Reviewed by Mountain Lawyer from Bailey, CO USA on Monday, February 18, 2013
This stove will meet your needs if you have a larger group and need to provide hot meals, snow melting or water treatment. Do not purchase if you are a minimalist who wants to save weight, but for a team, climbing or expedition this a perfect solution in a well built stove.
Reviewed by G from Houston, TX on Monday, September 10, 2012
I finally gave in and bought this brand after my friend told me about this company. I like this product simple due to good craftsmanship. Everything is built well, and user friendly. I think this is by far the best outdoor stove I ever owned.
Best Uses: Backpacking, Hiking
Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide
Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Stable
Reviewed by Falcon from Tennessee on Monday, August 13, 2012
The Helios Guide Cooking System is exactly as described. A little heavy for smaller groups of up to 4 backpackers but an excellent choice if traveling in a larger group. Although it weighs in at 3 lbs, way too heavy for the minimalist, in group camping or backpacking where supplies are more easily distributed amongst participants, it adds no appreciable amount of weight to the total needed to support the group. Sets up easy and the remote ignitor works every time. Flame adjustment takes a little practice but overall and excellent product. Very stable platform for heating up to 3L at a time.
Best Uses: Car Camping, Group Backpacking
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Durable, Easy To Clean, Heats fast and efficientl, Stable, Well Designed
Reviewed by MOG from Oregon Coast on Sunday, July 08, 2012
Bought it at the outlet store in Meridian, Idaho. Great looking kit. I think it's a good value. Inverted fuel canister should promote best fuel efficiency. Wind screen snaps into place. Nice that the lids can be used as plates. It worked great the first time out. Second time out, was a champ at dinner. Made coffee the next morning and then went to boil water for dishes when it malfunctioned. Fuel was going doing the line fine, but the burner got clogged. Did all of the usually troubleshooting to no avail.
Online customer service generated me a return ticket on the spot and a brand new unit came my way within a week. I need to use it a few more times before I fall in love with it, but if the breakdown was a fluke and the stove is reliable, then I expect to have it around for years.
Jetboil uses an Isobutane / Propane mixture in their fuel canisters.
Answered on 3/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
“The specs on your website show that the Helios Guide package comes with a 1 liter and a 2 liter pot. The Jetboil website shows that that package comes with a 2 and 3 liter pot. Can you please verify the pot capacities? I just want to make sure that I am comparing apples to apples. Thanks”
Asked on 11/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown