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Gear Review: Jetboil Zip Stove
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Gear Review: Jetboil Zip Stove

Gear Review: Jetboil Zip Stove

The humble portable stove. What other piece of gear provides hot coffee in the morning, can melt snow into potable water or braise a fresh fish?

Jetboil zip

The Jetboil Zip is a system stove, which means that it comes with everything you need to get out there. Included in the system are a .8 liter water pot, the stove itself, a stabilizer, and pot supports for non-Jetboil system cookware. The main use of the Zip is to quickly and efficiently boil water. The Jetboil flux ring heat diffusers on the bottom of the system pots give the stove greater efficiency and speed than similar stoves without the ring. Though it works best with Jetboil cookware with the flux ring, the jetboil is capable of working with basically any cookware, expanding its uses from just boiling water to anything from cooking a steak to simmering pasta sauce.

Jetboil zip

Though a little on the portly side at about 12oz as a system, the Zip works great as a do all stove for climbing trips, backpacking, or just a cup of coffee after bagging a peak. The Jetboil was made to quickly and efficiently boil water for freeze dried backpacking food or hot drinks and when used with flux ring cookware, it really come into its own. I haven’t timed boil times for the Zip, but Jetboil claims boil times of two and a half minutes per half liter of water which seems right on with the boil times I’ve seen, and the Zip should boil a liter with 10 grams of fuel, about half as much as a conventional backpacking stove. Though I wish Jetboil would have made the Zip’s flame control a little larger, like the Flash or Sol, I’m stoked on the stove as a whole and look forwards to getting creative with what I can cook in the Jetboil Zip on many trips to come.

Jetboil Zip

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