Product Review: Jetboil Sol Aluminum PCS

How many times during the year as an angler do you wish you had a hot meal while fishing? If that thought has ever crossed your mind, the Jetboil Sol Aluminum PCS (Personal Cooking System) is for you.  In the winter time when the temperatures drop and ice starts collecting on your rod guides the Jetboil can be great for morale.

Pros:

  • Lightning fast boil time of 2 minutes 15 seconds.
  • Light and compact design : After use the PCS breaks down to be stored in the boiling cup
  • A myriad of accessories are available: My personal favorite is the coffee press
  • Fuel canister use- I use the large 450g container which is the largest size available and will boil approx 45 liters of water over the life of the canister. Just to give you an idea I have used this fuel can over the course of the year on many trips and it has yet to run out. The best part is that the Jetpower cans are recyclable using the Jetboil Crunchit tool.
  • No more cold and boring meals while fishing, backpacking, or camping

 

Cons:

  • Size (0.8L) volume is good however other Jetboil PCS models such as the Flash have a larger (1 Liter) boiling cup.
  • Weight – 10.5 oz weighs in as the 2nd lightest PCS made by Jetboil. The Jetboil Sol TI weighs in at a scant 8.5 oz (Note that those weights do not include a fuel stabilizer). For a fisherman those 2 ounces don’t make that much of a difference in my pack on a day of fishing.

The best part is that the Jetboil does way more than boil water for freeze dried meals, soup, and ramen. I have heard that it can be used to cook everything from hard boiled eggs to omelets and even baking chocolate cake.  I must say I have not been that adventurous in my use of my Jetboil but the possibilities are endless.

Simply put the Jetboil Sol Aluminum is the perfect addition to any angler’s arsenal of tools. Whether you find yourself Steelheading in the pacific northwest or looking for golden trout in the high sierra’s and everything in between the Jetboil Sol Aluminum is a must.

Let me finish up by posing the question. What is the best thing you have cooked in your Jetboil?

 

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