Flash Cooking System

Jetboil Flash Cooking System Reviews

The Jetboil Flash 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 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. 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.


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Backpacking stove

This little item is perfect for those days out in the back country. It’s not heavy which is a key for backpacking treks. But you don’t want to sacrifice on warm drinks and hot food. You can both cook in this jet boil, although watch for burning as things will stick to the bottom like glue. You can also just boil water to heat food.

Must have for any adventure!

Fast, compact, easy to carry and easy to use!

I’ve used my JetBoil stove for a few years now and absolutely love it. It takes up minimal room in your pack and doesn’t require matches to light. It not only boils water in a flash, it also sets up in a flash! I have the frying pan, dishes set and coffee press also, which are a great addition. I do find myself using it primarily to boil water for meals and drinks especially while hiking in the backcountry to reduce the amount of cleanup.

Gets the job done, quick.

Jet Boil is a great cooking system to get you fast heated water, soup, whatever. It’s compact and lightweight, with everything fitting inside of the cup to pack tight. They also have lots of additional cook wear and attachments to get a lot more use out of it. Great for backpacking, or taking to the crag to have a quick warm meal.

Jet boil

I love my jet boil. It heats water SO fast. It’s great for making hot drinks or simple individual meals, fast. The only struggle I have with it, is that sometimes it boils so fast that it overflows. But it’s great, it’s small and compact and very easy to use.

1 minute or less!

I've been using this system for a few years & love it! Cooks water quickly & is fairly light weight. I've used it in higher elevations & still works great. I've also gotten the french press piece so I can brew fresh coffee high up! Wonderful for single or double adventurers!

Jetboil Cooking System

I am not sure how I have been surviving without one of these things. Super easy to put together and boils water in an instant! If you are just boiling water for dehydrated meals, noodles, and/or coffee this is a life saver! I would not suggest trying to cook mac & cheese in one of these things since it is hard to control the temperature if you want things to constantly boil inside of the thermos. Strictly meant to instantly boil water.

My go-to

Disclaimer: I can not compare this to other brands, as I have never owned another.
But that might be a good thing considering I’ve never had the need to get rid of my Flash. The gas canisters will last a lot longer than you will initially predict but always bring an extra. The only downfall is on a windy day, the Flash has trouble starting which is where (I imagine) an MSR would be a lot better.

Jet Boil camping stove

The first time I used this product I was shocked at how efficient the stove is. I boiled two cups of water in about two minutes. The canister that screws onto the burner is insulated and stacking system they have is surprisingly stable. Additionally its very light weight and uses very little fuel. 100% worth your investment.

JetBoil Flash 2.0

Amazing product! Super easy to assemble, use and pack up with you on your adventures. All parts of the cooking stove including the fuel canister fit inside the cup making it super convenient. Also boils water at an incredible speed!

Cooking in the mountains

Jetboils are awesome! I love this for its quickness and weight, but I do wish it could simmer. Going to upgrade soon. Tried to simmer rice and it didnt turn out well.


This is the ultimate all in one camp cooker. It’s light enough for backpacking, has some protection against wind, boils water quickly and the cover with handle actually keeps the container cool enough to hold in your hand - doubling as a mug for coffee or soup. The base packs up into the container for optimal space saving and some of the fuel containers can also fit inside. It is a bit larger than some of the other stoves but if you consider that this is an all in one (pot/cup/stove) it is a great use of space. Boils 2 cups of liquid, which is usually enough for most of the single or even two person freeze dried meals.

Bubble, Bubble, Boil No Trouble

I’m not the first outdoor reviewer who’s reviewed the Jetboil. In my opinion, it’s a must for any camper/ backpacker. We know North Face has a saying, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.” And it’s true! There’s obviously weather you would rather not adventure in, but sometimes you can’t control the weather. Having to rely solely on a fire for a hot meal is a dangerous game. The Jetboil cooking system is small, compact, and lightweight, making it the perfect addition to your backpacking MUST HAVES. Weighing just 13.1 ounces, it hardly adds weight to your pack and can boil water and cook food using very little propane. All of the Jetboil accessories like the skillet and utensil kit allow you to cook a 5-star meal in the middle of nowhere. Pretty neat if you ask me.

Coffee on the Fly!

This brings 36 degree water boiling in about a minute flat if not less. The whole system packs into itself so it's easily stored. Great for water, soup, coffee and eggs! The fins on the unit make it virtually wind proof. Great fall/winter gear!

Perfect Camp Kitchen

I have been using my Flash for a few years now and it’s been fantastic. While it is one of the larger in size out of the other Jetboil systems, it’s been perfect for solo and even more so if I am camping with a partner. Boils super fast! I’m a fan of Jetboil’s customer service as well.

Jetboil Zip Review

I was on the fence about this purchase. I picked one of these up at an REI membership sales event. Generally, my criteria for buying gear revolves around the functionality and durability. I didn’t have many concerns about the durability of the Jetboil Zip (more about that later) but I was really struggling with the functionality of it. I ultimately bought it for when I go SCUBA diving. At many dive sites do not have access to hot or boiling water. Primarily, I’m a coffee snob and travel with an Aeropress. My initial thought was I would be able to boil water and make good coffee to enjoy in between dives. I’ve found that during colder dives I can heat up some water with the Jetboil, dump it on my wetsuit and it helps warm things up before I hop in the water. I’ve started throwing the JetBoil in the truck when I go skiing and have expanded its usage out to other activities,(mostly so I can make coffee). Until recently, outside of boiling water it wasn’t very useful. I recently picked up an attachment for it that allows for the use of a standard pot or pan. Until I got this attachment the only thing I could put over the burner was the Jetboil cooking cup that attached directly to the burner. The attachment is also made by Jetboil and attaches the same way the cooking cup does.

I’ve been camping and adventuring for well over 20 years. I’ve used a wide variety of stoves, both in terms of brand and style. In that time I’ve never managed to melt a stove. I’ve managed to set picnic tables on fire with poorly primed white gas stoves but that didn’t negatively impact the stove. The Jetboil has a pice of plastic around the burner and I’m not sure how this happened other than it was very windy but that piece of plastic melted. The burner still works but due to the plastic melting it no longer breaks down to fit back in cooking cup. I reached out to Jetboil, explained the situation and was told I could purchase a new burner for $50 minus a few bucks that basically covered the shipping. I was disappointed in this outcome and it has made me look at other stove brands. Durability is a major criteria for me and this stove does have the durability I would expect from a product like this.

Water boils really fast in this thing and I like how compact it can get but due to the low functionality and what I perceived as poor customer service and craftsmanship I would not recommend this product to my friends. A stove should be able to withstand heat, it makes a hot flame that you can cook with and it should be able to do this without melting. My experience is that this stove critically fails (maybe I got a lemon 🤷🏼‍♂️), since I’m not sure why the plastic melted I’m not going to be using it anymore because the stove broke during the operation it was intended for. I have no guarantee it won’t have further critical failure and the response I received from Jetboil didn’t give me any extra confidence in their product. If I could do it over again I would pass on this purchase and go with a different product.


This is a great entry level stove. It boils water very fast!

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