If you’re more than a little bored of rehydrated meals on your hiking adventures, then the JetBoil Mighty Mo is going to be a very exciting addition to your kit.Jetboil were behind one of the game changers in camp cooking with their original personal cooking system, a stove set that bundled into one compact package and gave an extremely fast boiling time as well.
The main point of difference with the Mighty Mo, is that it has four full turns of the regulator valve spindle so you get excellent flame control meaning you can dial it back to simmer – giving you the option for creative meals on the trail. Ignited at the push of a button, the 10,000 BTU burner will boil a litre of water in 3 minutes, and will consume 100g of fuel per 12 litres of water.
Following on from its success, Jetboil released a number of variations and different stove types, establishing themselves as one of the leaders in the market. But it’s only now that they’ve decided to release a simple standalone burner.As it turns out, as well as filling an obvious gap in their line, we reckon they’ve produced one of the industry’s best stoves this year. They call it the MightyMo.
This stove will pack down incredibly small for fitting in your pack, and the fuel can stabiliser will provide more support for your stove when cooking. The Mighty Mo backpacking stove works especially well with the FluxRing Fry Pan or Cooking pot, but you can still use it with your own lightweight hiking cookware as long as it fits onto of the stove.
The MightyMo packs away easily too, and though it can be a struggle to use without a windshield in tricky conditions, it is still functional (though even a botched windshield will improve the burn considerably).
Where the Jetboil MightyMo stands out is in its control and ease of use. The simmer control guarantees you’re in complete command at all times while you’re cooking. At 95g it’s not quite as lightweight as the MSR Pocket Rocket 2, but it does come in lighter than the majority of other worthy options, and the regulator on the stove is something that not many of its rivals offer. It makes it capable of controlling the flow of gas, allowing it to operate efficiently in temperatures down to as low as -7 degrees celsius.
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The control gas valve and piezo spark ignition are the real standout additions that set the MightyMo apart from some of its rivals, making it a stove that’s more than up to accompanying you into the wild, whether for a weekend or a day trip.
On your next hiking adventure, you can cook up a variety of tasty meals with the help of the excellent simmer control on the JetBoil Mighty Mo.
- MightyMo works together with FluxRing Fry Pan and FluxRing Cooking Pot
- Simmer control
- Push button ignition
- Can be used with JetBoil pots, or your own lightweight hiking cookware
- Comes with fuel can stabiliser
So what about the timings? The MightyMo can boil water inside in standard conditions in under three minutes, and while, like all stoves, it slows down in particularly chilly environments, you’re still not looking at a wait of much more than five minutes for the boil.