The Brunton Wind River Range is a serious dual-burner stove that reviewers say is a great choice for car-camping trips. It unfolds like a briefcase to reveal two 15,000-Btu propane burners, a storage compartment, plastic cutting board, windscreens and a removable stainless-steel grate. You can also attach an optional wash basin (*Est. $25). At 23 pounds, you won't be taking this camping stove on any backpacking trips, but it offers sturdy and reliable performance at the campground. Reviewers say one of the best features of the Brunton Wind River Range is its heat adjustability. Unlike most camping stoves, the Wind River Range can simmer food without scorching or burning. There are certainly cheaper dual-burner camping stoves out there, but we saw numerous reports of poor quality and construction defects for these inexpensive stoves. If you want something more portable that is also suitable for groups, the Jetboil Helios (*Est. $150) weighs 28 ounces and comes with a 2- or 3-liter cooking pot.
Dual-burner campground stoves attract fewer professional reviews than lightweight backpacking stoves. We did find reviews of the Brunton Wind River Range in SNews and Camping Life magazine. While both sources test the range, they do not compare the stove to other models. We only found one user review at Amazon.com.
SNews editors say the Brunton Wind River Range is the "best-performing double-burner stove we have ever hauled along on a car-camping trip." They especially like the heat adjustability, and recommend the stove for those who want to cook serious food while camping.
Review: Brunton Wind River Range Camp Stove, Editors of SNews, June 26, 2008
2. Camping Life Magazine
Stuart Bourdon says the Brunton Wind River Range is the "Porsche" of two-burner camp stoves. He says the stove makes it easy to cook a large meal, and the range can easily accommodate two 10-inch pans at the same time.
Review: Gear Head: Brunton Wind River Range, Stuart Bourdon
In this photo review, a blogger takes the Brunton Wind River Range apart and photographs each part. There's not much analysis, but it's a good source if you want close-up pictures of the internal components.
Review: Brunton Wind River Range - Camp Stove - Tear Down Review, "Tomas", May 1, 2009
Only one owner reviews the Brunton Wind River Range at Amazon.com, but he gives it high marks. Overall, he says this stove is the "highest of quality."
Review: Brunton Wind River Range Cook Stove, Contributors to Amazon.com