Jetboil stoves come in a range of versions and the Flash comes in a range of colours, including the Camo option pictured. The gas burner is supplied with a dedicated pot that takes 0.5 litre of water and is fitted with a set of heat exchanger fins on the base. The pot is also very tall, so all the heat is directed to a relatively small area and transmitted through the contents of the pot, the result being an impressive rolling boil. However, as the pot is quite tall the Jetboil Flash does wobble a little when it hits boiling point so it comes with a set of legs that can be fitted onto the gas canister to help stabilise it a little more. The pan is 14cm deep so you need a long spoon to reach the bottom, and if you’re heating up wet food then plenty of stirring is a good idea. But use this for water or warm up a Wayfayrer pouch of food, and it’s ideal. You also get an additional pan support for standard pots if you don’t want to use the deep pot supplied. The burner hasa piezo ignition and everything packs into the pot, which makes the Jetboil Flash a very neat cooking kit for solo camping.
Includes dedicated pot and standard pan support
Packed size 18x11x11cm
Pan support diameter 9cm
Weight (without fuel) 172g burner + 234g pot set
The Jetboil Flash is a popular modern stove that’s ideal for heating water and pouches of meals, but other options are more stable – and perhaps easier to use as a result.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine June 2013