Jetboil Sol Ti
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
The specs on this stove state that it will boil 0.5 liters in roughly 2 min 15 sec. I was out a whole week at 10k feet in the Wind Rivers, WY, and this stove was able to boil that amount in much less time than stated. It is so fast, so light, and small. SO an ultralite backpacker would be satisfied all around.
- Super fast boil time
I was a skeptic when it came to paying over $100 for a cooking stove for camping. But then again I wanted a lightweight stove, small enough to fit in my ultralite pack, and strong enough for high elevation cooking. Well, I thought I would give the JetBoil Ti Sol a chance. I could always return it right?
After a 10-day 60+ mile backpacking trip in the Wind River Range in Wyoming I have to say, "why didn't I buy this earlier?" It was so convienient pulling this out of my pack and getting meal time done in a flash. Once I clicked the starter I couldn't even get my dehydrated meal out of my pack and open before the water was boiling. Much faster than the specs give it credit.
So if you want a lightweight, fast-cooking stove, trust me when I say it is worth it.
Price Paid: $149.95
I finally got my hands on the Jetboil Sol Ti - which was the first Jetboil I have purchased for myself. I have purchased them previously for family to keep in their cars but never thought they were light enough to make it into my backpack. Considering this new Jetboil has gotten under the 10 ounces mark I figured it was time to give it an honest try for myself.
Overall weight of the Sol Ti would be more than acceptable for those folks who are casual hikers, weekend hikers, and/or just about anybody who is already in (or looking to decrease too) the total cook kit weight of between 5 and 10 ounces. Obviously if you are an Esbit lover than the idea of going from ~0.36 ounces to 8.5+ ounces is unthinkable, but for just about everybody else I honestly do think the Jetboil Sol Ti is the first Jetboil worthy of making it into an UL backpack setup.
Overall Rating:In rating this on a 1-5 system I would give the Jetboil Sol Ti a 3.
I would remove one point because there is a black rubber-like handle (made out of hypalon) on the sleeve that gets very hot and feels way to rubbery. Included with this is the fact that the sleeve is just not secure enough. When the pot is full of water and you pick up the pot by this black hypalon handle the entire sleeve slides up above the top of the pot. I cut it off mine as it was just causing more problems than it was worth. By cutting it off I saved 0.14 ounces [4 grams] which brought the weight of the sleeve down to 0.40 ounces [1.2 grams]
I would remove another point because I had some rather series leakage from the fuel port - where it screws into the fuel canister - every time I have attached the stove unit onto a canister. There is this one small point when attaching/removing the canister (about one full rotation of the can) where it just spews out the fuel. At one point I had so much fuel leakage that I could feel the liquid fuel dripping off my fingers - and I was spinning fast. I have used multiple fuel cans from multiple manufacturers (including Jetboil canisters) and every single one of them [with the exception of one cannister] has had this happen.
The Sol Ti fit well within the side pocket of my ZPacks Blast as well as all ULA and Gossamer Gear and Osprey packs.
Boil times are what we would expect from a Jetboil but even a little faster due to the slightly smaller (0.80 liter) pot. I was unable to notice any difference between water from my tap (when I first tested it in my house) and water from a cold running creek while on the trail. No noticeable difference in performance in the 60 degree temps to the 28 degree temperature range that I have tested it within.
I do wish that Jetboil could find a way to reduce the weight on the fuel stabilizer. It is not included in their published weight because it hits the scales at exactly 1 ounce. Considering how helpful it can be at times they really do need to find a way to reduce the weight of this item.
Weights on my scale:
Pot: 4.70 oz
Stove: 3.55 oz
Lid: 0.65 oz
Fuel Stand: 1.0 oz
Pot Stand: 1.25 oz
Material: All except the hypalon handle is superb!
Field Performance:Well within the performance level that I was expecting to get from it.
Design Principle:Typical brilliancy that we expect from Jetboil.
Performance-to-weight ratio:It is a strong contender to replace my MSR Titan Kettle and Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator stove.
Minor improvements:Fix the issues with the hypalon handle and reduce the weight of the fuel stabilizer.
