Jetboil Zip Cooking System
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69
Great all-in-one camp system. Best for elevations under 8000ft. I would absolutely recommend this product. Not a single problem from day one.
- Packs small
- Light weight
- All-in-one system
- French Press attachment
- Slower at high elevations
I have been using the Zip for two years now for backpacking and yet have had a single issue. It does boil water slower at elevations higher than 8000 ft, but still super happy with my purchase.
Great for solo trips, and smaller portions of food. Smallest in Jetboil lineup. Setup is very fast and easy. The Zip doesn't have a built-in igniter, larger models do. Boil time is only a couple min. and the flame has yet to be blown out, but if it was windy I always put it behind some sort of windscreen(not included).
It is very stable and also comes with legs for the fuel canister. IT packs down to the size of a Nalgene bottle. If you buy the small canister of fuel it fit inside of the Jetboil.
I just purchased the French Press adaptor and am very pleased with it. (Only after learning the tricks to it.) So to say I am happy with it would be an understatement. Go out and get one!
Price Paid: $49.99
I chose the Zip because it's barely heavier than the Sol Ti but a whole lot less expensive, and I got it on sale. And I'm glad I did.
I am impressed.
It packs very nicely, and fits well in my pack. And that's saying a lot, since I now primarily use a 35L backpack.
Boil times are amazing, and when I moved my hands over the pot and down the sides, I could tell why: virtually all the heat was focused on the bottom of the pot. This also makes it very fuel-efficient.
The downside is directly related to that. This stove boils water really really well -- which is all I need it to do. If you want to cook in it, be prepared to watch it carefully and stir it a lot. All the heat of the stove is focused in a very small area at the bottom of the pot.
12 oz / 345 g (system weight does not include pot support and fuel stabilizer)
27 oz / 0.8 L
16 oz / 0.5 L in 2 minutes, 30 seconds (avg over life of Jetpower canister)
12 L per 100 g Jetpower canister
4.1 in / 104 mm
6.5 in / 165 mm
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