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Good for the job

    Don't let the three stars fool you. I like my Jetboil and have had fun with it for the past three years. Most of my outdoor friends all have one, and there is always an argument before a long hike about who gets to bring theirs. Our Jetboils have seen use from 800' to 12,000' and my experience has been that it will bring two cups of water to a boil within one to four minutes (depending on altitude). The Jetboil does well in windy conditions, but I have seen a strong gust snuff the flame. I've noticed the Piezoelectric ignition can be a bit sensitive, and usually a quick adjustment of the ignitor distance from the burner is all that is needed to get it to light. However, there have been occasions where the Jetboil has refused to light, but thats why good Boy/Girl Scouts always bring matches. While the Jetboil has a functional design and gets the job done after the burner is lit, the ignition could be a bit more reliable and you need to cook fast if your meal requires more than two cups of water.

    Good for the job

    Just what I wanted and needed

      I brought this little guy on my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, and I'm so glad I did. Perhaps it was a bit larger and/or heavier than some of the other stoves out there, but the everything-in-one-place-ocity along with the so-flippin-easy-to-usability made it one of my favorite gear choices ever.

      The power is in the super quick boiling.

      The perfect campfire night: my Jetboil and a long spoon.

      Not into the tall pot

        I just went on a trip where a friend brought this stove and pot. I admit it is nice how it all fits nicely into the pot including the gas canister. It boiled the water really fast. I don't really dig the tall pot though. Everytime we made food, the food tended to get stuck on the bottom since the heat is concentrated in a small surface area. Also, I don't like how you can't use other pots on this stove. This stove is fuel efficicent though, I felt like we were boiling water constantly between 2 people and 3 days and we still couldn't finish up the gas (we were trying to use it all up). If I were to get my own jetboil, I'd probably get the one with the standard size pot.

        Agree with the consensus

          works well, relatively compact, fast boil, seems efficient in terms of fuel. light weight for what it includes,and an be used in a tent by hanging if the tent is well ventalated. i'll probably get myself one after using my buddies..

          Agree with the consensus

            works well, relatively compact, fast boil, seems efficient in terms of fuel. light weight for what it includes,and an be used in a tent by hanging if the tent is well ventalated. i'll probably get myself one after using my buddies..

            Fast and Easy

              I think there have been enough reviews on here about how awesome this stove is so I'll skip diving into how much I love this thing and just let everyone know that I wouldn't try to cook anything except hot water in it. It boils extremely fast, but really only has one setting and that is Jet Boiling HOT. I talked to a guy at REI who said I could heat up Chili or stew in this thing, but unless you turn it off and on every 30 seconds or so, you're gonna scorch anything but water.

              Rocks

                This stove pretty much saved my life.I had to spend the night on a one dayski traverse in an unplanned bivi in a snow hole. Light and boils fast.I just kept boiling throughout the night.Normally I wouldn't carry a stove.But it is just light enough that I throw it in my pack.

                Rocks

                Won't leave home without it.

                  I just returned from a 3 day camping trip to lower calf creek falls in southern Utah , and I'm glad that I brought my jet boil because in the area that we where camping in didn't allow fires. The cooking time for this is awesome no more hobo dinners for me. I wish that I would have pulled the trigger on the purchase years ago, it would have made my life so much easier. I would recommend this stove to anyone who is looking for an everything cooking system.

                  I love this thing!!

                    From breakfast to bedtime tea, this thing has amazed me on both car camping and backpacking trips. Boils water practically instantly, packs down small, easy to clean up, fuel canisters last a long time, etc. I could go on and on about how great the Jetboil is, but most of it has already been said. I will say that I purchased the coffee press and frying pan to go with it, and am very glad I did. We can cook up pretty much anything with ease. Get one!

                    Great stove

                      Just brought mine home. Boiled 2 cups cold water in 2 min 10 sec in 85 degree w/x. I was playing with the flame settings too.

                      I'm amazed at how efficient it is. Almost no heat was escaping out of the sides.

                      Purchased the companion cup to go with it so the wife can have her food too.

                      Highly recommended.

                      Great stove for any length trip.

                        I've been using mine since the first ones became available and have never had a problem. It is so self-contained and portable that mine is almost always fired up before I'm even out of my bag. I stick to simmer-free meals and prep them in screw-top Nalgene bowls. Couscous, miso, oatmeal, rice and beans, all with no simmering or pot scrubbing. It almost always comes along on day hikes, too, with a collection of tea, cocoa, and soup to offset a nasty day. Many a cold, damp rest stop in the lee of a boulder has been much improved by that little stove. Well worth the weight.

