Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Brand

Optimus
MSR
Kovea
Ozark Trail
Jetboil
BRS
Primus
Soto
Coleman
Snow Peak

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 (6)
Optimus Crux Lite reviewed Feb 12, 2018
$40 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Optimus Crux reviewed Feb 11, 2018
$40 - $79
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit reviewed Jan 15, 2018
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Kovea Spider reviewed Jan 3, 2018
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (62)
Ozark Trail 2 Burner Propane Stove reviewed Dec 23, 2017
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System reviewed Dec 17, 2017
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
BRS 3000T reviewed Dec 7, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System reviewed Dec 4, 2017
$115 - $134
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Primus ExpressSpider reviewed Nov 23, 2017
 
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (16)
Ozark Trail Camp Stove reviewed Nov 16, 2017
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Eta Lite reviewed Nov 1, 2017
$75 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System reviewed Sep 13, 2017
$64 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Primus ClassicTrail reviewed Sep 5, 2017
$20 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Express reviewed Jul 22, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System reviewed Jul 6, 2017
$68 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster reviewed Jul 6, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo reviewed Jun 30, 2017
$42 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman PerfectFlow Grill Stove reviewed Jun 29, 2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
BRS 3000W reviewed Apr 29, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual reviewed Apr 2, 2017
$35 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (84)
MSR PocketRocket reviewed Jan 26, 2017
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$200 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Ranger Two-Burner Stove reviewed Sep 13, 2016
$122
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System reviewed Aug 11, 2016
$130 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR MicroRocket reviewed Jul 13, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove reviewed Jun 29, 2016
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto reviewed Jun 17, 2016
$44 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpkit BruKit reviewed Jun 12, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR SuperFly reviewed May 17, 2016
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo) reviewed Apr 8, 2016
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System reviewed Mar 9, 2016
$110 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Micron Stove reviewed Mar 4, 2016
$67 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Vector Stove reviewed Feb 16, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman Max Micro Stove reviewed Nov 26, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Primus Eta Solo reviewed Nov 19, 2015
$120 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Express Stove Ti reviewed Sep 15, 2015
$72 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove reviewed Sep 12, 2015
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium reviewed Aug 27, 2015
$60
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gearbest KL-S1 Stove reviewed Jul 30, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rich-Moore 7000 Remote Canister Stove reviewed Jul 30, 2015
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user rating: 5 of 5 (18)
Brunton Raptor reviewed Jul 26, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Nomad Life Titanium Stove reviewed Jun 20, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove reviewed Mar 9, 2015
$37
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (51)
Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS) reviewed Feb 26, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove reviewed Feb 20, 2015
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Spider reviewed Feb 12, 2015
$120 - $122
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Coleman Xtreme Powermax Stove reviewed Dec 28, 2014
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System reviewed Oct 12, 2014
$140 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove reviewed Oct 11, 2014
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Jetboil Flash Java Kit reviewed Sep 24, 2014
$110
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