Joule Introduces a New Winter Group Cooking System
By: Will Reitveld and Janet Reichl, Trail Ambassadors. Gossamer Gear, published August 6, 2013.
The Joule is a group cooking system that uses liquid canister fuel. It does weigh a bit, 25.2 ounces, but it’s a powerhouse. It’s more integrated than the Helios and has a large 2.5 liter pot with a FluxRing on the bottom. It utilizes Jetboil’s latest burner technology, producing 10,000 BTU consistently even in colder temperatures, and has a push button igniter. MSRP will be $199.95.
When I reviewed Jetboil’s Sol stoves, I was amazed with how fast, fuel efficient, and cold resistant they are. The little Sol with its 0.5 liter pot could literally supply a small group of hikers with all the hot water they need to hydrate meals and beverages in separate cups; the new Joule system should be able to do that on steroids for a larger group. Since it’s a liquid feed, it will be an excellent winter group camping stove.