Dave NethawayWanted to drop you a line to, first and foremost, let you know that I am friggin’ loving my new Jetboil. I am a solo hiker who hates to expend energy cooking and really appreciates the simplicity of your stove and the lightweight, easily storable design. It is really one of the best pieces of gear I have owned in quite some time.
James HooverJust a note to tell you your product is the coolest, most practical backpacking purchase I have ever made! I wish I had all the money back I have spent buying liquid and canister stoves and cooking equipment! Wish you had come up with the idea years ago. I am a church pastor in north Louisiana and I regularly take groups of college students backpacking in Arkansas. I have started a ‘Backpacking Ministry’ called AdventureLife, and after our last trip a few weeks ago, there are 21 college-age men and women who are excited about getting their own Jetboil. If I had to go into the woods with only one item, I’d leave the tent and sleeping bag and just take the Jetboil! Thanks again for the best piece of backpacking equipment out there.
Kevin CraigOur group of six (3 couples) backpacked into Lower Ice Lake Basin outside of Silverton, CO for a long weekend of peak bagging. Two couples brought canister stoves, one of which was my new Jetboil. The remaining couple brought an MSR Dragonfly stove with an MSR XGK fuel pump (or was it the other way around?). Anyway, the pump didn’t fit the stove (a big surprise to all of us). So, we were in quite a quandary as to what to do until I hit on the idea to use my Jetboil for all our “cooking” (fortunately, we all were doing the dehydrated meal thing). As it turned out, one large (450g) Primus canister coupled to the Jetboil served all six of us for almost the entire trip – 4 days, 5 1/2 ‘meals’ (one ‘meal’ = breakfast or dinner for six) plus hot drinks! Although designed as a personal cooking system, the stove boils fast enough that all six of us were able to meet our needs with minimal waiting around or other ‘down time.’
Dino NardiniI just had a chance to test out my new Jetboil stove on a two-day hike here in Nova Scotia, Canada. The stove exceeded my expectations. I set up the pot to heat some soup, then turned to finish setting up my tent. No sooner had I turned my back on the stove, and it started to boil over. That’s some kind of heat monster you got there…awesome! A great replacement for my old MSR cartridge stove that never did work all that well.
First off I would like to say thank you. Your product is amazing and I really enjoy showing up MSR stoves on the trail. I have been backpacking for eight years and this is the first product that seems to be completely tailored for efficiency on the trail.