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Coleman New Wind Screen

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by Giri, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Giri

    Giri Canada Subscriber

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    The Coleman New Wind Screen.


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    Folds down to a compact size.
    It's main selling point I think.

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    A little smaller than the Sigg Tourist wind screen.
    Alas, the larger Sigg Tourist pot does not fit within the Coleman screen and the smaller pot is form fitting.
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    The Coleman screen is made of thin steel.
    Since it folds down - does not feel as solid as a Sigg screen.

    My scale has it at 3.4 oz and the Sigg screen at 4.0 oz
     
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    US$34.50 from a Japanese supplier on ebay I see, free shipping slow mail.

    Too close-fitting a pot base to a windscreen disrupts proper combustion of course.

    I'm not sure I'd find a lot of use for it that a separate windshield couldn't fulfil at much less cost, but @Giri is in a prime position to explore by using it and reporting back - please.

    John
     
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    I got one of these a while back from Rakuten Ichiba AXIA SPORTS for about $25 USD or $32 CAD including shipping and it arrived within four days. I think it's a great windscreen for when you want to be a little more compact than a Sigg kit and maybe just pack the windscreen and a single pot that fits. It's a little flimsy but lightweight and pretty cool. My only critique is that it comes apart at the securing mechanism sometimes and that it butterflies/diamonds out with very little force. With careful use it's good though. I took it on a couple trips and am seeing some discoloration in spots - some are shiny and some are matte.
     
  4. Quartermaster James United States

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    Well, jiminies! First off: Howdy! And thank you for all the help I gleaned here towards maintaining my Coleman 550B. Second: I signed up to post about just this windscreen, and now I found it already here. Looks like most points have been covered already. Let me just add that this windscreen is made of steel, not aluminum. I just received mine and will be firing up the stove to test it out tomorrow. Also, the larger (2L) of the Stanley brand pots fits in with about 1/8"-3/16" clearance all around. Is that too close for proper combustion? Thanks again for all the help!
     
  5. Quartermaster James United States

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    Okay, so far so good. Today averaged around 10F.

    This first photo is of the windscreen on the 550B using the smaller pot of the Stanley two pot set.

    As I have just replaced o-rings (had a problem with the seals over Thanksgiving) I wanted to test the cold weather performance. I put a liter of water in the pot, and then left the whole rig outside a few hours until a sheet of ice had formed over the water. Fired up the stove, and had boiling water in about twelve minutes.

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    Then I filled up the larger pot with two liters of water from the tap and set it to boil.
    Here's a picture showing the fit and clearance. This took about seventeen minutes to come to a boil.

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