                        What is the difference between the jetboil...

                        What is the difference between the jetboil classic and the jetboil flash? I was at REI the other day and nobody was able to answer my question. It's more than $20 cheaper than the Flash so if it exactly the same or close to it then I will save the $20 and get the Classic

                        How do you get a new starter in? I got...

                        How do you get a new starter in? I got the old one out because the long white piece separated from the electric clicker part, but i cant figure out how to coax the new one in without breaking it

                        Can anyone tell me the difference between...

                        Can anyone tell me the difference between the Jetboil flash and the Java? It seems like it's the same stove with the addition of a Java/coffee press. Cheaper to buy combined than separate but I'd like to be sure.

                        What's the difference between the Classic...

                        What's the difference between the Classic Jetboil and the Flash Jetboil? (I know one weighs 1 ounce less)

                        I was wondering what the volume of the pot...

                        I was wondering what the volume of the pot is. How much water can you boil at once?

                        Best Answer

                        Phil is right and wrong - the pot itself will hold just under a whole liter, but it would be impossible to boil it efficiently. On the inside of the pot there is a max fill line that is at 0.5 liters. Also, the 30 second boil time for 1 cup is 8 ounces which is approximately 0.25 liters. Hope this was helpful!

                        When will you get the new version of the...

                        When will you get the new version of the Jetboil stove? I think it is called the flash. What are the differences?

                        Best Answer

                        still not sure when BC will get them but I looked into it and the changes to the flash are pretty good ones.

                        *new neoprene sleeve tells you when its hot. depending on the color you will have an idea of the temperature
                        *lids are transparent so you can see what's inside
                        *tripod base now comes standard
                        *the control knob has been extended so you don't have to reach under the cup
                        *the burner is all new shape which according to the rep, burns more efficient and heats more evenly.
                        *The new shape also protects the ignitor much better
                        *ignitor is also much smaller - no more breaking it

                        image is from Jetboil website

                        still not sure when BC will get them but I looked into it and the changes to the flash are pretty good ones.

*new neoprene sleeve tells you when its hot. depending on the color you will have an idea of the temperature
*lids are transparent so you can see what's inside
*tripod base now comes standard
*the control knob has been extended so you don't have to reach under the cup
*the burner is all new shape which according to the rep, burns more efficient and heats more evenly. 
*The new shape also protects the ignitor much better
*ignitor is also much smaller - no more breaking it

image is from Jetboil website

                        two questions, first off, about how long...

                        two questions, first off, about how long will the fuel canister last for the jetboil system? i need it to last at least 2 weeks for a trip, probably using it every morning and night at least once; and two, does the cup that comes with the package have a measuring system?

                        Best Answer

                        My husband and I spent 7 days in the Yosemite backcountry and still had a fuel left over from one (shared) 100g canister. We averaged boiling 5 - 6 cups of water/day between the both of us. Jetboil claims a 100g canister will boil 12 liters of water (50 Cups) but to plan 10 liters (42 cups) to be on the safe side. I would not take any more than 2 100g canisters. You could probaly get by with one but the extra would provide safe play; we like to prepare for the possiblity of a fuel leak (which have NEVER happened, by the way). Good luck.

                        Write your question here...After using the...

                        Write your question here...After using the jetboil can you remove the gas part of it and repack it like before use? or is it once you are set up for use the gas has to stay on? also the neoprene cover stays on during heating correct? thanks

                        How does this stove compare to the MSR...

                        How does this stove compare to the MSR WindPro Stove? The Jetboil seems to boil faster. Does that mean that it uses less fuel? In the long run is the Jetboil lighhter? (Assuming that you would need to carry more fuel plus a pot for the MSR WindPro Stove.) I'm looking for a light packable stove to use on Mt Washington in the winter. Any other recommendations?

                        Best Answer

                        Ok, the Jetboil will have the advantage in almost every catagory. It is more fuel efficient, more compact, and easier to use. Weight is probably a wash. The Windpro has a few advantages. It will be more stable due to the remote canister and because it has a generator tube it will allow the canister to be inverted. This is an advantage in extreme cold... by extreme I mean temps well below freezing.

                        Everyone seems to rave about the Jetboil...

                        Everyone seems to rave about the Jetboil but I've also read some very good things about the Optimus Crux cooking system. I need a stove but can't decide which to buy. The JetBoil seems to cook water faster, have a little more stability and you can get a killer coffee press whereas the Optimus is lighter and comes with a fry pan with room for a folding spork all in a very compact package. I really like the idea of a compact fry pan (for eggs, etc) but also like my coffee. Which would you buy?

