Backpacking and Camp Stoves

The best backpacking and camp stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 10, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Trangia 25-3 UL

These stoves are easy to use and maintain. They are incredibly durable and work in all weather conditions. I have been using Trangia stoves in my Duke of Edinburgh programme for over 10 years. The stoves are easy to use and the learning curve is very short for those who are new to camping. All of the parts of the stoves pack down into a nested set consisting of a stand, a wind shield, two pots, and a frying pan. The actual "stove" or burner is basically a brass cup that holds methylated-spirits. … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR SuperFly

Great lightweight backpacking stove. Heats up grub quickly and is compatible with many brand propane canisters. I’ve been using mine for years and wouldn’t trade it for another. The best thing is it will fit most any brand gas canister. This makes it a lot easier if you need to pick up some fuel in a hurry, you can stop at any camping store and grab whatever brand they have. Or borrow one from a fellow camper. This stove just works great and is all you need unless you're doing really high elevations. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR PocketRocket Deluxe

As someone who’s perfectly comfortable with a cat stove, I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the PocketRocket Deluxe Stove. But after getting comfortable with its easy-to-use features, I don’t know if I’ll ever look back. MSR Pocket RocketDeluxe Cooking in the backcountry can transform your experience from a shitty one to a phenomenal one. Whether you’re fending of hypothermia by way of boiling water or you’re hoping to cook some gourmet meals, the PocketRocket Deluxe Stove is… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Solo Stove Lite

This company and its products speak for themselves. They will not dissapoint. I already am lucky enough to own the Titan Stove, and am very satisfied with it. We got the regular SoloStove stove to expand our camp kitchen and were not disappointed. Like all the products from SoloStove, this is made from a sturdy grade of stainless steel, that is very reliable. Starting and maintaining the fire in this stove was a snap. The ported bottom does something that is a huge aid in the burning of the fuel. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Firebox Gen2 Stainless Firebox Nano Ultralight Stove

The Firebox Nano portable stove is a lightweight folding stove that only requires twigs and small sticks for fuel. When folded, this compact stove fits easily in a pocket. It's the perfect backup stove to take along on any expedition, should your primary stove run out of fuel or fail. This is a video review of the Firebox Nano G2 Ultralight Stove. I'm testing a tiny, portable stove that only requires small twigs and sticks for fuel, yet is capable of cooking meals and boiling water without using… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Ohuhu Wood Burning Camping Stove

The only can stove I bought, so am comparing it to homemade stoves. I bought this with a Solo Camp Stove (I know in my Solo review I said three years ago, but it actually isn't quite two). It is stainless steel, hasn't rusted yet, and it maintained its shape. I have not used it on a camping/hiking trip yet because I either forgot it or fire bans prevented its use. I did get to play with it on the back 40 with the kids and it will boil water as fast as any well built can stove or a little faster. Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Solo Stove Alcohol Burner

Bought this to go with my Ohuhu portable wood stove and it works very well with fondue fuel and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. I used this out on a few hikes to make trailside oatmeal on the back 40; other than that it has seen more use as an emergency stove during power outages. So it is versatile and works well; takes some time to boil a kettle of water but not too long I don't think (it is a stove top kettle and bigger than anything I would take on a trail). I have had it for two years now… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove

Very good for four-season solo or couple backpacking stove. Preheat and fuel recovery somewhat annoying, but it would build up with patience and practice. Preheating should be very cautious, unless overheating may result in overwhelming volcanic flame. Of course windscreen is mandatory and most important factor of stove efficiency, even in no wind. Suitable for 600~750 titanium cup. Previous version was very difficult, too slippery not to use practically. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Trangia 27-5 UL

Great cooking system. I have over 30 camping stoves, but when I head outdoors I nearly always grab a Trangia. I do not winter camp so the list of cons does not affect me. In a backpack for one or two people I use a Trangia 27. For 2-4 people I use the 25. Same in the canoe. The Trangia offers complete and total reliability. I try to cook real food rather than just boiling water and the Trangia does well at simmering for rice or beans. Both the non-stick and anodized pans clean easily, however, with… 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
$16 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$130 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Kovea Spider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$108
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$6 - $7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (48)
Optimus Svea 123 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 (43)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$94 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$35 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (25)
Esbit Pocket Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$153 - $159
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
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual Canister Stove
$40
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Primus ClassicTrail Canister Stove
$19 - $20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR SuperFly Canister Stove
$40 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor Stove System Canister Stove
$220 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$130 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$135 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus OmniLite TI Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
180 Tack 180 Stove Wood Stove
$28 - $42
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle Wood Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Emberlit Original Stainless Stove Wood Stove
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart Canister Stove
$65 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System Canister Stove
$150 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Trangia Spirit Stove Alcohol Stove
$13 - $31
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$30 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove Alcohol Stove
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 27-5 UL Alcohol Stove
$76
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Esbit Alchohol Burner Alcohol Stove
$25
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
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System Canister Stove
$80 - $89
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Esbit Alcohol Stove & Trekking Cookset CS985HA Alcohol Stove
$50 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove Canister Stove
$65 - $94
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)
Jetboil MightyMo Canister Stove
$35 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove Canister Stove
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Onja Liquid Fuel Stove
$112 - $134
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman FyreCadet Hyperflame Stove Camp Stove
$129 - $137
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
$37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Alcohol Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$3
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto OD-TRC Fill Adaptor for Butane Gas Accessory
$11
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