Awards


August 2018 TGO
Stoves:
Gear Comparative Review
"I've used many meths burners over the years. This (Kojin) is by far the best." Gear Comparative Review - Stoves
Chris Townsend
Equipment Editor for TGO
Review: Page 83

Equipment Expert Recommended
Spritbrenner (Keg-F and Sidewinder Ti-Tri Review)
Randulf Valle
for March 2018 - Villmarksliv
Alcohol Stove Review: Pages 40-41

[Editors note:] To be completely honest, I do not read Norwegian so can't accurately summarize what this article says but have it on good authority it says nice things!
"[The Caldera Keg GVP] is still the best single ultralight stove on the market in 2018"
Casey Fiedler
for Slick and Twisted Trails
2018 Gear Review: review

June 2015 TGO
Camping Stoves:
Comparative Review
"I like the foolproof design, the windproof cone and the ultralight weight...the Fissure Ti-Tri is designed to pack inside your pot.....by splitting the cone into two interlocking sections." Comparative Review - Camping Stoves
Chris Townsend
Equipment Editor for TGO
Review: Page 78

2014 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"This small cone stows in my BPL 1100ml pot providing a very lightweight and compact cooking system."
Kevin's Sidewinder ULC Review

Kevin Sawchuck
2014 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
The Caldera Cone System is a highly efficient cooking setup for alcohol stoves or solid fuel stoves. The custom-fit windscreen cone the top of your cookpot and soaks as much energy out of burning fuel as possible. The end result is a cooking system that is simple to use, has quick boiling times, and is stingy on fuel consumption."
CleverHiker.com
Gear Recommendations eBook

2013 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"The Trail Designs Caldera cooking system has revolutionized backcountry cooking with an alcohol burner because of its lightweight, efficiency, and dependability. "
Will's Caldera Keg Review
Will Rietveld
Senior Editor
2013 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

Spring 2013 TGO
Cooking Systems Review
"The Caldera Cone is an ingenious design that surrounds the burner with an ultralight windshield into which the pot fits so most of the heat is retained inside.....It has become one of my favourite stoves."
Comparative Review - Cooking Systems
Chris Townsend
Equipment Editor for TGO 
Intro: Page 90
Review: Page 91

2013 About.com
Best Backpacking Stove
The Caldera Cone was selected as the winner in the 2013 About.com Reader's Choice poll for best backpacking stove!   We received 73% of the votes beating out MSR, Snow Peak and JetBoil.   Thanks to all our loyal fans for bestowing this honor!

Poll Results Here

2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"The Caldera Cone has made cooking with alcohol or Esbit as reliable as canister fuel, even more so when you consider it’s wind protection and heat transfer efficiency. ..... if you want to go ultralight, this is a must have."
Will's Caldera Keg Review

Will Rietveld
Senior Editor
2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2013 Annual Gear Guide
"It's nearly weightless, shields the flame from wind, increases efficiency, and stores inside the short/fat pot of your choice.....it may be the coolest, lightest and most unique outfit out there."
Editor's Choice Award - Sidewinder Ti-Tri

Petersen's Hunting
2013 Annual Gear Guide


August 2011
  "Caldera Cone stove systems have been my favourites for several years now."
Cooking Systems For Lightweight Backpacking
Chris Townsend
Equipment Editor for TGO
  • TGO August 2011 "Best Buy"
  • TGO August 2011 "Recommended"

2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"The Trail Designs Caldera Cone has transformed the alcohol stove into a cooking system as convenient and reliable ..... as a canister stove."
Will's Caldera Keg Review

Will Rietveld
Senior Editor
2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"(The Caldera Fissure) instantly became my favorite solo cooking system"
Ray's Ti-Tri Fissure Review

Ray Estrella
BPL Writer
2010 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"The combination of stability, light weight, fuel efficiency and wind resistance makes the Caldera Stove the best meths stove for backpacking in my opinion, suitable for any length of trip at any time of year."
Chris Townsend
TGO's Technical Editor
TGO January 2008 Best Buy

Original article - Page 84 480 K

"I'm impressed with the Caldera ConeTM Stove system ....... I reckon it's the best meths stove around at present."
Chris Townsend
TGO's Technical Editor
TGO July 2007 Best Buy

Original article - Page 104 411K


July 2008
"This is a remarkable product......ideal for ultralight backpacking. Verdict: This is minimalist with a capital M but functional with a capital F."  

Original article - Page 78 83 K


2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"I can't imagine a lighter complete cooking system than this."
Will's Caldera Keg Review

Will Rietveld
BPL Associate Editor
2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"This is one incredible system.....it's become my go-to stove for most trips. The Caldera Keg is simply genius.."
Doug's Caldera Keg Review

Doug Johnson
BPL Associate Editor
2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"When the Caldera Cone appeared, I was excited and impressed..... The Ti-Tri system is even better...."
Chris's Ti-Tri Review

Chris Townsend
BPL Senior Gear Editor
2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"The AGG Caldera Kitchen is the ideal couple's ultralight cooking system, and my wife and I take it on every trip....Just say, 'I will not use a canister stove again!'"
Alan's Caldera Kitchen Review

Alan Dixon
BPL Editorial Correspondent
2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks

2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
"Think of the Caldera Cone Stove System as an alcohol version of the JetBoil without the weight penalty!"
Alan's Caldera Cone Review

Alan Dixon
BPL Senior Technical Editor
2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks