Backcountry Stove and Cookware Comparison Matrix
Camping Stoves
Maker Model Weight Fuel Boil Time Output
   MSR     SuperFly
4.6 oz.
Canister Fuel
3 min.
   Primus     Classic Trail (Fall 2007)
8.5 oz.
LP-gas canisters
1L water, 3.0 min
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Titanium Stove
2.5 oz. & 3.0 oz.
Snow Peak gas canisters
1L water, 3.5 min
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Stove
3.25 oz. & 3.75 oz.
Snow Peak gas canisters
1L water, 3.5 min
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Snow Peak     GigaPower BF Stove
11.5oz.
Snow Peak gas canisters
1L water, 3.5 min
2800 W (11,200 BTU)
   Vargo Outdoors     Triad Titanium Alcohol Stove
1 oz.
   Vargo Outdoors     Titanium Triad XE Stove
1.5 oz.
   Vargo Outdoors     Titanium Jet-Ti Stove
2.7 oz.
Butane
4 minutes
9,000 btu/hour
   MSR     PocketRocket
3oz / 86g
Canister Fuel
   Primus     Micron Stove
96 grams
Isopropane/butane mix
n/a
2,200 W
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Micro Max Stove
3.3 oz (Titanium) / 3.7 oz. (Stainless)
Snow Peak gas canisters
1L water, 3 min 40 sec
2800 W (11,200 BTU)
   Brunton     Raptor™ Foldable Canister Stove
5 oz.
   Brunton     GreenHeat
6.4 oz. (per canister)
   Primus     Techno Trail
6.8 oz
Power Gas
3 minutes
   Vargo Outdoors     Titanium Mug/Triad Combo
5.9 oz.
   MSR     Pocket Rocket/Titan Kettle Combo
7.3 oz.
   Snow Peak     Trek 700 Ti Combo w/ Titanium Stove
7.8 oz.
   MSR     SuperFly Ascent
9.5 oz.
   MSR     SimmerLite
6.5-8.5oz.
   Primus     Gravity (Fall 2007)
7.8 oz
LP gas
3 minutes
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Delta Pod
9.7 oz.
GigaPower Gas (not GigaPower Fuel)
1L water, 3 min 50 sec (avg)
11,200 BTU
   Brunton     Optimus® Quasar™ Dual-Fuel Stove
11.3 oz.
   Brunton     GreenHeat Fastpack
3.2oz. (per canister)
   Primus     OmniFuel Titanium
14.07
Liquid fuels
1L water, 3 min
   Brunton     Optimus Crux (Fall 06)
3.1 oz.
Butane Canisters
   Brunton     Stove Stand
5.4 oz
   Brunton     Optimus Nova Expedition (Fall 2006)
15.1 oz.
White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel #1, Auto Fuel, Jet Fuel and Others
3.5 min.
9700 BTU
   Brunton     Talon Canister Stove
3.7 oz.
Isobutane
Down to 3 min
Up to 10,000 BTUs
   Brunton     Cub Canister Stove
8. oz.
Isobutane
3 min
Up to 10,000 BTUs
   Brunton     Vapor AF
16 oz.
White gas, Kerosene, Diesel 1, Auto Fuel Jet Fuel and others
3.5 min with 1 L of water
BTU: 10,000 Liquid fuel - 12,000 Butane
   Brunton     Lander Dual-Fuel
16 oz.
Isobutane/White gas
Up to 9,600 BTU's
   Jetboil     Personal Cooking System
14 oz.
propane/isobutane mix
1L water, L.T. 2 min
   Jetboil     PCS Bundle with Coffee Press
15 oz.
   Jetboil     PCS Bundle with Companion Cup
15 oz.
   MSR     WhisperLite International
15.5 oz. (Packed Weight) 11.5 oz. (Min Weight)
White gas, kerosene, auto gas, jet fuel
3.5 min.
   MSR     DragonFly
17.1 oz.
White gas, Kerosene, diesel, etc.
3.5 min.
   MSR     XGK Expedition
15.8 oz.
White gas, kerosene, diesel, etc.
2.9 min. (kerosene)
   MSR     Whisperlite
14.5 oz. (Packed Weight) 11 oz. (Min Weight)
White gas
3.9 min.
