Jet Boil Sol Titanium
Expensive, but fantastic
Yeah Jetboils are more expensive than other similar products. For me though, they are worth the extra bit.
Incredibly simple to use, and reliable in poor weather and wind conditions. Boils water insanely fast, and it all packs away inside the cup (including the gas cylinder if you get a small one)
They are super efficient as well, getting far more boils per gas cylinder than pretty much anything else.
Important to note that you can't properly cook in a Jetboil, especially the titanium ones. They are just for boiling water, and its very hard to get a reliable simmer.
19 July 2015
Ticks all the boxes for lightweight camping
I bought this as I am in the Army and wanted a jetboil for making brews and heating ration packs. It does just that. No messy hexamine and mess tins.
Lightweight, compact, easy to use and clean. For those military, also fits in a standard PLCE utility pouch with plenty of room to spare. I found that I had to wrap the gas can in an old sock to 'battle rattle' but other than that it is perfect straight out of the box.
Spent 2 weeks in the field and took three 100g gas cans - all of different brands - Coleman, primus and jetboil's own; as I was paranoid that I would run out! As it turns out, i only used 1 gas can (the coleman) and still had a tiny bit to spare after the exercise. I will note that it was 40 degrees C in Germany and I wasn't heating every meal! or brewing every day.
It is very durable, survived me sitting on it a few times and I would highly recommend. I have also used it on treks in Dartmoor and Snowdonia for that well deserved cuppa.
I probably wouldn't have necessary bought the Titanium version (it was the only one in stock before I departed) but I am glad that I did as I have compared it with other colleagues whom had regular jetboils. The Sol heats quicker, therefore uses less gas and is much lighter.
28 October 2013