+1. Amicus is just a fantastic stove, and really should be considered by anyone interested in the MSR. I am sure the MSR is an amazing stove that will perform fantastically, but the Amicus just nails wind-performance, weight, efficiency, quality, and one that is important to me: pot stability. With four supports, even my widest pot (a Sea to Summit frying pan) feels sufficiently stable.
That all said, if the deal here were just a little better, I'd be in. Why? I love stoves! My wife will say I have enough, and what I have includes:
- Amicus, which is probably tops due to the reasons stated above
- Snow Peak Giga Power, which is also just a well made stove, but it does suffer a bit in wind
- Primus Eta Spider, which would be my choice in brutal conditions and when weight is not so much of an issue
- GSI Pinnacle 4-Season, which is also an amazing piece of engineering, and my choice when weight is less of an issue, and efficiency and/or cold-temp performance is. This is typically my go-to stove, as I know it will work in pretty much every situation, and it sips fuel (when used with a home-made windscreen). The image I've included shows my typical kit, which, while not "light", is complete and compact. It includes the GSI stove, a GSI 1.1L Boiler, a Snow Peak 700mL Ti pot, a Snow Peak 450mL double wall cup, and a GSI nesting bowl/mug.... all of which packs down into the 1.1L pot.