   MSR     WindPro
10.5 oz.
   Optimus     Optimus Fuel Bottle
93 g.
   Optimus     Optimus Crux Stove
93 g.
LP-gas 70/30 butane/propane
3 Minutes
3000W
   Primus     ExpressStove
3.3 oz
LP gas (Power Gas)
3.15 minutes
2600 W / 8900 BTU/h
   Primus     MultiFuel EX
16.3 oz (with pump)
12.6 oz (without pump)
Liquid fuels
3.5 to 4.5 minutes
   Primus     Gravity II MF
12.8 oz
LP gas and liquid fuels
3 minutes
3000 W • 10500 BTU/h
   Primus     Himalaya Vari-Fuel (2004)
13.9 oz.
Liquid fuels
1L water, 3.5 min
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Primus     MultiFuel (Fall 2006)
15.1 oz (with pump)
11.5 oz (without pump)
Liquid fuels
3.5 to 4.5 minutes
   Primus     Gravity MF (Fall 2007)
10.4 oz (with pump)
6.7 oz (without pump)
Liquid fuels
5 minutes
   Primus     Omnifuel
19.05oz.
Liquid fuels
1L water, 3 min
   Primus     Himalaya Multi Fuel (MFS) (2004)
16.6 oz.
LP-gas canisters, white gas, gasoline, kerosene even diesel
LP-gas 1L water, 3.5 min
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Primus     Power Cook Stove
6.5 oz.
LP-gas canisters
1L water, L.T. 3 min
4000 W (14,500 BTU)
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Stove, White Gas
12.5 oz.
White Gasoline
2800 W (10,000 BTU)
   Brunton     Optimus® SVEA® Stove
19 oz.
   MSR     XGK EX
17.2 oz.
White gas, kerosene, diesel, etc.
2.8 min. (kerosene)
   Jetboil     Group Cooking System
19 oz.
propane/isobutane mix
1L water, L.T. 4 min
   Optimus     Optimus Stella+
250 g.
LP-gas 70/30 butane/propane
3 Minutes
3000W
   Primus     EtaPower EF
29 oz.
Propane Isobutane Butane
2.5 min
2000 W
   Primus     EtaPower EF Trail
27 oz.
Propane Isobutane Butane (Power Gas)
2.5 min
2000 W
   Primus     Atle BBQ
Propane
12000 W
   Jetboil     Jetboil Holiday Java Kit
16 oz.
   Jetboil     Helios
28 oz ( 793 g)
3 min for 1 Liter
   Optimus     Optimus Nova+
425 g
Optimus Arctic Fuel, White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel
3 - 5 Minutes
2850W
   Optimus     Optimus Nova
435 g
Optimus Arctic Fuel, White Gas, Kerosene, Diesel, Jet Fuel
3 - 5 Minutes
3000W
   Primus     Atle 2 Burner
Propane
12000 W
   Snow Peak     Liquid Injection Stove
4 lbs
Snow Peak gas canisters
2.5 min
34,000 BTU's
   Brunton     Wind River Range
Propane
Down to 3 minutes
30,000 BTU (15,000 per burner)
   Brunton     Gannett Two Burner Stove
10 lbs
Propane
Down to 3 minutes
24,000 BTU (12,000 per burner)
   Snow Peak     GigaPower Two Burner Stove
15.5 lbs.
Snow Peak gas canisters
1L water, 4 min 43 sec
11,200 BTU
Cookware
Maker Model Type Weight Volume
   Backpackers Pantry     Outback Oven
Ovens
10 in. - 26 ozs
   Backpackers Pantry     Outback Oven Ultralight
Ovens
9.5 oz.
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Soloist
cookware
18.4 ozs
1L & 1.5L Pot
   MSR     Alpine 1-Liter Teapot
Cookware
9 oz.
   Snow Peak     Mini Solo Cookset
Cookware
7.8 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Double Wall Cup 450
Cups
4.2 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Double Wall Cup 600
Cups
5.1 oz.
   Snow Peak     Alpine Cup Edelweiss
Cups
   Snow Peak     Trek 900 Non-Stick (Fall 2006)
Cookware
8.6 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Single Cup II
Cups
1.3 oz.
