Trail Designs's Classic Windscreens are a good value piece of kit that will increase your stoves efficiency and speed of boiling. Use one of these windscreens, available in 3 sizes, around any type of stove and you should see improved performance in even the slightest of winds.
Trail Designs says:
Trail Designs' Classic Windscreen is offered in three different heights (nominally 4', 6' and 8' - 28' long) allowing you to pick the right size to fit your gear. The edges are rolled to make it safer to use, and they are a fraction of the cost of the big name brand!
The windscreen is designed to hold up over repeated foldings or you can wrap it around your fuel bottle for easy storage. (4' and 6' screens run 3/8' taller than nominal).
Windscreens around stoves are not just for when an icy hurricane is blasting across the steppe as you struggle to prepare your cup-a-soup, using one every time will save some fuel and make cooking quicker, because even slow moving air affects the flame of your stove causing it to heat the pan less effectively.
The Trail Designs Classic Windscreen is about as basic as you can get - but it does the job, and pays for itself in fuel saved.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear