Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

Primus ETA Lite+

rated 5 of 5 stars An affordable, lightweight, reliable "All in One Stove" that meets...no...exceeds expectations for solo or duo backpackers! A feature-rich and innovative design that still keeps it simple.                                        PRIMUS LITE+ "ALL IN ONE GAS STOVE" Primus makes sturdy, reliable, innovative stoves...and the Primus Lite+ is no exception. I have and still own numerous stoves by various manufacturers, but the stove I use exclusively when in the backcountry on short… Full review

Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Small and mighty and easy to use in a tiny, compact little package! This little thing only weighs about 3.2 ounces, and folds up like a little contortionist to fit in a stuff sack that's actually got room enough to throw in a lighter. Some stoves have skin tight bags for storage, but this one is great! It has a built in piezo lighter and is easy to screw on a canister for use. It's super easy to use, even without reading directions. Just make sure it's screwed on the canister tightly. You don't… Full review

BRS 3000T

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent small, light, compact, and reliable stove. Plus cheap! This stove is very small and reliable, compact, and light. I compare to Primus Express stove. It has no self built-in ignitor. Consumes not more than regular stove (like Primus above, I will say 15gr). Burner is adjustable, mid-high is adjusted easily, but at low level adjustment not so good. Efficiency and gas consumption is regular for such kind of stoves. At full power it takes about 5-6 minute to boil 1 littler of water. During… Full review

Primus Express Stove

rated 2 of 5 stars Not recommend. Low build quality and reliability. I have had this stove as a gift on my birthday. After a week or two we came to seashore to meet sun rising with cup of tea. We realize that piezo had been broken, it happens after 10 minutes trip in storage bag in my car, but was able to we make some hot tea. Thanks for matches! After this I brought my stove to magazine and after a month I got new one. On the next week I came to short trip in the forest. At the end of the day I found a good place… Full review

Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

rated 4 of 5 stars Absolutely love this stove. It is so compact it fits nicely in my cook pot with the isopro cannister. The pot support arms are easily positioned. I can adjust the burner to a pretty low setting and kind of simmer (with stirring now and then). For a lightweight backpacking stove it's really good. I had some trouble on a mountain top with 16mph winds and gusts. It didn't blow out completely but some gusts blew out one side or the other—as expected they re-lit on their own. A bit slower to boil water… Full review

Primus ETA Lite+

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Backpacking hunting stove. Purchased this stove for a backcountry elk hunting trip in Colorado. Stove worked flawlessly, but there are a few things that could make it a little more user friendly.  Knob turn has on and off, should be longer to be able to grasp with having to place hand under the cup if it boils over to shut it off.  Stove is fairly compact, but wish the cup was larger to fit a canister and the fold-up base.  Full review

MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the MSR Windburner 1.8L system, for two people instead of one. My wife and I camp and backpack together. For car camping we have cast iron and a portable stove. But for backpacking, including five AT section hikes, that obviously won’t do.  We’ve tried the PocketRocket and similar things. With a titanium pot it is light, usually won’t blow out, and reasonably fuel efficient.  We have also used the one-liter pot size Windburner. But for two people when you are both hungry the fast… Full review

MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice compact and efficient system, some quirks need to be addressed. I have used this stove on a couple of trekkings and one vacation now, sometimes carrying it in my backpack along with a tent and so on. So far I have used it for making tea, either for breakfast or to carry along in a thermos bottle. In the future I  may use it for heating water to apply inside the bag of a dried meal. That might include melting snow. I am curious how that would turn out in cold and on altitude. Advantages for… Full review

Optimus Polaris Optifuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, well built stove. Excellent flame control, even better than my Whisperlite. Good boiling times. It is loud, so I'd recommend buying a a silencer cap. Have enjoyed using it with the cap. Hike and camp in the Colorado Rockies. Bought this after reading and researching a lot of stoves. Was not happy with my WhisperLite Universal, which although better than my old Coleman in some ways, was not as good in others. Was tired of needing to change "jets" when changing fuels. This solved my issues… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System
$97 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Kovea Spider
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
$101 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$50 - $74
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$37 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Vector Stove
$30 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (18)
Brunton Raptor
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
BRS 3000T
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Northern Lights Alpha Ti
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
MasterGlow Microlite
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Markill Hot Rod
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Northern Lights Packer
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Express
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Trekker Kit
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Markill Spider
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpkit BruKit
user rating: 5 of 5 (20)
MSR WindPro
$90 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower BF
$80 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Brunton Flex Foldable Canister Stove
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Gravity II MF Compressed Fuel Canister Stove / Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$144 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Brunton Vesta Butane Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Alpine Titanium
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Everst Backpacking Stove
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$75 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$153 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$45 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Primus ClassicTrail
$19 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor Stove System
$220 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR SuperFly
$32 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Optimus Crux Lite
$30 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$48
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$80 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$71 - $94
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo
$37 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Polaris Optifuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Crux Lite with Terra Solo Cook System
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (86)
MSR PocketRocket
$40 MSRP
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