   Snow Peak     4 pcs Titanium Cookware
Cookware
9.75 oz.
   Snow Peak     Mini Solo Cookset Titanium
Cookware
5.5 oz.
   Snow Peak     Trek Combo Titanium
Cookware
13 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Multi Compact Cook Set
Cookware
11.6 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Single Cup I
Cups
1.1 oz.
   Snow Peak     3 pcs Titanium Cookware
Cookware
7.1 oz.
   Snow Peak     Trek 700 Titanium
Cookware
4.8 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Double Wall Cup 300
Cups
3 oz.
   Snow Peak     Stainless Steel Double-Wall Cup (Spring 2008)
Cups
1.4 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Backpacker Cup
Cups
1.4 oz.
   Jetboil     Jetset Utensil Kit
Spoon: .4oz.
Fork: .4 oz.
Spatula: .5 oz
   Primus     Toaster
Alpine
5.6 oz.
   Snow Peak     Trek Titanium Bowl
Cookware
1.9 oz. oz.
   Snow Peak     Single Wall Stainless Steel Mug
Cups
3.3 oz.
   Primus     Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
Alpine
5.29 oz.
   Vargo Outdoors     Ti-Lite Mug
Accessories
4.9 oz.
   MSR     Exo 2 Pot
Expedition Cookware
5.25 oz.
2.4L Pot
   Snow Peak     Trek 900 Titanium
Cookware
5.6 oz.
   GSI     Glacier Stainless Radiant Toaster
Cookware
5.8 oz.
10 oz. and 16 oz.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Tea Kettle (Spring 2008)
Cookware
6 oz.
.8 L
   MSR     Flex Skillet
Basecamp Cookware
7 oz.
   MSR     Pocket Rocket/Titan Kettle Combo
Cartridge Stoves
7.3 oz.
.85 Liters
   Snow Peak     Trek 700 Ti Combo w/ Titanium Stove
Cookware
7.8 oz.
   GSI     Dutch Oven Econo Lid Lifter
Cookware
8.5 oz.
   Jetboil     1.5 L Cooking Pot
7.5 oz.
   MSR     Titan Kettle
Cookware
4.2 oz.
.85L
   Optimus     Optimus Terra Solo
5.6 oz
   Snow Peak     Trek1400 Titanium
Cookware
6.6 oz.
1400 ml
   Snow Peak     Titanium Cook'n Save
Cookware
8.6 oz.
   Snow Peak     Personal Cooker 1
Cookware
8 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Folding Cup
Cups
1.4 oz.
   Snow Peak     Trek 700 Ti Combo w/ Aluminum Stove
Cookware
8.2 oz.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Boiler - 2 Qt. w/Lid (Spring 2007)
Cookware
9 oz.
2 Qt.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Double Boiler (Spring 2007)
Cookware
8.5 oz. (pots) - 9.2 oz. total
1.25 Qt and 0.5 Qt.
   Primus     Litech Frying Pan
Alpine
9.4 oz
   GSI     Ultralight Soloist Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
10.8 oz.
1.8 L
   MSR     Quick 1 Pot
Fast & Light Cookware
6.5 oz.
1.3L Pot
   MSR     Quick 1 System
Fast & Light Cookware
10.75 oz.
1.3L Pot
   Primus     Eta Power Pot - 1 Liter
Alpine
10.2 oz
   Snow Peak     Trek1400 Non-Stick (Fall 2006)
Cookware
10.1 oz.
1400 ml
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution 2 Liter Pot w/ Lid (2004)
cookware
11.8 ozs
2L Pot
   MSR     Titan Mini Cookset
Cookware
10.9 oz. (Including Grabber)
1L & 1.5L Pot
   Primus     Litech Trek Kettle
Alpine
0.6 lbs. 255 g
33.8 oz
   Primus     Solo Kit
Alpine
13.7 oz.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Extreme Cookset - Large
Cookware
15.2 oz.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Extreme Fry Pan (Fall 2008)
Cookware
14.4 oz.
   MSR     Quick 2 Pot Set
Fast & Light Cookware
15.6 oz.
1.5L Pot + 2.5 L Pot
   MSR     Base 2 Pot Set
Fast & Light Cookware
16 oz.
