Kovea Hydra Dual-Fuel Stove
Kovea Hydra Dual-Fuel Stove
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The newest offering from Korean outdoor company Kovea, the Hydra multi-fuel stove is compatible with both isobutane and white gasoline—and you won’t have to change nozzles to switch between fuels. Simply flick the switch and you’re ready to go ... Read More

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DailyHiker
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Dec 1, 2018
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Hoping to see this in a drop soon.
Dec 1, 2018
dont_forget
4
Jun 11, 2018
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Is there any benefit to this over an MSR Whisperlite Universal or International? The pricing is very similar and MSR has a great reputation. I've never heard of Kovea but that obviously doesn't mean they don't make a quality product. I'd appreciate any thoughts and insight. Thanks.
Jun 11, 2018
Commeatus
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Oct 19, 2018
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Kovea is a longtime stovemaker and carries similar name recognition to MSR in other parts of the world. the benefits over the whisperlite are that the hydra is quieter, packs down substantially smaller, and does not need to change out a jet to run white gas or canister fuel. The whisperlite is somewhat easier to clean, and although you have to use a different jet for each fuel, it can burn more types. the whisperlite international needs to change a hose to burn canister fuel.
Oct 19, 2018
Nice to see the Hydra available again. The Hydra is an innovative approach to one of the quietest stoves of its type. I wouldn't call it super light, but if you need the dual fuel (white gas, canister gas) capability, it's worth a look. It's also by far one of the most compact stoves of its class.
One of the things that seems to be true about stoves is that the quieter they are the more you have to protect them from wind. The Hydra is no exception. One needs to use a windscreen that extends no less than 75% up the sides of the pot. In other words, the height of the windscreen, at a minimum, has to be equal to the height of the stove + three quarters of the height of the pot. And that's minimum. More coverage is better, up to the top of the pot.
I have reviewed this stove if anyone were interested: https://sectionhiker.com/the-kovea-hydra-backpacking-stove/
HJ
Dec 22, 2017
I have not tried to burn alcohol in this stove. I generally will only try fuels recommended by the manufacturer in a stove. There is an issue of safety. Some materials (gaskets and such) can be degraded by alcohol. Degradation could result in a catastrophic stove failure and a visit to the Emergency Room -- or worse. One should NOT assume that seals that work with petroleum based fuels will automatically work with alcohol fuels. I counsel against experimentation with such unless you're familiar with alcohol resistant material types and equally familiar with what materials are used in a particular stove.
HJ
Dec 26, 2017
Well, if you're looking for a stove that can operate on both canister gas or liquid petroleum based fuels, I don't think the Milli Joule would meet your needs. The Milli Joule is canister gas only and is a relatively high end stove designed primarily for cold weather use.
If you want a dual fuel option (anister gas or liquid petroleum based fuels), then the Omni Lite Ti is a good options although the Omni Lite is a tad expensive and is a little lower powered than some. The regular Primus Omni fuel is heavier but is less expensive and more powerful.
The Whisperlite Universal at $140 is a good buy, but does not come with a fuel bottle.
Really, when you consider that this drop (of the Hydra) comes with a fuel bottle, I don't think you're going to do better for a stove that can handle both canister gas or liquid petroleum based fuels.
HJ
Dec 26, 2017
rd04342
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Dec 4, 2017
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Please offer this on a drop--you have 122 folks interested in this stove.
Dec 4, 2017
PaigeD
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Dec 22, 2017
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Available now!
Dec 22, 2017
rd04342
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Dec 22, 2017
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yep, I was the first one to buy!
Dec 22, 2017
rd04342
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Jun 29, 2017
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You have lock picking tools offered daily and now have 95 users requesting this stove so how about offering it again?
Jun 29, 2017
Greatdane
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May 24, 2017
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Any chance of this drop coming back in the next month or three?
May 24, 2017
PaigeD
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Dec 22, 2017
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Finally available, after a long anticipated wait!
Dec 22, 2017
PeterK
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Jan 4, 2017
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Jan 4, 2017
PeterK
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Jan 3, 2017
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 1/5.
Expect another update from us on 1/10 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Jan 3, 2017
PeterK
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Dec 22, 2016
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Kovea Hydra Dual-Fuel Stove and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/5.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/3.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Dec 22, 2016
weggs
108
Dec 16, 2016
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Is there anyone experienced with both this and the Kovea Spider? How would the burner on this compare with the Spider?
Dec 16, 2016
weggs
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Dec 16, 2016
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Thanks hikin_jim! I own the spider, and it is usually my go to stove. I really love it. I generally hike with one other friend, so I don't need larger pot stands or white gas capabilities. I just wondered whether it was a better burner or more reliable/easier to clean and service? I like the inverted cannister stand, but it's probably not strictly necessary or worth joining for.
I like your reviews, and appreciate the reply :)
Dec 16, 2016
If you've got the Spider and it's working for you, then there's no compelling reason to go to the Hydra. I would not say that it's easier to clean and service. The Hydra has a side mounted jet. I wouldn't say that it's horribly difficult to service, but certainly not easier than the Spider.
HJ
Dec 16, 2016
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