Isobutane vs. butane/propane?Contributors to this thread:
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Any noticeable difference in a jetboil?
Isobutane is a little lighter and a canister will last a little longer.
Do they generate the same amount/rate of heat and is there a difference in cost?
Good questions! Not sure, IMO cost difference is minimal so not a factor. I would pay more $$$ to save an ounce or two.
Isobutane kicks a little more heat for the weight.
Isobutane is also known as 2MethylPropane. That extra Methyl group contains some more energy.
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Higher the propane the cooler it burns when butt cold I've noticed.
Interesting article on choosing a stove
I used a pocket rocket for years and was happy. I was always nervous about bumping it but never had an issue. I then got a jetboil and I love it. I take less/pots pans so weight is the same. Works great, I stuff gear into the "pot" part so it does not take up to much space when packing. I love how fast it boils water.
Backpacking Light did a in depth on this years ago, Orion is correct.