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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 July 31, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$170
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
IMCO Triplex Super 6700 Lighter Accessory
$19
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Kovea Spider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 25-3 UL Alcohol Stove
$121 - $152
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$109 - $147
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$136
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$7 - $10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (58)
Optimus Svea 123 Liquid Fuel Stove
$129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
MSR WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$88 - $114
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (28)
Esbit Pocket Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II Liquid Fuel Stove
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium Canister Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
MSR XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual Canister Stove
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Primus Classic Trail Canister Stove
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove Canister Stove
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System Canister Stove
$85 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
BRS 3000T Canister Stove
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor Stove System Canister Stove
$220 - $289
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$150 - $169
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
$13 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$45 - $419
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Trangia Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$14 - $31
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 27-5 UL Alcohol Stove
$84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Snow Peak GigaPower Windscreen Stove Windscreen
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus OmniLite TI Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto WindMaster Canister Stove
$56 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System Canister Stove
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Micron Stove Canister Stove
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil MightyMo Canister Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove Canister Stove
$105
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove Canister Stove
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Canister Stove
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System Canister Stove
$180 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Trangia 27-7 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$110
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto Amicus without Igniter Canister Stove
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Canister Stove
$45 - $109
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fire Maple Blade 2 Canister Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Essential Trail Kit Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! SPRK Camp Stove Camp Stove
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR LowDown Remote Stove Adapter Accessory
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto New River Pot + Amicus with Igniter Canister Stove
$55
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Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
MSR Universal Canister Stand

Inexpensive and lightweight GICD prevention for canister top stove users. “If you push something hard enough, it will fall over” — Fudd's First Law of Opposition (from the Firesign Theater comedy album “I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus”) Mathematics tells us that when you put a heavy object on top of a tall support with a relatively narrow base, well, it will fall over. For example, let’s say you’re boiling up some pasta on your fancy canister top stove system (i.e. MSR Windburner… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Soto Amicus with Igniter

A little smaller than the Soto Windmaster, which I would call reference stove in wind. I have used the Soto Windmaster lately on my PCT and was really exited about the flame in the wind (nearly every day you have wind). I aslo loved the igniter which was robust enough in sandstorms etc. I used the Windmaster with the Triflex, which was light (68g), but you had to put together and store two pieces of gear. I also could transport the Windmaster vertically in the Snow Peak 900 and Snow Peak 700. But… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Soto Amicus with Igniter

A good balance of performance and light weight in a wind-resistant, pocket-size canister stove, with a reliable piezo igniter for one-click starts. Jake W has ably reviewed the Soto Amicus / New River pot combo that all the top TS reviewers of 2019, including myself, received in recognition of our efforts. Anyone interested in the Amicus should also take a look at Jake’s review, which includes photos of most of the details. With this review I just thought I’d add a few observations of my own. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Solo Stove Lite

An efficient gasifier stove that allows one to use found wood for fuel rather than carrying fuel. While it can be used with any pot or pan that can handle open fire, the Lite nestles within the Solo Stove Pot 900. Best used for boiling water or heating foods for 1-2 people. Recommended for those who don't mind the brief ritual of collecting and preparing natural fuel whenever they wish to use the stove. The two-piece Solo Stove Lite with drawstring pouch The Solo Stove Lite is a gasifier stove. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Soto Micro Regulator Stove

Japanese manufacturing excellence at an affordable price. The Soto regulator stove is marvel of engineering made to precise Japanese standards. Piezo works every time, light, compact, and can be used in moderate wind (works better when protecting the stove from the wind). I have used this stove in moderate rain without an issue. The gas regulator works perfectly and it is straightforward to simmer food rather than burn it... On a side note, most things made in Japan greatly exceed the manufacturing… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Soto Micro Regulator Stove

Piezo hasn't failed in 8+ years, stove weighs less than comparable products, and the overall durability is record-setting. The MicroRegulator was a well-reviewed product when it was released. I am still amazed that more backpackers and outdoors folks haven't heard of it or seen it. It has worked well in the mid-teens (North Rim of the Grand Canyon, 8000ft+) and under every other condition I've hiked and camped in for the past 8 years. I purchased it as a returned product at an REI garage sale over… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Primus Classic Trail

Solid little stove. Not as light as some micro stoves but has four pot holders with a 4.5-inch radius. And it is inexpensive, but not cheap Primus Classic Trail Camping Stove   Countin' ounces... Looked at several dinky alternatives at 4-6 ounces, but Primus Classic Trail Stove (great Primus lineage) has larger burner, four pot supports, packs compactly (fits in my pot including small gaz cannister)   and is only 9oz. Used on multiday backpack in Uintas in bad weather and worked just fine. Check… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

I've had my SVEA 123 (not R) stove since the early seventies. It's never failed me on a camping trip. Apart from the priming, super easy to use, and it even simmers. My SVEA was one of the highlights of any of my modest backpacking trips. Hearing that jet burst of flame meant a hot, well earned meal was close at hand and marked a welcomed inflection point to the end of a sweaty day on the trail. I have an MSR Dragonfly, and it's a great stove, but requires some setting up of course. The SVEA, just… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove

Great family camping stove. Reliable in all weather conditions. What's not to love about these great American-made stoves? My family used this stove for about 8 years in all kinds of weather and as a backup for power outages. It's shown no signs of failing despite our somewhat rough handling. It's a great theory to think you're going to cook on an open fire until you're hit with the inevitable snow or rain. Although stubborn at times, it always fires up regardless of the weather and cooks great… Full review