Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm My search and rescue team requires us to carry a personal stove and canteen cup for boiling water, and i've honestly never been a huge fan on stoves. I could care less because i didnt mind cooking on a fire. After purchasing this, I fell in love. Seriously, I put this is in my pack every single time i go out in the woods. The compact size is great because it's not too heavy, and large enough to fit all the necessities inside the cup (burner, fuel, coffee press... you know, the necessities) Seriously, it boils 8oz of water in what feels like 5 seconds (it's really like 30 seconds on a low setting).It's super easy to clean in the field, just rinse it with a little bit of water and wipe with a towel. The only problem i have with it is all my teammates keep asking to borrow it because they like mine more than the ones they have... Can be very annoying.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fast!!! I used my Jetboil Lite last week for the first time and it was great. There were four of us backpacking and it took no time to cook all of our meals, both dinner and breakfast, with coffee. But beware: Do NOT use a regular camping frying pan on this product; I melted the plastic piece that goes around the stove. I found this out the hard way when I went backpacking with it for the second time this week. There was no warning about this on the canister nor in the instructions. Luckily, REI is replacing the entire system free of charge, no questions asked. You can purchase a separate piece for only $8.95 that is compatible with your camping frying pan. Good to know!!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lighter & More Compact than Jet Boil Flash The Jetboil Flash was my go-to backpacking stove for years. When the Lite version of this classic stove debuted, I jumped at the chance to get a lighter and more compact version of one of my favorite pieces of gear. Pros: Boils up to two cups of water very quickly, even at high altitude, with minimal fuel use (I find a single100g fuel canister will boil 32oz of water a day for 7 days with plenty of fuel to spare). Ignites instantly at the push of a small button. Stove cools to ambient temperature within minutes after use. Burner cover doubles as a cup. All stove parts (including the stabilizing tripod and a 100g fuel canister) stow neatly inside the body of the stove. Cons: Weight savings means the canister cozy is minimalist - gone is the temperature indicator and large handle available on the standard Flash model. Auto igniter tends to wear out with use (though replacements are inexpensive and easy to install). Performance drops significantly when the temperature falls below freezing (though I have successfully boiled water at temperatures as low as 17F). Tips: Remember that this type of stove does one thing well - boil water rapidly. It is not designed for heating / simmering food! In cold weather, warm fuel canister with your body heat prior to use. Great stove. Light, compact, powerful, and dependable.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is a non-starter I bought a Jetboil because a friend brought one on a backpacking trip last year and I marveled at its thermal efficiency. I ignored the fact that his igniter no longer worked and he was using a butane lighter to ignite his stove. The igniter on my brand-new Jetboil stopped working on my third day of using it. Fortunately, I had the product instructions and a plier multi-tool with me so I was able to repair it out on the trail. Otherwise, it is a very efficient and compact unit.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lid won't stay on Good little stove, but room for improvement. Lightweight and boils super fast. The downside is that the lid will not stay on securely. There is no positive "snap" you expect when securing a lid. I have to keep the stove in a small sack in my pack to keep it all together. For that reason, I wish I would have gone with the regular Flash.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from At 12,500 feet Like the compact convenience. Spark igniter works fine at home. At 12-13,000 feet though it needed a lighter.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I took this backpacking for the first time over Labor Day weekend and I love it! Easy to use and boils water so quickly. The cup fits securely so there is no slippage.
Date published: 2017-09-06
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Questions & Answers

Micromo vs Flash Lite? Are they essentially the same pots? In terms of weight and size? Is the 1oz difference on the actual stove itself?

Asked by: funnybeingme
The pots on the Flash Lite Cooking System and the MicroMo Cooking System are identical. Jetboil redesigned the lid, cozy, burner, shroud, and .8-Liter cup, to drop an additional 3 oz. compared to the original Flash system. The MicroMo has a regulator that allows the stove to function down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The Flash Lite does not have this feature.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-06

What is the difference between the jetboil flash lite and the jetboil zip?

Asked by: Diana
The performance difference between the two is that the Flash Lite has a lighter designed lid, bringing the weight in at an ounce lighter than the Zip. Also, the Flash Lite burner comes with a self-igniter and the Zip does not.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-10

A lot of mention of how the Micromo Performs down to 20 degrees. What are ideal conditions for the Flash Lite and at what temps would I begin to see diminished performance?

Asked by: WaywardWynnd
The Flash does not have the same regulator technology as the Jetboil MicroMo, so it does not perform as well in cold weather. The Flash will work consistently down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit and will see diminished performance around freezing temperatures.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-14

Is the canister cozy thinner than on the Flash? The loop handle on the Flash Lite doesn't appear to be designed to function as a secure method of pouring boiling water. Can I grip the canister through the cozy without burning my hand? 

Asked by: Grayhiker
​The cozy on the Flash and the Flash Lite are the same thickness. Most people find that the cozy is thick enough that they do not feel too much heat from the cup itself.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-03

Looking at the jetboil micromo V flash lite I see the micromo under details says there is a wind blocking shroud and regulator good to 20 degrees. The shroud looks identical on the flash. Is the micro better in wind or cold?

Asked by: onestep
The MicroMo Cooking System is the better choice for cold weather performance compared to the Flash Lite Cooking System. You will not see a difference in wind protection between the two stoves.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-23

we are traveling by air to Alaska. Do we need to use a specific canister or are other brands compatible?

Asked by: toscoritat
Jetboil stoves can work with canisters using a threaded Lindal valve. Jetboil, Primus, MSR and SnowPeak are brands that use the Lindal valve.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-14

Is the plastic cup okay for drinking coffee? I'm wary of boiling water being poured into a plastic cup.

Asked by: GayleB
​Yes, you can eat and drink out of the bottom cover cup.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-13
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