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Finally! Full size Caldera Ti-Tri performance that packs in your pot! The Sidewinder comes with the the alcohol and esbit stoves featured in the standard the Caldera Cone, but also allows you to burn wood! No other system gives you this kind of fuel versatility at these weights. In addition, the Sidewinder will store in your pot! If you value packability, but DON'T want to sacrifice the efficiency the standard Caldera/Ti-Tri provides by isolating your pot from the enviornment, this is the rig for you. Currently we only make the Sidewinder to fit in the wider/shorter pots identified in the "Compatible Pots" tab.
The Sidewinder system includes everything pictured including the Ti-Tri titanium cone custom sized to fit your pot, the titanium GramCracker solid fuel kit, the lightweight aluminum 12-10 stove with integrated primer pan, fuel bottle kit with measuring cup, Tyvek sleeve to protect your pot, and two titanium stakes for wood burning mode. (pot not included)
The Caldera Ti-Tri Sidewinder is designed to be an alcohol and esbit cooking system that will support wood fires. If you would like to kick your wood fire capabilities up to the next level, you might want to consider adding the Inferno insert pictured above. The Inferno Insert and grate system, when used in conjunction with the Sidewinder facilitates better air flow and a much cleaner, more complete incineration for your wood fire. In addition to the lower grate system providing air flow under your fire, it also directs additional fresh air above your fire providing an "afterburner" effect giving you more complete combustion.... and like the Ti-Tri Sidewinder....everything fits in your pot!
In the interest of facilitating Leave No Trace practices, Trail Designs also offers two styles of titanium floor plates to go under your Ti-Tri systems in wood burning mode to help prevent scorching of the ground.
- Titanium Ti-Tri Cone sized to fit INSIDE your pot perfectly
- Titanium Gram Cracker solid fuel/esbit stove kit
- 2 titanium stakes for wood burning/alcohol mode
- Aluminum 12-10 alcohol stove with integrated primer pan made from recycled material
- Fuel bottle kit with measuring cup
- Tyvek sleeves to hold your system and protect your pot
- Optional Inferno upgrade to turn your Ti-Tri into an afterburning blowtorch
- Optional titanium floor to protect the ground in wood burning mode
- Optional Zelph Modified StarLyte Stove for smaller pots
- (pot not included)
Dimensions and weight vary depending on what size pot is being used.
Each system is hand crafted to fit your specific pot perfectly.
Sidewinder Cone - 30 g to 42 g
Inferno Cone - 16 g to 23 g
Grates - 15 g to 21 g
Floors - 10 g to 18 g
NOTE ON STOVES - Both the 12-10 and StarLyte stoves weigh in around 16 grams. The StarLyte is smaller and will fit in the 600ml, 900ml and 3cup pots, will allow the pots to rest on their lip in alcohol mode, and includes a lid. The 12-10 holds 25% more fuel and includes a primer pan for cold weather and a packing cup for the smaller pots.
|August 2011 - TGO Magazine|
Cooking Systems for Lightweight Backpacking - Chris Townsend
TGO - Best Buy
TGO - Recommended
"Caldera Cone stove systems have been my favourites for several years now. This model (Sidewinder) is the one I used on the Pacific Northwest Trail Last summer......"
Review - Page 101
|Summer 2011 - Women's Adventure |
Camping Stoves - Gear Review
|January 2011 - TGO |
75 Days of Testing - Chris Townsend's Pacific Northwest Trail Gear Report
"In case you haven’t noticed, I love this system! Like I said, I can stop
looking. The only complicating factor is deciding which fuel to leave,
if any. Writing this post was really useful for me to think about how I
can be more efficient. "
Alan Gunn reviews the EV600 Sidewinder on VeloDirt
"Just wanted to send you a little praise. Tried out my new sidewinder
this weekend and its freaking awesome! That inferno insert is genius!
The whole thing is a work of art. I've never felt compelled to just
email such love for a product but I gotta say, this is just great! Keep
up the good work."
Drew Fortson in an 11/9/11 email to Trail Designs
"I recently got a CC Sidewinder stove W/ the Inferno woodburning option
& a 3 cup pot. This sucker REALLY cooks fast with the ESBIT Gram
Cracker tab holder or
the Inferno wood burning kit. All I need is two hands full of twigs and
some tinder to cook for 20 minutes."
300winmag's WhiteBlaze post - 4/22/11
"The Inferno Sidewinder cooking system is ingenious in its simplicity and
delivers outstanding results in an incredibly short period of time. My
previous cooking systems (MSR pocket rocket & whisperlite) will
never again leave my equipment cache; however, my Inferno system will go
everywhere with me...."
John Silva - After a winter SAR trip to 7000' in the Sierras 3/16/11
"The TD guys have packed a lot of functionality into a compact package. (The Sidewinder) completely rocks in the inferno wood burning configuration!"
JD (Mustardman's) evaluation of the Sidewinder on BPL
"The Sidewinder......is extremely effective and efficient....This is definitely a very commendable lightweight solution to trail cooking with the now attendant advantage of superb and simple packability."
fenlander's blog - 9/26/10
"I have now had more time to use it further and have to say this is an awesome piece of kit. Its simplicity is such that it can't not be used correctly with excellent results..... I have very quickly come to relish the ease of assembly, lack of 'faff' and repeatability of results. It is a sturdy and well-engineered unit....."
fenlander's blog - 10/5/10
"I have been using this cook system for the last few months, and it is by far the best offering that the folks at Trail Designs has yet come up with. Trail Designs has been hard at work, and the effort shows through in this product..... Frankly, I would give this a 10 out of 5 if it were in my power. I can only really try to compare it to the BushBuddy Ultra (the only other wood-burning stove I've tried), and well, there's no comparison....."
Lynn Tramper's evaluation of the Sidewinder on BPL
The Sidewinder can only be built for the wider/shorter pots seen below (pot not included). We are evaluating other pots so if you have a wider/shorter pot that you think will work with this design, please send and email and we may have a design in the works for you! In the mean time, the Sidewinder is supported with:
All Compatible Pots:
- Alpkit MytiPot (1350ml)
- Anti-Gravity Gear 2Qt Pot
- Anti-Gravity Gear 3 Cup Pot
- Backcountry.com 1650ml
- BPL FireLite 1300 ml
- Evernew .9 L Short Ti Pot (ECA252, ECA417, ECA422, ECA726)
- Evernew 1.3 L Pot (ECA253, ECA418, ECA423)
- Evernew 1.9L Short Ti Pot (ECA424, ECA419)
- Evernew 600 ml Short Ti Pot (ECA251, ECA421)
- K-Mart Grease Pot
- LiteTrail 1600ml Ti Cookpot
- MontBell 3D 1.9L
- MSR 1.0 L Titan Pot
- MSR 1.5 L Titan Pot
- Open Country 2 quart hard anodized (no handle)
- Open Country 2 quart non-stick (no handle)
- Open Country 3 cup hard anodized
- Open Country 3 cup non-stick
- REI Ti Ware .9 L Ti Pot
- REI Ti Ware 1.3 L Ti Pot
- Snow Peak Cook-n-Save
- Snow Peak Multi Compact Cookset (large pot)
- Stoic Ti 1.6L
- Tibetan 1300 ml Ti Pot
- Toaks 1350 (UL and Regular)
- Toaks 1600
- Toaks 900 (130mm Pot)
- Vargo .9 L Ti Pot
- Vargo 1.3 L Ti Pot (Post 2012 - with handle)
- Vargo 1.3 L Ti Pot (Pre 2012 - no handle)