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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What pot works best with the Solo Stove Lite?
Our Solo Stove Pot 900 is the companion pot for the Solo Stove Lite. The stove nests inside this pot for compact storage.
What other accessories work with the Solo Stove Lite?
Solo Stove Windscreens, Alcohol Burners, 3 Pot Set and Firesteel all work great with the Solo Stove Lite.
How many people can the Solo Stove Lite cook for?
This depends on what you’re cooking but generally, the Solo Stove Lite is a great stove for 1-2 people.
What’s the difference between the Solo Stove Lite, Titan and Campfire?
Aside from weight and portability the main difference is size. The Solo Stove Lite is good for 1-2 people, the Titan is good for 2-4 people and the larger Campfire works great for groups of 4+ people.
What wood types do you recommend using as fuel?
Any dry twigs, pinecones or leaves will burn but for optimum efficiency we recommend dry hard woods. Hardwoods such as birch, maple, hickory and oak will burn longer than softwoods.
Is the Solo Stove Lite airplane friendly?
Yes! Solo Stoves, unlike most canister fuel burning stoves, can be carried on or checked in at the airport.
How do I clean and store my stove?
After your stove is cool, a quick shake will get rid of any remaining ashes left in your stove. Place it in its stuff sack and keep it in a cool and dry place when not in use. It’s that easy!