Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

MSR
Primus
Coleman
Optimus
Soto
other
Camp Chef
No Limits
Brunton
Edelrid

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent backcountry stove — reliable, almost indestructible, and easy to use. Completely effective, reliable, almost indestructible piece of gear. Very easy to use and cost effective — uses any white gas which can be had inexpensively (i.e. if you don't buy the MSR brand). Couple it with the right size fuel bottle(s) and its good to go for any trip. Cost is high to start, but running costs very low. Full review

Primus Omnilite TI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight but true expedition-grade stove for use on numerous types of fuel, regardless of the country where you are. In the meantime it’s well suitable for all people who often cook in cold weather and disregard the canister gas. I’ve been using this stove since 2013 in all my outdoor adventures. The primary fuel is white gas in domestic trips and car petrol in international trips (for me finding the gas canisters or white gas in unfamiliar country is a waste of precious time). My primary… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The BEST stove I have ever owned! Very efficient at high altitudes and quick to boil 1 litre of water around 1-2 minutes (depending on the air temperature). Setup It's very simple to set up, just unfold the legs and insert the fuel line. Ignition All you need to do is pressurize the bottle with the pump and let a little fuel leak into the holding cup then ignite. Flame Control Flame control is nonexistent really — it's either full or off. I have found however that if you release the pressure in… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4 of 5 stars Bullet proof. I have had mine for a long time and it keeps on burning. I have the multi fuel model and it has been a blessing. kerosene, white gas, unleaded, it burns them all. It's on the bulky and heavy side, but it WORKS plain and simple. It's stable and reliable and versatile in the backcountry. That is what matters. Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 4 of 5 stars As others have said, super simple. But most are wrong saying it is heavy. I have an old 123 and a newer 123R. The 123 is significantly lighter. I don't carry the silly aluminum top/cup. The stove full of fuel weighs 509 grams. With an MSR 325 mL bottle, the total stove and fuel bottle and fuel weighs 850 grams. Compare that to my MSR SuperFly canister stove. The stove is 175 grams but with two canisters weighs 889 grams, giving about the same burn time as the full Svea plus the 325 mL gas. I think… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 5 of 5 stars This a great stove if you find one. It's very durable and reliable. I bought this stove in 1988 and have used it countless times over the last 28 years. There only two steps to setting up for this stove....fill it up and pump it up. It's very easy to light, just flip the lever and add a spark. At first, you will see a large orange/yellow flame. Then, once the generator is warm, it will turn blue and start to roar. The key is to pump the stove as much as possible again after it's lit.  Flame control… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 42+ years old, and the 8R still works. My Primus 8R was a Christmas gift to my late father when he was Scoutmaster for my Boy Scout Troop. It performed admirably on many campouts and backpacking trips, most notably when Dad and I hiked the Chilkoot Pass gold rush trail from Alaska into British Columbia in 1972. I also used it in the field when I was in the Army Artillery. Recently I pulled it out, filled with fresh Coleman fuel, and fired it up. It doesn't seem to "roar" as loud as I remember, but… Full review

MSR XGK-EX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent stove for boiling water and fast cooking I have used this stove in the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana and the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan. I was able to turn the stove low enough that I could cook eggs and pancakes with it, but that is really pushing the stove on the low end. If you need to simmer a pot of gourmet gumbo, look into the MSR Dragonfly instead. I highly recommend this stove and have never been let down by any MSR product. Stove sets up easily. Just thread the pump into… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The only reason this isn't a 5-star review is because of the weight of this item compared to other stoves. But, I've used this same stove for 16 years. It has seen countless nights in temps down to the teens. It has NEVER EVER failed me. This is a workhorse stove that gets the job done! There is a reason that MSR continues to make this stove. It works. It's reliable. It's easy to use. And, on and on... I bought my stove for my 2000 AT thru hike. It has never failed. It works no matter how cold it… Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (38)
MSR DragonFly reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$105 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI reviewed Sep 19, 2016
$170 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (38)
MSR WhisperLite reviewed Sep 16, 2016
$67 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400 reviewed Aug 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (42)
Optimus Svea reviewed Aug 11, 2016
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Optimus 8R reviewed Jul 20, 2016
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR XGK-EX reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$120 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale reviewed Jun 24, 2016
$75 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (15)
Optimus Nova reviewed Jun 22, 2016
$135 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove reviewed Jun 9, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Optimus 111B reviewed Apr 18, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Soto Muka reviewed Apr 17, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+ reviewed Apr 2, 2016
$144 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove reviewed Nov 25, 2015
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II reviewed Jul 12, 2015
$70
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2015
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user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite reviewed Dec 12, 2014
$100 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove reviewed May 21, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove reviewed Apr 17, 2014
$140 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$72
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove reviewed Feb 10, 2014
$120 - $129
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+ reviewed Jun 6, 2013
$165 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2013
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 26, 2013
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane Stove reviewed May 19, 2012
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove reviewed Jul 27, 2011
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 11, 2011
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya reviewed Mar 30, 2011
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton Optimus Nova reviewed Feb 27, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex reviewed Feb 3, 2011
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user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 22, 2010
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Opilio reviewed Apr 20, 2010
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus 71 reviewed Dec 16, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II reviewed Nov 1, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century Single Burner Stove reviewed Aug 2, 2009
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Gravity VF reviewed Jan 1, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea reviewed May 18, 2007
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Verifuel reviewed Jun 9, 2006
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Primus Basecamp Stove
$130
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$112
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$120
Primus Tupike Stove
$230
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season
$50 - $79
Primus Onja
$105 - $139
Stansport Propane Grill Stove with Piezo Ignitor
$70
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$144 - $179
Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Edelrid Kiro ST

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