Consumer Expectations:For those who typically carry a cook-kit over 10 ounces this will be an amazing replacement! For those who use 5-10 ounces cook kits, there is a new challenger in town! For those who are use to using sub-5 ounce cook kits, well, that should be obvious... leave this in the store.
Here is my initial video review of it, when it has just arrived:
Where to Buy
Designed to fuel your backcountry passion, Jetboil Sol Ti delivers ultimate performance and reliability in extreme conditions. For ultra-lightweight requirements, Sol Ti, with a titanium cooking cup, weighs an astonishing 8.5 ounces*. In this true 4-season upright canister cooking system, Jetboil introduces advanced Jetboil Thermo-Regulate Burner Technology to deliver consistent heat output down to 20˚ F (-6˚ C).
The all-in-one Sol Ti design offers all of the features and functionality of Jetboil's trademark convenient cooking systems, including integrated burner base and 0.8 Liter FluxRing Cooking Cup.
- Jetboil Thermo-Regulate™ technology - consistent heat down to 20˚ F (-6˚ C)
- 0.8 Liter Titanium FluxRing® cup
- Insulating Cozy
- Convenient, reliable push-button igniter
- Pot support and Stabilizer tripod included
- Drink-through lid with pour spout & strainer
- Bottom cover doubles as a bowl and measuring cup
- Compatible with all Jetboil accessories
* System weight does not include pot support, fuel stabilizer and measuring cup.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Jetboil Sol Titanium Premium Cooking System offers all of the features and functionality of Jetboil's trademark convenient cooking systems in a smaller, lighter package. This system includes an ultra-lightweight titanium cooking cup, weighing an astonishing 8.5 ounces and the Jetboil Thermo-Regulate Burner Technology that delivers a consistent heat output down to 20 F (-6 C).
At around 2 ounces lighter than its aluminium brother, the Jetboil Sol Titanium delivers better performance, and the same reliability in extreme conditions. This 4-season, upright canister, cooking system has advanced Jetboil Thermo-Regulate(TM) burner technology delivering consistent heat output down to 20 F (-6 C). The all-in-one Sol Ti design offers all of the features and functionality of Jetboil's trademark convenient cooking systems, including integrated burner base and 0.8 Liter FluxRing cooking cup. Insulating Cozy Convenient, reliable push-button igniter Pot support and Stabilizer tripod included Drink-through lid with pour spout & strainer Bottom cover doubles as a bowl and measuring cup Compatible with all Jetboil accessories
Designed to fuel your backcountry passion, Jetboil Sol Ti delivers ultimate performance and reliability in extreme conditions.
The lightest offering yet from Jetboil, the Jetboil Sol(TM) Titanium stove weighs a mere 8.5 oz. and features a fuel regulator for consistent heat output in cold weather. Included 0.8-liter titanium FluxRing(R) cooking cup with insulating cozy keeps weight to a minimum. Burner features a fuel regulator that maintains consistent flow of gas down to 20degF, making the Sol suitable for 4-season use. Same as the original Jetboil, the stove burner and cooking cup twist together to create a single convenient cooking system; disconnect the burner and cooking cup for storage. FluxRing(R) heat exchanger on the bottom of the cooking cup creates excellent fuel efficiency. Adjustable-flame burner is housed in a windscreen, reducing heat loss when a breeze blows through. Push-button piezo igniter sparks the stove to life quickly and easily. Drink-through lid features a pour spout and a built-in strainer. Stove burner and 100g fuel canister (sold separately) stow inside the cup; lid snaps shut for storage. Bottom cover unsnaps from the cooking cup to double as a measuring cup or bowl; measuring cup comes in handy when preparing meals and hot drinks. Includes a stabilizer tripod that clips onto fuel canister (sold separately). Please note: 8.5 oz. weight specification does not include the weight of the fuel stabilizer and measuring cup. Sol Titanium stove is compatible with all Jetboil accessories, sold separately; Sol companion cups can be purchased separately. Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores. Because this stove system has a capacity of less than 1 liter, the average boil time specification represents the time required to do 2 separate boils of 0.5 liter of water.