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Backpacking and Camp Stoves

The best backpacking and camp stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 20, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Kovea Spider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 25-3 UL Alcohol Stove
$121 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Trangia Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$14 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$91 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (86)
MSR PocketRocket Canister Stove
$115
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (54)
Optimus Svea 123 Liquid Fuel Stove
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (45)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$44 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Esbit Pocket Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium Canister Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
White Box Stove Alcohol Stove
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
MSR XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual Canister Stove
$32
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System Canister Stove
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Primus ClassicTrail Canister Stove
$23
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR SuperFly Canister Stove
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor Stove System Canister Stove
$220 - $269
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$120 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emberlit Original Stainless Stove Wood Stove
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Trangia Spirit Stove Alcohol Stove
$15 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$40 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove Alcohol Stove
$90 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove Liquid Fuel Stove
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 27-5 UL Alcohol Stove
$76
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower Windscreen Stove Windscreen
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster Canister Stove
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus OmniLite TI Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System Canister Stove
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small) Wood Stove
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Esbit Alcohol Stove & Trekking Cookset CS985HA Alcohol Stove
$36
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove Canister Stove
$82 - $117
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove Canister Stove
$95 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Canister Stove
$80 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System Canister Stove
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo Canister Stove
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Canister Stove
$45 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove Canister Stove
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fire Maple Blade 2 Canister Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Evernew Appalachian Set Alcohol Stove
$139 - $154
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto New River Pot + Amicus with Igniter Canister Stove
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite International Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Trangia Mini Trangia Alcohol Stove
$31
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Optimus Nova Liquid Fuel Stove
$140 - $149
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Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

In 1973 we used it at sub 0°. We used it above 14,450 feet. We used it in 60 mph wind. It never didn't work. We always thought it was the perfect stove for the PCT. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Worth its weight...in gold. I've run the gamut with stoves, trying to lighten the load. I always come back to the SVEA 123R. It's worth its weight in gold! My hiking buddy of 45 years says the same thing about his. We bought them back in the '70s before our 1979 AT through-hike. Rock solid performance. A little dab of "fire paste" is enough to pressurize (and patina) the tank. I once tried a "quietstove cap" but found that ridiculously expensive and cumbersome—so I went back to the standard flame… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Beautifully designed stove used by tens of thousands of backpackers since the '60s. Now outdated. This was my first backpacking stove and, like Erich, I bought it in '72 along with the SIGG TOURIST cook kit/windscreen. As soon as it came out I bought the tiny aluminum pump and mating fuel lid. That made it far easier to prime. No need to heat the bottom with a candle first. Just pump, turn on the fuel valve for two seconds and close, light fuel in depression on top of the container, wait 10 seconds… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Always works. Always. The volvo station wagon of camp stoves. Have been using since 1972. Briefly used an ///MSR Whisperlight but was not as dependable and seemed flimsy. Missed the cheerful splutter sound. Stove has been completely black for decades due to exuberant lighting. I light stove by removing the flame spreader and pouring about a half teaspoon of fuel on the burner. Replace spreader, toss in match, and whuumpf. As flames die down just open the valve and away she goes spluttering along. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Kovea Spider

It work really well with the Flat Cat windscreen. The Flat Cat windscreen is made for the Kovea Spider. Flat Cat sells the whole kit, stove, and windscreen for a good price. Without the wind screen the Spider has really slow boil times. With a proper windscreen it really is a fast stove. Always keep the flame just above simmer for best fuel economy.   caption                 The Kovea Spider is a really nice small remote canister stove that has great performance with a windscreen. I normally… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II

Great little stove. Great little stove. In Australia Coleman fuel is $28 for 4l . It's not that easy to find so I run it on Shellite, which is about $34 for 4l. Can get this at most supermarkets/hardware stores. I believe that Coleman fuel is White gas which is what Shellite is. Easy to light and burns well. Much cheaper to run than any LPG stove. Earlier comment about yellow flames and concerns. I start it with the red control button down until the yellow flame starts to settle and then turn it… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR DragonFly

Replaced my great WhisperLite that got destroyed getting caught up in a dog leash and went on a good run. I considered getting another but starting looking at the DrangonFly due to greater control of the heat After a few years @10, found the pump rather came apart and in contacting MSR wanting to purchase another pump they graciously replaced the entire pump assembly..that was about 15 years ago. That is such great customer service. About 20 years ago they did the same on my MSR water filter so… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

I liked the look of the MiniMo. Self-contained stove camping system that could heat water to boiling point in under three minutes! I read the reviews; it clicked all the core “must have’s” in a hiking/solo camping stove. You can find my detailed review at the following link...https://thecedarjournal.com/blog/ Measuring cup,  lid, stove (burner), cooking cup with handles and cozy, pot support The MiniMo cooking system, cup, lid, canister support, stove, and pan support. Closeup of pot support… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MSR DragonFly

Could be better, I'll give it 5 stars if MSR fulfilled the frequently asked requests. I will not rephrase all of the greatness of this stove like all those above reviews. I will saves time by reviewing the uncovered review. I have finally read all the reviews and comments about MSR Dragonfly in Trailspace and voted up all those reviews. I bought the MSR Dragonfly in used, mint condition like new. I've modified the fuel line connector to be able to use Lindal type adapter. And I chose to use the… Full review