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Brunton Bantam

Brunton Bantam

Lightweight at 9.8oz (with pump)
Folding leg design to make it easy to pack away
Wind screen and pump included
BTU: 10,000
Boil Time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Brunton Raptor

Brunton Raptor stove

Overall dimensions: 1.7”x1.5”x2.5” stove folded
Weight: 5 oz
Fuel Type: Isobutane canisters
Rating: Approximately 3200 watts / 11,000 btu
Burn time: Up to 1.5 hrs at high output (one 8 oz canister)
4 minutes to boil 1L of water
Piezo electric ignition
Precision simmering control
Sturdy pot supports
Durable nylon case

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Coleman F1 Ultralight

Coleman F1 Ultralight

Auto Ignition: No
Boil Time: 3.7min (1L)
Burn Time: [High] 50min; [Low] 2hrs
Country of Origin: France (Includes Monaco)
Fuel Type: Butane, propane (220g resealable cartridge)
Material: Stainless steel
Parts Kit: No
Recommended Use: Ultralight backpacking, camping
Simmer: Yes
Size: [Folded] 6 x 1 x 6in (15 x 2.5 x 15cm)
Stuff Sack: Yes  Hard Case: No
Weight: 2.7oz (76.5g)

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Coleman F1 Powerboost

Coleman F1 Powerboost

Auto Ignition: Yes
Boil Time: 3.2min on high
Burn Time: 35min on high, 2hrs on low
Cleaning Tool: No
Country of Origin: China
Fuel Type: Coleman butane / propane canister model #3250
 Stuff Sack: Yes. Hard Case: No
Weight: [Stove] 4.5oz (127g); [Total] 18oz (510g)
Windscreen: No

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Fire Maple

Fire Maple camping stove

Specs:67x67x102mm
Weight:115g
Rated speed:10,000BTU
Ignition fashion: Piezoelectricity automatism strike fire
Hexamine stoves

Hexamine stove

Solid fuel hexamine stoves are probably the cheapest light weight cooking solution going.  Its probably a good idea to start with this style of stove if you have limited funds.
Jetboil Personal Cooking System

Jetboil personal cooking system

Weight 15 oz (425 g)
Volume 32 oz (1 Liter)
Boil Time 16 oz (1/2 Liter) = 2 minutes
Water Boiled 12 Liters per 100g Jetpower canister
Dimensions 4.1” x 7.1” (104 mm x 180 mm)

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Kovea Booster+1 Kovea Booster stove IGNITION: Manual
DIMENSION: 100 X 80 X 800mm (Stove)
GAS CONSUMPTION: 140gm/hr
OUTPUT BTU: 10,000 ON white fuel (shellite), 9,000 BTU on Gas
CARTRIDGE: Kovea 230 or similar
WEIGHT: Stove (306 grams), Pump (109g), Fuel Bottle (115g)
OUTPUT PER HOUR: White Gasoline (2,420kcal/per hr), Butane 1,800kcal/hr
STORAGE CASE: Carry Case
EXTRAS INCLUDED IN PACK: Fuel bottle, Tool kit, Pump, Oil, O-ring, Bag, Stove, fuel lines and instructions/warranty
Kovea Moonwalker Kovea Moonwalker camping stove IGNITION: Electric Piezo
GAS CONSUMPTION: 140gm/hr
CARTRIDGE: Kovea 230
WEIGHT: 340gm
BTU OUTPUT: 10,000 BTU
STORAGE CASE: Plastic Case
Kovea Solo

Kovea Solo camping stove

Dimensions: 57 x 57 x 100 mm
Ignition: One touch Piezo piece
Consumption: 127 g/h
round burner head makes flame even
Weight: 124 g
Kovea Titanium Supalite Kovea Titanium Supalite camping stove IGNITION: Manual
DIMENSION: 176 X 116 X 40mm (inner box)
BOIL TIME: approx 3 mins
GAS CONSUMPTION: 172gm/hr
CARTRIDGE: screw type 227 grams most brands
BTU OUTPUT: approx 8,500
WEIGHT: 60gm
STORAGE CASE: Soft Carry Case

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Kovea Titanium Ultralite

Kovea Titanium Ultralite

Ignition: One touch Electric Piezo ignition
Gas consumption: 230gm/hr
Boil time: approx 2.5 mins
Cartridge: screw type 227 grams most brands
BTU output: 9,000
Weight: 88gm
Storage case: Hard Plastic Case & soft case included.

Kovea Titanium Ultralite review

This is the ultralite camping stove I ended up buying after doing the research for this page.  I paid $69 AUD delivered in Brisbane.  There are some stoves that are a bit lighter and the Kovea Supalite is a little lighter again - but without the piezo ignition.  I think 28 grams for a lighter is worth it.  I use this stove on the smallest size resealable Coleman gas cylinder and it was very stable with a small kettle or 3 litre sauce pan on top.  Boiled water very quickly, easy to set up, folds away nicely into a soft drawstring bag to go back inside the kettle for safe keeping.  A great buy.

