This backpacking stove has so many great features, it's hard to know where to begin. However, Jetboil® loyalists everywhere certainly agree that it's not one feature alone that stands above the rest but the sum of many features that combine to produce impressive fuel efficiency. Tests show that the Jetboil® Group Cooking System (GCS) captures 75-80% of available heat, compared to the 30-40% of standard camping stoves. No wonder it received a 2006 Editor's Choice Award from Backpacker magazine. The Jetboil® GCS utilizes innovative integration technology to connect burner, heat exchanger, and pot such that they appear as one tight fitting unit. The end result is four minute boil times and test results showing that a 3.5 oz. canister of Jetboil® Jetpower propane / isobutane fuel brings 12 liters of water to a boil. The tight fitting interfaces make it hard for the wind to find a way in, and the FluxRing (fancy word for heat exchanger) enabled pot captures virtually all available heat from the burner, concentrating it on the bottom of the pot. The Jetboil® GCS's cooking pot also contributes to the top-rate fuel efficiency. It comes with an insulating cozy that does its part to retain heat, and is made of hard-anodized aluminum with conductivity superior to stainless steel and titanium. When the time comes to break camp, the entire stove system fits inside the pot. For those who want to show off their culinary skills in the backcountry, the GCS is compatible with other cookware for browning, frying, and sauteing. One other feature that cannot go without mention is the piezo igniter for quick, matchless lighting. If typically cooking for just 1-2 people and keeping the meals simple, check-out the Jetboil® Personal Cooking System (PCS). It comes with a 1 liter pot / mug combo but can be transformed into a GCS with separate purchase of the Jetboil® 1.5 Liter Cooking Pot and Jetboil® Pot Support and Stability Kit. Likewise, the GCS can be made into a PCS with separate purchase of the Jetboil® 1 Liter Companion Cup.
Best System I've Used for Groups.
May 22, 2007
Used with the personal cooking system my kids and i whip up meals in no time. Everything works together. Love it!
April 05, 2010
The best thing ever. who knew this much wallop can come this small. A no brainer for folks calm or hyper about camping!! dont forget the companion cup and the coffe press. envy is only one tent away!!
Great backpacking stove
August 17, 2008
This stove is great! It was light and small. It boiled water pretty quickly. Very nice buy. Would recommend to others.
Maybe the best cooking system?
August 19, 2006
Maybe it is the best cooking system on Earth.
July 28, 2010
I've been backpacking for a while and I've never had a system that worked this good. All you do is add enough water to cook your food and it seems to boil right in front of your eyes. I barely had enough time to open my flavor packet for my ramen! Make sure you use the lid though or you'll waste fuel fast. Overall Awesome Stove!
September 29, 2008
This is the easiest and quickest cooking system I've ever used. Very user friendly, light-weight and compact. Highly recommended.
Possibly the Best Cooking System on Earth
July 15, 2006
Can't beat it for cook time and weight.
Jetboil Group Cooking System Photo
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