Alpkit Brukit any good?

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by liamarchie, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. liamarchie

    liamarchie Trail Blazer

    Was looking at a Jetboil Zip (800ml), then thought about Alkpit as an alternative.
    The alpkit Jackal (900ml) is a bit heavier, but is quite a bit cheaper.

    Noticed the old Alpkit Brukit thread on this forum from 2014 talking about the gas issues, but presuming this would have been resolved by now?
    Anyone have the alpkit or Jetboil and care to give me some anecdotal advice on which is the better option?
    I dont mind paying more to get a better quality item, but equally dont want to spend more than i have to on "yet another" stove

    links to each one for reference:
  2. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    Alpkit appears to sellout on the Jackal. There are some reviews on YouTube on the new and older ones.
    I like the pan support but I haven’t tried these.
  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Haven't used my Jackal much, its a bit overkill for most of my needs. Seems well enough made, may not be quite the same quality as a Jetboil though.
  4. Lang pack

    Lang pack Backpacker

    I bought a wolf to use in the work van. Had to send it back due to a burner fault, excellent customer service as usual. Canny bit of kit Liked the pan support . Too heavy for me, I’ll stick to meths or MSr pocket rocket.
  5. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    bear in mind Alpkit are not regulated burners so as pressure drops in the can so does the ooomph. Newer jetboils - some are regulated and some aren't. Info on which is on their website.

    Me, id buy an MSR windburner
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  6. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    I had the original brukit, it was ok but I would not rate it very highly. The build quality was not up to the normal alpkit standard. It’s performance was a bit hit and miss too at times.
  7. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    Mate has a Jetboil and another 2 other have the Alpkit version (brukit). I have the Windburner and out of the 3, if I lost mine I'd buy another Windburner without hesitation.
  8. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    I have the wolf I think its called, it's the lager pot, they did a recall on the burner and they sent me out four new ones before I got one that worked and even when it does work you have to tighten the thread to the gas canister all the way tight then ease it back or it cuts off the gas supply, it also leaks a wee bit of gas when you first screw the burner to the canister. Saying all that they were great about the replacements and never once questioned anything, they just said no prob and replaced it, I like Alpkit for that kind of service. When its up and burning its very good and boils up water very quick. I only really use it for car camping as its a bit overkill. Think they are rebranded Aliexpress Fire maple ones but strangely Alpkit do them cheaper!
  9. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Trail Blazer

    I can't speak for the Jetboil but I have an MSR Windburner and friends have Brukit Jackals.

    They both feel the Jackals are good. Very good, in fact, for the money. It's a normal burner, not the radiant sort in the Windburner. It's a bit slower, burns a bit more fuel and is rather less windproof than the Windburner (which is unbelievably windproof). BUT it's still quick, not terrible on fuel and quite windproof so unless you're using it on an exposed summit that might not be a dealbreaker.

    If I wanted fancy over value for money I'd buy another Windburner over a Jetboil, for the windproofing, but that's not really answering your question.
  10. Taz38

    Taz38 Section Hiker

    I had one last year, worked great on my first trip (5 days), worked great the first 2 days of my next trip...then I couldn't screw the cannister on...just like that. There were quite a few with that fault apparently. Return/refund was no issue. I opted for money back iso another one and bought a pocket rocket instead.

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