Boiling water in 210s, the Polaris Pressure Regulator Cooking System is the ultimate camping burner for swiftly boiling water under various enviromental conditions.
Pressure regulator is a tiny precise structure in valve, which keeps gas flow stable when the gas pressure in canister changed, maintaining consistent output despite in hot or cold.
The handle was improved in X2 system. For safe and secure purposes, the Locking Handle design was devised so that the handle locks in both the open and closed positions.
With its wind-proof design and reliable built-in piezo igniter, it's born to be the ultimate cooking system for outdoor adventure.
Gas canister, electric starter, pot support,and stabilizer, all the gadgets in the Cooking Syterm can be stored inside for space saving.
|Fixed star 1 FMS-X1||Fixed star 2 FMS-X2||Fixed star 3 FMS-X3||Polaris Cook System|
|Ideal For||1-3 People||1-3 People||1-2 People||1-3 People|
|Volume||1 Liter||1 Liter||0.8 Liter||1 Liter|
|Meterial||Aluminum||Aluminum||Aluminum||Stainless Steel,Aluminum, Alloy Steel Copper|
|Ideal For||1-3 People|
|Ideal For||1-3 People|
|Ideal For||1-2 People|
I love this burner. Totally premium in all aspects and smooth almost aircraft aluminum with a beautiful neoprene cover, I got the blue. Was very easy for me to set up and use and gotta love a push-button ignition. Fits back into a nice drawstring sack. A good way to heat up a cup of instant coffee when you get to that viewpoint first thing as the sun is starting to come up. Seriously easy to use.
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2022
Color: BlueVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
I've been using an older Fire Maple cooking system for the past couple of years. It's a model called the X2 and it's a bit cheaper than this model at $70. Read more about it here:
The X2 has been a really effective & affordable alternative to Jetboil. I've taken that thing backpacking into the Smokey Mountains, on bikepacking trips, and family camping at state parks. I've come to love my X2, so I consider the Fire Maple brand pretty trustworthy. When I saw this new Polaris model, I thought it LOOKED almost exactly the same, but I was curious whether it would be any better in practice. Here's what I learned.
** COOKING PERFORMANCE **
I recently tested the Polaris cooking system against my old X2 to see how quickly they each boil 1 liter of water. For both systems, I started with 1 liter of room temperature water, then took them outdoors to boil. It was a December day in Ohio, so the outdoor temp was around 40F.
The X2 boiled its 1 liter of water in about 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Not too bad. Similar to some older Jetboil models.
Shockingly, the Polaris boiled its 1 liter of water in about 3 minutes and 30 seconds! Wow, that's fast! I mean, that might even be faster than the Jetboil Flash, based on reviews I've read. And the Polaris keeps the ability to fine tune to heat output by twisting a little gas flow regulator.
Both the X2 and the Polaris come with an attachment you can use to turn the stove into an open flame you can use with any cook pot, rather than being stuck with just the water boiler. I've only used that option rarely, but it's nice to have the flexibility.
** SIZE **
The biggest downside to the Polaris is its size. It's slightly larger and heavier than the X2, which itself was already a little larger and heavier than some compact Jetboil models.
When completely packed up, it's about 8 inches tall and just under 5 inches wide. Without a fuel canister, it weighs in at about 23 oz / 650 grams. For me, that's just barely acceptable for a short term backpacking trip.
Really, this cooking system is best when it's being shared by at least 2 people. If you're only cooking for yourself and you really want to save weight and space, there are certainly smaller / lighter options out there.
** SUMMARY **
Considering my good experience with the Fire Maple brand, and the relatively low cost of this system, I think this is a strong option for camp cooking. You could pay a lot more for a Jetboil and maybe you'd get a system that's a bit smaller or lighter, but I doubt it would be much faster. If you're on a budget but still want a fast, reliable cook system, the Polaris is a winner.
I was going to buy the more expensive well known brand but based on the reviews here I went for this. Thank god! I've saved myself a bundle for an excellent product. It does sound like a jet engine but that's quite entertaining and definitely a conversation starter.
My friend brought his brief case style gas stove to the festival and after it and the ground around it caught fire he shared my little jet engine.
Don't be a brand snob - this is perfect.
I love this little jet boiler. It is very light weight and easy to use. You simply simply open the lid and connect the fuel source, add the three clip on stabilizers for extra security while using the product. I like to bring this in my ice hut with me while ice fishing to and pour my instant coffee in. I also like to warm up some water for my fish reservoir to keep them from freezing. Lasty, i use this for my survival foods that require hot water for cooking and heating. This can boil water in about 3 minutes, so you do not need to carry extra fuel with you.