Jetboil

JetBoil manufactures and markets lightweight gas-fueled portable stoves used primarily for backpacking.[3]

Jetboil, Inc.
IndustryBackpacking stoves
Founded2001
FounderDwight Aspinwall, Perry Dowst
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Production output
Backpacking stoves
US$25.6 million (2013)[1][2]
US$19.3 million (2013)[1][2]
OwnerJohnson Outdoors, Inc.
Websitewww.jetboil.com

The company was formed in 2001 by Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst[4] in a former woolen mill in Guild, New Hampshire,[4] debuting its products at the 2003 Outdoor Retailers trade show.[5] In 2006 the company moved its headquarters to Manchester, New Hampshire[4][6] and in 2012 was purchased by Racine, Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors.[5][7]

Stove design

Stoves feature a neoprene-insulated pot (billycan), corrugated metal heat exchanger (burner) and burner adjustment valve with ignition via either an outside source or integral push-button electric igniter, depending on the model.[8]

The ring of corrugated metal forming the burner also shields it from wind and directs heat to the base of the pot.[9] The ring and burner, along with a coiled heat exchanger at the bottom of the stove all work to contain heat, enabling an average boiling time of two minutes and fifteen seconds.[10]

The company markets its fuel, a mixture of propane and isobutane,[11] in canisters that thread to the bottom of the burner. Several stove models feature a stabilizing tripod (for the base of the fuel canister) as well as a plastic cup, which covers the heat exchanger during storage.[12]

Models

Jetboil has marketed a range of stoves that vary in construction materials and features, with more expensive models offering lighter weight and decreased cooking times:

  • Personal Cooking System (2004)[13] weight (425 grams), boil time: 4 minutes.[13]
  • Group Cooking System (2006),[14][15] 1.6 liter pot, boil time: 5:00.[14][16]
  • Helios, group cooking system (2008–2014), replaced by Joule.[17]
  • Flash (2009),[18] offered in different colours, boil time: 2.25 minutes.
  • Zip (2011),[19] 0.8 liter aluminum cup,[19][20] adjustable burner, no ignitor, weight 9.5 ounces, boil time 2.5 minutes.[19]
  • Sol TI (2011) titanium cup, weight 5.3 ounces[20][21] includes pressure regulator[22] boil time: 1.75 minutes,[23] lightest model.[21]
  • Sol Advanced (2011),[24] aluminum cup, push-button igniter, weight 10.5 ounces,[25] integral pressure regulator, boil time 2:00.[24][25]
  • Sumo Al (2012)[26] aluminum cup,[27] three bowls with lids,[28] orange in color, reversible sleeve,[28] self-storing.[28]
  • Sumo TI Group Cooking (2012)[26] performs to 20 °F (−7 °C), boil time 4.25 minutes[27] group cooking,[27] titanium cup.[29]
  • Joule (2013),[30] 2.5 liter pot, uses liquid-feed butane,[31] stove base and pot, no accessories.[31] weight 27.6 ounces.[31]
  • MiniMo (2014), 1 liter pot,[32] flame control valve,[33] weight 14.6 ounces.[32]
  • Flash 2.0 (2018). Boil time 1 minute 40 seconds.[34]

Accessories include a lightweight coffee press, replacement lids, mesh strainers,[15] support and stabilizer kit,[15] pots and pans,[35] utensils and plastic plates,[35] and a tool for puncturing holes in used fuel canisters prior to recycling.[36]

See also

References

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