Jetboil Flash - which gas

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Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby alanoutgear » Wed 24 Jun, 2020 7:26 pm

I bit the bullet and bought a Jetboil Flash. The instructions say that you should only use Jetboil gas canisters.

I assumed all Lindel valve gas canisters would conform to a standard design, so I fitted a Gasmate canister and it worked fine.

Am I right in assuming they want us to use Jetboil gas canisters because they are much more expensive for no apparent reason.
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Re: Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby Eremophila » Wed 24 Jun, 2020 7:30 pm

Well, I've certainly used other brands with mine and never had an issue.
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Re: Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 24 Jun, 2020 9:57 pm

alanoutgear wrote:I bit the bullet and bought a Jetboil Flash. The instructions say that you should only use Jetboil gas canisters.

I assumed all Lindel valve gas canisters would conform to a standard design, so I fitted a Gasmate canister and it worked fine.

Am I right in assuming they want us to use Jetboil gas canisters because they are much more expensive for no apparent reason.

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Re: Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby Joynz » Wed 24 Jun, 2020 9:59 pm

I’ve had my Flash since 2013 and have never used Jetboil gas. Too expensive. The regular brands are fine.
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Re: Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby Aushiker » Wed 24 Jun, 2020 11:17 pm

At one time in the distance past the prevailing view was all canister where made by Kovea. Is that still the consensus view?
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Re: Jetboil Flash - which gas

Postby Mark F » Thu 25 Jun, 2020 10:31 am

Just wanting you to buy their canisters.

There are a couple of other canister makers. Be careful of any chinese made ones. They have been known to contain some dirt/dust that can clog the jet.

Also, for cold conditions find canisters that have some propane and iso-butane rather than n-propane as these remain gas at below freezing. Regular n-butane may not revert to gas from the liquid phase that is in the canisters at below freezing. I have found the gas mate (lime green) ones are fine.
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