Multi-Fuel Stoves

Brand

MSR
Primus
Vargo
Ultimate Survival Technologies
Kovea
Trangia
Optimus
Four Dog Stove
Trail Designs
Firebox

Price

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

Recent Multi-Fuel Stove Reviews

Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove. Does what you need and more. This is a great stove. I have had no problems using either canister fuel or liquid fuel. It boils water quick, and is great for cooking other foods. I not only use mine on the trail, but I use it when we spend the day on the lake. I cook hot dogs and other foods for 10 people no problem. This stove is well worth the price and weight for its versatility. Full review

Ultimate Survival Technologies Folding Stove

rated 3 of 5 stars I give it 3 stars. It's okay for short summer trips when you need a cup of coffee to get you going in the morning. It was made well, but for some odd reason I like my Esbit from 15 years ago better. Not sure why. All in all it's worth $3-5 dollars. Full review

Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars On a multi-day trek in Ireland (in winter) I was using an alcohol stove. All fine until we really needed a hot meal in the middle of the day to be able to keep going comfortably. Alcohol stove took aaaaaages to get some water to the boiling point. My friend boiled water, ate his meal, boiled my, by then, 'warm' water, let me eat my meal and was all set and ready to go in no time. I was amazed by the immense output of his stove, the Primus Omnifuel. Ordered it immediately when I came home. Have used… Full review

Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The 2017 Vargo Triad is a very sturdy and functional alcohol/solid fuel stove that I will continue to use due to its bomb proof design and consistent alcohol burn times. It has some inconveniences with the need to use at least 1.5 ounces of fuel and difficulty in recovering leftover alcohol, so may not be the best option for boil in bag solo hikers, but works well for two people and other cooking styles who want the flexibility of using multiple fuel types depending on conditions. Note that this… Full review

MSR XGK II Shaker

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome rocket-like snow melting/water boiling capability, fantastic reliability combined with a multi-fuel option—what's not to like?                                           MSR XGK II Shaker Jet Stove (1994 model)                                                             I've been using the MSR XGK II since 1998 and it's still going strong. In 2013-14 I used it while deployed in Africa using petrol and diesel, and since getting back to… Full review

Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove has been around for ages and been well reviewed. I have the 2015 updated model and I can only agree with how durable, powerful, and efficient it is. Being my first liquid fuel stove it took me quite a while to master it. The pros of this stove are well known: It’s extremely durable. You can easily take it apart and reassemble it by yourself even in the outdoors. It has no parts that can fail (very few parts overall, no plastic, no tiny parts). Maintenance is easy. Powerful — It’s… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove. This is a great stove that can be used in any weather. It easily boils water for 3 people in about 10 minutes.The best thing about this stove is being able to take just the amount of fuel you need. Testing the MSR Whisperlite burn time with 11oz of Coleman fuel. I was kind of surprised by the results. Kerosene has more energy per oz then white gas (Coleman fuel) and will burn longer. I may test that in the future. I think liquid fuel stoves are still a good option for backpacking, especially… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Universal

rated 4 of 5 stars A replacement for my MSR Dragonfly multi wet fuel stove that was too heavy. This stove is a canister/white gas/kerosene/unleaded auto fuel stove. Using three different jets it can use four different fuels. I sold my too heavy but reliable MSR Dragonfly stove after two decades of use. It was THE best simmering wet fuel stove on the planet and could thus save fuel. The MSR Whisperlite Universal meets every camping requirement except the ability of wet fuel modes to simmer. It is "heavy" by UL standards… Full review

Firebox Gen2 Titanium Folding Firebox Nano

rated 4 of 5 stars Ultra light and portable multifuel stove that is a breeze to set up and pack up. It can fit in a shirt pocket and be set up in less than a minute. The Gen2 Titanium Folding firebox is an amazing piece of equipment that is easy to use and is only 4oz (113g). It is an extremely well thought out little stove. All the pieces are attached, so when you need to use it, simply take it out of its pouch that fits in your shirt pocket and it unhinges into the appropriate shape. There has been no warping or… Full review