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Score Product Price Our Take
75
$65
Editors' Choice Award
Our favorite small canister stove, providing the best performance for most backpackers.
75
$70
Editors' Choice Award
A favorite for simmering that can also boil water in the breeze.
74
$145
Top Pick Award
A great system for backpackers and alpine climbers relying on dehydrated, simple meals.
72
$100
This stove prepares dehydrated meals super fast.
68
$50
We are impressed by this stove's ability to do everything with ease.
68
$80
Don't want to spend a lot on an integrated canister stove? See here.
67
$147
This stove performs well in every way except weight and size.
67
$115
This middle-of-the-road stove has some new, good features and some old frustrating ones.
63
$17
Best Buy Award
A mini stove with a mini price.
61
$150
Once you pass the learning curve, this stove rewards with fuel efficiency, fast boiling, and wind resistance.
58
$60
This stove is light on weight and features.
58
$240
Still a great choice for boiling water in harsh conditions above the treeline, but other stoves are more versatile.
57
$18
Hard to argue against an inexpensive product that does work.
48
$23
It looks old-school, but impresses in heat control and ability to handle large cookware at an awesome price.
44
$100
While this stove isn't a high performer, it does do certain things well.
42
$140
Top Pick Award
The versatile, reliable stove adds canister capability to a traditional feature set.
40
$90
For extended backpacking trips and expeditions, this tried and true liquid fuel model still can't be beat.
40
$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.