Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Brand

Primus
Ozark Trail
Camp Chef
Century
Snow Peak
Olicamp
MSR
Optimus
Jetboil
Coleman

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

Optimus Crux Lite

rated 5 of 5 stars Small, not expensive, with plenty of heat. I chose the Optimus because the platform for holding a pot is larger than other brands, making it less top heavy. Everything about this stove ranks near the top. It is small, not expensive, easy to use, is not top heavy, and the flame control works well for a canister stove. In the wind there is some benefit to setting it up behind a wind break or making a windscreen. It is very light and dependable. I have used it on my boat during winter fishing trips. Full review

Optimus Crux

rated 3 of 5 stars I brilliant idea that has its drawbacks. Suited for summer conditions in sheltered areas. This seems like a stroke of genius—make use of the dead space at the bottom of the canister to stow the stove. In principle it is but manufacturing something this compact comes at a price. The designers at Optimus were clever to spot the dead space at the bottom of a gas canister and consider if a stove could be made to fit in it. In this respect it is a brilliant idea. It certainly fits in larger canisters,… Full review

MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This small stove kit, designed for minimalist solo backpacking includes the new MSR PocketRocket 2 stove, a pot grabber, a plastic cup/bowl, a cup lid, and an aluminum pot (.75L capacity). A small 4 oz. fuel canister (not included) will fit within component system. The entire system (not including fuel) weighs only 10 oz. Its small size, versatility, and efficient stove action make this an ideal stove kit for camping or backpacking. This stove kit arrived in a solid cardboard box, protecting the… Full review

Kovea Spider

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid performer. I have been using this stove for a few months. I have run about five 200-gram MSR canisters through it. I paid 42, free shipping and no tax. It took 12 days for Amazon to get it from Korea to Tennessee. Happy about all that.  It is a solid stove. Well made. Easy to operate, even in sub-freezing temps. I have used it on a few mornings below 20° F and no issues. Warm the canister a little in the bag or jacket and after it is fired up, it takes 10 seconds to heat the pre-heater tube… Full review

Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars For the money, we haven't found a better option. It has held up well despite some probably unnecessary abuse. We like it better with an adapter and a 20-pound propane tank. This stove has worked out great for us. We did some shopping around, and it wasn’t the coolest looking, most luxurious, or probably even the highest quality materials. But the price was much better than the other two-burner options we looked at.   We’ve used it nearly daily, two or three meals a day, for a couple of months… Full review

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple, effective. The Jetboil Flash is a lightweight and efficient stove that will quickly boil water for tea. We have also used this beautiful stove when bringing water to temperature for rehydrating backpacker food-in-a-bag :) The Jetboil Flash (older model) is a great stove for boiling water for tea or coffee. We have also used the stove to boil water when reconstituting dehydrated backpacker food. As you see in the attached video, setup is quick and easy. The wind was blowing a little while… Full review

BRS 3000T

rated 5 of 5 stars If you're looking for a functional, ultralight canister stove, this is your stove. It's extremely light and compact, but sturdy enough to get the job done. I have taken the BRS on several trips with over 100 miles worth of backpacking and have not had any issues that would make me want to look for a different stove. The stove comes in a tiny stuff sack and is easy to remove and setup. It has three rotating feet for the pot which all rotate into position once you flip the flame adjustment lever out. Full review

Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

rated 5 of 5 stars Best lightweight stove on the market. Save fuel by boiling water in a jiffy. Also excellent for cooking meals in the pot. Stove is very easy to set up and use. Igniter is built in so no looking for a fire source. Flame control is excellent with the simmer regulator.  You can cook almost anything with this stove. Depending on elevation, boils two cups in less than two minutes. Works great in wind unless its a really strong wind then shielding is needed. One of the best stoves I have ever used. Full review

BRS 3000T

rated 5 of 5 stars This tiny stove is extremely compact and lightweight, yet puts out a lot of heat. Perfect for a small solo cook kit. I have had this stove for two seasons now and in my opinion, it is a gem of a titanium, ultralight mini-stove! It is a perfect match to a 4-oz isobutane tank and a 500-700 ml pot for a solo cook kit. When folded, it measures barely 2 inches long by 1 inch around and weighs less than 1 oz (25 gr). It's barely larger than pocket change: And this little guy can really put out some heat! Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20 - $22
 
Primus Classic Trail
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user rating: 1.5 of 5 (62)
Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove
$25 MSRP
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$26
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove
$30 - $39
Century "Matchless" Single Burner Stove With Carry Bag
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
$37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (84)
MSR PocketRocket
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Optimus Crux Lite
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Optimus Crux
$40 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$44 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$60
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Optimus Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set
$60
Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner Stove
$60
Jetboil Luna Satellite Burner
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR SuperFly
$65
Camp Chef Stryker 150 Propane Stove
$60 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Primus TechnoTrail
$60 MSRP
Primus Express Spider II
$63
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$64 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Micron Stove
$67 MSRP
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Micron Ti 2.5
$67 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$70
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Express Stove Ti
$72 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Eta Lite
$75 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$80
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower BF
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II
$85 - $99
Snow Peak BiPod Stove
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Starter Kit
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (19)
MSR WindPro
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$95
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Optimus Elektra FE
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$100
MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit Compressed Fuel Canister Stove / Pot/Pan
$100
Primus Essential Stove Set 1.3 Compressed Fuel Canister Stove / Pot/Pan
$100
Eureka! Spire Camp Stove
$100
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Trekker Kit
$100 MSRP
Jetboil Flash Lite Cooking System
$100
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Jetboil Flash Java Kit
$110
Snow Peak GeoShield Stove
$100 - $115
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