JetBoil manufactures and markets lightweight gas-fueled portable stoves used primarily for backpacking.[4]

The company was formed in 2001 by Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst[5] in a former woolen mill in Guild, New Hampshire,[5] debuting its products at the 2003 Outdoor Retailers trade show.[6] In 2006 the company moved its headquarters to Manchester, New Hampshire[5][7] and in 2012 was purchased by Racine, Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors.[6][8]

Stove design

Stoves feature a neoprene-insulated pot (billycan), corrugated metal heat exchanger (burner) and burner adjustment valve — with ignition via either an outside source or integral push-button electric igniter, depending on the model.[9]

The ring of corrugated metal forming the burner also shields it from wind and directs heat to the base of the pot.[10] The ring and burner, along with a coiled heat exchanger at the bottom of the stove all work to contain heat, enabling an average boiling time of two minutes and fifteen seconds.[11]

The company markets its fuel, a mixture of propane and isobutane,[12] in canisters that thread to the bottom of the burner. Several stove models feature a stabilizing tripod (for the base of the fuel canister) as well as a plastic cup, which covers the heat exchanger during storage.[13]


Jetboil has marketed a range of stoves that vary in construction materials and features, with more expensive models offering lighter weight and decreased cooking times:

  • Personal Cooking System (2004)[14] weight (425 grams), boil time: 4 minutes.[14]
  • Group Cooking System (2006),[15][16] 1.6 litre pot, boil time: 5:00.[15][17]
  • Helios, group cooking system (2008-2014), replaced by Joule.[18]
  • Flash (2009),[19] offered in different colours, boil time: 2.25 minutes.
  • Zip (2011),[20] 0.8 litre aluminum cup,[20][21] adjustable burner, no ignitor, weight 9.5 ounces, boil time 2.5 minutes.[20]
  • Sol TI (2011) titanium cup, weight 5.3 ounces[21][22] includes pressure regulator[23] boil time: 1.75 minutes,[24] lightest model.[22]
  • Sol Advanced (2011),[25] aluminum cup, push-button igniter, weight 10.5 ounces,[26] integral pressure regulator, boil time 2:00.[25][26]
  • Sumo Al (2012)[27] aluminum cup,[28] three bowls with lids,[29] orange in color, reversible sleeve,[29] self-storing.[29]
  • Sumo TI Group Cooking (2012)[27] performs to 20 °F (−7 °C), boil time 4.25 minutes[28] group cooking,[28] titanium cup.[30]
  • Joule (2013),[31] 2.5 litre pot, uses liquid-feed butane,[32] stove base and pot, no accessories.[32] weight 27.6 ounces.[32]
  • MiniMo (2014), 1 litre pot, flame control valve,[33] weight 14.6 ounces.

Accessories include a lightweight coffee press, replacement lids, mesh strainers,[16] support and stabilizer kit,[16] pots and pans,[34] utensils and plastic plates,[34] and a tool for puncturing holes in used fuel canisters prior to recycling.[4]