jetboil flash review

Jetboil Flash Cooking System Review

Dan Patton

Intro to Jetboil

My first experience with a Jetboil Portable Cooking System was about a year ago. A buddy made coffee with the French press system while hunting in my home state of Georgia. It was some of the best coffee I’ve ever had; Jet black with nothing added!

Jetboil flash Cooking System
Jetboil Flash Cooking System Review

Blistering boil times come standard on the industry-leading Flash. By modeling the combustion and selecting materials to optimize efficiency, they were able to create the fastest Jetboil ever—cutting a full minute off their best boil time.

  • 1 Liter FluxRing cooking cup with insulating cozy
  • Thermochromatic, color-change heat indicator
  • Convenient, reliable push-button igniter
  • Bottom cover doubles as a measuring cup and bowl
  • Compatible accessories include Coffee Press, Hanging Kit, Pot Support, Skillet, FluxRing Cooking Pot and Utensils

Flash Cooking System Highlights

The Jetboil Flash System is designed for a quick meal or hot drink. The design is best used while backpacking, whether a simple day hike or a long backcountry camping trip. This cooking system is explicitly engineered to heat quickly. The Flash stands out against its competitors on its design and ability to boil water incredibly fast. The features that drew me to this cookstove were the packability, quick cooking time, and the simplicity of the system. The system allows for the extra attachments which include the coffee press, cooking pot, and frying pan. These add-ons make the cookstove more versatile, especially for a solo camper or hunter.

First Flash Coffee Success!

I made a quick video using the Jetboil Flash for the first time. After putting the system together and adding water, it took just 2 minutes to boil. The color changing on the side is a really nice touch to know when the water is getting close to boiling. I turned the burner off detached it from the cup, added my coffee grounds, let it sit for about 2 minutes, attached the plunger and french press system, poured and enjoyed!

Editor’s Note: This is a long video by YouTube standards, but it shows a great amount of detail. Feel free skip to the parts that interest you the most.

As a Valentine’s Day date, I planned out a hike with my wife and told her there was something at the end of the trail for her. We made it to the viewpoint, and I took out the JetBoil Flash system. Within minutes, we had delicious hot coffee. It was great to boil the water so quickly in the cold temps with the need to get warm on a frigid February day. We were both really impressed with it being just my second time making coffee with the system.

jetboil french coffee press review

Jetboil Flash Review Summary

I am always using public land for my outdoor activities, so it’s essential that I don’t have to make a big fire or bring a large camp stove or grill on my trips. The Flash will definitely be with me on my outdoor trips. The Jetboil Flash Cooking System is for anyone into hunting, fishing, camping, or even people who just enjoy having a quick cook system while traveling.


  • Fast, Easy Assembly
  • Packs Tightly into One Small Container
  • Boils in Under 2 Minutes
  • Color Change in Cup


  • Size is too Small to Share a Meal

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Dan Patton is a Michigan native, growing up in a small town, He was constantly outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping and exploring his family property. He now lives in northwest Georgia and has converted to 100% public land activities with no family close by. He has found an even deeper love for adventures all over.

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