Jetboil Flash Review

When it comes to cooking systems, I usually prefer ones that offer more versatility so that I can whip up some fancy meals. However, there are times when you just need a quick and easy way to boil water, and that’s where integrated canister stoves come in handy. Jetboil is a company that’s known for its all-in-one stoves, and the Flash is their most popular product. This little guy can boil a whole liter of water in under two minutes! And the best part? Even when the wind is blowing, it still gets the job done without any issues.

The Jetboil Flash is a sleek integrated stove designed to bring water to a boil quickly. It weighs 371g and comes with a 1-liter insulated cooking cup that attaches easily to the stove. The cooking cup has a heat indicator that lets you know when the water is ready. The Flash also has a Piezo igniter, which means you don’t need matches or a lighter to start it. From a packability point of view, the Flash system is also very impressive. The stove and fuel stabilizer fit inside the main pot, and a small 100g gas canister also fits inside the pot.

Jetboil Flash Features & Specs

  • Pot has a 1-liter of volume
  • Boils 1 liter of water in only 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Includes piezo igniter
  • Includes a pot, burner, storage sack
  • Pot has a heat indicator that changes color when water is hot
  • Fuel not included

4.1 inches (10.4 cm)


7.1 inches (18 cm)


13 oz (371 grams)

Heat output

9000 BTU

Time to boil

3 min 20 sec for a liter of water

Fuel types

White gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel

How To Use The Flash

The Jetboil Flash is designed for fast and efficient boiling, with a built-in piezo igniter that allows you to quickly and easily light the stove with just the push of a button. To use the Flash, screw the canister onto the stove, place it on the orange plastic base for added stability, fill the pot with water, and attach it to the stove. Finally, turn the control valve to allow the fuel to start flowing and press the Piezo igniter button to light the stove. You can also adjust the intensity of the flame. In just a matter of minutes, you’ll have boiling water ready for your coffee, tea, or dehydrated meals. The Flash also features a thermochromatic heat indicator that changes color to let you know when your water is hot, making it easy to keep track of your cooking progress.

How Has The Flash Held Up?

I haven’t been on many long backpacking trips with the Jetboil Flash stove, but I’m pretty tough on my gear, accidentally dropping and bumping it around. Luckily, this cooking system is built like a tank and can handle even the most rugged terrain. The hard plastic and metal components are incredibly durable. Plus, the bright orange stabilizer is almost foolproof, keeping the stove steady and secure even in moderate winds. It’s reassuring to know that your cooking system won’t tip over and ruin everything with scalding water.

The Flash First Look
The Flash Bits&Pieces
How To Pack The Flash

What Are The Pros Of The Flash?

This stove is like the Usain Bolt of the stove world, with a lightning-fast boil time that will make your morning coffee in no time. Its compact design makes it easy to pack, and the insulated cooking cup comes with a heat indicator that lets you know when the water is hot and ready for your tea, coffee, or dehydrated meals. The Flash is built to last, with a durable construction that can handle whatever the outdoors throws at it. Its FluxRing technology maximizes heat transfer, ensuring that water boils quickly and efficiently.

One of the best things about the Jetboil Flash is how easy it is to use and the fuel canister stabilizer keeps the stove steady on uneven terrain. You don’t need to be a seasoned outdoorsman to get it up and running. And when you’re finished cooking, simply pack it up and you’re good to go. Plus, it won’t take up too much space in your backpack, so you’ll have plenty of room for other gear.

Compared to other integrated stove systems, the Jetboil Flash is also quite affordable. It’s a great option for those who want a reliable and efficient stove without breaking the bank. And even when the wind picks up, the Jetboil Flash still performs well, ensuring you can enjoy a hot meal no matter the weather.

What Are The Cons Of The Flash?

First, The Jetboil Flash is designed for fast boiling, but it has limited simmering ability, which may not be ideal for those who want more control over the flame’s intensity. While it is an excellent option for boiling water, it is not the most versatile stove and cannot be used for elaborate meals.

Additionally, the Flash is not the lightest stove on the market, making it less ideal for those seeking ultralight adventures. It is important to note that the Piezo igniter on the Jetboil Flash has been reported to stop working quite often, so it is advisable to have a backup lighter on hand.

Although the Jetboil Flash is efficient, it is also quite expensive compared to small canister stoves on the market. Furthermore, like most canister stoves, the Jetboil Flash does not have a pressure regulator. This can pose a problem in cold temperatures and high altitudes where the pressure can drop, leading to slower boiling times.


In conclusion, the Jetboil Flash integrated stove is an excellent choice for those who need a quick and efficient way to boil water. Its lightning-fast boil time, durable construction, and compact design make it a top-performing stove in the market. While it may not be the most versatile stove and lacks the simmering ability, the Jetboil Flash is built to last and can handle rugged terrain. It’s also easy to use, and the fuel canister stabilizer keeps the stove steady on uneven terrain. Although it’s not the lightest or cheapest stove available, the Jetboil Flash is an affordable and reliable option for those looking for a high-performance cooking system. Whether you’re camping or backpacking, the Jetboil Flash is a great investment that will provide hot meals in any weather condition.

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