Review: FireMaple Petrel Pot & Hornet Stove

The FireMaple Petrel HX Pot and Hornet stove combine an ultralight backpacking stove and a pot with heat exchangers for fast boil times and fuel efficiency.

FireMaple Petrel HX pot

FireMaple Petrel Pot & Hornet II Stove review

How it works

The FireMaple Petrel HX pot features heat exchangers on the bottom to increase fuel efficiency, similar to a Jetboil pot at a lower weight. Compatible with three-pronged stoves that open to a 120° angle, the Petrol has slots at the bottom of the pot that fit over the stove supports. This places the stove burner closer to the pot and offers protection from wind, both of which increase fuel efficiency and boil times.

Compatible stoves include (but not limited to):

Note: The Petrel is not compatible with four-prong stoves or the BSR 3000T (due to angle of stove supports).

FireMaple Petrel Pot & Hornet II Stove review

Features

  • The Petrel pot is made of aluminum, which is a better conductor of heat than titanium and helps to evenly distribute heat across the bottom of the pot to prevent hot spots and burning.
  • The coated folding handle stays cool during use, and folds over the lid to keep everything inside secure.
  • Holds a 100g fuel canister, backpacking stove and lighter inside the pot.
  • Includes measurements for ounces and liters.
  • The plastic lid includes vent holes for straining and releasing steam, and a silicone tab at the top for easy removal.

FireMaple Petrel Pot & Hornet II Stove review

My experience using the Petrel

In a test of boil times for several types of backpacking pots, the Petrel had the fastest time – 1 min. 55 sec. to bring two cups (16 oz) of water to a full boil. It also performed well in wind, with the heat exchangers effectively blocking wind from the stove. I consider this pot a great option on longer trips for the ability to need less fuel.

The cons of this pot for me were that I find that it’s not easy to get the pot lined up over the stove supports, and it’s less stable than pots that sit on top of the supports. However, with a different stove, it might sit differently and not be an issue. I also struggle with getting the handle unfolded, and with the lid getting suctioned on when boiling water, which means waiting until it cools to safely remove the lid. Due to this, I don’t use the lid when boiling water.

Specs

boil time for 16 oz. water: 1 min. 55 sec.
capacity: 600ml
weight: 5.7 oz.
price:
$23.95 (or $63.90 when purchased with the Hornet II stove)

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FireMaple Hornet II stove

FireMaple Petrel Pot & Hornet II Stove review

The Hornet II stove is an ultralight titanium stove that features a high efficiency design with a 2500W output for fast boil times. The unique burner provides protection from wind and has adjustable flame control for simmering food. The Hornet folds down to a compact size for portability and includes a plastic case for storage but does not have a piezo igniter, so you’ll need a lighter to start it.

My experience with the Hornet II

I found the Hornet II to be powerful for a stove of this size and I liked the ability to fine tune the flame. Unfolding and setting it up were a bit fiddly for me, and I found that I had to apply pressure on the supports to get them into position the first time. I ended up bending the stove in this process, but it still works fine. The stove components can loosen a bit when removing the stove from the fuel canister, so I’m careful to not over-tighten the stove on the canister.

FireMaple Hornet II backpacking stove

Specs

material: titanium/ stainless steel / aluminum / copper
unfolded Size: 4.8 x 3.2 in
folded Size: 2 x 3.1 in
power: 8531BTU/h, 2.5kW, 179g/h
weight: 1.7 oz.

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My review policy

FireMaple sent me these products to test and review. Regardless, I’m under no obligation to give them a favorable review. As an independent gear reviewer, my policy is to review only items that I have used on multiple backpacking or camping trips and that I feel are quality products worthy of recommending. If I don’t like a product, I send it back and don’t review or recommend it.

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