The Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System adds more enjoyment to your favorite outdoor adventure. Like all of Jetboil's innovative systems, Flash is an all-in-one design, combining burner and cooking vessel in one compact unit. Everything you need is stacked and stored inside the 1.0 liter cooking cup. The camping cooking system lights with the click of a button and within two minutes provides two cups of boiling water for cocoa, coffee, instant soup or a gourmet freeze-dried meal. The newly designed burner secures the igniter, protecting it from bumps along the road. The Flash is designed to be one of the safest cooking solutions out there. The cooking cup clips onto the burner, preventing accidental spills, and the fuel canister tripod ensures overall stability. The insulating cozy has a color-changing heat indicator that signals when contents are hot.
Click on the Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System, and hum a show tune or two—by the time you hit the second chorus (two minutes), you'll have steaming hot delight. Unlike classic camp stoves, this self-contained unit eliminates the issues of an open burner and takes the guesswork out of a quick meal. Finish your food, pack the fuel canister inside the insulated mug, and stow the whole lightweight kit away in compact style.
The Flash Personal Cooking System from Jetboil gives you everything you need for cooking and preparing meals in the outdoors.
|1 Liter Boil Time:||5 min|
|Average boil time:||2 min. 42 sec./ 0.5L water.|
|Boil Time:||16 oz (1/2 Liter) = 2 minutes|
|Burn Time:||3.5 oz canister / Appx. 1 hour|
|Dimensions:||4.1” x 7.1” (104 mm x 180 mm)|
|Fuel Capacity:||225 g canister|
|Fuel Connector:||Universal Lindal Valve|
|Fuel Type:||Isobutane Mixed|
|Packed Size:||4.1 x 7.1 in / 10.4 x 18 cm|
|Size:||7.1" x 4.5" x 4.1"|
|Stove Type:||Canister Stoves|
|Volume:||32 oz (1 Liter)|
|Water Boiled:||12 Liters per 100g Jetpower canister|
|Weight:||14 oz / 400g (Not including pot support and stabilizer)|
|Jetboil Sol Personal Cooking System||$119.95|
|Jetboil Flash Cooking System||$99.95|
|Jetboil Sol Titanium Personal Cooking System||$149.95 - $159.95|
Overall, this is great for boiling water quickly, I have yet to actually cook something in it since I always bring freeze dried food with me and cook that in the bag. If your looking to cook for 5-6 people, this isn't your cook set, its basically for 1-2 people. Of course if everyone brought freeze dried food, you could boild water for everyone in about 10-15 mins. It can handle 2 cups of water at a time and boils in it 90 seconds or so, can't beat that.
Portability 5/5 - Everything fits inside when your done
Weight 4/5 - It could be lighter, but its not heavy for what it does
Functionality 3.5/5 - It boils water quickly, I couldn't imagine cooking with it, seems like it would be to much of a hassle to clean up.
Overall 4/5 - Would definitely recommend
This Jetboil is the perfect stove for a backpacking trip for two--or even more! While it is a little hard at times to simmer effectively with it (they don't call it the Jet Boil for nothing), I've mastered the art of the Jet Boil slow cook, and have even learned to stop burning my damn oatmeal to the bottom of this thing (Trust me, once you've scrubbed it out a few times, you'll learn.)
Overall, this is a great product--my only grips are that it's a little tricky to clean, and simmering took a while to master. A very solid piece of equipment.
I knew that I would be camping a lot when I landed a job on Mt Hood for the summer. Not knowing when I'd have access to a kitchen stove easy cooking on the fly was a must. The Jet Boil took care of just that! It boiled water quickly and efficiently, it was great for quick pasta meals, and if you have a pan you can cook up a nice breakfast of eggs/sausage/potatoes/etc. Not only was it great for cooking but for warmth up on the glacier when the weather turned for the worse.
Here's a detail for reference. See the attached photo for the sequence (left to right) and orientation (note the orange stand in particular) needed to fit all these items back in the pot easily.
Note: you really want the pot and fuel container to be dry when you load it back in, or else the bottom of the fuel container will leave rust inside the pot.
I also keep a small nalgene bottle of oil and some matches in the cup that attaches to the base of the pot.
I've really enjoyed my JetBoil stove. It's efficient with energy and space. It fits my backpacking meal plan very well by heating up soup/drinks/pasta and allows me to cook and eat out of one container. The pot is relatively easy to clean (and I hate cleaning).
I've been slightly concerned with the parts inside scratching the finish but so far so good.
There may be lighter solutions out there, but I've enjoyed the performance, price, and convenience of having the kit already put together for me.
For backpacking, this is such a save-the-day device. Doesn't take up much space, lightweight, and extremely efficient. Ideal for making coffee in the mornings, tea in the afternoon, and hot toddys at night. For food, I always take Mountain Home freeze dried pouches (delicious) which pair perfectly with the Jetboil system. This will boil water in 120 seconds usually, then just pour it in to your food pouch and BAM! Nice, hot food. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.