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?

The JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove.

JetBoil MicroMo Stove Basic Specs

MSRP: $139.95
Weight: 12 ounces
Boil Time: 2 minutes, 15 second
Fuel Type: Canister

JetBoil MicroMo Features

SoulShine making Chili Mac with her JetBoil MicroMo

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.

The windshield on the JetBoil MicroMo
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 start ignition on the JetBoil MicroMo

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.

Boil Test

Boil test on the JetBoil MicroMo

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
Weather: 26°F

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

Temperature regulator on the JetBoil MicroMo

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.

Overall Thoughts

The JetBoil MicroMo backpacking stove

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.

Shop the Jetboil MicroMo Here

This item was donated for purpose of review

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Comments 2

  • Oliver : Dec 16th

    Jetboil is consistently good and light. I’ll add this comment: there is a lower limit to usefulness in terms of the air temperature. I had it out last January for a snowshoe in -25 C with some wind. The stove barely got my water warm before it gave up the ghost. I think the fuel had gelled and wouldn’t flow.

    • ThreeSpeed : Dec 20th

      I bet my brain would gel at -25C.


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