Boils quickly and stows easily.
Click on the Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System, and hum a show tune or two—by the time you hit the second chorus (two minutes), you'll have steaming hot delight. Unlike classic camp stoves, this self-contained unit eliminates the issues of an open burner and takes the guesswork out of a quick meal. Finish your food, pack the fuel canister inside the insulated mug, and stow the whole lightweight kit away in compact style.
- FluxRing heat exchanger system maximizes fuel efficiency and promotes even heating by uniformly distributing flame along the bottom of the cup
- Innovative temperature indicator is integrated into the cozy to show you when your meal or drink is ready to please your palate
- Adjustable burner is surrounded by a windscreen to reduce heat loss and improve fuel efficiency
- Push-button Piezo ignition gets the stove rolling without matches and is integrated into the burner housing to keep it intact
- Glove-friendly fuel valve allows for easy flame adjustment and afterward, it folds into the burner for safe storage
- One-liter anodized aluminum cooking cup is lightweight, transfers heat efficiently, and cleans up fast
- Neoprene cozy is designed to stay in place while stove is in use; it increases heat retention and improves cooking efficiency
- Clear measuring cup with graduated lines unsnaps from the bottom of the cooking cup for greater precision when preparing meals as well as preventing burns on the hot FluxRing right after use
- Translucent lid is BPA-free, shortens boil times, and features a drink-through spout for sipping coffee or pouring hot liquids
- Stove burner and cooking cup nest together for easy storage; 100g fuel canister also fits inside cup but is SOLD SEPARATELY
- Included fuel canister tripod stabilizer attaches to the bottom of your fuel canister for security while cooking
- Metal pot support (included) folds out and provides a solid base for a small backpacking pot, pan, or kettle when you prepare multi-course meals
- Jetboil recommends that you boil a half-liter (16oz or 2 cups) of water at a time to prevent burns and boiling over
- Winner of the Backcountry Magazine 2010 Editors' Choice Award
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This thing... wow... boils frickin water. Compact as a shoe. Everything fits in itself like boss, and you can even toss your little titanium spork in its badass neoprene sleeve deal. If you dont have a titanium spork, get one to put in there. I bought the Tomato color, and it's red. Big time. The bottom cover is also a bowl/cup - tell me thats kickass. I ate a mini box of kelloggs cereal out of it - held my breakfast and milk like it should. Sick feature? Yeah, it is.
Not much else to say. Buy it.
I've now had my Jetboil for about 3 years now and it's still going strong. It's the perfect cooking system if you want something light, reliable, and mainly just need to boil water. It boils water super fast, I'd say about a 3-4 minutes to boil 2 cups of water needed for a Mountain House meal. The Jetboil sol is a bit faster however, when setting up camp I usually have enough to do that I don't notice the difference in boil time. That said there are some things that prevent me from giving it a full 5 star review. I usually like to have a small fire when I go backpacking if the area allows it and the integrated cooking system doesn't allow for much versatility. It comes with a pot holder however it's impractical to bring a pot in addition to the integrated canister. The other thing is that regardless of Isobutane canisters that say they're able to be used in 4 seasons, this is simply not true. This is purely a three season stove, unless you're in a region whose winters stay around 30 degrees. While it will still work in lower temps, you'll have to keep canisters in your sleeping bag or in your jacket and boil times will take forever. Once it hits around 0 degrees, you might as well just give up. Becareful if you plan on melting snow as your main source of rehydrating. Plan to use a white gas stove like the MRS whisperlite if you go into the backcountry in the winter.
The Jetboil has revolutionized our camping / backpacking trips. With the great taste of dehydrated meals, this is really all you need on backpacking trips. Sure, you could get another stove system with pots and pans, but you will have to deal with the extra weight, room, and clean up. No thanks, I will boil my water in 2 minutes and pair with a mountain house meal. Also great for morning coffee. Stop thinking about it, buy one!
Stove worked great only draw back I saw was the ingnition source worked about 60% of the time. Other than that I'm glad I purchased this cooking system compact and light to boot
Picked this up about a month ago and been more than impressed. Main use is boiling water (obviously) but the JB Flash does it well. I'm guilty of timing every use and have consistently been able to bring 16oz to a boil under 2 minutes each time. Great even for car camping if you're not ready to start up a fire - but ideal for backpacking with the all-in-one, lightweight design. Yeah it costs a little more than some of the other stoves out there but it's super efficient and saves you the hassle of buying separate pieces and attempting to stuff them in your pack one at a time. Highly recommended.
In my overall plan to reduce weight and go ultralight this stove unit was at the top of the list. Perfectly designed, lightweight, incredibly efficient. Boil water, use the included attachment to cook food. This is a one stop shop for backpacking and cooking your food.
I was sold on the ingenuity and compact nature of the system, but I couldn't be sure if it would hold up until I tried it in the field. It did, it's awesome. It's very handy and well thought out, and it just works. The handle is great for gripping, the sip lid works well, and it boils water very quickly. Definitely a very positive experience.