1.5 + 2.5L Pots
   MSR     Titan 2L Pot (Fall 2008)
Cookware
8oz. (Including Grabber)
   MSR     BlackLite Classic Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
18oz.
   MSR     Duralite Fry Pan (Fall 2008)
Cookware
5.4oz.
   MSR     XPD Heat Exchanger (Spring 2008)
Cooking Accessories
6 oz.
   MSR     Alpine Fry Pan
Cookware
11.1oz.
   Primus     EtaPower Pots
Alpine
14.5 oz
   Snow Peak     Trek Combo Non-Stick (Spring 2008)
Cookware
18.2 oz.
   Snow Peak     Solo Combo Cook Set (Spring 2008)
Cookware
1 lb. 1.5 oz.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Middle Cooker 3600
Cookware
14 oz.
4 qt.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Middle Cooker 1800
Cookware
9.2 oz.
2 qt.
   Snow Peak     Titanium Middle Cooker 2400
Cookware
11.3 oz.
2.5 qt.
   GSI     Ultralight Dualist Cook System (Fall 2008)
Cookware
1 lb. 2 oz.
1.8 L
   Snow Peak     Multi Compact Cookset
Cookware
17.1 oz.
   GSI     Bugaboo 6 Pc Teflon Mess Set
Cookware
1 lb. 3 oz.
1 Qt.
   GSI     Hard Anodized 6 Pc Extreme Mess Set
Cookware
1 lb. 3 oz.
1 Qt.
   Optimus     Optimus Terra Kettle
153 g
   MSR     Flex 3 Pot Set
Basecamp Cookware
19.5 oz.
2.3L + 3.3 L Pots
   Snow Peak     Personal Cooker 3
Cookware
21 oz.
   MSR     Exo 2 System
Expedition Cookware
21.6 oz.
2.4L Pot
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Escort (2004)
cookware
23.2 oz.
   GSI     Gourment Backpacking Cook System
nForm Gourmet
1 lb 12.9 oz
2 L
   MSR     Duralite Mini Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
16.9oz.
   MSR     Duralite Classic Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
20.6oz.
   Primus     Litech Cooking Set
Alpine
19.6
   GSI     Bugaboo 5 Pc Teflon Cookset
Cookware
1 lb 9.4 oz
1.0 Qt & 1.5 Qt
   GSI     Hard Anodized Wok Set (Fall 2008)
Cookware
1 lb. 11 oz.
   MSR     Quick 2 System
Fast & Light Cookware
28 oz.
1.5L Pot + 2.5 L Pot
   MSR     Flex 4 Pot Set
Basecamp Cookware
28.7 oz.
3.2L + 5.3 L Pots
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Benchmark (2004)
cookware
1 lb. 14 oz.
   GSI     Hard Anodized Extreme Griddle (Fall 2008)
Cookware
1 lb. 15 oz.
   MSR     Blacklite Gourmet Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
23.5oz.
   MSR     Alpine Classic Cookset
Cookware
26oz.
   MSR     XPD Cookset
Cookware
32 oz.
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Guide
cookware
2 lb. 2 oz.
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Pinnacle (2004)
cookware
2 lb. 2 oz.
   GSI     Glacier Stainless™ Steel Cookset (Spring 2007)
Cookware
2 lb 6.3 oz
1.0 Qt & 1.5 Qt
   MSR     Flex 3 System
Basecamp Cookware
38 oz.
2.3L + 3.3 L Pots
   MSR     Blacklite Guide Cookset (Fall 2008)
Cookware
28.7oz.
   MSR     Flex 4 System
Basecamp Cookware
55 oz.
3.2L + 5.3 L Pots
   Backpackers Pantry     Evolution Camping Set (2004)
cookware
3 lb. 4.5 oz.
   GSI     Gourmet Camping Cook System
nForm Gourmet
3 lb 9.5 oz
3 L & 2 L
   Snow Peak     Multi-Purpose Cook Set III
Cookware
4.4 lbs
   GSI     Hard Anodized Dutch Ovens
Cookware
2 Qt.:3 lb. 10 oz.
5 Qt.: 6 lb. 9.7 oz.
8 Qt.:9 lbs
   Snow Peak     Multi Purpose Cook Set I
Cookware
7.2 lbs