Backpacking and Camp Stoves

The best backpacking and camp stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 28, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Backpackinglight.co.uk Honey Stove the Hive Expansion Kit

An ingenious way of increasing the size of the Honeystove to extend the cooking coverage to incorporate larger pots, bigger groups, and a more social chill around a contained fire. I've been a big fan of the Honeystove for years. It was the first wood-burning stove I owned and it is the one I keep coming back to. I have both the stainless steel and titanium versions. These are great for solo trips but I found that I needed more grill space when cooking for two or more people. Luckily, Bob at Backpacking… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Primus OmniLite TI

As an expedition stove for backpacking where every gram counts, this is hard to beat. The titanium construction makes it feel sturdy despite the low weight.  Used mainly for motorcycle camping this weight saving is not as critical. Boil times and consumption are good typical of this kind of stove.  The pump being of metal construction feels solid and effective, though mine is still relatively new. Time will tell.  Maintenance is easy using the tool provided and this includes a pricker for clearing… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Soto Amicus without Igniter

I bought this after being disappointed with the Optimus Crux Lite and after reading lots of reviews. It turns out it was the right choice; this is superior in every way.  Flame adjustment is fine and accurate, wind resistance is good thanks to its concave burner, and pot stability is improved by having four pot supports instead of the normal three.  While being light and compact, the build quality is superb, it feels well made, and at the same time competetively priced.  This is now part of a… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Optimus Crux Lite

I bought this without reading reviews, relying on the good reputation for quality and long experience that Optimus has to offer amongst camping stoves.  Very light and compact, this fitted well in my GSI Halulite Minimalist pot together with a gas canister and lighter.  Like other users I found that the flame adjustment valve was very vague and fiddly to operate, almost having a mind of its own. Left unattended, if not on full power the flame would gradually decrease untill it would go out altogether,… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Winnerwell Fastfold

A lightweight tent stove for cooking and heating which is more portable than stainless steel models. I wanted a wood burner for my Lavvu so that I could cook food and heat my tent in poor weather. After some research I settled on the Winnerwell Fastfold. Winnerwell are a Swedish company who make a variety of tent stoves and this is their lightweight titanium version. I have used it for several nights to heat my Lavvu and cooked a variety of meals on it. It does this well enough but it is let down… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Primus OmniFuel

I bought a new Primus Omnifuel 2 and after the second use the burner bell deformed severely. It's two months old and I can't get Primus warranty to even return my emails or phone calls. I would even be willing to pay for a new burner assembly, but Primus is the only place I know that has them and I get zero response. Update: Primus is sending me a new stove. It's a solid stove but I recommend disconnecting that spring. It contracts when super hot. That's what I will do and it should be fine. I bought… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Solo Stove Lite

One consideration that was important to me was the Solo Stove Lite is two pieces—just plop the cap on and you're good. Just practice making your stick fire. My brother has a different type of gassifer that works great too, and folds flat...wonderful...BUT in cold weather it was a finger-fumbler. So I decided I didn't want to build a tin fort but have a stove that was ready-to-go. Also, when I pack up the stove, I leave in the stove a box of matches and a single stick of pine fat wood which I shave… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
MySurvivalPack Core PUK Micro Stove

The Core PUK Micro Stove is a fuel-efficient alcohol stove with a titanium base for stability and a titanium pot stand for ease of use. Easy to set up and use, this stove offers a two-phase burn (boil and simmer) in a lightweight, compact kit—perfect for solo treks or trips with a friend. It can boil 2 cups of water fairly quickly and then continue burning up to 15-20 minutes on 1 oz/30 ml of fuel. A few months ago, idly browsing the web, I came across a Kickstarter campaign for a new alcohol… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System

The JetBoil MiniMo makes cooking in the wilderness easy and enjoyable. It also boils water really quickly! The newer materials, however, are a bit of a letdown. I bought the MiniMo at the co-op garage sale. The previous owner had returned it stating that on the maiden voyage, the stove shot flames out of the sides of the chassis and burned the plastic housing.Burned the system was. I couldn’t figure out how this might have happened so I thought I’d purchase it used for the $44 price tag and… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
MSR WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 25-3 UL Alcohol Stove
$72 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Trangia Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Esbit Titanium Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$130 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (48)
Optimus Svea 123 Liquid Fuel Stove
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (43)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$26 - $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
$144 - $169
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
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual Canister Stove
$34 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
MSR XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System Canister Stove
$80 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Primus ClassicTrail Canister Stove
$19 - $22
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 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System Canister Stove
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$130
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
$40 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove Alcohol Stove
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove Liquid Fuel Stove
$18
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
$65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus OmniLite TI Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$170 - $199
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
$50
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Canister Stove
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System Canister Stove
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Trangia 27-7 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$110
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MightyMo Canister Stove
$50 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Canister Stove
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Evernew Appalachian Set Alcohol Stove
$139
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90 - $101
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 (9)
Optimus Crux Canister Stove
$50 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Primus ExpressSpider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Primus Express Stove Canister Stove
$37
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove Titanium Wood Stove
$60
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