User Review: Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)
Price Paid: $80
I've logged a lot of miles (on and off trail) with the Jetboil PCS. It's an outstanding and practical approach to lightweight hiking/trekking. Its compact self storage makes it simple to pack and unpack.
The flaws I find in this unit are in its electronic igniter and the measuring cup that grasps and protects the heating coil. All it took was one solid drop onto a granite boulder and the porcelain insulater within the igniter broke. (However, a spark from a lighter or firestick does the trick.) The measuring cup doesn't uphold to much pressure either. A split up the side can be repaired with duct tape!
My suggestion to the buyer: There's no better stove on the market for solo excursions.