Highlander Outdoors Products

I have been looking at gas powered stoves for a while now and in particular I was looking at the jetboil system.  My biggest problem was it’s price as I thought that was extremely steep for what it was.

Looking around I stumbled across a company called Highlander Outdoors. 

What really got my attention was one of their stoves, it’s called the ‘Blade Fastboil 1.1L‘ and at only £49.99 it was nearly half the price of the jetboil!!

I sent off for one (along with a few other bits that I’ll review separately) and waited for it to arrive.

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It arrived really quickly and I immediately unpacked it to have a look.  It looked really well built and felt good quality too.

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Now it does say it’s an outdoor only stove but I had to quickly give it a try to see how easily it lit. (do this at your own risk if you do it indoors)

I was very impressed with how the ignition button felt and how easy it was to light the gas.

Now I packed it away (before I burned the house down) and waited until I had a spare few hours to go out and test it in my local woods.  Make sure you give the center ring time to cool down before you pack it away!!

Well I got a few hours spare so off my wife and I went into the woods, we went on a foraging session (make sure you get permission from the landowner before you forage) but it was really tough going and we only found a few shrivelled and decaying fungi for our efforts.

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We decided to stop and try out the Blade Fastboil and have a cup of tomato soup.

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Having found a nice tree stump to place the gas canister on, I set the stove up.

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Turning the gas on was once again really easy even with a bit of wind blowing through.

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We had a cheeky Robin come and watch what we were doing (you can just about make him out in the tree, middle of the picture).

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The stove cooked the tomato soup really well and as the name ‘fastboil’ suggests it boiled it very quickly.

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I served the soup up into the two cups and myself and my wife both said that considering its price this was an extremely good bit of kit that will see a lot of use.

It is very easy to clean and doesn’t weigh much either.  If your in the market for a compact stove then I literally can’t find anything bad to say about this stove.

Highlander Outdoors have several social media sites and a website.  I’ve included the links below so it’s easy for you to find them.  I hope you found this review helpful.

Ant

Facebook: /HighlanderOutdoor

Facebook: /HighlanderProforce

Instagram: /highlander_outdoor

Instagram: /highlander_military

Twitter: @Highlandersctld

Website: /highlander-outdoors.com

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