/ OI NEWS: OutDoor 2013 - Camping Gear Report
The biggest news to us was the Joule stove - this neat looking Jetboil inverts the gas can and also pre heats the fuel... is this the ultimate Alpine stove?!
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=5666
The new jetboil looks fantastic, can't wait to play with one in the shop. I still have the very first JB and it still functions flawlessly and the ignitor has never broke. I've just added the stabliser and big pan kit this year and the design of both is spot on, both items still fit inside the pot along side the gas and burner. stablister fits both small and big canisters too. Great design engineers at Lyon, hats off.
JB tip - after making a brew, light up again for a few secs just to evaporate the little bit of water left in the pan. If not, the bottom of your gas canister will rust in storage and stain the inside of the pan.
That's a top tip. And so obvious (after the fact). Thanks!
It did look good! They said it performs a lot better than previous versions in cold conditions. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to film it due to it being a prototype at the show.
I'd strongly recommend against your top tip because you'll knacker your jetboil. Without any liquid in the pan, the heat exchanger won't have anything to exchange heat with and will itself heat up and then melt and fall off.
I brewed up with only a small amount of water (all I had left) and this melted the heat exchanger off my titanium jetboil and was firmly told "your fault" by jet boil.
Haven't lots of people had that issue with the Ti ones though?
The new jetboil seems very bulky for what your getting, I cant see it will be any lighter then an MSR reactor and the pot looks about the same size. If your desperate for an upside down cylinder you can buy a small compact fold-up adapter as an add on.
I.e Brunton Canister Stove Stand
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