User Review: Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (raffle prize at a movie)
Works well, fast when not filled to the top. Ignitor is not reliable but I just use a lighter. Works OK in cold temps (sub 0), but performance is reduced significantly. I would definitely recommend this.
- light weight and compact
- canisters are wasteful
- ignitor is not reliable
I've had the Jetboil for about 2 years now and it's still going strong. Works pretty well in all conditions. I use it a lot backcountry skiing in the snow and it has performed reasonably well in sub 0 temps.
It does take a lot longer in cold temps, and I have had one canister freeze OPEN, spewing gas out into the air. As long as you only fill the cup to the line it boils VERY fast, filling to the top takes much longer.
Compact size is excellent, and one small canister will last several days in the backcountry.