User Review: Jetboil Sol
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $119.95
This stove has been reliable through every single situation I can throw at it. It is a one-stop-shop for most cooking essentials, especially those utilizing dehydrated meals on the trail. Although I have been using an Esbit and looking into wood-burning options to change my game a bit, this Jetboil will be the one I turn to when I need ultimate efficiency and reliability. My only complaints would be that the lid does not stick well (I use a large rubber band to make sure it stays together), and the handle is a bit flimsy.
- Flimsy lid
Setup: Piece of cake! Quick and easy
Ignition: It's electronic...who can't push a button? :) Piezo has been great even in cold weather
Flame Control: Adjustable burner works well, but I haven't had a use for it as I mostly boil water for tea and dehydrated food
Cooking: You can't boil any faster or conveniently!
Wind: I haven't used this in a tornado, but if you were in a tornado I would suggest holding off on eating. Seems to work well in most situations
Fuel Efficiency: This wasn't directly measured but I had one regular canister last through seven nights, being used at least 15 times
Stability: Pot stabilizer really helps out! Never had an issue.
Ease of Use: Simple! Consistent! Love!
Construction & Durability: Orange covered neoprene shows dirt quickly but no complaints.
Conditions: This has been used for 30+ nights in the wilderness without a single fault.