                        Best Answer

                        For me personally I find that the Jetboil is way to heavy. At 15oz without fuel it certainly one of the heaviest solo cooking options on the market. I am not familiar with the frypan you are talking about but I had the curx lite for a bit until I lost it and it was a pretty decent stove for the price and weight. I currently use as a pot the BC 700ml Titanium pot/mug. Big enough for solo cooking and light at 3.7 oz. But I just looked and they discontinued it but there is the snowpeak. Go light man, you don't need to be lugging around a 1 pound water heater without fuel. Hope this helps.

                        Eric, despite the weight, I packed miy Jetboil and did a day hike from the Valley floor of Yosemite to Half Dome. Upon reaching the top of the Dome, my first act was to boil a cup of Joe...I was the envy of everyone even with fancier stoves. By the way, the National Park Service didn't have an issue with my Jetboil because of the stability and closed flame feature. I love it.

                        Eric, despite the weight, I packed miy Jetboil and did a day hike from the Valley floor of Yosemite to Half Dome.  Upon reaching the top of the Dome, my first act was to boil a cup of Joe...I was the envy of everyone even with fancier stoves.  By the way, the National Park Service didn't have an issue with my Jetboil because of the stability and closed flame feature.  I love it.

                        At 71 intending to do my first backpacking...

                        At 71 intending to do my first backpacking trip - advised to get Jetboil which I will on Ebay. How does one know what is the latest model (one that works, apparently, with all canisters)?

                        Best Answer

                        David this stove will work with all EPI threaded canisters , MSR, Snowpeak, Jetboil, primus. I would suggest that you buy from Backountry as you will recieve the support from them. Like this information . Ebay is not going to give that to you. These guys at BC are great you should support them. I don't work for them , but a satisfied customer.

                        Need Expert advice who has experience with...

                        Need Expert advice who has experience with both Jetboil and MSR Reactor. Trying to decide between the two. Thanks, Steve

                        How does Jetboil perform at cold temps say...

                        How does Jetboil perform at cold temps say -10and high altitude say 16K and up?

                        Igor. I would agree and disagree with Vern. All compressed cartride canisters loose efficency in colder temps because the rely on outside ambient heat to create the Chemical reaction inside the fuel canister. If you traveling abroad you have no choice but to use a canister stove as Airlines will not let you take Liquid fuel stoves on the plane. Liuid fuel stoves leave residual fuel in the line where compressed fuel stoves do not. the trick to the cartridge stove is to keep the canister warm in a jacket or sleeping bag before use and when in use make sure they are nsulated from the ground with a foam pad or such. The PCS have been on the top of everest K2 and many more. Another option is the jetboil Helios which inverts the canister which helps with this issue. Hope this helps.

                        I love my Jetboil, and it has served me well up to ~12K in cold temps, so long as I've been able to warm the canister in my jacket or sleeping bag. With colder temperatures, I've had to resort to a lighter or matches, as the piezoelectric igniter on the Jetboil wasn't quite enough to ignite the condensed gas (note that condensation issues are going to happen with any fuel canister at low temps). If you're just looking to boil water or melt snow, the Jetboil may work for you. If you want anything beyond that, you may want to look at some other stoves.

                        can the personal jet boil fit into the...

                        can the personal jet boil fit into the front pocket of the north face denali jacket?

                        is the personal jet boil big enough to...

                        is the personal jet boil big enough to cook a squirrel in?

                        How is this model for cooking beans and...

                        How is this model for cooking beans and rice? Thanks

                        There seems to be some conflicting reviews...

                        There seems to be some conflicting reviews about cold weather use.
                        My question is, how well does this system work for melting snow?
                        Are there weather/altitude conditions that you would say I'd much prefer a liquid fuel stove?

                        If you are melting snow for yourself this does ok the problem is that the whole system works on convection, Hot water rising cold water going down. When melting snow the convection idea stops a little so it takes longer than a pan or pot for melting snow. The jetboil really focuses the heat on the bottom. So if its just you or maybe one other person you will be fine. Melting snow for a group your gonna have it running alot.

                        As far a weather or altitude im not real sure if you up in the mountains in the winter i would use a different option. but thats just me im sure other gearheads will tell you something different.

                        Write your question here.. Where do you...

                        Write your question here..

                        Where do you get fuel cannisters for the Jetboil personal cooking system.

                        Cook system? Can you actually do anything...

                        Cook system? Can you actually do anything besides boil water with this thing? If you can, does anyone have any good backcountry recipes?