for your nano using the X grooves which are built in. It also has room for storing a Carbon Felt pad which is useful for a variety of purposes including as a wind guard (using the L-Pins and Carbon Felt). Simply clear the area of combustibles, open up the X-Case & Nano, break up a few sticks and you’re ready to boil water for coffee or cook up a freshly caught trout dinner!
L-Pins: These pins are used to create a windscreen using the Carbon Felt and X-Case.
Stove Buying Guide by Steve: If you’re having a hard time deciding, I hope this helps.
3″ G2 Nano Vs 5″ G2 Firebox, The 5″ Firebox has a larger deeper burn chamber, more BTU output & can hold more hot coals which means high cooking performance. The Nano maintains all the same amazing versatility and capability but in a much smaller, simpler form factor. Think of it as a minimalist version of the higher horse powered 5″ Firebox Stove. You can do all the same things, you’ll just need to pay closer attention to fuel management with the Nano.
Titanium VS Stainless Steel: SS is the heavy duty option, basically bomb proof. If you like big over the top fires, long into the night. I would recommend the SS 5″ Stove (all alloys of SS loose corrosion resistant through wood fire temps. maintain corrosion resistance easily with a light coat of oil between uses). Titanium is 40% lighter, (5″ Stove is basically half the weight) corrosion proof and cools down fast. If you’re carrying your gear on your back and are focused on cooking you’ll be glad to have a 5″ Ti Stove (Panel adjustments may be needed, easily done by hand). The 3″ Nano’s less overall heat potential means it doesn’t need much if any of the above mentioned maintenance (applies to both Ti & SS).
The choice comes down to backpacking vs car camping, and cooking performance. SS is more sturdy, Ti feels amazing in your hand. The Nano is a “gem of a stove” for those keeping things simple. The 5″ Stove is like having a commercial kitchen at camp. In the end, you can’t go wrong, most people want more than one stove because needs change depending on the trip. I’ve learned that a trip’s success greatly depends on having the right gear (right up there with the weather).