Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Brands

MSR
Kovea
Olicamp
Snow Peak
Primus
Northern Lights
MasterGlow
Markill
Brunton
Everst

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 and above

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Jetboil fans rejoice! Satisfying simmer control plus a new pot size/shape make this complete/modular canister stove worthy of adding to or upgrading your kit. The versatility of accessories such as the pot support also elevate it to a fully stand-alone stove for most applications. Given its size (1 L), base weight (14.6 oz) and weight-saving options, it can serve a solo backpacker or small group alike. The ease and speed at which such an all-inclusive unit boils water has made it my preferred stove… Full review

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this stove! Super fast and packs well. Easy setup and built-in, one-strike ignition. This is a really solid stove and easy to use. I was amazed at how fast it boils water, usually around 100 seconds at low altitude.   I purchased the french coffee press to go with it and now I can have my favorite coffee on the trail just like I would at home. This system comes with basically everything you need for simple heating (i.e., water for dehydrated foods or hot drinks). If you are going to do any… Full review

Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Extremely light, extremely small. The lightest canister stove so far. Great for ultralight backpacking using a Ti mug. Lets you simmer vs. an alcohol stove! I tried a couple of different alcohol stoves and wasn't impressed by their ease-of-use and fuel consumption but they were lighter than existing canister stoves. I stumbled across the Olicamp Ion Micro Ti stove on the interweb and for about $45, I gave a shot.  Weighing in at 49g with case (45+4), the Ion Micro is the smallest and lightest canister… Full review

Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars JetBoil makes hot water happen fast, in a medium weight package. Mine has been flawless. It goes in my hunting pack when I need hot food quickly and quietly, in fire ban areas, as well as at altitude. Mine heats water for hot drinks, Mountain House, and Campbell's condensed soup. This stove is extremely convenient when you are reheating or cooking instant types of food.  I've used it at 9K feet in the autumn, and been very happy.  A 110gram fuel can lasts forever. The only thing I would change… Full review

Soto Micro Regulator Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for cooking fish or boiling water. The Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator stove is a versatile canister stove with the ability to evenly cook fish, boil water, and everything in between. It's perfect for backpackers who like to cook or prepare their meal while out on the trail. A few months ago I was on the hunt for a new canister stove. There are a lot of options that fall within a pretty wide price range, so to help narrow my options I looked at stoves that were highly packable and able to cook… Full review

Primus Eta Spider

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very well made, stable, dependable, rugged, super-quiet and efficient stove. Delivered from Primus to work with canister (LP) gas, but will also burn white gas, kerosene, paraffin, and unleaded fuel with an optional multi-fuel kit. Not sure, but I would not be surprised if it would also burn Jet-A fuel. bare bones setup without the windscreenstove sitting inside of the windscreen. hard to see but each foot is secured by a magnet in the base of the windscreen. notice all the tiny holes in the "collander"… Full review

Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)

rated 1.5 of 5 stars One trick pony. The annoying thing about Jetboil is the igniters. They last about a week of use before eroding away, totally unacceptable when you consider what these devices are used for and where they go. Why Jetboil allows such inferior igniters to be used in their product mystifies me. I would not use one again and in fact sold all of my Jetboil  gear. Another reason not to use them is that the pots are useless on anything other than the Jetboil stove. i.e they are no good on a hot plate or… Full review

MSR WindBoiler

rated 4 of 5 stars 100km p hour winds — no problems. Back from a 2-day backpacking trip with this new stove. I took an almost exhausted gas cylinder (20% left). I did 4 boils of 240ml of water and the gas is still not exhausted. Boil time was 2 minutes in up to 100 km per hour winds. The first time I started it the flame blew out before I loaded the pot / heat exchanger assembly on the stove.  After this experience I learned how to keep the lighted match on the stove (waterproof matches are also WIND proof!) until… Full review

Coleman Xtreme Powermax Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great stove, and great companion to my 2-burner model. I haven't used it for awhile because I, um, don't have it anymore. Looking for replacement. I've read that fuel is no longer available. True? I haven't used my single or two burner for a few years, but have lots of fuel saved up. My single burner model lost a leg (broke), and when I took it to a buddy to have him tack it back together with an aluminum welder, one of his guys accidentally threw the whole thing out. I'm hoping to find a replacement,… Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (19)
MSR WindPro
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
MSR MicroRocket
$48 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kovea Spider
$52
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$60 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Trekker Kit
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
$20
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Northern Lights Alpha Ti
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower BF
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MasterGlow Microlite
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Markill Hot Rod
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Northern Lights Packer
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Markill Spider
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (17)
Brunton Raptor
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Brunton Flex Foldable Canister Stove
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Brunton Vesta Butane Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Alpine Titanium
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everst Backpacking Stove
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (71)
MSR PocketRocket
$32 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$99 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$56 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR SuperFly
$52 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
MSR Reactor
$152 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Primus EtaExpress
$77 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$70 - $103
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Jetboil Sol
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Optimus Crux Lite
$32 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$86 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
$170 - $199
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 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
$70 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (51)
Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Primus EtaPower EF
$144 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Primus TechnoTrail
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Northern Lights Trekker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Eta Solo
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus EtaPackLite
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Monatauk Gnat Titanium Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Micron Stove
$67 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Campingaz Twister 270 HPZ
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Coleman Exponent F1 Ultralight Stove
discontinued
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