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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 October 19, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

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
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$145
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 (49)
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
$110
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
$160 - $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
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
MSR XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160
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
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: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$100 - $139
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 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$40 - $399
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
$25
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
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)
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
$60
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)
Fire Maple Blade 2 Canister Stove
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Soto New River Pot + Amicus with Igniter Canister Stove
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite International Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System Canister Stove
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Optimus Crux Canister Stove
$50 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Trangia Westwind Alcohol Stove
$34
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove Titanium Wood Stove
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II Canister Stove
$98 - $99
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Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 3 of 5 stars
Campingaz Turbo 270

You can "hack" (actually very clean replacement of part) the Turbo 270 with a Coleman Peak 1 valve, in order to accept screw-on canisters in North America. Have owned the Turbo 270 for a long time (20 years?), only used once or twice way back then. Am about to try it again, so I'm posting here to inform everybody on here of this very useful hack for North American fuel canisters!  You can use the valve out of a Coleman Peak 1 stove, which is an old Camping Gaz valve but with threaded connection,… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
MSR WindBurner Personal Stove System

Interesting product, but is it too complicated!! Just take a bit of time to read my detailed review before splashing out around £100. OK, so I've had mine for about a year now and have loved it. It takes a bit to get it lit in blowy conditions as you've got to get the pot back on before it blows out, but once done it's like a jet aeroplane taking off. It's been fantastic up windy exposed mountain tops, until now!! Just when I really needed a hot quick drink it decided to go on strike. Just wouldn't… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Have two of the original Sveas (1970 and 76) with the complimentary Sigg Tourister, which is a great pots/pan/dish and holding base for the stove. All still work fine in 2020 and are a wonderful piece of backpacking history. Never had a problem with mine but did retire them and don't use them as much since purchasing a Jetboil this summer. See above comments. It is 2020 and there are many other choices, but can't go wrong with old school Svea if using white gas. A nice oldie but goodie, even with… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Zelph's Stoveworks Modified Starlyte

Most fuel efficient alcohol stove I have found so far and absolutely safe in use. I've had this stove for about two years and use it in summer when the country is dry and the fire risk high also on long trips as it is by far the most fuel efficient and that saves weight. Use is simple—pour fuel over the fill and ignite, no waiting time just put your pot on. The burn time is about 25 minutes with a full fuel load and a boil time varies from 4 minutes for 350 ml water to 6/7 for 700 ml. The screw… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Jetboil Sumo Cooking System

The Jetboil SUMO is a user-friendly, canister-style stove that easily supports 2 to 3 people on most backpacking, camping, and paddling trips (1.8L or 61oz cup). With an improved simmer regulator and sure-fire ignition, the SUMO makes cooking a pretty simple task. Couple it with a Jetboil silicone coffee press (grande size) and you’ll have yourself a big pot of coffee each and every morning on the trail. Its biggest drawback is a finicky lid. Conditions:  I’ve used the Jetboil SUMO for three… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
BioLite FirePit

Great portable campfire/hibachi-style grill that you can use at home (in the backyard, of course) or camping. The lithium Ion fan/blower system helps moderate the heat content. Can handle both regular wood (split logs), wood chucks (for smoke and flavoring), charcoal, and even wood pellets (though in a very limited fashion). Relatively portable. Solar-charging cover along with a fire poker are must-have accessories. Bluetooth controls. This firepit/hibachi is great for car camping and backyard fun. Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Patagonia Wood Burning Stove

The Patagonia Wood Burning Stove is a foray into the lightweight wood stove arena from one of the larger retailers in the outdoor industry. It's a good first attempt resulting in a sturdy, fast boiling, simple stove that suits long distance, high mileage hikes with ample fuel where you want to extend or replace heavy fuel and boil water for simple meals. However it comes up short on stability, ease of adding fuel, and simmer/cook performance compared to other wood burning options. Patagonia Wood… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
MSR XGK-EX

I've had mine for many, many years. Used it for trips all over the world. I can make it simmer (it's an acquired skill). I've burned almost every flammable liquid in it. Easy to use, maintain, and rebuild in the field. I bought it at REI many, many years ago and It's been with me on bicycle trips all over the world for durations of a few days to 11 months. I've rebuilt it multiple times and it keeps on working.   It has burned almost every flammable liquid that I found along the way (white gas,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fire Maple Blade 2

The lightest remote canister stove I have found at under 5 oz. Good build quality with titanium and aluminum construction. Suitable for inverted canister use for cold weather. I needed a good remote canister stove for my two grandsons and the Fire Maple Blade 2, with its vaporizing tube for inverted canister use, was a good choice for two teenage boys. As most adults know, teenagers are the most careless people on the planet. A stable stove is what these boys need. Additionally I got them an MSR… Full review