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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 June 20, 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)
Esbit Titanium Stove Solid Fuel Stove
$23
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Kovea Spider Canister Stove
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System Canister Stove
$145
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil CrunchIt Accessory
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (86)
MSR PocketRocket Canister Stove
$115
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)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto Canister Stove
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Canister Stove
$110 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
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 (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
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 - $269
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove Camp Stove
$120 - $134
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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux Lite Canister Stove
$40 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove Liquid Fuel Stove
$25 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove Alcohol Stove
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Trangia Fuel Bottle Fuel Bottle
$18
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
$22
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
$65
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)
Esbit Alcohol Stove & Trekking Cookset CS985HA Alcohol Stove
$47
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
$82 - $117
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: 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
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Evernew Appalachian Set Alcohol Stove
$155
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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
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trangia 25-2 UL Alcohol Stove
$81
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Recent Backpacking/Camp Stove Reviews

rated 3 of 5 stars
Trangia Fuel Bottle

A tough, plastic solution, to your denatured alcohol transport issues. The tricky safety valve might be it's 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.  … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Primus Essential Trail Kit

The Primus Essential Trail Kit is an inexpensive, lightweight, and versatile stove kit from a renowned manufacturer. I received this Primus Essential Trail Kit in the winter of 2020-2021 for the purpose of reviewing it. Winter weather, Covid, and major surgery have all done their best to keep me indoors, but I have managed to sneak out on a few occasions. So without further ado…. Primus is a Swedish company known for producing top quality stoves since 1892 (!). They balance out carbon emissions… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Esbit Titanium Stove

Compact, reliable, lightweight, indestructible. What’s not to like about a titanium micro stove that simply works? Sure, it’s not fast nor lava-hot. But it gets the job done in almost every situation and condition during most outdoors activities. It’s perfect for lightweight types who also want to avoid bulk and complexity. Sometimes simple and basic is the best option. I can’t think of an easier piece of camping gear to use than this stove. Certainly not other kind of stove, as this just… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Eureka! Ignite Camp Stove

A good all-around stove for car camping. It's easy to set up and has features that make it easy to use. We take it camping and it does well cooking for our family of four. Midway through a camping road trip our prior camp stove gave up, and we scoured high and low for a replacement, finding the last one available—the Eurekea Ignite. We're usually budget campers, and this was a higher quality and higher price point than our typical gear purchase, although it's certainly not the most expensive two-burner… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Eureka! SPRK Camp Stove

Compact, lightweight, and reliable butane camp stove. The neat easy to carry case and easy setup makes cooking anywhere a pleasure! The hatch of my SUV worked great during a three-day in Death Valley NP. The small 8oz. butane containers required aren't expensive, and I used less than one all three days, and butane can be used indoors during inclement weather. Can't find any fault with this one! Until I purchased this stove, I cooked solely over a campfire. With the increasing fire danger and campfire… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

I bought my 123 in 1970. Went on many trips until it was put away about 1976. Resurrected about 1990 with fuel still in it. Started right up and has since been on many more trips. Had to replace the fill cap washer once after a spectacular fireball due to its failure while cooking. I concur with all the other folks who have heaped high praise on these little beauties. Despite its occasional little quirks it is the best stove I’ve ever used. I just wish it weighed a little less. Approaching my… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Svea 123 (since 1968). Never fails. White Gas (naptha). If you travel two weeks from people...you will survive. Also have Sigg stand/pot. Light. Hot. No plastic. Repairable. Brass! No mess, no smoke, no residual smell. 100% confident (Survival!). Still nothing better. Old acquaintance not forgot! Mine has lasted for 50 years. What more needs to be said? I have not met anyone with an older stove (anyone that is actually mobile). No nonsense! Used on 90-day bicycle tours. Worst drawback I have found… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Optimus Svea 123

Simplicity and brilliantly designed. I use this stove with the Optimus Terra HE cook set. It reduces boiling time considerably.  Bought new in 1973, it continues to work with no problems at all. I now use it now on shorter excursions because of my age but still enjoy the jet-engine burner roar. I do want to mention you do not have to put your fuel tank in your sleeping bag in extreme cold or altitudes. This device will fire up every time. All I can say is you will not regret owning a reliably designed… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Primus Firestick Ti

Primus started with a blank slate when designing the Firestick and Firestick Ti stoves. The goal was to create a packable stove that was easy to carry and delivered features like built-in wind protection and a pressure regulator to maximize performance. The result was a stove that looks a little different and makes a great water boiler that has some simmer capability as well. Fired up and ready to go in a Baxter lean-to I had the chance to test the new Primus Firestick and Firestick Ti stoves over… Full review