Solo Stove Lite - Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove
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- GEAR OF THE YEAR WINNER - RECOMMENDED BY BACKPACKER MAGAZINE. The Solo Stove is the #1 wood-burning backpacking stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel’s Matt Graham. Winner of 2014 Gear of the Year award from 50 Campfires & Section Hiker.
- PATENTED DESIGN - LESS SMOKE. The patented design features a unique double wall that creates ultra-clean gasification and a secondary combustion. This allows fuel to burn more completely and with less smoke.
- FUEL IS FREE. No more spending money on white gas or expensive liquid canister fuel. Solo Stoves use twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Free up more space in your backpack and eliminate the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels.
- LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mins (34 fl oz water). 4.25" Diameter, 3.8"/5.7” tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
- COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The compact Solo Stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 900 (not included) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
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The Ultimate Backpacking Stove
Why Solo Stove?
Burn hotter fires using less fuel with Solo Stove’s patented design and unique secondary combustion.
Our lightweight and compact wood burning stoves are a must have for all serious backpackers, survivalists, and campers.
How Does it Work?
Designed with a double wall, the Solo Stove has unique airflow properties which makes it extremely efficient. 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.
- 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)
Using our patented design and specialized construction process, we have created one of the most efficient wood burning stoves you'll ever own. The Solo Stove Lite is built to last, made out of premium grade 304 stainless steel.
The Perfect Pair
The Solo Stove Lite was built with our Solo Stove Pot 900 (sold separately) in mind. When not in use, store the Solo Stove Lite inside the Pot 900 and save space. This set is surely the most versatile and portable backpacking cook set for all your outdoor adventures.
Nature Friendly — Woodburning Stove
Our stoves are burn wood cleanly and efficiently. Using wood allows us to find fuel wherever our adventures take us. Any dry twigs, pinecones or leaves will burn but for optimum efficiency we recommend dry hard woods.
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Seller Warranty DescriptionAll Solo Stoves carry a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Our warranty covers manufacturing defects and does not cover normal wear and tear or misuse of the stove. For warranty claims, please email us through our Amazon account for further instructions.
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Today, I was finally able to get it out and play with it. I collected a huge pile of small sticks and got the fire started amazingly easy. It probably helps that we're in a drought. After a minute or two, the inner air holes looked like jets of flame and I could tell that the stove was well-designed. I let the stoke build up a nice amount of coals (maybe 3 minutes?), then put the top ring in place. This is a good time to remind you to save a nice, small stick to use as a fire poker. The cut-out hole in the side is a fine size to add more twigs to keep things burning.
I wasn't going to waste the fire, so I percolated some coffee (GSI percolator, 3 cup size) and it was ready faster than the stovetop trials I had previously done. It really took a surprisingly small amount of wood to get started and maintain the fire. Now, I have a big pile of twigs for my next 3-4 runs for the stove.
In all, good price for an easy, well-engineered wood-burning stove. This will be in my hiking kit for years to come!
The size of the Solo Stove Lite is bigger than my tiny burner I've been using... but when you add the size of the fuel canister it is a bit smaller. I also purchased the Solo Stove 900 Pot and the stove fits inside perfectly. the 900 pot is about 1 inch shorter that my previous pot, so I save some space in my pack and about 3oz of weight compared to my old pot/burner/fuel canister set-up.
As far as simplicity goes, this is pretty simple. Find wood, start fire... and with only 2 parts, set-up is very easy. It will take me a few more attempts to find the proper tinder/wood/stoke method, but any new gear has a learning curve. A canister stove is more convenient by design because all you need to do is ignite the fuel, but the ability to burn the sticks and twigs around you offers a near limitless fuel supply which simplifies fuel calculations.
Now on to stability. There are other stoves like this that appear to be much taller and look to be a bit top heavy, especially when a water filled pot is placed on top. I like that the Solo Stove Lite is a bit short, at least for me it makes it seem way more stable and less likely to tip. The simpler assembly also helps here since the top ring sits safely down inside the outer wall.
Efficiency is a give and take here. collecting and preparing wood to burn as well as lighting, stoking and feeding the fire is way less time efficient than a canister stove. On my first attempt it took about 15 minutes to bring 2 cups of water to a boil - timed from when I lit the fire. I expect that time to come down a bit as I become more proficient with it, but... and this is a big but, the fact that I never need to buy fuel for this stove and can in essence stay on the trail for as long as there are sticks and twigs to burn eliminates the loss of a few minutes in preparing food. In all honesty, when I'm out on the trail I not usually in a rush anyway.