• Company Founded By Backpackers

    Founded By Backpackers

    We're a U.S. company in sunny Arizona, a part of the backpacking community, and pride ourselves on great customer service.

  • Full Replacement Guarantee

    Replacement Guarantee

    If your FlipFuel® ever performs unreliably, we'll replace it. We stand behind the quality of our product 100%.

  • Sustainability & Values

    Sustainability & Values

    FlipFuel® allows you to fully empty and recycle your partial canisters. Additionally, we are moving to fully compostable shipment packaging.

  • United States Customer Service

    U.S. Based Customer Service

    Should you need service or have a question, we're here to help. Reach out to info@flipfuel.co.

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  • Gear Junkie FlipFuel Review


    "We tested it and came to the conclusion that every backpacker, camper, and hiker should keep one of these with their cooking gear. It will get used."

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    "Almost every backpacking-obsessed friend or family member will make use of this nifty tool, which consolidates isobutane from half-empty fuel canisters."

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    "It easily allows you to transfer fuel from one isobutane canister to another, potentially minimizing waste and preventing the need to carry multiple half-full canisters out into the backcountry."

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    "It’s simple to use, and at $35, this product will prove extremely valuable to any frequent camper, cutting down on waste and making it easy to consolidate partially-filled canisters."

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FlipFuel® Reviews

See reviews from real customers using FlipFuel®. We're incredibly grateful that so many backpackers from the community have taken the time to leave us a review.

  • FlipFuel Fuel Transfer Instructions Step 1

    Step 1

    Place receiving canister in the freezer, ice chest, or a cool shaded area. Place sending canister in the sun.

  • FlipFuel Fuel Transfer Instructions Step 2

    Step 2

    Wait 5 to 10 minutes. This allows the fuel canisters to create a temperature differential that facilitates the transfer.

  • FlipFuel Fuel Transfer Instructions Step 3

    Step 3

    Thread canisters onto FlipFuel® device. Sending canister on top ("OUT") side, receiving canister on bottom ("IN") side. Hand tighten.

  • Step 4

    Open valve to transfer fuel. Once fuel transfer is complete, close valve and detach isobutane fuel canisters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I recycle the empty fuel canisters?

Once you've completed the fuel transfer and the fuel canister has fully emptied, you punch a hole in the canister. This allow the canister to be recycled via most local programs.

The FlipFuel® team uses & recommends this handy potholder & fuel canister recycling tool from OutdoorElement. This link gives you 10% off the tool. Potholder & Fuel Canister Recycle Tool

What kind of fuel can I transfer with FlipFuel®?

FlipFuel® was designed to transfer fuel for backpacking canisters. These canisters are small, lightweight, and threaded the same. Only transfer like fuel from one canister to another. An attachment for the larger (usually green) fuel canisters is coming, so be sure to sign up for our email notifications and we’ll let you know when that’s ready.

Does this device work with all fuel canister brands?

The FlipFuel® fuel transfer device supports backpacking isobutane fuel canisters.

Won't this device just equalize the contents and pressure between the canisters?

Good question! And the answer is: No, there are a few quick steps that will make your fuel flow from one canister to the other. Check out this 45-second video for fuel transfer instructions.

Do you offer replacement if the product isn't functioning?

Of course, FlipFuel® is a precision-manufactured device and we don’t foresee any being faulty, but on the off-chance one is bad, we’ve got you covered.

Is it possible to overfill a canister?

Yes. And it might make the canister perform differently when in use. 

We have not had any reports of overfilling or anyone having issues with overfilling. Our team also uses the device regularly on our backpacking trips, and it's not something we've experienced either.

That said, it is possible. So, it's always best to weigh your fuel cans before and after fuel transfer.

We recommend using a digital scale. It's the most accurate method for weighing fuel canisters. There should be markings on the can that indicate how much the canister weighed when it was full.

The water float method is another way to "weigh" your fuel canisters. This may be an option if you are transferring fuel while out on trail, and there's no access to a digital scale. It's a slightly less accurate method, though.

How do I qualify for free international shipping?

For the free international shipping option to appear during the checkout process, your cart must be more than $70 USD.

If the free shipping option is not appearing on your screen during checkout, it's likely your cart did not meet the minimum in US Dollars.

2 FlipFuel™ devices qualify for free international shipping.

If I have a question or concern, how can I reach you?

Send us an email at info@flipfuel.co and we’ll get right back to you.