Low-profile gas burners such as this Highlander HPX300 provide a very stable support for cooking pots, which makes them safer and easier to use. At just £25 this stove won’t hurt your bank balance either, making it ideal for anyone on a tight budget who does not need the absolute lightest stove. The pan supports are 18cm wide, so you can get a nice big pan on here. The burner is 5cm diameter, which is perhaps a little small for the size of the pan you could use with this stove, but it still kicks out the heat to allow easy cooking. For ease of use you also get a piezo ignition for easier lighting of the stove. The gas canister screws to the end of the hose, where there is a control knob, so there is no concern of burning yourself when adjusting the flame. Higher-priced burners of this ‘remote canister’ design allow the gas canister to be inverted for improved performance in cold weather, but you cannot do that with the Highlander HPX300. You don’t get a wind shield either and the stove weighs 264 grams, making it relatively heavy compared with others. But what you are getting here is a low-priced, low-profile burner that is very easy to use and for many people that is ideal.
Packed size 12x9x7cm
Pan support diameter 18cm
Weight (without fuel) 264g burner
The Highlander HPX300 offers a good set of basic features to ensure you can cook easily and safely when camping without hurting your bank balance.
Review by Graham Thompson
Just missed out on being in Trail magazine August 2014