Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

The MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit is light and compact with all the components you need to boil water or simmer food with the addition of a lighter and fuel canister. The MSR PocketRocket 2, representing a redesign of a long-time favorite stove, the original PocketRocket, has been out for a couple of years. I recently had a chance to test it to compare to my original PocketRocket along with a convenient MSR Mini Stove Kit. Light backpackers love items that nest together efficiently and this… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Primus ETA Lite+

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
BRS 3000T

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

rated 2 of 5 stars
Primus Express Stove

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium

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

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Primus ETA Lite+

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

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

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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo added Jan 28, 2019
$45
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MSR PocketRocket Deluxe added Jan 28, 2019
$70 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System added Jan 16, 2018
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit added Jan 15, 2018
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil milliJoule Cooking System added Nov 2, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus ETA Lite+ added Oct 25, 2017
$103 - $114
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
BRS 3000W added Apr 22, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 added Feb 2, 2017
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo added Sep 10, 2016
$35 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove added Jun 29, 2016
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpkit BruKit added Jun 12, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
BRS 3000T added Jun 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System added Feb 20, 2016
$130 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman Max Micro Stove added Nov 26, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gearbest KL-S1 Stove added Jul 30, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rich-Moore 7000 Remote Canister Stove added Jul 30, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Polaris Optifuel added Jul 14, 2015
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Nomad Life Titanium Stove added Jun 20, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System added Sep 12, 2014
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System added Aug 2, 2014
$135 - $144
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Optimus Elektra FE added Mar 30, 2014
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Micro Backpack Stove added Mar 22, 2014
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove added Mar 13, 2014
$37 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System added Feb 27, 2014
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Spider added Feb 9, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Eta Lite added Feb 9, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Kovea Spider added Aug 22, 2013
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Express added Jul 21, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster added May 6, 2013
$64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove added Mar 5, 2013
$87 - $94
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove added Sep 17, 2012
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Vector Stove added Mar 13, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR WhisperLite Universal added Jan 22, 2012
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR MicroRocket added Jan 22, 2012
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II added Jan 13, 2012
$85 - $99
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Express Stove Ti added Apr 19, 2011
$72 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart added Feb 6, 2011
$65 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System added Aug 24, 2010
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Jetboil Sol added Aug 24, 2010
$120 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Jetboil Sol Ti added Aug 24, 2010
$150 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Primus ExpressSpider added Jun 21, 2010
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Primus Eta Solo added Jun 7, 2010
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Monatauk Gnat Titanium Stove added Apr 1, 2010
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo) added Mar 22, 2010
$54 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System added Feb 22, 2010
$80 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Primus EtaPower EF Trail added Jan 4, 2010
$144 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Jetboil Flash Java Kit added Oct 19, 2009
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Crux Lite with Terra Solo Cook System added Oct 12, 2009
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Texsport Single Burner Propane Stove added Oct 9, 2009
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Peak Trekker Kit added Sep 30, 2009
$100 MSRP
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