Fuel and Fuel Bottles
The best fuel and fuel bottles, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 24, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Fuel/Bottle Reviews
Absolutely bombproof multi-fuel bottle for all liquid stove fuels not just alcohol for Trangia. I have had a 750 ml bottle I bought in Sweden over 20 years ago; outside it is still red but the printing is long gone. Other than that no sign of wear at all. It first held white gas for my SVEA 123 and for many years now holds alcohol for my Trangia burner for which it is designed. Many folk are unsure of the delivery screw top. I have never had any issues with it at all. It delivers a very precise… Full review
A tough, plastic solution, to your denatured alcohol transport issues. The tricky safety valve might be its weak link, after a while. Self-contained, mobile users might like to look at other options. I finally had to jettison my 30-year-old Sigg Meths bottle, last year. The alloy was pitted, to the point of near-disintegration in some places, and the stopper was almost welded on. I bought a Trangia replacement, rather than buying steel alternatives, of indeterminate quality and origin. The body… Full review
Great fuel container. Very secure and easy to dispense fuel. This is a great fuel container. It's made for alcohol (I've never used it for other liquid fuels) and very tough. I accidentally knocked it off my kitchen counter and it hit a tile-over-concrete floor and never spilled a drop as I had the lid locked close. It's very easy to dispense controlled amounts of fuel with ease due to the shut-off valve. It's my go-to alcohol fuel container when backpacking, as I'm willing to carry the very slight… Full review
A simple but neat solution to the problem of how best to carry alcohol as stove fuel. Tough polyurethane construction, a flip top, and measuring lines allow the user to easily carry, dispense, and keep track of fuel usage. There is something to be said for simple solutions that perfectly fulfill one's needs. The Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle is just what its name suggests—a bottle one uses to carry alcohol as fuel. It has become my go-to fuel bottle for my alcohol stoves in recent weeks.Use For backpacking,… Full review
Does not burn well in cold compared to others. The price compared to other canister fuels is great almost $1 cheaper then other brands. I use this on day hikes in winter on my Jetboil Flash. The burning is erratic and hard to light compared to the Jetboil fuel. This may be a brand specific issue. In warm weather fuel works great, just have had cold weather performance with this fuel. I did use this under similar conditions as did the Jetboil, fuel so was an apple-to-apple comparison. Full review
Convenient filling capabilities, reliable no-leak system. **This review is for the 0.5L size I use a Trangia burner quite often on day trips and car camping, and was using plastic bottles bought from an outdoor shop for the denatured alcohol fuel. Guess what? They ALWAYS leaked, especially when traveling to altitude. I saw the Trangia fuel bottle on a YouTube video and gave it a try. Voila! No more leaks! Weighs 4.06 oz. for the 0.5L size. Made of sturdy plastic (not sure of composition, but it's… Full review
It is green! Something to replace those one pound propane cannisters without the "expense" of a steel cylinder that needs an additional fuel guage. This is a lightweight fiberglass composite tank that you can actually see the level of propane. You will always be assured that when the coffee is on the propane will last until the last drop is made. I purchased a Century two-piece safety post that was delivered last week; it was checked and found all that I expected from a Century product. At that… Full review
I have the 16 oz, bigger, canister. The gas mixture burns great even in high altitudes. It takes relatively less space than that of the same size Coleman canisters, but it is still bulkier than the slender liquid fuel canisters. Lindal connector screws well to any type of technical stoves. I guess smaller sizes are much more manageable inside the pack. Good fuel, it will do the trick unless, I am guessing, one is not over extreme altitudes. Full review
Bottle looked great, loved the "Skittles" green color. This bottle had the newer "child proof" cap that was designed to not come loose without operator input. The system utilizes a uni-directional ratchet that requires downward pressure to engage the 6 teeth/lugs. Simple enough. Filled her with Coleman brand fuel for use with my Svea 123R stove (this was from a brand new container of Coleman brand white gas purchased from K-Mart). Within 3 days, the seal on the cap perimeter was moist, and had become… Full review