- official European Agents for KOVEA Co Ltd

MercatorGear is proud to introduce KOVEA's range of specialist ultralight back packing & expedition stoves and award winning camping products to Europe.

Some of our most popular specialist KOVEA products include:

 KOVEA Spider "Basic"  

kovea PAT adapter


KOVEA P-Adapter


KOVEA Spider - "Global Explorer" (with 2 adapters)

KOVEA Spider "Basic" KOVEA  PAT Adapter KOVEA P-Adapter 

KOVEA Spider "Global Explorer


FREE EU POSTAGE             

 All products are available at our On-line Store with Free EU Postage for many items.

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KOVEA Spider, adapters and compatible gas canisters


See our exclusive  KOVEA Spider options ranging in price from £44.00 for a basic (limited availability) model, to £63.49 for the "Spider - Global Explorer" package including igniter and two KOVEA adapters (for butane and camping gas) for maximum flexibilty - all with FREE POSTAGE within the UK & EU.

KOVEA Spider Options  (FREE European Postage)

Based in South Korea, KOVEA Co Ltd innovates, designs and manufactures more than one million camping stoves, gas torches, other mobile gas appliance each year. KOVEA is a preferred partner for the research, design and volume manufacturing needs of many of the world's top stove companies. And KOVEA's patented technologies are now at the core of a high proportion of the world's specialist backpacking stoves.

 KOVEA's range of specialist stoves draw on several decades of R&D, design and volume production experience. KOVEA stoves have rapidly become a hit with users due to their exceptional design and build quality. KOVEA's approach to innovation and design is reflected in International Design Awards for some of its new outdoor products.

You can see the full KOVEA product range by downloading the KOVEA 2018 Catalogue



KOVEA E-Stove 

Revolutionary New KOVEA E-Stove wins Prestigious GOLD Award from If DESIGN in Germany.  



KOVEA EZ-Eco boiling water without a gas canister

Revolutionary KOVEA EZ-Eco

  • Can be refilled with gas so you don't need to carry a gas canister on the trail
  • Save gas by refilling from those half used gas canisters you have at home
  • Available now at REI stores in the USA
  • Coming soon to
  • See more pictures here: KOVEA EZ-Eco

 SPONSORSHIP: in partnership with KOVEA, supports exceptional adventurers and athletes who are seeking to push the boundaries of possibility. If you are planning a challenging expedition we would be pleased contact us to discuss your stove and gear requirements.

Sea Level to South Pole by Bike (2020/21)

McMurdo South Pole highway We are supporting bike adventurer Damian Drobyk in a ground breaking attempt on the longest unsupported cycle ride to the South Pole. The route starts at sea level at the famous McMurdo Antarctic research station in the summer of 2020/21 and will take around 30 days to cross the Ross Ice Shelf, and up to the South Pole 1000km away, at 3000m altitude. With temperatures down to minus 30oC (-22oF) Damian will be relying on his KOVEA gear to keep him fed, hydrated and motivated all the way to the most remote spot on the planet.

The expedition will highlight the role of bicycles in reducing carbon dioxide emission, as well as highlighting the imminent threat of rising sea level if we, collectively, fail to reduce emissions as a matter of urgency.

More details here

Mark Hines  Dr. Mark Hines: 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational (March 2020)

The 1000-mile (1600-km) Iditarod Trail Invitational is one of the toughest races in the world.  The trail is not packed-down and solid, and can easily get lost in deep snowdrifts and soft powder.  In some areas wind speeds can be over 100 mph, with relative temperatures below -100F (-75C).  Where the trail leads out over Norton Sound on the Bering Sea, open water becomes the hazard to those wavering from the route in the cold and harsh conditions.  There is limited trail support and only those sufficiently experienced in that environment are permitted to enter.  On March 1st 2020, Mark will stand alongside 7 other foot racers, plus 17 cyclists, aiming to sled-haul from Anchorage to Nome.

For further details about Dr. Mark Hines, visit: www.drmarkhines.comFaceBook page and Twitter feed. YouTube  

Mark Hines: 1000 mile Yukon Trail on foot & unsupported: 

We are proud to support arctic ultra-marathon runner, adventurer, writer and physiologist, Mark Hines. provides Mark with KOVEA's specialist ultra-light stoves as well as technical advice and support for several of his upcoming expeditions in Alaska, Yukon and the Himalayas. 

