This is my 3rd Trangia - I have had two smaller 27s which I have used since I started trekking and camping over 20 years ago...they have both stood up well and now one has been retired after heavyweight use. I now have a family and wanted a new stove for more planned trips where frankly weight & size are less of an issue. But, after looking at lots of gas stoves in outdoor stores, came back to the Trangia (non stick). I remain delighted - it's easy to fire up; never gets affected by win or rain, gets up to temperature easily and one full burner lasts for over 45 minutes giving you time enough to cook most things. Compared with other stoves, it may not be a looker, but given its fantastic useability and practicality, it's a triumph of substance over style.