I use my Jetboil year round for all of my outdoor excursions. I got it for my solo backpacking trips and it saves a ton of weight. I hate carrying around extra weight and my Jetboil has reduced my backpacking kitchen to my Jetboil,feul canisters, and a spork. If you do a lot of solo trips there isn't any other reason to own a different stove system. I really like how the stove works no matter the elevation or temperature. I used my Jetboil hunting this year and at 8,500 feet and 0 degrees my Jetboil fired right up and made breakfast and coffee. I keep my stove and fuel in my sleeping bag with me to keep it warm. The only time I had troblem is when I left my cansiter out and I had a reall hard time getting the water to boil . The past 2 years of skiing I've packed this with me into the BC and again, it has performed flawlessly. I always keep a backup lighter just in case but I haven't had any problems with the starter as of yet. Overal a very bullet proof stove.
Will it work at 10,000 plus feet, or below freezing?
Yes and yes. Here is info provided by Jetboil:
"All canister stoves suffer a performance drop in cold weather. The colder the fuel, the lower the vapor pressure, and the lower the burner output. The result can be noticeably longer boil times and difficulty lighting the burner with the built-in piezoelectric ignitor. Jetpower?s lower firing rate reduces canister cooling and increases performance. Jetpower fuel, with propane, helps mitigate cold weather problems. We suggest that you keep the canister in a warm pocket between uses and remove it immediately prior to heating your food. Carry an extra canister and keep it warm to swap out with a cold one when necessary, and always carry matches or a lighter as backup."
Also read neip138207's comment below, which confirms that it will work just fine.
I agree with Eli's research above. I do mostly alpine/sub-alpine backpack trips, mostly above 10,000 ft. Last September I spent several nights (and prepared several meals with my Jetboil) above 12,000 ft with no problems. I did keep fuel canister in foot of my sleeping bag and then kept fuel inside jacket just before firing up the stove (as Jetboil recommends). I also tried a homemade fuel "cozy" - out of a couple can coozies - to see if that would hold in heat after removing from sleeping bag (it only seemed to help marginally and I no longer bring it on trips). The only problem that I notice with Jetboil is that the spark igniter doesn't work at higher elevations (or is that due to colder temps?). I rely on my Bic lighter for ignition (also as Jetboil recommends) when that happens.
You may want to consider Jetboil Sol stoves (both the titanium and non-titanium versions). These models use Jetboil's "Thermo-Regulate Burner Technology" to work in "temperatures down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit".
Pic below shows Jetboil Flash at a chilly (26.4 deg F) 10,400 ft in the Wind River Range (note homemade fuel cozy).
This system is light and compact. Everything fits into the flash cup and can be easily stowed in your pack. Some drawbacks: ignitor is delicate, mine just stopped working after about a month. Not a big deal since you can easily light it with a lighter. Also the gas does not work as well in the cold.
Bottom line: works great when traveling light in the spring, summer and fall.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have had the jetboil system for over 4 years and have used it extensively. Always works great. I have had several backcountry cooking stoves and this one is by far superior. Highly recommend.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've only used it a couple of times, but it seems to work as advertised.
At what altitude will this stove no longer be effective? Also, any trouble with the fuel in winter conditions?
Where can you buy the fuel canister from, it says sold separately?
How do you refill the gas?
What type of fuel can you use?
I see that msr sells extra fuel bottles, would that work for refilling any fuel canister?
Any sporting goods or outdoor supply store will sell the fuel canisters.
Refill is accomplished by changing out the empty fuel canister (attaches to the underside of the stove).
Use isobutane/propane mix fuel.
As long as the msr replacement fuel canisters are compatible with this stove, you can use them.
when you say "fuel bottle" do you mean the bottles used for the whisperlite stove or the isopro canisters used for say a pocket rocket? Any type of canister should work (might be some performance issues with different fules but all have the same type of attachment) but the fuel bottles MSR sells would not work with a canister stove. Canister stoves have the disadvantage of needing a whole new canister when they are empty or getting low.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Used it hiking in Wisconsin and here in White Sands, NM. Works well, good on fuel. Ignitor sometimes doesn't work so have another spark source just in case. My son and other scouts like these much better than hauling around cast iron dutch ovens like I did.
Is this system good for two people?
Sure about 90 seconds to boil water, dump it in food pouch or wherever. Then another 90 seconds or so for the next person.
I take my Jetboil Flash system with me every time I "go out", whether it's backpacking, car camping, fishing, or you-name-it. I even use it at home when I want a quick cup of tea or instant soup. The piezo always lights and it boils water VERY quickly, and it's convenient to carry. When I need it I also bring the JetBoil pot and/or frying pan.
The design, from the heat-containing fins to the foam cozy to the boil indicator, there is no better, lighter, more convenient cooking system. Period.
P.S. I am not prone to exaggeration but in this case...
Jetboil is fantastic. its extremely easy to use, everything is stored in the container. Boils water very quickly and can be used in all types of weather. Huge fan of this and recommend it to anyone who camps.
That's what I said after my first meal with my new Jetboil Flash. I took my baby high into the Utah mountains and at the semi-high altitude of 9,500 it still performed like a champ. The cup unit gets nice and toasty quickly, so you don't end up using much gas. Since this trip I've used my Jetboil dozens of times and it always works great! Easy to clean, pack and my friends are jealous.