Trangia 25-8 UL/HA

Trangia 25-8 UL/HA

I use the Trangia 25-8 UL/HA  now, and it’s as reliable as sin. Since I got it, I no longer use my MSR Dragonfly stove. 

This model comes with a frying pan lid (which doubles as a pot lid and serves as the top to the kit when it’s all packed up) and two pots; the pots and burner combine in a neat, self-contained package. The stove itself is basically an alcohol burner (think Sterno can) with a custom top by which you semi-regulate/extinguish the flame. The stove sits in a two-piece extremely stable wind screen (picture two pots bottom to bottom, with a hole through the middle for the stove).
The Trangia uses denatured alcohol, which is easier and quieter than white gas. Easier because you don’t have to prime the stove or pressurize the fuel canister. To start the Trangia, you set up the windscreen, put the stove in the middle, add fuel and light the top. To turn it off, you slide the lid on the custom top, cutting off the oxygen. And it’s quieter because there’s no hissing or roaring — again, think Sterno.
Another advantage the Trangia has over the MSR stove is the windscreen design, which makes a far more stable cooktop than the MSR’s three-wire tripod. As for weight, since I usually pack stove and cook pots together, the combined weight and size of my MSR and REI cook pots is about the same as the weight and size of this Trangia kit (around 2 pounds).
Negatively, you can’t regulate the Trangia’s flame very well. The Trangia is a little slower, too: it takes a few minutes longer to boil a couple of cups of water for tea. Without a stopwatch, both the Trangia and the MSR take about the same time to boil a pot of water for dehydrated dinners, always too slow for whoever isn’t cooking that night.

The stove for everybody:

The Trangia stove is available in different materials and sizes, with many combination options, features and accessories.

The Trangia stove is today used by outdoor people all over the world. For half a century, the Trangia stove has been the natural choice for storm-proof stoves. Our approach to quality has put its stamp on manufacturing throughout the process, from the choice of materials to function.

We have the accumulated skills and experience over 80 years and our proximity to the mountain environment and practical testing, combined with modern technology, design and constant development, means we can offer a complete, reliable, quality stove.

The Trangia Original is and remains the original: a light, fast and, above all, reliable stove for the outdoors. In all weathers.

The Trangia principle:
This storm-proof stove system is based on simplicity. Two windshields that fit together, a burner, a couple of pans, a combined lid/frypan, a kettle and a handle. The stoves are lightweight. They need no special care and they are hardwearing. The Trangia stove is reliable, without unnecessary parts that can go wrong or be adversely affected by cold. The stove is quick to set up, and packs into a compact unit that takes up minimal space.

For safetys sake:
The Trangia burner is an ingenious original product. Many have tried to copy it, but nobody has completely succeeded. The silent burner has a simple, durable and safe design. Regardless of the weather, wind and season, it is easy to light. The spirit burner takes up little space and weighs less than a gas burner. The simmer ring is used to regulate the heat, which saves fuel, and is used to extinguish the flame.

Winter attachment:
In severe cold, a winter attachment can be useful. A pre-heater is placed under the burner, filled with fuel and lit to warm up the burner. The accompanying, reflective plate is used as a base. The Trangia stove can also run on bottled gas. The Trangia range of accessories includes a gas burner and a multifuel burner.

In all weathers:
The heart of the storm-proof stove system is the two-part windshield. The ventilation holes in the lower windshield are turned to face into the wind to increase the oxygen supply to the burner. If the wind becomes too strong, the stove is turned to maintain the required flame. The Trangia burner runs on Tenol or methylated spirits, which are cheap, safe and readily available. The combined frypan/lid can be put on top of the pan to speed up heating and save fuel. The stove stands stable, with the pan on the supports recessed into the upper windshield. The supports are turned upwards when the frypan is used.



Aluminium is a durable and lightweight material that conducts heat uniformly and quickly, so food does not burn in the centre of the pan. The aluminium stove has a hard surface that protects against scratches and abrasion. Trangia’s basic models are made totally of aluminium, a material that has consistently good characteristics. For people who want trouble-free cooking with a stove that lasts for many years.

Ultralight aluminium: 

Aluminium is a lightweight material that conducts heat well. Our aluminium stove systems spread heat quickly and evenly. This means that food does not, for example, burn and stick to the centre of the frying pan. In addition, the hard surface means that the systems are very resistant to scratching and wear. Ultralight aluminium is 50 % stronger than ordinary aluminium. Consequently, less material is required to manufacture the stove systems. As a result, they are lighter.

Ultralight hardanodized aluminium
Besides making our windproof stove systems even more resistant to scratching and wear, hardanodizing is a surface treatment that also improves corrosion resistance. Furthermore, the treatment makes the stove systems easier to clean than untreated stove systems. These excellent properties have led to hardanodized cookware replacing our Titanium and Duossal ranges.

The non-stick coating gives the ideal surface for frying, and requires little or no cooking fat. It also makes washing up easier, because nothing sticks. Non-stick is slightly more susceptible to scratches and abrasion, so use only wooden or plastic utensils. For those who want light packs, fuss-free eating and easy washing up.
The original handle Trangia

The original handle from Trangia I replaced for the Primus handle. The handle of Trangia damaged the pots.
Scratches and dents in the pans.

The handle Primus

The Trangia Movie

Two modifications Trangia 25 alcohol Stormcooker