Gear Review: JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove
JetBoil has been honing in on the best backpacking stoves for years. Weighing in at 12 ounces, it’s hard to find a lighter, durable, and more reliable stove for all your backcountry cooking needs than the MicroMo. The JetBoil MicroMo is a no brainer. It comes with a windscreen, push start ignition, built-in pot cozy, and it’ll boil water in less than three minutes. With a backcountry stove, what more can you ask for?
JetBoil MicroMo Stove Basic Specs
Weight: 12 ounces
Boil Time: 2 minutes, 15 second
Fuel Type: Canister
JetBoil MicroMo Features
Wind Shield: This stove comes with a built-in windscreen, and I seriously cannot tell you how convenient it is. There have been several times when I’ve been camping and the winds have been raging, and I don’t have to worry about my flame going out because of JetBoil’s wind shield.
Built-in Pot Cozy: Most JetBoil stoves come with a built-in pot cozy. This is basically just a sleeve of fabric that covers the pot. There are several benefits to this: it saves your hands when you touch your pot, but it also keeps the food inside the pot nice and warm.
Lid and Handle: When I cook my food but I’m not ready to eat it, I know I can put the lid on it, and even if I trip over it while I’m setting up camp, my food won’t spill. I also use my stove to make overnight oats, so having a lid is a big plus, knowing that bugs won’t crawl inside while I’m sleeping.
Push Button Ignition: A huge plus for JetBoil stoves for me is the push button igniter. Once you’ve attached your fuel canister to the bottom of the stove, you can simply press a button and voila, fire.
Temperature Regulator: The JetBoil MicroMo, similar to all JetBoil stoves, has a easy-to-use temperature regulator located near the push button ignition. This makes it super easy to regulate the flame. You can simmer your food, or get the water to a rolling boil very easily.
My JetBoil MicroMo boiled water in 2 minutes and 26 seconds.
Fuel Used: JetBoil fuel canister (small)
Water Volume: 8 ounces
Altitude: 5,000 feet
The only trouble I had when starting the stove was the first fuel canister I used was half full, and I couldn’t get the stove to ignite with it. When I switched the canister to a full one, it worked perfectly.
What I Liked
The JetBoil MicroMo has so many features that I really love. I think the windscreen and built-in pot cozy top the charts, though. Both these features are super convenient and leave you feeling secure in the stove you’re using, no matter what the weather conditions are like.
Also, how can you beat a backcountry stove that weighs less than a pound? It just doesn’t get lighter and more efficient than the JetBoil MicroMo.
What Could be Improved
The only complaint I have about this stove is that it’ll cost you a pretty penny. Paying ~$135 for a stove is more than a PocketRocket and pot, but it’s worth it, if you have the budget.
I would recommend this stove to anyone. JetBoil is a solid company that tops the charts consistently with backcountry stoves, and this is your lightest option.
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