Backpacking and Camp Stoves

The best backpacking and camp stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 16, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Paddy Pallin Spondonicles

Yep, Dave Noble is correct about the name Spondonicles. However the timing is somewhat earlier than 1978. I bought mine in the earlier 1970s from Paddy Pallin, while in the Mt Druitt Bushwalking Club. Any self-respecting true bushwalker wouldn't be seen without his/her Sponds. An essential piece of kit. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Soto New River Pot + Amicus with Igniter

The Soto New River pot and Amicus stove are a great canister stove/pot combo, which I received as a prize for the Trailspace Top 25 reviewers of 2019. Nice sized support arms, great pot stability and light weight make this one a winner. Amicus Stove Specifications: Output: 2800 kcal/h 3260w 10210 BTU Duration: Burns approx.1.5 hours with 8 oz (250g) canister Weight: 2.9 oz (81g) Dimensions: In use 3.0 x 4.0 x 3.4 in (7.6 x 10.0 x 8.6 cm) When stowed 1.7 x 1.6 x 3.0 in (4.3 x 4.0 x 7.5 cm) (W… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System

This is my third Jetboil stove and I literally damaged it simply setting it up. The two back stand supports are extremely flimsy. I bent one holding the stove in my hand while inserting the gas canister. I will wait until I hear a reply from Jetboil before I decide what to do with the stove. I received a Jetboil Joule as a birthday present. I have had two different Jetboil stoves in the past and was exited to use a newer and larger version. This one is advertised as being wonderful to use in temps… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Camp Chef Stryker 100 Isobutane Stove

Quality build and everything fits inside, including 8-ounce fuel canister. I bought this stove to replace my JetBoil in which first the piezo igniter quit, and then the burner element disintegrated and died during my 2018 bicycle tour. I wanted a stove that would hold up under extreme conditions and pack up tight and compact for travel inside my bicycle panniers. The Camp Chef Stryker 100 sure looked like a winner as I was viewing it on the Amazon website. For comparison purposes, I’ve included… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Solo Stove Lite

Terrible Customer Service. I found out after buying that they are prone to rust and didn't want to deal with that so I asked if it could be returned to them for a refund and the phone rep not only agreed but emailed their address. Since they have an office in DFW I brought it by unopened and spoke with TWO representatives on site who told me I would receive a refund. Fast forward the next week I call after hearing nothing from the company and was told by a CS rep that they would not be issuing a… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Tomshoo Outdoor Camping Hiking Cookware Pot Set

I bought the Tomshoo Backpacker Stove off Amazon, kind of an impulse purchase because it was only $20, and it included a two-piece pot set as well. I had been looking for a smaller stove to take on my backpacking treks and figured I'd check this one out. I had never heard of the "Tomshoo" brand before (made in China) but saw they had other outdoor products online, so I took a chance. I'm very pleased with this little stove so far. It is very compact, and I can store a gas cylinder and a few other… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Esbit Pocket Stove

Good for its designed purpose. The Esbit stove is a nice stove for simple cooking. If moving from one hunting camp to another, or along game/mountain trails throughout the day, I don't have to break out the Dragonfly and assemble/disassemble it to cook up Ramen-style noodles and coffee. It allows me to eat quick and move on. If I find an outstanding area to glass it's easy to set up, boil water for a coffee and glass the area with a coffee (that is really living). If I need to move in a hurry,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove

30-year-old product—still delivers 100%. I‘m no expert on these stoves—this my first pressure stove, but I have a few pressure lamps so I’m familiar with the principles and safety aspects.  This a 1989 model. Hardly used and works perfectly. Nice arc of intense green/blue flame that is highly controllable. Original box, made in Canada. Will be used when camping a few times a year. Mainly coffee prep.  Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Trangia Hard Anodized Stove Kit

Very light and great, but the HA made my pancakes stick to the pan and make a mess. Buy the non-stick pan. The hard anodised made a mess of pancakes: I purchased a 27 and 25 ultra light hard anodised (UL HA). I had the plain aluminium version for the 25 model and non-stick for the 27 model. I tried to make pancakes using the new HA pan and the pancakes stuck to the pan. Trying to pry them off just made a mess. I used lots of oil and tried lowering the heat, but it still stuck. The HA pots did not… 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 - $121
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
$123 - $144
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$108
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
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$42 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Esbit Pocket Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
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 (12)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual Canister Stove
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
MSR XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$120 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System Canister Stove
$72 - $84
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Primus ClassicTrail Canister Stove
$17 - $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: 5 of 5 (2)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$127 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus OmniLite TI Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$180 - $199
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 - $31
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
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
$23 - $24
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)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System Canister Stove
$80
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
$60 - $81
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
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MSR WindBurner Duo Stove System Canister Stove
$135 - $179
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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Onja Liquid Fuel Stove
$112
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman FyreCadet Hyperflame Stove Camp Stove
$138 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 Canister Stove
$34 - $44
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
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Evernew Appalachian Set Alcohol Stove
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$8 - $10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeTech 1.3L Stove Set Liquid Fuel Stove
$117 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangia Gas Burner Liquid Fuel Stove
$63
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