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Backpacking Stoves

Lightweight and easy to assemble, backpacking stoves are designed to make trailside cooking stress-free. We found two that perform well and are easy to use.

By Published Oct. 27, 2021

What You Need To Know

We tested a variety of backpacking stoves, examining their ability to not only boil water but also sauté and simmer backcountry fare. Our winners, the Soto WindMaster Stove with 4Flex and the Jetboil MightyMo, were incredibly lightweight and easy to assemble; both stoves allowed us to cook everything from boil-and-eat backpacking meals to scrambled eggs with precision and ease. If y...