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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 November 9, 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
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
BRS 3000T Canister Stove
$17
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Kovea Spider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Trangia 25-3 UL Alcohol Stove
$146
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$109 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$7 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (57)
Optimus Svea 123 Liquid Fuel Stove
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (45)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
MSR WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90 - $99
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
$88 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$170 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II Liquid Fuel Stove
$100
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
$40
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 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR Reactor Stove System Canister Stove
$220 - $269
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove Canister Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$130 - $149
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
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Trangia Spirit Stove Alcohol Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$40 - $419
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove Liquid Fuel Stove
$25
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
$76
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
$200 - $209
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)
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
$95 - $134
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
$85
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto Amicus without Igniter Canister Stove
$40
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)
Primus Essential Trail Kit Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Evernew Appalachian Set Alcohol Stove
$139 - $154
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! SPRK Camp Stove Camp Stove
$40
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 2 of 5 stars
Evernew Ti Alcohol Stove DX Set

The set is a thing of beauty and joy, but maybe not for a long hike (but the stove with a trivet may be 4-5 stars). This kit is simple to carry, set up, and use. It is a joy to play with but not that great to use compared to similar alcohol stoves like a Trangia or Trail Designs (TD) You can use it with different pots (with a lot of care and balancing) unlike the above, but it is a bit useless in a breeze. Imagine adding a breeze to the image of flames coming out of the stove from any web store… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove

I purchased this stove in early 2020 thinking I would use it in summer of 2020. Sadly that didn't happen due to the virus messing up plans. But, this fall 2021 I finally was able to use while I was in the USA on vacation and it performed better than any other larger camp stove I have ever owned! The compact style, the two burners, and the simmer were all as advertised! Making this stove my only future stove in my camping arsenal! Anyone want a Coleman? Really! In a perfect world this stove would… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR LowDown Remote Stove Adapter

This MSR LowDown Remote Stove Adapter is designed for use with MSR canister stoves, as a means to increase the safe use of stoves by removing the need to reach under a pot to adjust flame control, to facilitate fine adjustment on temperature control for cooking, and to allow the safe use of such stoves with larger pots and on uneven surfaces. Essentially, the adapter allows the stove to be controlled from a remote controller, mounted on the fuel canister. The adapter is new for spring 2022, and… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman Folding Windscreen

The Coleman brand has been redeemed... I am happy to say after giving the Coleman 5 in 1 Emergency Whistle a 2 1/2 stars rating that I am literally doubling that rating for this next product, the Coleman folding Windscreen. This windscreen is very well made, durable, and tall. A very well built and durable folding metal windscreen.                                The Coleman Folding Windscreen A majority of my camping gear is not from EMS or REI, not even from Dicks Sporting Goods… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Optimus Polaris Optifuel

Well built. Needs an additional silencer cap to achieve its potential. I bought this recently as an alternative to my Coleman 442 and to replace a Primus Omnilite.  I tested it with its normal flame spreader boiling half a litre of water with canister gas, white gas, and kerosene. Apart from being very loud, which I expected, I found the performance on canister gas disappointing. It took a full minute longer than the other fuels to boil half a litre, and simmer control was poor, having a tendency… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR WhisperLite

Great company, excellent aftermarket service! After many years of service and much use my stove broke, right where the fuel flex hose joins the hard piping. It was the old red cloth type flex hose.I called up MSR to get a replacement part. They said just send us in the entire stove along with half the cost for the new stove. Then they said if you want a new pump send that in too! We will just charge you for half the cost of the entire unit. Result... New stove kit... half price! Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR WhisperLite

If you are only going to have one stove... I'm sure most of us have several stoves. I do. The WhisperLite was the first true backpacking stove I purchased...decades ago. It has proven 100% reliable over the years. It works high and low, wet and dry, and in snow and ice. I had one issue many years ago that involved changing the o-ring in the field. I was carrying the little repair kit. It took a few minutes to fix and haven't looked back. I have replaced the pump since the older one could have issues. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Trangia Fuel Bottle

Absolutely bombproof multi-fuel bottle for all liquid stove fuels not just alcohol for Trangia. I have had a 750 ml bottle I bought in Sweden over 20 years ago; outside it is still red but the printing is long gone. Other than that no sign of wear at all. It first held white gas for my SVEA 123 and for many years now holds alcohol for my Trangia burner for which it is designed.  Many folk are unsure of the delivery screw top. I have never had any issues with it at all. It delivers a very precise… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Trangia Fuel Bottle

A tough, plastic solution, to your denatured alcohol transport issues. The tricky safety valve might be its weak link, after a while. Self-contained, mobile users might like to look at other options. I finally had to jettison my 30-year-old Sigg Meths bottle, last year. The alloy was pitted, to the point of near-disintegration in some places, and the stopper was almost welded on. I bought a Trangia replacement, rather than buying steel alternatives, of indeterminate quality and origin.   The body… Full review