Liquid Fuel Stoves

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$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II

rated 5 of 5 stars Best for cooking in tent, heat tent. Easy to fire up! No weight! Small. It has been exellent to use in summer and winter time. Used it in mountains and it has never failed me yet for 20 years! Karsten. Full review

Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing gem and indestructible/reliable. A backpacking asset despite being less than ultralight. Four point five stars. Have used this for a decade, and really I've never been disappointed. CONS: To get its steely durability and reliability it is heavy, (at 2.75 lbs). PROS: I feel they outweigh the one con. Zero setup time, fantastic heat, adjustable with a finger, steady surface, burns any liquid fuel except paint. The gentleman who said his would not light? Yes, the pump spins clockwise and counter… Full review

Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A fire bomb that will soot up your pots and drain your fuel bottles. I bought one of these several years ago in the hopes of getting something quieter with a higher heat output than my MSR WhisperLite. It is both of those. But that is all. Because of its faults, I have never bothered to take it on a wilderness trip. It inevitably floods with liquid fuel every time, producing a large yellow flame. The flame eventually reduces to a hot blue flame, but only after 10-15 minutes. You have a choice: put… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Only stove you will ever need. My brother and I took a Svea across the country on a road trip and it performed very well. There was a bit of a learning curve. We simply heat the entire stove with a lighter or match for 10-20 seconds then turn the gas open rather than using what others may refer to as primers. Also, if you start your hike at a low altitude then go to a higher altitude you won't have a problem pressurizing or getting it started. It should go right away. This is a very easy stove to… Full review

MSR SimmerLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available (it has been discontinued). However it is still available used, or even NEW, on various sites on the web. If you are looking for a decent first time white gas stove, then I would recommend this stove. It was the first backpacking stove I have bought and still use.  It took me a while to learn how to prime the stove in order to get the liquid vaporized. Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought mine in the '70s, ancient times now, backpacked all over the U.S. Fell down a steep ridge once, stove and extra fuel bottle took a few dents. Just started it and ran it after 25 years of not using it. Started right up, even had old fuel. Great stove, just a little heavy compared to an MSR system. No priming in colder weather, use some lighter paste or some petroleum jelly with a teaspoon of fuel in bottom of pan to get her rolling. I say her because she has never let me down even in frozen… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 5 of 5 stars Been cooking since the '70s with no signs of stopping! Classic stove. What an epic stove. My dad handed this down to me and I may end up handing it down again. it shows no sign of stopping. The Swedes knew what they were doing! I made a windscreen by cutting up a big soda can and wedging it in. Only thing is it's a hefty little thing. Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the bit of kit you use when you cannot afford for anything to go wrong! It is highly reliable and simple to use even when your brain is zonked out from the fatigue of climbing all day and altitude. I have used this stove on many occasions and from sea level up to 5,500 metres. It has worked beautifully for hours on end and never let me down. This item is critical above the tree line or on occasions when one is camping and circumstances do not allow open fires. Making breakfast for a team… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Love my MSR Whisperlite. Have been using it since 2003 in Iraq. Burn any type of fuel with the Internationale. I bought mine for the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom so I could cook my own food if/when that became an option. Trust me, MRE's get old fast! I got the Internationale¬†with a 30oz bottle. Since then, I have bought a second one used with a second pump and 11oz bottle. I have only replaced the O-rings once in 12 years after being in storage for 4 years before I got back into camping and backpacking.¬†… Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
Optimus Svea
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (35)
MSR WhisperLite
$72 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (34)
MSR DragonFly
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR XGK-EX
$144 - $159
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (37)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
$80 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (14)
Optimus Nova
$15 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (8)
Optimus Nova+
$144 - $159
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+
$200 - $219
Primus Basecamp Stove
$130
 
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$86
Primus Omnilite TI
$152 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Optimus 111B
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Soto Muka
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NRS Woodland Power Stove
$140 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century Single Burner Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Opilio
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove
Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Edelrid Kiro ST
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$160 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Optimus 8R
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus 71
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Verifuel
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton Optimus Nova
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Gravity VF
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued

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