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Reviewing the Jetboil was a difficult task. It is a very specific product with a high level purpose - Alpine climbing and big wall climbing - and in these situations the stove is excellently designed. However to test the stove properly I had to take it not only on multiday climbing routes, but also car camping and general use. How did it fare?
Even though there are additional pans and frying pans available for the stove I would say that it is overkill for a simple car camping or general backpacking stove, although if uber-back-packing is your thing, it is extremely compact and robust, so is certainly a viable option.
However in reality this is a high end product for multi-day climbing. The fact that the stove is so easily hang-able and that it all fits together in to a solid one-piece unit make it extremely usable in a big wall situation.
The construction is of a high quality. The design is superb. The functionality is also superb.
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"Our ultracompact 1 liter unit is ideal for dehydrated meals, coffee or tea on the go, remote worksites, and emergency kits. Travel light and prep easy. The Personal Cooking System (PCS) is a complete food and beverage multi-tool you can hold in your hand and weighs about a pound. Lights with the click of a button, and within two minutes you've got two cups of boiling water ready for coffee or a quick meal. Pack components, fuel and accessories into the Nalgene-sized cup for convenient transport."
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