Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Brands

Kovea
MSR
Snow Peak
Jetboil
Primus
Soto
Optimus
Olicamp
Coleman
Camp Chef

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

MSR WindBurner Stove System

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this stove for one purpose... to boil water high up in the backcountry in cold temps and driving wind, and this product excels. After years of frustration with my super light backpacking stove, I had enough and started reading reviews online about stoves that would stay lit in windy conditions. The Windburner stood out in the reviews and I pulled the trigger. This thing is amazing.... My number one priority is to boil water quickly in windy conditions in the Sawtooth mountains and the Windburner… Full review

BRS-3000T Ultralight Butane Canister Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for the light at heart, but good for anything camping. I have two of these. I had three, gave one to a friend who is a minimalist packer. He never saw anything like it and was completely happy for the gift. These things are less than $13 shipped on eBay. I found the perfect marriage for this stove. I bought a 1L Boundless Voyage aluminum pot with the built-in heat exchanger ring and the stove platform fits right within the heat exchanger's inner diameter. Not only does it produce more heat… Full review

MSR WindBurner Stove System

rated 4 of 5 stars Good option for windy conditions. This stove is a good option for windy conditions once lit, but as others have said, wind can make it tricky to light. There is no built-in igniter. Also can be hard to see that the burner has been lit, since there's no flame to provide the visual. Easy to set up and use. A bit on the tallish side. All elements of the stove fit inside the pot, including a small canister. Most of my canister stove experience has been with non-integrated Snow Peak or Soto stoves that… Full review

Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Stove works OK! But the regulator gives a LOT of trouble! We figured we just got a bad one the first time!, but nooooo we got bit twice! because we are stupid that way! Full review

MSR MicroRocket

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely compact and easy to pack into other gear, the MicroRocket exceeded my expectations. It had water boiling in less than 2 minutes and easily supported my fairly large GSI Dualist pot. Used my MicroRocket¬†for the first time on an overnight in Killarney Provincial Park early this week. It is very easy to set up, lit quickly with the supplied starter, and had over 500ml of water boiling in just over a minute.¬†It was quite windy and gusty and we were on an exposed outcrop of rock. Even though… Full review

Jetboil Zip Cooking System

rated 5 of 5 stars Extreme portability and fast burn rate. If all you're after is a very portable high quality stove to produce a warm nourishing hot drink in under three minutes, then the Zip is a must-have purchase. I have tried cooking on my stove, and though it's not as versatile as more cooking designed stoves, it will still produce a good meal in an acceptable time rate. Remember your last walk or trip in freezing temperatures, and your core temperature was crying out for a hot drink or packet soup, to revive… Full review

Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lower cost alternative to the JetBoil stove. It has the same setup, good efficiency, and saves you enough money to buy a bunch of fuel canisters. I kept on bouncing back and forth between buying a JetBoil or an MSR Windburner. I had finally decided to pick up the MSR when this stove showed up in a Google search. I spent some time researching it and couldn't find any negative comments. Mostly positive, and about $40 cheaper, so I figured I'd roll the dice. I'm glad I did. I'm sure I would… Full review

MSR MicroRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light, compact, and super efficient. Used for three weeks solid of the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as multiple times in the Scottish Highlands and it worked a dream, boiling water quickly for breakfasts and dinner (freeze dried). Comes with a lighter that works very well and is not flimsy. If you want something that boils water fast and is super lightweight and compact then look no further because this is what you need! It's very simple to use and set up with three prongs that need to be folded… Full review

Ozark Trail Camp Stove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Unserviceable, stopped working after third use. I thought I got a good deal since it is so cheap, but after third camping trip it started acting strange. First the burner will not light up from the piezo igniter, then it fire gets weaker and weaker then it went dead. I tried changing fuel canister, cleaning the regulator, checking the burner and fuel line, but the same problem. Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kovea Spider
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (80)
MSR PocketRocket
$30 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (27)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$100 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$48 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$32 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Primus EtaPower EF
$231
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR SuperFly
$49 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR Reactor
$150 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR MicroRocket
$45 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$56 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
MSR WindBurner Stove System
$100 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Primus EtaExpress
$110 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Optimus Crux Lite
$36 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove
$40 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$49 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Vector Stove
$30 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$70 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux
$45 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
$43 - $60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
$130 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Spider
$120 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
$60 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Fold N Go 2-Burner Stove
$110 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Jetboil Flash Java Kit
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Starter Kit
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Optimus Elektra FE
$95
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 1 Burner Propane Stove
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove
$84
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Express Stove Ti
$117
Camp Chef Sierra Two-Burner Stove
$79
Snow Peak BiPod Stove
$72 - $89
Coleman Signature InstaStart Grill Stove
$100 - $119
Jetboil Sumo Cooking System
$140 - $189
Snow Peak GigaPower LI Stove
$375
 
Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion Propane Grill
$190
Eureka! Spire LX
$150
Kovea Titanium Stove
$60
Coleman Even-Temp Propane Stove
$130
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