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Fire Maple vs APG cook systems available in the UK – spec comparison

Today we are doing a ‘Fire Maple vs APG cook systems available in the UK’, spec comparison. These are budget cook systems that are a great alternative to the high end options, such as Jetboil. The aim of this article is to make it easy for you to compare the specs of these popular cook systems.

Using Fire Maple vs APG cook systems

The Fire Maple and APG cook systems are great options for wild-campers and backpackers who want lightweight stoves that are easy to use, have fast boil times and pack down small. This style of stove is probably best for just boiling water, making them ideal for having a brew or boiling water to have with dehydrated camping meals (you can buy accessories, such as frying pans). For campsites / car-camping, where you may want to cook ‘fancier’ meals, you’re probably best going for the more traditional option of separates – fuel, camping stove and relevant pan(s).

The cook systems we are comparing:

  • Fire Maple Fixed Star 1 FMS-X1 cook system
  • Fire Maple Fixed Star 2 FMS-X2 cook system
  • Fire Maple Fixed Star 3 FMS-X3 cook system
  • Fire Maple Polaris cook system
  • APG 1.4L cook system
  • APG 0.9L cook system with coffee press

We are comparing the following specifications:

  • Image
  • Capacity
  • Dimensions
  • Weight
  • Fuel type
  • Ignition
  • Material
  • Power
  • Boil time
  • Fuel regulator
  • Pressure regulator
  • Locking lid
  • Price

Let’s get to it.

Fire Maple vs APG cook systems available in the UK – spec comparison

Note: All information provided is from the manufacturers’ websites, and/or their product retailers. Some of the specs seem to vary, depending where you look (as often seems to be the case). If you’re unsure about anything, or a particular spec really matters to you, we suggest you check with the manufacturer before buying.

Fire Maple Fixed Star 1 FMS-X1 cook system

Fire Maple Fixed Star 2 FMS-X2 cook system

Fire Maple Fixed Star 3 FMS-X3 cook system

Fire Maple Polaris cook system

APG 1.4L cook system

APG 0.9L cook system with coffee press 

Image

Capacity

1L

1L

0.8L

1L

1.4L

0.9L

Size (folded)

Folded 12.8 x 17.3cm


13.3 x 20.5cm

13.3 x 18.5cm

13.2 x 20.7cm

12 x 24cm

12 x 19cm

Weight

511g (18.03 oz)

630g / 22 oz

600g/21.2oz

622g/22oz

427g/15oz

396g/14oz

Fuel type

propane / butane

propane / butane

propane / butane

propane / butane

propane / butane

propane / butane

Ignition

Auto ignition

Auto ignition

Auto ignition

Auto ignition

Auto ignition

Auto ignition

Material

Anodised Aluminium / Stainless Steel / Silicone / Copper

Anodised Aluminium / Stainless Steel / Silicone / Copper

Anodised Aluminium / Stainless Steel / Silicone / Copper

Anodized Aluminum / Stainless Steel / Tritan / Silicone / Copper

Anodised Aluminium

Anodised Aluminium

Power

2200W | 7500 BTU

2200W | 7500 BTU

2200W|7500BTU/h

1800W|6142BTU/h

APG don't give the information

APG don't give the information

Boil time

1min 42sec per 0.5 liter

1min 42sec per 0.5 liter

1min 42sec per 0.5 liter

1min 50sec per 0.5 liter

2min 30sec per 0.5 liter

2min per 0.5 liter


Fuel regulator

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

APG don't give the information


APG don't give the information

Pressure regulator

No


No

No

Yes

APG don't give the information

APG don't give the information

Locking lid

No


Yes

Yes

Yes

APG don't give the information

APG don't give the information

Price

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Fire Maple vs APG cook systems available in the UK – Price Checker


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In summary

Fire Maple vs APG – there’s not much in it to be honest, and it may even come down to which colour/design you prefer, or which suits your budget. At the time of writing, the APG 0.9L cook system with coffee press is the cheapest, with the Fire Maple Fixed Star 2 FMS-X2 cook system coming in as the most expensive. Prices do fluctuate though, so check the links in the table above for the latest prices. Also, the FMS-X2 currently has the best review ratings. The weights of the stoves vary a little too, so if you’re a gram counter, you may want to go for one of the lightest models. The APGs seem to be the lightest, but we were unable to 100% verify the weights given.

Hopefully, this article has made it easy for you to compare the specs of the Fire Maple and APG cook systems available in the UK. This style of stove is great for when you’re on the move, or shattered at the end of a day’s hiking and you just want to pitch your tent and boil water as fast as possible to prepare a dehydrated meal, or cook something simple, such as noodles. However, there are a few down sides. They have limited use (mainly for boiling water); they can be pricey (though the ones we have mentioned here should be within most people’s budget); they are also tall and quite unstable, even with the stand, which makes them unsuitable for high winds and/or uneven ground. However, if you’re a wild-camper on a budget and looking for a stove that’s straightforward to use, has fast boil times and packs really small (especially if you can fit your gas canister inside the pot when transporting), these stoves are well worth considering.

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Disclaimer

The specs in our articles have been compiled on a best effort basis from research on the manufacturers’ own websites, and on other websites selling the products. We do not guarantee the data we have given is correct and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information. Always do your own spec checks before making a purchase.