Masterglow Microlite

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Monatauk Gnat

11,000 BTU
1.6 ounces (48 grams)
2.25" x 2.25" x 2.5" (folded)
3" x 3" x 3.25" (case)

 
MSR Pocket Rocket

MSR Pocket Rocket

Ultralight, Pocket-Sized: Weighs just 3 oz. (86 g). Palm-size dimensions, 4x4x2 inches.
Output: 8,200 BTU
Simple, Lightening-Fast Operation: No need for priming, pressurizing or maintenance.
Blazing Heat Output: Boils a liter of water in under 3.5 minutes.
Simmer or Boil: Glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability.
Windclip™ Windshield: Micro-burner, tri-sectional clip protects flame in light wind gusts.
Burns MSR IsoPro™ Premium Fuel or normal Butane: Clean burning, ultimate performance from start to finish of canister life
MADE IN USA
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MSR Whisperlite MSR Whisperlite stove Multi-Fuel: Burns white gas, kerosene and unleaded auto fuel.
Dependable: Made with an extra-durable fuel line, including Shaker Jet technology.
Compact: Folds and packs into MSR cookset.
Self Cleaning: Shaker jet cleans fuel jet with a simple shake
Fast: 3.5 minute boil time
Burn time 110 mins with 600ml of fuel

Minimum Weight: 11.5 oz. (330 g)

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MSR Windpro MSR Windpro Stove Superior Efficiency: Compatible with windscreen (included) for top performance in all conditions.
Versatile: Supports large cook pots (up to 9" maximum diameter) and can be used with bake ovens.
Lightweight: Lightest remote canister stove on the market - weighs less than 7 oz. (200g).
Compact: Small enough to fit in a one-liter pot
Burns MSR IsoPro™ Premium Fuel or normal Butane (not included): Clean burning, ultimate performance from start to finish of canister life
Minimum Weight: 6.8 oz / 193 g
Packaged Weight: 10.5 oz / 297 g
Burn time (MSR IsoPro): per 227-g / 8-oz. canister Appx. 90 minutes
Boil time (MSR IsoPro): 1 liter 4.25
Water boiled (MSR IsoPro): per 227-g canister 15 liters
Water boiled (MSR IsoPro): per 1 oz. of fuel 1.8 liters  Review | Review
Nordisk Titaninium Esbit Stove

17 g Hexamine Stove
Optimus Climber Liquid fuel stove

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Optimus Crux

Optimus Crux hiking stove

Only weighing 83 grams, The Optimus Crux is so lightweight and compact that you won’t even know you’re carrying this powerful 10,200 BTU output burner.

Thanks to an innovative folding burner head which other branded compact stoves don't feature, and the convenient strap-on protective stuff bag, Optimus Crux packs down to nothing and stores in the empty base of of your butance cannister inside the included drawstring case!

A technical wonder designed for weight chasers who refuse to compromise cooking performance. Enjoy every meal!
Comes with stuff sack

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Optimus Nova

Optimus Nova stove

 

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Ozmate Cockle

Ozmate Cockle camping stove

Weighs 352 grams
Potstand diameter extended with legs: 19cm
Piezo Auto Ignition
Windshield
Potstand
Hard carry case
10,000 Btu
Compact size
Ozmate Power 101 Ozmate Power 101 camping stove Small and compact, this mini burner is ideal for trekking or hiking. It has a power output of 10,000btu and fueled by Butane Gas (canister not included). Compact size is an amazing 46 x 46 x 105mm. Small enough to fit in your back pocket. Comes with hard carry case.

Weighs only 84g, with 80g/hr consumption.

Primus Hiking Classic

Primus hiking classic stove

A simple, durable & classic outdoor stove

A robust design & a great value
The crosswise support acts as a Built-in windscreen
Primus Ti Lite

Primus Ti Lite stove

Boiling time: 3 min
Complete lightweight stove for solo tripsP.9 liter titanium cooking pot can hold a 230 gram LP gas cartridge
Dimensions: 120 x 95 mm / 4.7" x 3.7"
Ignition: Piezoelectric
Output: 4000 W / 13500 BTU/h
Suitable for: 1-2 People
Supplied with a net stuff sack
Volume: 0.9 liter
Weight: 198 g / 7 oz

Primus Micron Ti 2.5

Primus Micron Ti stove

Auto Ignition: No
Boil Time: 4 min
Burn Time: Varies
Cleaning Tool: No
Country of Origin: China
Fuel Type: Butane,

Hard Case: No
Heat Reflector: No
Manufacturer Warranty: Lifetime
Material: Titanium, aluminum
Recommended Use: Ultralight camping, fastpacking, adventure racing
Simmer: Yes
Size: 2.6 x 1.7 x 2.6in (6.6 x 4.2 x 6.6 cm)
Stuff Sack: Yes
Weight: 2.5oz (71g)
Windscreen: No

Snow Peak Gigapower

Snow Peak Gigapower

Size: 4.125 x 2.625" Weight: 3.25 oz Warranty: Lifetime Country of Origin: Japan

A version with piezo is also available

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Snow Peak Litemax

Weight (without fuel) 1.9 ounces (71g)
Dimensions 3 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches
Fuel GigaPower canisters
Average boil time 5 min. 35 sec.
Fuel capacity 220 grams
Burn time (max flame) (100 grams of fuel) 46 minutes
Water boiled per 100g fuel 8.2 liters
Soto OD-1BS Soto OD-1BS This one is not the lightest but it claims to be the smallest.

OUTPUT: 2800 kcal/h 3260W 11000 BTU
Duration: Burns approx. 1.5 hours with 250 g canister
Weight: 160 g (5 oz)
Dimensions when in use: 15 x 15 x 8 cm (5.9 x 5.9 x 3.2 inch)
Dimension when stowed: 3.4 x 4.62 x 6.37 cm (1.34 x 1.8 x .5 inch)

Editors' Choice 2010: Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove

Trangia Mini Trangia

Trangia Mini Trangia alcohol burner

Alcohol stove 330g

Review | Review