|Boil Time:||[16oz] 2 min|
|Burn Time:||[100g canister] 48 min|
|Dimensions:||[packed] 4.1 x 6.5 in|
|Hard Case:||no, packs into cup|
|Material:||[burner] stainless steel, plastic, [cup] anodized aluminum, [cup cozy] neoprene|
|Note:||fuel canister is sold separately|
|Recommended Use:||camping, ski touring, backpacking, lightweight packing|
|Weight:||[without fuel canister] 10.5 oz|
|Jetboil Sumo Titanium Stove||$149.95 - $189.95|
This is my go to system for winter backpacking (melting snow for drinking water, coffee and dehydrated meals). I tried to cook soups and several types of noodles in here but it's just too darn fast and hot, so I'll stick with my boiling water and dehydrated meals (just so easy and lightweight).
Tired of hearing people complain about canister stoves in winter, sleeping with the canisters to warm them up, making homemade heat exchangers, etc? I think this Jetboil was unknowingly designed to work perfect in cold weather - just use the bottom cup to hold the small canister with an ounce or so of lukewarm water. I was melting snow and boiling water in 15° weather like it was the middle of summer! The efficiency of this setup is just insane. The canister in the cup is a perfect fit, so only a small amount of water in the cup surrounds the canister keeping it the right temp to vaporize the gas mix efficiently. You can even add a small amount of warmer water every so often, maybe a teaspoon, if you hear the burner starting to slow down.
Check out the pic from my latest trip.
This is a great, lightweight canister stove. Boils water fast, which is pretty much all it does, and is nice for a solo person or two people. I like the heat indicator and insulating sleeve. I don't like the crappy piezo starter (I always bring a lighter anyways), and the lid is difficult to get on securely - so be sure to do this prior to starting the stove...its much harder when hot. Also, the small fuel containers are pricy for the amount of fuel you get. I've used this in the cold (20-40 degrees) and at altitudes up to 9-10 k. Works alright, but there is a notable performance drop in comparison to something such as the MSR reactor. Also, it does need to be somewhat sheltered from the wind, as I have had a few wind guests 25-30 mph blow the flame out.
I am real happy with the stove. My only worry was low temperature but it turned out fine. I used in the evening and the morning when there was an overnight low of 20 F and it worked like a charm. The graph on the package shows the performance suffers below 20 or so (it's not a real precise graph)
Boils a half-full container fast! Worked well with the container filled 95% too but it does take longer.
It is about 1" shorter than a nalgene 1L bottle and just slightly wider - FOR THE WHOLE THING! It's awesome how small it is when you pack it up! The 100g canister will fit inside the container along with all the other parts needed.
Picked this up the other day at my local Eastern Mountain Sports and brought it home to try it out(doesn't come with fuel) It brought my water to a boil in like 2 minute's super fast does get hot around the bottom, and the top but it's well worth your money, It also has a auto Ignitor which is pretty gnarly! And the fuel is mega cheep it's $5.00 for the small 10.5 one
Damn this is a great stove, has yet to let me down..until...When my gf talked me into heating milk for her to make her precious hot chocolate, that is when things went horribly awry. Imagine a frothy white explosion, which cakes the entire apparati in caked lactose. Plus she never called me back. So sad.
Almost never use my liquid fuel stove anymore. So compact I even bring it on day hikes for coffee. Really all you need for most cooking tasks. A canister lasts a really really long time. Used it down to 10 degrees with no problem.
I've used this on most of my winter camping trips and some summer. Mostly for melting snow for water, but also for cooking noodles or rice. It's not the fastest at boiling, but it pretty darn good, and weighs next to nothing.
Insanely fast, lightweight, best stove ever. Works well in colder temps, something my MSR Simmerlite didn't do very well. Doesn't need priming. You can use your old MSR pots with it, too.
The Current Model does not have the Heat Indicator like is stated in the Specs and shown in the Picture. This is a change from last years model.
The 2nd time I used it! Was testing out some food packets for an upcoming trip and the second time I used the JB Sol the fabric strap melted. Super bummed and am wondering if I may have received a defective one-off. Other than that I liked how it worked initially. Lit perfectly and boiled water very fast.