Jetboil Zip Personal Cooking System Review



Jetboil Zip Camping Stove Cooking System, Carbon
  • Powered by FluxRing technology, the Zip's easy-to-use cooking system boils water in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems.
  • Jetboil's 0.8-liter FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy makes boiling water—and keeping it warm—a breeze.
  • The bottom cover doubles as a measuring cup and a bowl, saving space in your pack for clothes, gear, and food.

I’ll start by saying I really like this little portable stove. It is portable, quick, and convenient to use. If you are using your portable stove for coffee or soup, the Jetboil is one of your best options, as this thing can bring a pot of water to a boil a whole lot faster than a lot of the competition.

First Impressions

My first impression, though, was that I liked the way it packs up. It is pretty impressive how compact the product is, and how the way it compresses utilizes that. It is definitely very well designed, and I noticed right from the get-go. Once I got an understanding of how it all fit together, and was able to learn to use it naturally, my appreciation for the device grew even larger.

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It’s compact, and the general contain is the right size for boiling up to 2 cups at once. If that’s not big enough, but you’re into the other parts of the Jetboil offering, have no fear; you can buy yourself a pot-support addition that can add extra space to the device. Still, this is a lot better for boiling water and reheating pre-packed food than cooking a meal. That’s not a bad thing, it is just stating the obvious. If you’re looking to cook gourmet meals for yourself and your family, this may not be the best purchase. But if you’re looking to reheat previously cooked portions of food, or quickly whip up a cup of coffee on a moment’s notice, look no further than the Jetboil Zip.


I think what I was most impressed by, though, was the speed. A lot of my camping buddies have bigger stoves, like Coleman’s and things, and I was able to start well after they began, set up, cook, and begin eating before they’d even finished cooking. Sure, it’s not as sizeable, but this does exactly what it’s supposed to do, in my opinion.  Cooking is convenient, too. It’s easy to set up, and adjusting the temperature is also a super simple process.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

So, do I recommend this little device? That really depends on what you’re looking for. As I said, it does some things great, but it is not without its limits. For boiling water and basic reheating, this is a light, convenient, and speedy device that has a charm to it. For anything more than that, you may want to consider looking in another direction.