Packed size: Height 3.8 inches, Width 4.25 inches
Assembled size: Height 5.7 inches, Width 4.25 inches
Weight: 9 oz
Materials: 304 stainless steel, nichrome wire
Fuel: sticks, twigs, pine cones and other biomass
Boil time: 8-10 mins (32 fl oz of water)
Our stoves cook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive, polluting petroleum gas. It’s easy to light, fast to boil and clean to use.
A unique gasification and secondary combustion process lets our stoves achieve a highly efficient and more complete burn. This means you’ll use fewer twigs to achieve a boil. It also produces less smoke.
The Solo Stove only weighs 9oz and eliminates the need to carry heavy fuel canisters - a great way to lighten your load. It also nests in the Solo Stove Pot 900 leaving you with more space in your pack.
By using renewable resources for fuel instead of petroleum, you are reducing your carbon footprint. You’ll also keep fuel canisters out of the landfill.
The Solo Stove isn’t just for backpacking; its great to have on hand when you’re in an emergency or survival situation. You’ll always be able to cook and will never need to worry about running out of fuel.
How it Works
Designed with a double wall, the Solo Stove is a natural convection inverted downgas gasifer stove. The air intake holes on the bottom of the stove channel air to the bottom of the fire while at the same time, channels warm air up between the walls of the stove. This burst of preheated oxygen feeding back into the firebox through the smaller holes at the top of the stove causes a secondary combustion. This allows the fire to burn more complete which is why there is very little smoke during full burn. A more efficient burn also means you'll use much less wood compared to an open camp fire. The Solo Stove doesn't just burn wood. It actually cooks the smoke out of the wood and then burns the smoke not once, but twice!
The Solo Stove also features a heat shield between the ash pan and the bottom of the stove. This heat shield protects the ground under the stove from scorching.
The cooking ring's angled lip also increases efficiency by directing heat towards your pot minimizing heat loss. It also acts as a windshield while still allowing oxygen to flow inward. The Solo Stove is indeed one of the most efficient wood burning stoves you'll ever own. For a visual diagram of the airflow inside the Solo Stove, click here.
Built to Last
Your Solo Stove is made by using a one piece construction process. This manufacturing process allows us to use state-of-the-art precision presses to form and shape solid pieces of high grade stainless steel. The outer shell of your Solo Stove is actually one entire piece of stainless steel with no seams or welds. The inner firebox and floating ashpan is also made using one piece construction. This eliminates the need for excessive welding and increases the overall strength and lifespan of your stove. Nichrome wire, which has a high melting point of 2552 degrees Fahrenheit, is used for the grate.
Posted by Nick Meacher
I bought this as well as the Solo Campfire after a lot of research for a stove that doesn't need cans or bottles of fuel. Now I will say that I do have a small back packing stove that I've had for about 5 years that uses fuel that I really like, but I wanted an alternative.
I just did a test 'fire' on the Solo this evening and I'm VERY impressed. I used a small amount of shredded paper and some small twigs I picked up outside and got a fire going very quickly. I forgot to order the pot that goes with this but I did have the 2-pot set for the campfire so I used that with 2 cups of water and it was boiling in just under 4 minutes (3m 45s to be precise).
I would suggest that you have some leather gloves and a multi-tool available. It makes it much easier to feed twigs in when the pot is on the stove, although it might be much easier with the regular pot.
Overall I'm very impressed and can't wait to try out its 'big brother,' Although I'll need to gather a lot more wood :-)
Posted by MP
I've been using this stove for a couple of years. I'm an off and on section hiker, and I've really enjoyed this stove. It has never been difficult to use. I've been able to use it even in wet weather with just a little patience and skill. I'm a hammock camper, so I've just set up under my hammock during bad weather. I always used to worry about having enough fuel or having an equipment failure with other backpacking stoves. With just five to ten minutes of light foraging, this stove brings peace of mind and a campfire feel. One of my favorite pieces of gear.
Posted by Zade Adams
I had high expectations for the solo stove and when I actually got to use it myself, it rocket shipped past my expectations. This thing is just simply amazing. The flame and heat it produces is perfect for cooking or just trying to get a little warm. The best part is that it takes sticks and twigs as fuel. You never have to buy any propane tanks. This version of the Solo Stove is perfect for me because it is so light and is small enough to fit perfectly in my backpack. It even fits down inside the 900 pot you can order with it to save room. If I was going camping in my car I would order the Solo Stove Campfire. Its bigger and better for cooking, but will not fit in a backpack, unless you have a gigntoc backpack. All in all though these stoves are just awesome and I highly reccomend them to anybody.
Posted by WildBill
I love this stove and am looking forward to seeing how great the campfire stove works as my next!
Posted by Sarge
This is a fantastic, very well made stove. Works perfectly, fast boil !
Posted by RedCon
Absolutely fail safe piece of emergency and survival equipment. I sell emergency kits with the components made by the leading manufacturers of the different ‘go to’ gear in the industry. Of all the components the one piece of gear that is standard in my kits is the Solo Stove.
Posted by Gregg Wilkins
Amazing is putting it lightly. I received my Solo Stove and tried it out before going on a trip. I just used some branches and leaves that had partially dried due to Colorado's changing weather. Iy took a moment for me to get things going and them the unit just took off with a great flame. I used the Solo Stove Pot and had water boiling way faster than anticipated. A great lightweight stove that I totally recommend!
Posted by Darren Britto
I scored the Solo Stove Titan as a gift. The thing is awesome! I probably have 7 or 8 different stoves that all take fuel of some type. My Solo is my first bio-fuel stove and I can say it’s the last stove I will ever own.
Posted by BJ
In Texas there are so many days of the year where burning is off limits or just plain dangerous. The Solo stove fits my gear to perfection filling both the need and requirement for contained and controlled fire to cook or heat with. Training and preparing to go to survival school I spend a lot of time with this stove in hard environments. Get one and you will never be without means. I love it!
Posted by Cyclety68
I love this thing - it's awesome.
I had it out for its maiden voyage and was thoroughly impressed with its performance. This thing is the real deal and I'll give my two cents over the long haul as I get better with it at www.letsgohikeit.com.
I have a trip coming up on 1/2/15 and can't wait to put it to the test!
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