Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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Primus
Kovea
MSR
Texsport
Ozark Trail
Olicamp
Optimus
Soto
Snow Peak
Coleman

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

Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars An ultralight, packable stove to boil water or reheat meals. I bought this stove to boil water and re-hydrate meals. This fits great along with matches and fuel in the GSI kettle. Very simple, light, and fuel efficient, this stove has treated me well during the past two years. The only problem I have had are efficiency at elevation. Overall great stove and very lightweight. Full review

Jetboil Zip Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fast and lightweight cook system, when all you want is hot water in a hurry. My old MSR Superfly stove has given me great service for over ten years. But I've been wanting to try a Jetboil system for some time, and with plethora of REI gift cards in hand, I went for it. The setup of the stove is simple. Just screw the cooker on to the canister, fill the cup with water, light burner, attach the cup, and you're good to go. The burner is easy to light, and I don't miss having a built-in igniter (which… Full review

Gearbest KL-S1 Stove

rated 3 of 5 stars Gearbest High Quality Heat-resistant Portable Folding Split Type Camping Stove KL-S1 This is a $13 Chinese remote canister stove that looks like it could be a copy of the Kovea Spider stove. (Actually right after I ordered this, before it arrived, my wife won a Kovea Spider stove as a door prize.) The price included shipping to the U.S. from China, via the Netherlands from a website called gearbest. (Not sure why that particular routing was used, but it took about 3 weeks.) It is a little larger… Full review

Kovea Spider

rated 5 of 5 stars Kovea Spider Stove This is a remote canister stove. My wife won this as a door prize. It is pretty nice. The stove is easy to light.  It does need a windscreen and not too small of a pot.  The first time we used it was with a Snow Peak Trek 900cc titanium cup, without a windscreen, and it took a while more than it should have to boil a couple cups of water. The small pot and the lack of windscreen were my fault. My wife had just won it and we wanted to try it out. It would have been better with… Full review

Rich-Moore 7000 Remote Canister Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Rich-Moore 7000 Remote Canister Stove. This is a vintage remote canister stove. These were made by ALP for Rich-Moore. ALP stands for Allanter Leisure Products Inc. in the UK. It sold for 14.95 in 1974. It’s not a bad stove. It was advanced for the time (so I gave it more points than if it were new) and is not much smaller than similar type modern stoves. The stove is easy to light. There are three legs that rotate to nest together, and then the hose wraps around it, although the pot support doesn’t… Full review

MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love it. 1st stove purchase in 18 years. This was my first stove purchase in 18 years and I couldn't be happier. It packs up in this neat little triangular plastic case that fits in those little gaps of wasted space in your pack. No assembly, remove from the case, screw it on the tank, open the three support stands, unfold the gas control valve & fire it up. Boils 2 cups of water in about a minute or so on high (Estimated time). You should be certain to have your pot centered on the support… Full review

Snow Peak GigaPower Manual

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchased this from REI, great little stove. I own three alcohol stoves (Vargo Triad, and two I made) and this packs down fairly small compared to the others. Fuel is a bit bulky, but they last for 3 days (3 meals a day.) Highly recommended to use on a backpacking trip if you want food or heat FAST. Alcohol is a little slower and unreliable in certain conditions. Recommended to purchase the Snow Peak windscreen and titanium cookware as it all fits snugly in the 700 mL pot. For a detailed review… Full review

Brunton Raptor

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent, durable performer that starts right up and gives a very consistent flame. The go-to pro compared to my first stoveand that is a"mini" bic A quarter, are you kidding me? In an 8oz cup with fork, spoon, and mini bic2in and hose is about 16in6in high on mid size canisterred is starter sparkerflame adjuster or regulator on stoveflame adjuster of regulator on hosewith hose and standcan handle big loads serious flame coffee anyone? compared to left to right Esbit, Jetboil (pots in back), Coleman… Full review

MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars We use this stove for canoe picnic breakfasts (paddle to an island and make breakfast), for canoe camping trips, and for short winter hikes when we may want to stop and make a hot drink. It has shown itself to be reliable in the temperature range we have used it in, and certainly works well at its basic purpose for us...boil and heat up water! First used this stove on a late winter breakfast hike...temperature was about 30 degrees, and the stove worked just fine. Obviously, if there is a strong… Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
$20
Kovea Backpackers Stove
$20 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
MSR Reactor
$20 - $219
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Texsport Single Burner Propane Stove
$23
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (55)
Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove
$25 MSRP
Olicamp Vector Stove
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (76)
MSR PocketRocket
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Optimus Crux Lite
$32 - $49
Soto Compact Foldable Stove
$34
 
Kovea Hiker Stove
$37
Kovea Solo Stove
$37
Kovea Supalite Titanium
$39
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove
$39 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Primus TechnoTrail
$39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 1 Burner Propane Stove
$40
Olicamp Electron Stove
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
$40 - $49
Kovea Titanium Stove
$43
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR MicroRocket
$45 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux
$45 - $79
 
Kovea Scout
$46
Primus Express Stove Ti
$48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR SuperFly
$49 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$50
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$50
Olicamp Kinetic Ultra Titanium Stove
$50 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
$70 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$55 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$64 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$64 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kovea Spider
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Micron Stove
$67 MSRP
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Micron Ti 2.5
$67 MSRP
Primus Eta Lite
$70 - $109
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Jetboil Sol Ti
$70 - $159
Snow Peak BiPod Stove
$72 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$76 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Optimus Elektra FE
$76 - $94
Primus Express Stove Ti (Piezo)
$76 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower BF
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Primus EtaExpress
$88 - $114
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