Much lighter than the original, but the trade is a smaller pot. The design is well thought out and it packs nicely. The construction is bomber and the stove should last years of use. The drain lid is great for trail pasta and it makes we want a pot like this for my kitchen. I haven't used it in cold weather yet, but I think it should be OK. The remote canister lets you warm it and the burner preheat tube allows the can to be inverted to burn liquid first in low temps. I love buying from Backcountry with their 100% return policy, great selection, and free shipping. You can be confident that the PackLite will fit your backpacking and general climbing needs. The JetBoil is now my emergency stove for the winter day climbing or hiking pack.