Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Brands

Primus
Kovea
Texsport
Olicamp
Century
Ozark Trail
MSR
Monatauk
Optimus
Snow Peak

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

rated 5 of 5 stars Love this little thing. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I love this stove. It packs a punch for its micro size. The stove simmers extremely well and boils up water quickly. Ignition is a one click and you're lit with the piezo igniter. Overall, I am extremely happy I bought this little baby. Full review

Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this stove and would recommend it to all backpackers. I have used this in the cold and warm temperatures. It works great for boiling water and cooking spam as well as heating gravy. It worked well (the spam was burnt a bit). It can attach to MSR canisters and I assume to most on the market. Full review

Kovea Spider

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, packable, and dependable stove suitable for four-season use. If they play their cards right I think the South Korean-based Kovea will be rivaling the top stove manufacturers on the market today. (Video review below). As it currently stands, this stove is not available via the regular 'players' but both Amazon and CampSaver.com have stepped up to offer this dynamite, very well-priced, remote canister stove. Another site, Fatcatgear.com offers the Spider and has an aftermarket windscreen… Full review

MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Never failed me, reliable, boils fast, small and convenient. I can always rely on MSR products. In fact I will not get any other brand stove. It has never failed me once or needed maintenance in the two years that I have used it. And let me tell you, I have used it everywhere in the Cascades of Washington! It performs miraculously, boils fast, loud, but that's OK. Can't be any easier to use, and it cools off fast, which is a real plus for meal in the morning when you want to get going. This thing… Full review

Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Jetboil Joule is a canister stove system that is intended for use by “expert backpacking groups and alpinists”, particularly for large groups (four or more). Per my tests, the Joule is best suited for groups of 3 to 5 who are primarily heating water for reconstituting freeze-dry meals, pasta and other 1-pot dishes, and for hot drinks. The Joule combines several features that expand the capabilities of the stove. The canister is mounted inverted inside the frame base (liquid fuel flow), which… Full review

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love this stove! Boils water so fast you won't believe it and uses very little fuel to do so. Compact when packed up and very easy to use. I love this stove, what more need I say? It's very easy to set up and comes with a base to keep it level, and had good support with a pot also. Made my own homemade windscreen by covering paperboard with aluminum foil that worked just fine. Completely adjustable burner and the igniter works great every time. Packs inside the cup and well worth the space it… Full review

MSR SuperFly

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Decent all round stove. The Superfly is a simple stove that works well for moderate use. Cooking on it is better than the Pocket or Micro Rockets from MSR as the burner is wider than average so it provides a much better simmer. It takes a couple minutes to boil 1.5L of water. The same burner makes it harder to fit well into pots.  Outside of that it is your average canister style stove. Fuel consumption is average, as is its weaknesses to the winds.  Overall not a bad buy. Simple and cooks well. Full review

Jetboil Flash Java Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars A great simple lightweight cooking system. The Jetboils are amazing stoves. All the pieces (stove, stand, fuel canister) fit inside the pot. This makes them compact and considering the pot is included in the system mostly lightweight. I love using this for alpine starts where quick and easy is very much appreciated.  Setting up the stove is easy. Just attach the canister and you are off to the races. It ignites with a built-in piezo ignitor. The large wire dials are easy to adjust with gloves on,… Full review

Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Great 'car camping' stove. Offers the versatility of a burner for a pot of joe plus a grill for cooking a burger. I purchased this stove to replace my old Coleman stove that had seen the end of its useful life. I liked the idea with this stove that you have both a burner and a grill/griddle. This unit is typical of all of Coleman's previous stoves, the top is held up by two side wings, which can act as either a small lightweight shelf (I never use it this way) or a windscreen. Setup is easy, open… Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20 - $29
Kovea Backpackers Stove
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Texsport Single Burner Propane Stove
$23
Olicamp Vector Stove
$24
Century "Matchless" Single Burner Stove With Carry Bag
$25
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (54)
Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove
$25 MSRP
Kovea Hiker Stove
$30
Kovea Solo Stove
$30
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (71)
MSR PocketRocket
$31 - $39
Olicamp Electron Stove
$32
Monatauk Squall Wind Resistant Stove
$32
Kovea Scout
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Optimus Crux Lite
$38 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 1 Burner Propane Stove
$40
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux
$40 - $79
Olicamp Kinetic Ultra Titanium Stove
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
MSR MicroRocket
$48 - $59
Kovea Titanium Stove
$48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
$63 - $99
Century Standard 2-Burner Stove
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$56
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
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 (9)
MSR SuperFly
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Primus TechnoTrail
$60 MSRP
 
Kovea Expedition
$61
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$66 - $103
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
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Jetboil Sol Ti
$70 - $159
Primus Express Stove Ti
$72 MSRP
Primus Express Stove Ti (Piezo)
$76 MSRP
Coleman Signature InstaStart Grill Stove
$77
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower BF
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II
$80 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove
$83
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Primus ExpressSpider
$86
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$86 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Primus EtaExpress
$88 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (19)
MSR WindPro
$90
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