Jet Boil Personal Cooking System Video Review

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?

Using the JetBoil on a portaledge in October 2009, 174 kb
Using the JetBoil on a portaledge in October 2009

Ian Wilson using the Jetboil 6 pitches up the Hallucinogen Wall, Colorado., 148 kb
Ian Wilson using the Jetboil 6 pitches up the Hallucinogen Wall, Colorado.
© Jack Geldard, Jan 2010
UKC Editor Jack Geldard reviews the JetBoil Personal Cooking System:

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.

For more review details don't miss the video below.

PRICE: £70.00


Weight: 15 oz (425 g)
Volume: 32 oz (1 Litre)
Boil Time: 16 oz (1/2 Litre) = 2 minutes
Water Boiled: 12 Litres per 100g Jetpower canister
Dimensions: 4.1” x 7.1” (104 mm x 180 mm)

Full Information is in this VIDEO REVIEW:

Jetboil, 72 kb


  • 1.0 Litre FluxRing® cooking cup with insulating Cargo Cozy
  • Adjustable burner with push-button igniter
  • Insulating drink-through lid
  • Insulating measuring cup bottom

What JetBoil Say:

"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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