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
Stove with small fuel canister.
Corrugated metal ring at the base of the billycan.

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 designEdit

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]

ModelsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Johnson, David; Georgeson, Cynthia (6 December 2013). "Johnson Outdoors Reports Increased Sales, Profits and Earnings for Fiscal 2013". Globe Newswire. Racine, Wisconsin: Johnson Outdoors, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b JOUT 2013 Annual Report (PDF) (Report). Johnson Outdoors, Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "About Us". Jetboil.com. Jetboil, Inc. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Johnston, Warren (16 December 2012). "Camping Stove Maker With Newport and Dartmouth Ties Takes Next Step; Company Bought for $16 Million". Valley News. Lebanon, New Hampshire. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Alden, Doug (9 December 2012). "NH cousins' Jetboil sold to Johnson Outdoors for $16 million". New Hampshire Union Leader. Manchester, NH: Union Leader Corp. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  6. ^ Masek, Heidi (28 September 2008). "Who's high tech in NH?". The Hippo. Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  7. ^ Engel, Jeff (15 November 2012). "Johnson Outdoors closes Jetboil acquisition". Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee: American City Business Journals. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  8. ^ Woods, Allison (October 2011). "Gear Review: Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System". Backpacker Magazine. Boulder, Colorado: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ Scott, Matthew (13 May 2013). "Head to Head: Jetboil Flash vs. MSR Reactor 1L". Expedition Portal. Overland International, Inc. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  10. ^ Poindexter, Chad (2011). "JETBOIL SOL TI PREMIUM COOKING SYSTEM". Backpackgeartest.com. David Anderson. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Jetpower Fuel 100G case of 24 cans". jetboil.com. Johnson Outdoors, Inc. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Flash Cooking System Carbon-FLASH-CBN". Johnson Outdoors. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  13. ^ a b Product Review Staff (31 January 2004). "Jetboil Stove (Personal Cooking System) First Looks (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2004)". Backpacking Light. Beartooth Mountain Press. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  14. ^ a b Knight, Ken (28 January 2006). "Jetboil Group Cooking System (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)". Backpackinglight.com. Beartooth Mountain Press LLC. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  15. ^ a b c Regenold, Stephen. "Versatile Jetboil adds accessories". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington, United States. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  16. ^ "Stove Review: Jetboil GCS". Backpacker Magazine. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. March 2006. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  17. ^ Jurries, Amy (15 July 2013). "Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System". The GearCaster. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Gear Review: JetBoil Flash". Backpacker Magazine. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  19. ^ a b c Rietveld, Will (19 October 2011). "Jetboil Zip Cooking System Review". Backpacking Light. Beartooth Mountain Press, LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  20. ^ a b Staff, WO (31 December 2011). "Jetboil and the New Kid". Wenatchee Outdoors Newsletter. Wenatchee, WA: JustGetOut. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  21. ^ a b Werner, Philip (1 October 2013). "Jetboil Sol Ti – Titanium Cooking System Review". sectionhiker.com. Fells Press LLC. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  22. ^ Rietveld, Will (19 October 2011). "Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System Review". Backpacking Light. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  23. ^ Strout, Jeff (28 October 2011). "Jetboil Sol Ti". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Maine. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  24. ^ a b "Jetboil Sol Advanced Cooking System Review". Backpacking Light. Beartooth Mountain Press, LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  25. ^ a b "Jetboil Sol Advanced Cooking System". Outdoor Hub News. OutdoorHub. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  26. ^ a b "JETBOIL SUMO™ Group Cooking System". ukmatchangler.com. www.ukmatchangler.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  27. ^ a b c Steele, Brad. "JETBOIL SUMO GROUP COOKING SYSTEM". backcountryckiingcanada.com. Ski Touring Canada. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  28. ^ a b c Woods, Allison. "Gear Review: Pimp Your Jetboil". Backpacker Magazine. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  29. ^ "Award-winning products at OutDoor". Sports Trader. SA Sports Trader. August 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  30. ^ "First Look: Jetboil Joule™". Earn Your Turns & Couloir Publications. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  31. ^ a b c Jordan, Ryan (15 July 2014). Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview (Report). Beartooth Mountain Press, LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  32. ^ a b Zurer, Rachel. "6 Sweet New Stoves at Outdoor Retailer 2014". Cruz Bay Publishing. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  33. ^ Jurries, Amy (11 July 2014). "Jetboil MiniMo Stove". The Gear Caster. The GearCaster. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  34. ^ Jetboil https://jetboil.johnsonoutdoors.com/stoves-systems/flash-cooking-system. Retrieved 7 October 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  35. ^ a b Baxter, David (26 October 2007). "JETBOIL FRY PAN AND UTENSIL KIT". backpackgeartest.org. backpackgeartest.org. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  36. ^ Bastone, Kelly (2011). "Gear Review: Jetboil Crunchit". Backpacker Magazine. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 16 August 2014.

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