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Score Product Price Our Take
79
$70
Editors' Choice Award
A favorite for simmering that can also boil water in the breeze.
74
$65
A small canister stove that works in the wind.
74
$145
Top Pick Award
A great system for backpackers and alpine climbers relying on dehydrated, simple meals.
70
$147
This stove performs well in every way except weight and size.
69
$45
A brilliant little canister stove that combines performance and value for a great backpacking stove.
67
$50
We are impressed by this stove's ability to do everything with ease.
67
$60
This stove is light on weight and features.
63
$115
This middle-of-the-road stove has some new, good features and some old frustrating ones.
63
$150
Once you pass the learning curve, this stove rewards with fuel efficiency, fast boiling, and wind resistance.
59
$100
The budget option for big wall ascents (and more), this stove prepares dehydrated meals super fast.
56
$220
Still a great choice for boiling water in harsh conditions above the treeline, but other stoves are more versatile.
54
$18
Best Buy Award
Hard to argue against a super inexpensive product that functions fine.
53
$23
It looks old-school, but impresses in heat control and ability to handle large cookware at an awesome price.
45
$140
The versatile, reliable stove adds canister capability to a traditional feature set.
45
$100
While this stove isn't a high performer, it does do certain things well.
44
$90
Top Pick Award
For extended backpacking trips and expeditions, this tried and true liquid fuel model still can't be beat.
41
$140
Our favorite for cooking next level meals, not just noodles and sauce, but note its weight and loudness.
40
$200
Almost great, this fancy and pricey model has a limiting weakness.