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!
- Easy to operate
- Lightweight (95g/3.4oz)
- Built-in ignition
- Additional surface area for pot
- Canister-style stove systems are inherently heavier
- 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
Setting 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.
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.
Piezo 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.
The 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!
Plenty 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)!
Boiling 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.
Closeup 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!
Plenty 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).
The 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.
Simmering some homemade dehydrated butternut squash soup
Compactness is another key feature with the Jetboil MightyMo. The arms fold down for storage.
MightyMo folds compact for easy storage
The included microfiber storage bag protects the stove, and prevents rattling when packed.
The fuel can stabilizer folds, and easily nests in a camp cup.
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.
Entire 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…
Prepping 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.
Many thanks to the people out at Jetboil for the opportunity to test this product for the Trailspace Gear Review Corps!
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
(Sample provided by Jetboil for testing and review)
It works very well with my Imusa grease cup as a pot. I had the metal tube that holds the igniter wire get slightly shifted after banging around my cook kit. By twisting it gently it no longer grounded the spark wire. The spark was jumping from the tube to the frame and not sparking up on the burner till I moved it away slightly. Works fine. Heats 16 oz in about 2 min 30 seconds
- Fast boil
- Light weight
- Reasonably priced
- Don’t bang the tube that holds the wire from the ignitor. Wrap the stove in its bag in your cook kit. When folding the pot stand legs don’t push the ignitor wire tube out of place. This only happened once, but don’t let the tube get too close to the frame or it can spark on the frame
I have used it for several years and have been happy with it. Simmers well. I had trouble on my early-spring trip with temps in the low 30s. It wouldn’t vaporize. I slept with the cannister in my bag but it still didn’t work. My Fancee Feast saved the day. Next time I will bring my Caldera Cone.
I have used white gas stoves, Trangias, and isobutane stoves for years.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
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.
- Blocks wind well
- Easy to use
- Easy ignition
- 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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
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3.3 oz / 95 g (stove weight excludes fuel stabilizer)
|Boil time for 1 L of water||
3 minutes with FluxRing Cooking Pot
|Water boiled per 100 g fuel||
10000 BTU/h / 3 kW
4.1 x 3.75 in / 104 x 95.3 mm