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Backpacking Stove Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$45
Editors' Choice Award
If we had to choose just one model for backpacking, this is it. Lightweight, intuitive, and it can even simmer.
76
$145
Top Pick Award
A great system for backpackers and alpine climbers relying on dehydrated, simple meals.
74
$50
We are impressed by this stove's ability to do everything with ease.
70
$125
This stove performs well in every way except weight and size.
64
$150
Once you pass the learning curve, this stove rewards with fuel efficiency, fast boiling, and wind resistance.
63
$115
This middle-of-the-road stove has some new, good features and some old frustrating ones.
60
$18
Best Buy Award
Hard to argue against a super inexpensive product that functions fine.
59
$100
The budget option for big wall ascents (and more), this stove prepares dehydrated meals super fast.
57
$240
Still a great choice for boiling water in harsh conditions above the treeline, but other stoves are more versatile.
57
$20
It looks old-school, but impresses in heat control and ability to handle large cookware at an awesome price.
47
$100
While this stove isn't a high performer, it does do certain things well.
45
$140
The versatile, reliable stove adds canister capability to a traditional feature set.
45
$90
Top Pick Award
For extended backpacking trips and expeditions, this tried and true liquid fuel model still can't be beat.
42
$140
Our favorite for cooking next level meals, not just noodles and sauce, but note its weight and loudness.
41
$200
Almost great, this fancy and pricey model has a limiting weakness.