Further details on Mark's extreme adventures, research and writing are available at, as well as his social media pages FaceBook  and Twitter feed. YouTube  


    • In March 2016 after 39 days, Mark completed the 1000 mile Yukon Quest Trail from Fairbanks Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada. The trail is normally undertaken by dog-sled teams, but Mark became the first person on record to have completed the trail on foot and unsupported in this tough, isolated and deep frozen wilderness. For all his snow melting needs on this grueling adventure, Mark used our KOVEA Booster+1 stove which worked flawlessly every time, even down to minus 30oC (-22oF).
    • Read a great interview with stunning pictures of Mark's amazing Yukon adventure in Mountain Pro Magazine
    • March 2017: Mark is setting out on a 3,500mile fatbike trip from Tuktoyaktuk on the icebound arctic coast of Canada, to Vancouver. You can read all about it here, and you can follow his progess on his SPOT Tracker, here
    • September 2017: Mark has just completed an epic 3,000 mile trans-European paddle board and cycle journey from London to the Black Sea! Read all about his astonishing journey here:  Plus article and pictures in "Total SUP: Defying the Danube"
    • The KOVEA Stoves which Mark has used and tested in extreme conditions over the last 2 years include:

KOVEA Spider

Spider: Best all rounder for short-mid duration expeditions in sub-zero conditions, or longer durations in more termperate climates.

KOVEA Booster+1

Booster+1: Best for longer duration sub-zero expeditions for snow melt & cooking

KOVEA SupaLite Titanium 56g
SupaLite Titanium 56g: Best ultralight setup for fast expeditions & races
Listen to Mark's interview on CBC Yukon Radio at the end of his epic 1000 mile journey in March 2016.


Watch video of Mark using a KOVEA Spider to melt snow at minus 20oC (-4oF) in the Yukon.


Mt Blackburn Kite Surfing Expedition, Alaska   

Flying Over Base CampKOVEA and MercatorGear supported the innovative and daring German expedition to make the first ever kite-assisted attempt on America's 5th highest mountain, the remote 4,996m Mt Blackburn, Alaska. Temperatures at the glacier base camp were regularly below minus 20oC (-4oF), and the team relied on the KOVEA Booster+1 expedition stoves to melt snow for every drop of water required over the three week period.

At high altitude camps where conditions were more extreme, the guys also used KOVEA Alpine Pot Wide for rapid water boiling and the KOVEA Spider for light weight, low temperature / high altitude usage.

Click here for further details of the epic Mount Blackburn - Kite Surfing Assisted Mountaineering Expedition

  See the expedition movie, here: "Blackburn2014"  


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TRADE SHOWS: KOVEA is a regular participant and award winner at Outdoor Show Friedrichshafen & ISPO Munich in Germany, and Outdoor Retailer in Utah, USA. 

RETAILERS:   If you would like to provide high-end KOVEA gas and multi-fuel stoves to your customers, please get in touch through our contact page. We can send samples and arrange to visit you to demonstrate some of our popular products and discuss your needs.

REGULAR UPDATES:  You can find regular updates, additional details about our innovative products and activities at:

ACADEMIC DISCOUNTS: In recognition of the valuable contribution made by students and academics to the fields of science, engineering, environment, public policy & social development, we offer special academic discounts. If you are at a Higher Education establishment in UK or Europe, please contact us  with details of your institution and field of study, and we will send you a 10% discount code.

Committed to the Single Market

  All our camping gas stoves and lanterns are strictly regulated under the European Gas Appliances Directive (GAD) as incorporated into domestic laws. The GAD specifies that gas appliances must be tested according to safety standards defined by a European technical standard “CEN EN 521: 2006 Specifications for dedicated liquefied petroleum gas appliances - Portable vapour pressure liquefied petroleum gas appliances”.

KOVEA engineers work hard to design products which exceed these strict European safety standards by a significant margin.

 As a company trading between South Korea and Europe, is committed to serving customers across the EU Single Market. And you can now purchase our products in both GB pounds & euros

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