Jetboil Helios Guide

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Specs

2011
Weight 48 oz / 1,349 g
Volume 2 L and 3 L pots included
Boil Time 3 min for 1L at 68°F
Average Efficiency 72% (24 1L boils per 230g / 8 oz canister)
Boil Time Consistency 23 sequential 3-min 1L boils
Useable Temperature Range -10°F to 100°F (measured range)
Height 5.1 in / 130 mm (packed)
Width 9.5 in / 240 mm (packed)

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I have had the opportunity to use the Helios on a…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

I have had the opportunity to use the Helios on a few trips now. While heavier than most cylinder, it is extremely useful for guiding groups of 3-6 people. I have used it for car camping in Joshua Tree, backpacking in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and, most recently, a winter training backpacking in the Adirondacks.

That was the stove's only downfall. As might be expected, performance at sub-freezing temperatures was mediocre at best. Even with the fuel stored warmed inside a belay parka, and chemical heat packs insulated against the fuel canister with ensolite foam, the melting / boiling times were extremely slow (12-15 minutes) to melt enough snow for 1 liter of water brought not quite to a boil, compared to 6-7 minutes with an MSR XGK.

The simmering ability in 3 seasons is great, the fuel efficiency and speed are great.

Overall - A great 3 season guiding stove, but not so in winter.

About me:
20 years backpacking in 4 seasons
High altitude experience in Alaska and South America
Professional staff in a college outdoor environment

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Manufacturer's Description

Incorporating the same FluxRing technology that launched the award-winning, best-selling PCS, Jetboil has scaled up and combined the PCS' benefits with inverted butane canister injection to create the easiest to use, most efficient, high capacity system available for outdoor cooking.

Helios lights quickly and reliably with the click of a button, and heats consistently down to the last drop of fuel. Helios Guide is an all-in-one cooking system that covers the gamut, from melting snow to prepping robust meals for you and your crew.

Our highest capacity system, complete with 2L and 3L pots.

Features:

  • 3L FluxRing® Pot with neoprene cozy
  • 2L FluxRing® Pot with neoprene cozy
  • Pot-supporting burner base
  • Push-button igniter assembly
  • Fuel can stabilizer
  • Snap-on windscreen
  • Lid and bottom cover that double as plates

Visit Jetboil's Helios Guide page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Helios Guide is an all-in-one cooking system that covers the gamut, from melting snow to prepping robust meals for you and your crew.

- EMS

Jetboil high-performance meets high-capacity. Mobilize your party with the Jetboil Helios Guide collective-conscious system. Incorporating the same FluxRing- technology that launched the award-winning, best-selling PCS, Jetboil has scaled up and combined the PCS' benefits with inverted butane canister injection to create the easiest to use, most efficient, high-capacity system available for outdoor cooking. Helios lights quickly and reliably with the click of a button, and heats consistently down to the last drop. The Helios Guide is an all-in-one cooking system that covers the gamut, from melting snow to prepping robust meals for you and your crew.Jetboil Helios Guide Cooking System Includes:2L FluxRing Pot and 3L FluxRing pot with neoprene cozy Pot-supporting burner base Push-button igniter assembly Fuel can stabilizer Snap-on windscreen Lid and bottom cover that doubles as a plate (lid makes a good 'flying disc' for added fun around camp) Helios Guide Technical Specifications: Boil Time: 3 min for 1L at 68 F Average Efficiency: 72% (24 1L boils per 230g / 8 oz canister) Boil Time Consistency: 23 sequential 3-min 1L boils Useable Temperature Range: -10 F to 100 F (measured range) Volume: 2 liter and 3 liter pots included Dimensions: 5.1'' x 9.5'' diameter, packed (130 mm x 240 mm) Weight: 48 oz ( 1,349 g)

- Mountain Hideaway

Jetboil combines FluxRing efficiency with an inverted butane canister injection to create the high capacity Helio Guide Cooking System. The Helios lights quickly and reliably with the click of a button, heats consistently down to the last drop. Helios is an all-in-one cooking system that covers the gamut, from melting snow to prepping robust meals for you and your crew. FluxRing heat exchanger system maximizes fuel efficiency; one of the best canister stoves even in cool conditions or at high altitude 3L FluxRing(R) Pot with neoprene cozy 2L FluxRing(R) Pot with neoprene cozy Pot-supporting burner base Push-button igniter assembly Fuel can stabilizer Snap-on windscreen Lid and bottom cover that double as a plates

- OMCgear

Jetboil Helios Guide Cooking System Camp Stove - Incorporating the same FluxRing technology that launched the award-winning, best-selling PCS, Jetboil has set a new standard with the Helios Guide Group Cooking System! The Helios Guide stove combines reliable Jetboil benefits with an inverted butane canister injection to create the easiest to use, most efficient, high capacity system available for outdoor cooking. Add a 2 liter and a 3 liter fluxring pots and you've expanded your cooking options to feed an army. The Helios stove lights quickly and reliably with the click of a button, and heats consistently down to the last drop of fuel. With a pot-supporting burner base, fuel can stabilizer, and a snap-on windscreen you're ready for anything. The Helios Guide Group Cooking System from Jetboil is an all-in-one cooking system that covers the gamut, from melting snow to prepping robust meals for you and your crew!

- Outdoorplay