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Jetboil Stoves

#1
Anyone got one and are they any good? Also, do they take the bog standard camping gaz cylinder or is it a special one that you have to use?
It's for some Xmas gift vouchers that I need to spend!
 
#2
I have had a one for years . One of the best bits of kit for hillwalking to make a brew or heat a meal . It does take standard gas containers .... Coleman . I have had some problems with mine with the spark igniter however I always carry a turbo lighter ... I believe the ignition system on the current model is better . I suppose it is horses for courses you can get lighter compact burners but the Jetboil certainly satisfies my needs well .

JD I am sure there are threads on here about this burner ... must go .... Mrs B_R is issuing commands like a Portugese Admiral .
 

wedge_cadman

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#3
I use the Primus version the Eta Express. Which is a similar version.

Both take the standard screw thread camping gas cylinder available in various sizes. The 220g cylinder fits inside the cup for a small pack down size. Fits in a standard utility pouch. A 2.5min boil time for 1 litre is quite impressive.

There are better extras with the jetboil should you require them.


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#4
I always use for the Crusader cooker and three hexibolcks. It's a design icon, fits underneath your water bottle and it'll boil up a pint of water in about 25 minutes in fair weather. Beat that.
 
#12
Just to add my tuppence worth. I'd recommend getting one, second best bit of kit that I've bought. It's great having your brew made and jetboil put away whilst everyone else is still trying to get theirs lit.

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#14
Good bit of kit, got given one in Afghan - cracking bit of kit. Quick simple and gets the job done. (Starting to show up in QM dept too - hence getting one in Ghanners.)

Gas bottle is the same as a bog standard coleman gas bottle. (Also the same valve as some of the issue gas bottles for the blow torch.)
 
#15
I too love the Jetboil, especially as I have the tarty cammo one that makes me uber special!

Quick boil time, you can actually boil on the move as you can hold the cup with the burner attached, as already said, the new version has a more robust ignition system. If you get the stabiliser and pot holder top thing you can use it as a normal burner too.

Some negatives though. If you place the small gas canister inside a damp cup, or if it has condensation on it, it quickly rusts around the base, marking the non stick lining.

I have tried to cook soup/beans directly in it, but because it is such an intense heat, it just burns straight away, welding itself to the cup.

Its easy to forget that the actual burner is part of the cup and so the bottom of the cup is red hot when removed from the base. Not much fun when you grasp the bottom or rest it on your leg! I have also seen someone place the protextive plastic cup straight onto the bottom of the metal cup and weld it on thanks to the heat.

However, if you are not a mong and realise its little set backs, its a great bit of kit.
 

Mav

Old-Salt
#16
Amazingly fast at getting the water to temperature and the new models have heat sensitive logo that shows when the water has gotten too temp.

Using the smaller gas cannister means it will fit inside the cup.
 
#17
is it capacious enough to allow one to heat a boil in the bag, but then have enough water for a decent brew?

hmm - £71:48 on This Tribe, or £60, with free delivery on Amazon...
 
#18
Amazingly fast at getting the water to temperature and the new models have heat sensitive logo that shows when the water has gotten too temp.

Using the smaller gas cannister means it will fit inside the cup.
Really.

is it capacious enough to allow one to heat a boil in the bag, but then have enough water for a decent brew?
Ish.

You'll get two bags in with water which will probably be around halfway below the max fill level, however its only a case of topping up and quickly re heating.
 
#19
Its good for a boil in the bag, can get a 'little' wobbly though, the new flash version comes with a gucci little stand and a longer on off switch.


Jet Boil Flash - YouTube

apologies for the 'pooch' and 'wets' reference, he doesn't know any better being ex Royal,



at least he isn't naked...............
 

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