The best multi-fuel stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 1, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Multi-Fuel Stove Reviews
Optimus Polaris Optifuel
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
MSR WhisperLite Universal
Great stove with a lot of adaptability, especially if hiking or camping with a small group of people. I grew up on a Svea 123 using gasoline, not white gas, for fuel. This stove is (I still have it) a blowtorch and never let me down when I needed it. Forty years later, the seals are dried out, it doesn't pressurize the same, and I thought it time to move into the 21st century. The MSR Universal Multi-fuel is the best of both worlds. I really like being able to use gasoline for my stove, it's available… Full review
MSR XGK II Shaker
Incredibly reliable stove for extreme conditions. I use my XGK II Shaker at least twice a month, but usually more. I use this as opposed to a gas canister stove because my friends and I usually hike in 2-6 person groups, and gas canisters tend to get cold and lose pressure when cooking for long periods of time. The stove is very easy to set up, and I can have it running in less than a minute. It's also very easy to prime. The flame control is somewhat lacking though. It's pretty much off or flames… Full review
Great stove. Does what you need and more. This is a great stove. I have had no problems using either canister fuel or liquid fuel. It boils water quick, and is great for cooking other foods. I not only use mine on the trail, but I use it when we spend the day on the lake. I cook hot dogs and other foods for 10 people no problem. This stove is well worth the price and weight for its versatility. Full review
Ultimate Survival Technologies Folding Stove
I give it 3 stars. It's okay for short summer trips when you need a cup of coffee to get you going in the morning. It was made well, but for some odd reason I like my Esbit from 15 years ago better. Not sure why. All in all it's worth $3-5 dollars. Full review
On a multi-day trek in Ireland (in winter) I was using an alcohol stove. All fine until we really needed a hot meal in the middle of the day to be able to keep going comfortably. Alcohol stove took aaaaaages to get some water to the boiling point. My friend boiled water, ate his meal, boiled my, by then, 'warm' water, let me eat my meal and was all set and ready to go in no time. I was amazed by the immense output of his stove, the Primus Omnifuel. Ordered it immediately when I came home. Have used… Full review
Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove
The 2017 Vargo Triad is a very sturdy and functional alcohol/solid fuel stove that I will continue to use due to its bomb proof design and consistent alcohol burn times. It has some inconveniences with the need to use at least 1.5 ounces of fuel and difficulty in recovering leftover alcohol, so may not be the best option for boil in bag solo hikers, but works well for two people and other cooking styles who want the flexibility of using multiple fuel types depending on conditions. Note that this… Full review
MSR XGK II Shaker
Awesome rocket-like snow melting/water boiling capability, fantastic reliability combined with a multi-fuel option—what's not to like? MSR XGK II Shaker Jet Stove (1994 model) I've been using the MSR XGK II since 1998 and it's still going strong. In 2013-14 I used it while deployed in Africa using petrol and diesel, and since getting back to… Full review
This stove has been around for ages and been well reviewed. I have the 2015 updated model and I can only agree with how durable, powerful, and efficient it is. Being my first liquid fuel stove it took me quite a while to master it. The pros of this stove are well known: It’s extremely durable. You can easily take it apart and reassemble it by yourself even in the outdoors. It has no parts that can fail (very few parts overall, no plastic, no tiny parts). Maintenance is easy. Powerful — It’s… Full review
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