Specs

Fuel propane/isobutane, Jetpower
Boil time for 1 L of water 3 minutes with FluxRing Cooking Pot
Water boiled per 100 g fuel 12 liters
Weight 3.3 oz / 95 g

Reviews

The MightyMo is a compact canister stove that will…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample provided by Jetboil for testing and review)

Summary

The MightyMo is a compact canister stove that will not disappoint! With features like a piezo-style ignition and a simmer control that idles lower than ever, this efficient burner is ideal for many styles of campers and backpackers. Ultra-light hikers and backcountry chefs will both find this little piece of gear part of their everyday carry!

Pros

  • Easy to operate
  • Lightweight (95g/3.4oz)
  • Built-in ignition
  • Additional surface area for pot

Cons

  • Canister-style stove systems are inherently heavier

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SPECS

  • Output: 10,000 BTU
  • Fuel Type: Isobutane Propane
  • Ignition: Built-In Piezo Igniter
  • Dimensions- 4"x6" (folded for storage)
  • Weight- 95g/3.4oz
  • Included Fuel Can Stabilizer
  • Included Cloth Storage Bag


IMG_5320.jpgSetting up the kitchen in Monongahela NF, West Virginia

Jetboil has been a household name in the outdoor industry for a while now, selling their all-in-one style canister stoves. The company has recently broken the mold, releasing the compact MightyMo. Looking briefly at the burner, the MightyMo could easily be mistaken as the venerable MSR PocketRocket.


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A close look reveals additional features, like a push-button piezo ignition. Testing this stove over the last three months has shown the igniter to work EVERY time, on the FIRST attempt.


IMG_7269.jpgPiezo igniter (orange with black spring-loaded push-button)


Setup is effortless using the MightyMo. Simply snap in the included fuel can stabilizer, screw the stove into the isobutane canister, and find a windbreak. 

IMG_5379.jpgThe MightyMo simply screws into an isobutane canister

Like any compact-style stove, they are susceptible to wind. It is crucial to have a windscreen that is tall enough for this kind of cooking system.

Other environmental conditions will affect fuel efficiency, so this is a variable that one must also monitor regularly. Jetboil’s further-refined simmer control system really makes a big difference when fuel conservation is necessary!


IMG_7542.jpgPlenty of open air needs to be protected when using a compact canister stove

The MightyMo’s flame control is perfect! Four full turns of the valve allow the lowest flickering burner up to a roaring, 10,000 BTU flame (NOT RECOMMENDED)!


IMG_5334.jpgBoiling water is fast and easy when turning the heat up!

Jetboil claims a 3-minute average boil time for .5 liters of water, which varies on the volume of propane inside the canister. Water temperature, ambient temperature, wind, etc. are all factors that will determine boil-time.


IMG_7756.jpgCloseup image of MightyMo's controls

One of the nice little aspects of the MightyMo’s design is the pot support arms. There is substantially more surface area than any compact propane stove I’ve used!


IMG_7755.jpgPlenty of surface area to balance a pot or pan

There is almost no learning curve for getting to know the MightyMo; one valve for flame control and a push-button piezo igniter make this stove among the very easiest to use.

A newly designed diaphragm in the stove’s regulator also aids to Jetboil’s claim of "stable cooking down to temperatures of 20°F". Testing has shown no change in operation, regardless of temperatures (range tested between 25°F-70°F).


IMG_7540.jpgThe updated regulator and diaphragm, at right

This broad flame control really opens options for backcountry cooking, across many styles of food preparation. Rehydrating soup becomes much easier using a low simmer.


IMG_5389.jpgSimmering some homemade dehydrated butternut squash soup

Compactness is another key feature with the Jetboil MightyMo. The arms fold down for storage.


IMG_7861.jpgMightyMo folds compact for easy storage

The included microfiber storage bag protects the stove, and prevents rattling when packed.


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IMG_7864.jpgThe fuel can stabilizer folds, and easily nests in a camp cup.

 

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Jetboil's can stabilizer can be used with all size isobutane canisters.

All stove components (with the exception of the fuel) all fit nicely in a 900mL Evernew Titanium pot, with a pot scrubber, bandana, and camp cup.


IMG_7866.jpgEntire camp kitchen is stored in a 900mL pot and cozy

No flaws have been found in construction and durability during the testing of the MightyMo. There is something to be said for a stove design that doesn’t have any room for improvement…


IMG_7754.jpgPrepping for afternoon coffee and lunch at a shelter on the AT

This product has been tested from November 2016 through January 2017 in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The MightyMo has been on many day hikes, a backcountry excursion in the Cranberry Wilderness of Monongahela NF, and several overnights on the Appalachian Trail. 


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Many thanks to the people out at Jetboil for the opportunity to test this product for the Trailspace Gear Review Corps!

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Ashleigh

Great review, Sean! I really like this style of stove. I have one similar (Soto OD-1 Windmaster) and I love the fact that it is so light, but has the convenience of a piezo igniter and adjustable flame. Glad to see JetBoil making one of these style stoves!


2 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Great review and pictures, Sean! Thanks for testing out the MightyMo for others to learn more about.


2 years ago

The Jetboil MightyMo is a compact and lightweight…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

Summary

The Jetboil MightyMo is a compact and lightweight cooking stove that allows you to boil water and cook food while out on the trail. This product is best for those who do some hiking, mountaineering, thru-hiking, long trail rides, or any activity where you will need food.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Blocks wind well
  • Easy to use
  • Easy ignition

Cons

  • Not very stable unless on flat ground

Everything fits into the boiling pot and is very easy to set up. The ignition is simple with just the push of a button it will spark into a flame, which is easily controlled with a valve on the side.

The JetBoil will allow you to boil water very quickly in roughly 1-3 minutes in sheltered conditions depending on altitude. The stove stays lit during high winds and the fuel can last you for multiple trips.

Unfortunately the stability of the design requires a little tripod that comes with the MightyMo and even then can still be unstable depending on floor conditions.

I love the functionality of having everything fit into the pot itself with cools very fast after extended use. The heater coil around the bottom allows for a stable and controlled cooking temperature.

Overall I would recommend the JetBoil MightyMo to anyone looking to eat/drink on the trails. My MightyMo has lasted me several very long trails and has endured the abuse of a clumsy owner.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Parker! Thanks for the review of your MightyMo. I'd love to see some pictures of it in your review.


2 years ago

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