Here are the Best Camping Stoves of the Year!

Whether you are car camping or backpacking you can count on this quality review to give you confidence in choosing the best camping stove for your next trip.  I have listed and reviewed the Top 5 Best 2 Burner Camping Stoves and the Top 5 Best Backpacking Stoves.  If you have any questions or comments please send me a message at

The Best 2 Burner Camping Stoves

#1 Rated

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove Camp Chef Everest High Output 2 Burner stove

 The Camp Chef Everest is the most highly recommended camping stove of the year.  It offers 20,000 BTU’s of output per burner and is built to last.  Take a look at our Camp Chef Everest Review to see a more detailed summary of what you can expect from this model.


#2 Rated

Stansport Outfitter 2 Burner Stove

Stansport Outfigger 2 Burner Stove

Although the Stansport Outfitter 2 Burner Stove didn’t make the #1 spot this year, it had many similar features to the #1 recommended Camp Chef Everest model.   The Outfitter pumps out 25,000 BTU’s per burner and is a great choice for a variety of different elevations and camping conditions.  Take a look at the detailed review for the Stansport Outfitter Camping Stove.


#3 Rated

Coleman Triton Series 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Triton Series 2 Burner Stove

The Coleman Triton Series 2 Burner Camping Stove held strong at the #3 spot in the overall review process.  It doesn’t pack quite the BTU power as the Camp Chef Everest or Stansport Outfitter, but does provide sufficient power with 11,000 BTU’s per burner for most camping conditions.  Take a look at the detailed review for the Coleman Triton Series Stove to get a better feel for the benefits of this model.


#4 Rated

Primus Firehole 100 2 Burner Stove

Primus Firehole 100 2 Burner Stove

The Primus Firehole 100 2-Burner Stove came in at #4 in the overall 2 Burner Camping Stove category and made the list based on a few key features.  If you want a new take on the old standard 2 burner stove, the Primus Firehole should satisfy your camp cooking needs.  If you want to learn a little more the key features click on our detailed Primus firehole 100 Stove Review page.

#5 Rated

Coleman Duel Fuel 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Dual Fuel 2 Burner Stove
It would not be a complete Best Camping Stove list without the old reliable Coleman 2 Burner Dual Fuel Stove.  The flexibility of fuel uses is one of the big benefits with this stove allowing the operator to use either white gas or regular gasoline to power the burners.   See our Coleman Dual Fuel Review page to help clarify some of the additional features.

The Best Backpacking Stoves

#1 Rated


MSR XGK EX Multi fuel Stove

There is a reason the MSR XGK has been one of the best backpacking stoves in the world for 35 years and we don’t plan to knock it off of the top with this review.  It was the #1 Rated stove again this year due to the strong features it demonstrates and I highly recommend this stove for all around backpacking use.  Take a look at our MSR XGK EX Review Page for additional information.


#2 Rated

MSR Reactor Stove System

MSR Reactor Stove SystemThe list of positive words and testimonials for the MSR Reactor is long. Simple, efficient, powerful, durable and compact are just a few that come to mind when describing the Reactor.  It came in at the number 2 spot this year for these attributes and others I will explain further.  You can find a more detailed review at the MSR Reactor Stove Review Page.


# 3 Rated

Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System

Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking SystemThe Jetboil Flash is the #3 rated backpacking stove for a number of unique features it displays on top of the efficiency and rapid boiling ability. Similar to the MSR Reactor, this stove is super efficient and super powerful. Leading the field in boiling time and ease of use.  If you have additional questions please see the Jetboil Flash Review Page. 


#4 Rated

Primus Omnifuel Stove

Primus Omnifuel StoveThe Primus Omnifuel has answered the question of “liquid or gas fuel”. It provides both options and a number of other great features. On top of being able to use any fuel liquid or fuel type on the planet, it is also bomber proof providing the confidence that this stove will last for years.  To find more information please see our Primus Omnifuel Review Page. 


#5 Rated

Snow Peak LiteMax Stove

Snow Peak LiteMax StoveThe super durable, super lightweight, and super compact Snow Peak LiteMax made it on the list at #5 this year. The LiteMax is the best choice if you are trying to decrease weight yet still need a highly effective stove for a variety of conditions.  You can find more information at the Snow Peak LiteMax Review Page. 


How to Use this Camping Stove Information

There you have it.  The Top 5 Best 2 Burner Stoves and the Top 5 Best Backpacking Stoves based on field research and interviews with folks in the business.  If you would like more detailed information for each of these stoves or other camping stove category reviews please take a look at the other Best 2 Burner Stove or Best Backpacking Stove pages. If you didn’t see your stove in the list above check out this video link page for additional models and video reviews.

If you are interested in more general camping information and information on tips for getting out camping more often see this link to A Beginner’s Guide to Camping.  This is becoming a popular ebook in our community for people who struggle to get out camping. Don’t we all struggle with this anyways?

If you want additional information from our Top manufacturers this year see Camp Chef’s website or this link to MSR’s site for more detailed product information.  If you have questions after reviewing these posts please send me an email and I will try to answer your questions directly.

There are a number of things you should be thinking about when you are looking into purchasing a stove.  Will you be backpacking or car camping, gas canister fuel or liquid fuel, weight and size, Boiling time vs. simmer ability, number of people in your group and the length of trip are all key questions.   Does the stove need to be wind resistant, durable, have high output capability (BTU’s), and auto ignition capability are other questions you may ask.

These details and others will influence the type and brand of stove you will purchase and the amount of money needed for a stove that meets your needs.  Take a look at  How to Choose a Camping Stove  if you need additional guidance to find the right stove.

The goal at Camping Stove Cookout is to answer every question you have relating to camping stoves so your next camping experience is a great one.  Many of us have been in that situation where a piece of gear has not performed well and it ends up affecting your trip.  My goal is to help you avoid that situation so you have one less thing to worry about on your trip.

For questions or comments please send me an email at and I will be sure to provide a detailed response.  If I don’t have the answer for you then I will make sure to head out there in the community and find it for you.  I really want to let you know how much I appreciate you stopping by to take a look at my list of the Best Camping Stoves and hope your next camping experience is a good one.