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Pros Small, durable, inexpensive, versatile, easy to repairLightweight, works in the wind, great piezo lighter, very stable for small canister stoveWorks in the wind, great for simmering, best of the bestCompact, light, fast boil time, stable, insulated potLightweight, easy to use, good at simmering, piezo igniter
Cons Heavy, difficult to simmer, more complicated than a canister stoveNot the most fuel efficient, pot supports pack up separately from stoveUnreliable piezo igniterSmall pot size, not versatileA bit heavier and bit pricier than the competition
Bottom Line For extended backpacking trips and expeditions, this tried and true liquid fuel model still can't be beatOur favorite small canister stove, providing the best performance for most backpackersA favorite for simmering that can also boil water in the breezeThis stove prepares dehydrated meals and coffee water super fastWe are impressed by this stove's ability to do everything with ease
Rating Categories MSR Whisperlite Soto Windmaster MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Jetboil Flash Snow Peak GigaPower 2.0
Fuel Efficiency (25%)
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9
6
Weight (25%)
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Simmering Ability (20%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Boil Time (10%)
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Specs MSR Whisperlite Soto Windmaster MSR PocketRocket... Jetboil Flash Snow Peak...
Category Liquid Fuel Small Canister Small Canister Integrated Canister Small Canister
Trail Weight 11.5 oz 3.0 oz 3.0 oz 12.3 oz 3.0 oz
Wind Boil Time (1 L, 2-4mph) 8:09 min:sec 7:24 min:sec 7:20 min:sec 5:18 min:sec 15 min
Boil Time (1 liter) 7:54 min:sec 4:42 min:sec 3:39 min:sec 4:10 min:sec 5:53 min:sec
Packed Weight 15.2 oz 3.5 oz 3.5 oz 15.7 oz 3.9 oz
Dimensions (inches) 4 x 4 x 4 in 4.7 x 3.9 x 3.6 in 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.8 in 4.1 x 7.1 in 4.2 x 2.6 in
Fuel Type White Gas Isobutane Isobutane Isobutane Isobutane
Additional items included Windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, and stuff sack Stuff sack, pot support Stuff sack 1L pot, canister stand, plastic cup Plastic case
Piezo Igniter No Yes Yes Yes Yes
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