A contrast of every Jetboil-style stove on the market.
In 2001, Jetboil released a stove that was various from anything else on the market: an all-in-one burner and pot, created simply for heating water as rapidly and effectively as possible.
The pot was tall and narrow, wrapped in an insulative sleeve, and came with a heat exchanger on the bottom. The entire thing attached straight onto the burner to produce an effective water-boiling unit.
17 years later, Jetboil has 5 such range designs and there are as many other business now making comparable products.
There is no settled name for this kind of stoves. I call them either “all-in-one” or just “Jetboil-style” ranges.
This short article compares all 18 of these Jetboil-style ranges.
Some of the information compiles what it is openly available so you can compare the stats.
Other details is taken from my own tests and measurements. I only own seven of these ranges (!) I will include information on any more that I acquire over the coming months and years.
The tables presented below are:
Primus Elektra FE (aka Crux Lite)
The majority of steady (and finest developed):
Here is an overview of all 18 all-in-one ranges, showing their weight, capability and expense, in addition to any unique functions.
Scroll down for additional information on all of these stoves.
|Producer||Stove||Reported weight||Capacity (ml)||Notes||Cost||Online rate checker|
|Alpkit||BruKit||466g||1,000 ml||₤ 45||UK|
|Alpkit||BruKit Jackal 425g 750ml ₤ 42 UK Alpkit BruKit Wolf 470g 1,100 ml ₤ 48||UK Jetboil Zip 345g 800ml ₤ 72 Amazon|
|-REI-||UK Jetboil Flash 400g 1,000 ml ₤ 84 Amazon-REI- UK|
|Jetboil||MiniMo||415g||1,000 ml||₤ 133||Amazon – REI –|
|Jetboil||Sumo||453g||1,800 ml||₤ 124||Amazon – REI –|
|Jetboil||Joule||790g||2,500 ml||Pre-heat tube||₤ 130||Amazon – REI –|
|Kovea||Alpine Pot Wide||510g||1,000 ml||₤ 90||Amazon –||REI-||UK Kovea Alpine EZ Eco 770g 1,000 ml Integrated rechargeable cylinder ₤ 130 REI-MSR Reactor Stove 417g 1,000 ml ₤ 120 Amazon-REI-||UK MSR Reactor Stove 496g 1,700 ml|
|₤||130 Amazon-REI||– UK MSR Reactor Range 588g 2,500 ml|
|₤||130 Amazon-REI-||UK MSR WindBurner * 432g 800ml Windproof ₤ 93 Amazon-REI- UK|
|Optimus||Elektra FE||455g||950ml||₤ 72||Amazon – REI – UK Primus Lite 360g 650ml ₤ 64 Amazon –||UK Primus Lite +390g 650ml ₤ 83 Amazon-||UK Primus Lite XL 450g 1,000 ml ₤ 107 Amazon- UK|
This table compares the speed and efficiency of each range. It is based on my own tests, not on makers’ info.
I evaluated the following stoves to see for how long it took them to boil 500ml of water and how much fuel they utilized in the procedure.
All stoves used a full 230g gas container and were set to complete power. Gas use was determined by weighing the container before and after screening.
Each test was performed two times, and the results below are the average of those 2 tests.
|Manufacturer||Stove||Boil time||Gas utilized|
I was amazed to discover that almost all of the ranges boiled the water in very comparable times. 5 out of 7 stoves boiled the water in between 2mins 13secs and 2mins 20secs. The only exceptions were:
The amount of gas used varied from 5 grams to 12 grams:
In conclusion, many all-in-one stoves boil water at comparable speeds and with fairly comparable effectiveness, with the following exceptions:
The weights of the different stoves are displayed listed below.
|Manufacturer||Stove||Stove weight||Pot weight||Overall weight||Reported weight||Reported ounces|
The lightest Jetboil-style stoves are the Jetboil Zip at 345 grams, followed by the Primus Lite and Lite+ at 360g and 390g respectively, then the Jetboil Flash at 400g.
The Kovea Alpine EZ Eco is one of the heaviest at 770g, but this is deceptive considering that it includes its own internal gas canister.
Naturally, the larger ranges tend to offer the best millitres per gram (e.g. Jetboil Sumo and Joule, and the bigger MSR Reactors). Frequently due to the fact that they have the precise same burners as little stoves, simply with larger pots connected.
The volume and dimensions of the stoves are displayed below.
|Producer||Stove||Capacity (ml)||Capacity (oz)||Centre of gravity||Pot height||Pot depth||Pot diameter|
|Alpkit||BruKit Wolf||1,100 ml||37oz||21cm||19cm||15cm||12cm|
|Kovea||Alpine Pot Wide||1,000 ml||33oz||13cm|
|Kovea||Alpine EZ Eco||1,000 ml||33oz||13cm|
|MSR||Reactor Stove||1,000 ml||33oz||19cm||14cm||12cm||13cm|
|MSR||Reactor Range||1,700 ml||57oz||15cm|
|MSR||Reactor Stove||2,500 ml||88oz||19cm|
|Primus||Lite XL||1,000 ml||34oz||11cm||12cm|
All-in-one stoves tend to be high and narrow. As such, they are often unstable and liable to falling.
As such, I have actually done a crude calculation of each range’s “centre of gravity”. A low value suggests better stability, a high worth suggests a higher opportunity of the stove tipping over.
(It’s computed as the height above ground of the bottom of the inside of the pot when using a 230g cylinder, plus a 3rd of the pot’s height).
The stoves with the lowest centre of gravity are the Primus Lite and Lite+ at 18cm. That’s a mindful relocation by Primus, whose “Laminar Flow Burner Innovation” enables a shorter burner height.
The MSR Windburner has the highest centre of gravity at 23cm. I truly like this stove but it does indeed feel rather high off the ground.
A summary of other essential features.
|Kovea||Alpine Pot Wide||Yes||No|
|Kovea||Alpine EZ Eco||No||No|
Here is a complete list of every all-in-one range on the marketplace (if I’ve missed any, please do send me details!):
A number of these are just different names for the same stove with a different sized pot attached.
With the MSR Reactor, that’s quite apparent from the names above. However with, state, AlpKit, it’s not immediately obvious that the BruKit Jackal and BruKit Wolf are precisely the same range except for the Jackal having a bigger pot on top.
There are really simply 11 different “Jetboil style” stoves (burners) on the marketplace:
Below are links to examine the rates of all of those ranges on: Amazon, REI in the US and whatever UK store has the very best price.
If you’ve discovered this article useful then please do think about clicking among the links listed below prior to purchasing. At no cost to you, I’ll get a little portion of anything you purchase.
|Maker||Stove||Inspect Amazon||Check REI||Examine UK shops|
|Alpkit||BruKit||UK Alpkit BruKit Jackal||UK|
|Alpkit BruKit Wolf UK Jetboil Zip Amazon||REI||UK Jetboil Flash Amazon||REI|
|UK Jetboil MiniMo Amazon REI Jetboil Sumo Amazon REI||Jetboil||Joule||Amazon||REI|
|Kovea||Alpine Pot Wide||Amazon||REI UK Kovea Alpine EZ Eco REI MSR Reactor Range Amazon REI||UK MSR Reactor Stove AmazonREI UK MSR Reactor Stove Amazon REI UK MSR WindBurner||* Amazon||REI||UK|
|Optimus Elektra FE Amazon REI UK Primus Lite||Amazon|
|UK Primus Lite+Amazon UK Primus Lite XL Amazon||UK Remarks?||That’s||it|
|folks.||Let me know if I||have actually missed out on anything, if||you have data|
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