Originally developed for the Japanese Market in the late 90's, this is our favorite stove and one of the reason we started carrying Kovea products. It's simple, but low with a wide pot support for excellent stability. The integral igniter works great, and the flow knob provides precise control of the flame to fine tune simmering. It also comes with a simple plastic carrying case and utilizes the inexpensive nozzle style butane canisters which mount inside the side compartment making this stove completely self contained, portable and much nicer to use then most small camp stoves which require a fuel line attached to an external canister. It features high grade powder coating and an enamel coated pot support. The safety system detects high pressure and separates the gas canister automatically. At $35 you can't afford to not have one of these in your kit.