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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 December 1, 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
$72 - $155
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$145 - $147
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Trangia 27-8 UL/HA Alcohol Stove
$137
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (60)
Optimus Svea 123 Liquid Fuel Stove
$129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (45)
MSR DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140 - $169
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 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$110 - $124
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Primus OmniFuel Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium Canister Stove
$51 - $59
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
$230 - $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
$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
$210 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto WindMaster Canister Stove
$49 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System Canister Stove
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small) Wood Stove
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Soto Amicus with Igniter Canister Stove
$41
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
$45 - $134
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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Clip-On Windshield Stove Windscreen
$15
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 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove Canister Stove
$50 - $70
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
$34 - $44
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 DragonFly

This is a stable and reliable stove for base camp cooking or backpacking. I have used a number of MSR stoves over the years (Whisperlite, XGK, XGK EX, and the Dragonfly); they have all been reliable performers. The O-ring at the fuel line interface with the pump has always been the failure point…I replace it annually with an inexpensive O-ring from the hardware store. After 10-15 years, the pip on the pump’s NRV (non-return valve) gets hard; I just buy a new pump. Operating this stove is straightforward…pump… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Optimus Clip-On Windshield

Compact and quick to install. I use this with a 100-gm canister, a Soto Amicus stove and a GSI Minimalist pot. Canister, stove, and lighter fit inside the pot while this windshield wraps around the pot taking up next to zero room. Overall a very compact setup. Increases the efficiency of the stove.  Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Soto Amicus with Igniter

High-quality, compact canister stove for camping and backpacking from Japanese masters Soto. Very efficient and economical, built to last and can simmer, too. I chose the Amicus over the “king” Windmaster because it has a functional, 4-arm integrated foldable support that won’t get lost or forgotten—ever. It has the same assuring built, minus some features that impact very little real-world functionality. Just holding it in my hand I can feel this thing will perform every time and last for… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Optimus Clip-On Windshield

A lightweight, versatile, and inexpensive windshield for canister stoves that also works with spirit stoves. It increases stove efficiency and reduces gas consumption. Won’t fit all models/types of canister stoves and cooking pot sizes, though. After many many years using my Lixada Titanium spirit stove (Trangia-style) for cooking meals and boiling water in the backcountry, I’m back to canister stoves. My older ”generic” stove stoped working, perhaps from staying stored without use for too… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Emberlit FireAnt Titanium

The Emberlit Fireant TI is a flat packing wood burner that can also be used with a spirit burner, solid fuel like Esbit, or alcohol gels. It can take a bit to get the hang of putting it together, but makes a solid base for pots and kettles.   Nice package Depending on the trip, I have been carrying the Emberlit FireAnt TI as either part of my primary cooking system or as a backup for the last two years. It was a bit of an investment at the time, but has become a useful tool that has a lot of value… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Best part of this stove is its simplicity, and it is just plain bombproof. Bought this stove after reading Colin Fletcher's book on hiking. Fletcher hiked all over the world and sang high praise on this stove. After that I researched it and was convinced this was the stove for hiking and for me. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

I'm 71 years old and planning on hiking a section of the AT next year. I was thinking about the gear I would need when I remembered a SVEA that my father had given me. I dug it out of a canoe box. The stove probably hasn't seen the light of day in over 40 years. I filled it with fuel, primed it, and it took right off. You've got to love a quality item that works exactly as it was designed to do. I hadn't seen this stove since I was a teenager. I took it apart and looked at the various pieces. It… Full review

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