Michael VealeyMy other stove is an MSR Whisperlite and has been with me for decades. It’s bomb-proof but setting it up just to boil water has made me think there should be a better way. Looks like you had the same thoughts too. Congratulations on the best backpacking product to hit the shelves since shock-corded tent poles!
Tom and Gretchen
We were with a group of nine at Mt. Curtis Gilbert, WA, and used the Jetboil at our 6500’ base camp. Worked great! All were impressed and will be purchasing their own. We are all instructors with the Tacoma Mountaineers and will recommend your product.
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.’
I took my Jetboil down to the beach this morning so that I could prepare a cup of coffee after my surf session. Before I knew it, I was doing a product demo out of the back of my car for about six or seven of my surf mates.
Erik LarsonI am a kayak guide in Homer, Alaska. I recently bought a Jetboil and love it. I use it for steaming mussels and clams for the clients that I take out daily. I also do over night camping trips.
My friend and climbing companion, Gary Scott and myself just returned from attempting Rainier’s Liberty Ridge. We had two Jetboil stoves with the 100g cartridges and the stoves performed flawlessly, melting snow more rapidly that an equivalent MSR white gas stove would.