Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Esbit
Bleuet
180 Tack
Coghlan's
Kelly Kettle
Emberlit
Solo Stove
BioLite
Vargo
Littlbug

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA

rated 3 of 5 stars Simple little lightweight camping stove. Does not put out a lot of heat though. I have used a bunch of different backpacking stoves and while I was drawn to this one for its simplicity it is not my favorite.   I like the design and how everything packs down inside the pot for storage. It makes for a nice small footprint in my backpack.   I like that the Esbit fuel is stable and you can store a bunch of the tablets inside the pot as well. Better than a fuel bottle. But I found that when trying… Full review

Emberlit UL Titanium

rated 5 of 5 stars If you need a small, lightweight, strong wood (bio mass) burning stove then this is it. It is strong enough that I have used it to cook breakfast in it using a cast iron skillet. The side hole allows for the continual feed of fresh fuel. Do be warned flames will shoot out the side. Setup: Take time to practice setting this stove up at home a few times. Once you get the hang of it, very easy. Ignition: All depends on the dryness of your wood. If you can start a camp fire you can use this stove. Full review

Sierra Zip Ztove

rated 5 of 5 stars Reliable, basic, and light. I used an original zip stove when thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in the '90s. I never understood why anyone would carry fuel when wood was abundant from Georgia to Maine. Plus I love the smell of a wood fire! Full review

Swiss Volcano Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Similar to the Kelly, much lighter and less costly and is its own canteen, stove, and cup. In the photo plastic cup on top merely holds heat in making it boil faster. Plastic cup, which is extra out of your kitchen, also keeps warm drinks warm longer in the winter and the extra cup allows you to keep using the stove and metal cup. I've used one of these and the original Esbit for years. The Volcano is 3 pieces, well 4 if you count the cork, that slip into each other, burn solid fuel tabs, twigs,… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars BioLite base camp: Made in China, has a poor chimney for burning, needs more mass in the top plate for heat retention, grille basically melted because it is made out of stainless and is way too light. Probably could have been a better alloy of stainless. After reading the website I was kind of excited. We do a lot of camping, and with their oh so very warm website it turns out to be a bunch fiction. I truly felt that the piece would have to be made in the U.S. But lo and behold, made in China. At… Full review

Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars The lightest stove option out there, and it's cheap! At less than a half ounce, this stove is a wonder. If you are wanting to simmer food (actually cook) then this stove is not for you. If all you do is boil water to add to a pack of Mountain House, then look no further. The 0.5 ounce fuel tabs easily boil 2 cups of water with burn time to spare. And since you don't have to worry about conserving fuel, you can light it and forget about it while you set up camp.  We almost always have a fire, so… Full review

Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars After 30 years I have finally found a stove I can enjoy. I have been through Bluet canisters, various white gas and multifuel, Jetboil, Sierra zip stoves, and others but this one does the trick for me. Excellent with alcohol and wood burning modes. To be honest, I haven't even tried the esbit mode yet. If you just want a quick boil with no fuss consider the alcohol version only. Update 3/26/15: I still think this is the best stove I have ever used.  Each time I take it on a trip, I get more used… Full review

TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars What hiker doesn't enjoy a campfire? With the Element twig stove, a bit of your favorite fire starter, fire source, and a handful of twigs you can cook your food and boil your water without carrying the fuel or stove. The Element folds flat, doubles as a windscreen for an alcohol stove to boot. At 5 oz. this twig stove is fine for backpacking and is versatile enough to bake and with the addition of a small cleaver titanium grill by Dutchware you can grill small in small quantities. If you love to… Full review

Esbit Stove and Pot Stand

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove and pot stand work great with my esbit (trangia knockoff) stove. This thing packs up small and light...you could literally put this stand in your back pocket. I admit I haven't tried it with esbit tabs, but I believe it should work as well as my titanium esbit burner. I bought this Esbit tab stove to use with my Esbit alcohol burner. This application works fantastic. It can really crank out some heat. I am very happy with it. My only complaint is that you can't use the simmer ring with… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Esbit Pocket Stove
$7 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Esbit Titanium Stove
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove
$5
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove
$31 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium
$76
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Solo Stove
$72
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Stove and Pot Stand
$24 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium
$85
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (15)
BioLite CampStove
$130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon
$53 - $59
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
$24 - $29
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$75
 
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$88
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$300
Littlbug Junior
$47
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
 
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$23
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
 
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
 
Littlbug Senior
$46
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Sierra Zip Ztove
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy Ultra
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri Alcohol Stove / Solid Fuel Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bushbuddy
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack
$47 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 5" Master Combo Kit
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs Gram Cracker
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Swiss Volcano Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honey Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove
$55 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Spirit Stove Set Solid Fuel Stove / Alcohol Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sterno Folding Stove
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
Emberlit FireAnt
$70 MSRP
mKettle
 
180 Tack 180-VL
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
 
Firebox 3" Nano

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