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 jim nilson
I actually began my solo obsession with the Titan stove. I had just learned about the solo stove product just as the Titan came on line. The reviews at the time were very strong for the solo stove but there had been a demand for a larger stove. I must say I have backpacked through much of New England with the Titan and have been very impressed. Since moving to North Carolina I've discovered that the mountains tend to be much more wet and often when I hit campsites the fuel sources are very damp. Though I continue to be amazed that the Titan could burn albeit struggle a bit with the wetter stuff, I could still boil water. It did have me thinking that perhaps smaller was better..... So the original solo stove has joined my collection ( I was also a proud kick starter supporter of the campfire amazing car camping stove!!!!!!!) The original solo stove is half the size and weight of the Titan which has freed up much needed space in my pack. As national parks require bear canisters the weight savings is also a big help given the added weight of my canister. Very first solo stove burn was my usual single stick test, take one small branch about 3ft long. 1cm at its thickest with a few twig branches and only use this one branch to boil water. Made a small pile of 2-3inch lengths and started my stove with a petroleum cotton ball. The branch I randomly selected as very green and a bit damp still from recent rain (not soaked) but regardless the stove took off perfectly. First two minutes and very tiny twigs got the stove fired up to the secondary burn and the rest of the small pieces boiled a full pot of cold water in my new solo 900 in 6minutes. Still had five sticks from the larger end of the branch left after reaching a full boil. I own every solo stove and continue to impress other people on how well these stoves work. There are few products I camp with that routinely bring a smile to my face and continue to impress me as to how well they work. It was a leap of faith at first when I decided to give up white gas and isobutane now looking back I can't imagine why I would have ever had any doubt .
Posted by SFC S
Wow! This stove is top of the line in quality and ease of use! Light and can be used with alcohol stove or Sterno. Charcoal works great with them too! You'll be amazed how easy it is to start charcoal in this stove! Alcohol or natural fuels will burn hot. Sterno and charcoal burn much lower and work great for slow cooking. I turned right around and bought the Campfire to use for car camping!
Posted by Jim C
i have used the Sierra and several other models over the years and this is the "cat's meow". Starts up easy and comes up to speed fast.
Posted by Joshua
I bought this for my father for Father's Day. I gave it to him early because he went camping this week and he loved it. It works great and he didn't have to carry any kind of fuel to use it.
Posted by David Jack
Purchased an original Solo Stove at a gun show about 3 years ago, while the patent was still pending. Have recently purchased nearly the whole collection.
Got the Titan, love it.
Got the Campfire, love it.
Found that with the thermal volume, the Campfire works best with the Solo Tripod. Utilizing the two pot system you are able to store a Solo Stove INSIDE of the Campfire version, inside of the 2 pot set, and toss the collapsed tripod into the pan stuff sack to make a very nice 2 burner, 2 pot cooking system.
Carry no fuel, superior...
10 out of 10.
PS, Still waiting to purchase the 1800 series pot for my Titan, once it again becomes available.
Excellent design, materials, support and delivery.
What are you guys coming out with next?
Posted by Bill Stacy
I recently purchased a Solo Stove and matching 900 pot. Could not believe how small, light and well made they are. I heated some water for morning coffee using scraps of wood from my workshop. Vigorous boil in 7:00; followed that by cooking some scrambled eggs for my wife-delicious! That evening sat out on the patio with the fire blazing enjoying a glass of wine; can't believe how cool this stove is! Can't wait to get it out on the trail in the beautiful Cascade Range of Central Oregon.
Posted by Ian Higgins
I use the Solo Stove and Pot 900 to be a training aid for our Scout troop as one of the many stoves you can use to cook hike food. The Solo Stove and Pot 900 is always an impressive training tool.
On hikes the Solo Stove and Pot 900 always gain some comments by others by the ease of use and how well it cooks with out having to carry fuel with you.
I myself am so impressed with this little stove I was going to buy the Titan but found the Campfire instead with its pots. I am awaiting its arrival
Posted by Dan Gwin
I purchased this stove just prior to going on a three trip. Dry twigs lit right up and I had 30 ounces of water in a 900ml pot boiling in no time. I did not itme it, but, my friend had a aluminum pot of smaller size set in hot coals and this stove blew it away.
Watch the video on longer burning time by stacking the twigs in the stove.
Awesome stove. Light weight, strong and can be used with the alcohol burner too. This stove fit perfectly into the 900ml pot and the gas burner fit inside that. A 1/2 piece of sponge scrub pad on top with the lid cover and a home made cozy made one self contained unit.
I would buy this stove again and do recommend it.
A special thanks to Jeff for helping me out at a critical time. Super support.
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.
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