Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

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

Price

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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

Solo Stove Lite

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to carry, not dependent on fuel canisters, eco-friendly as can be. Perfect for the 3/10-day packer, or bikepacker. This is my first backpacking stove, and I'm not disappointed at all. When you consider the weight of fuel canisters for other stoves, this one is plenty lightweight enough. I've learned to pack some soaked cotton balls to get the flame started on a rainy stayover.   This stove fits great into the pack; slips right into the Solo Pot, so only one thing to make room for in the pack. Full review

Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA

rated 2 of 5 stars Not a very good stove. The design of this stove is its weak point. Esbit fuel works as expected. The pot is well made with a good lid. The stove does not work. The fuel is too low to boil water. I tried wind screens, a DIY sliding door to close the side port, all to no avail.   My overall impression is one of disappointment. The stove is SO close to workable, but it fails to do the one thing it is made for, heating stuff. I was going through my equipment and supplies this afternoon for the upcoming… Full review

Esbit Titanium Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove rocks. It's reliable and works for me at all temps between 0 degrees and up. Also it works well from below sea level to 11,000 feet and on the snow. This stove rocks. It's reliable and works for me at all temps between 0 degrees and up. Also it works well from below sea level to 11,000 feet and on the snow. You must use a wind screen or wind block of some kind. Will boil 2 cups of water consistently in about 7 minutes + or - depending on conditions on about 1/2 tablet of less. Set up… Full review

BioLite CampStove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to light. Never have to carry fuel. Works as a very small campfire to leave no trace. Charge feature takes a long time to get much of charge. My son gave me this stove for Mother's Day. It was new on the market. We had been watching the development for quite a while and I was very interested to test it out. Wish there was a way to test the products before buying. I have a garage full of backpacking gear because I enjoy trying out new gear. The stove works like many other rocket stoves. You… Full review

Littlbug Senior

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple reliable woodburner that is big enough for group cooking. A friend had one of these along on a recent 10-day canoe trip, so I got to test drive it enough to give some first impressions. This is not intended as a comprehensive review. While it shares the limitations of all woodburners, within that class and the limits of my experience with them I am very impressed The Senior is the larger of the two Littlbug models, weighing in at 19 oz. (539 g), 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter and 9" (23 cm)… Full review

BioLite CookStove

rated 3 of 5 stars Outside of those who share BioLite's concern about using biomass fuels cleanly, the BioLite CookStove is best suited for gadget lovers who like to play with fire. Being a wood-burning stove that requires electricity, this is an odd bird; This stove will keep you busy. I would not recommend it for most recreational backpackers due to the listed cons, but for car camping, bug out / emergency use, or simply as backcountry entertainment, this stove could fit the bill. Overview: The BioLite CookStove… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight and cheap, the Esbit Pocket Stove fulfills its purpose — to boil water. It is not, however, well suited for all terrain, and the fuel tablets are relatively expensive, meaning the long-term cost of the product will be high. Still, I would recommend it to anyone who just needs to boil water. BACKGROUND I moved to Colorado to start college one year ago. In high school I was able to backpack with a group of buddies, and all of us had different pieces of gear — stoves, tents, water filters… Full review

Solo Stove Lite

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backpacking stove for me. I was all set to add a white gas stove of a popular brand to my cart when I saw the ad for the Solo Stove on the page I was on. I had just spent hours researching camp stoves and my mind was pretty well made up, but I had to check it out. I ended up getting the Solo Stove, and I'm happy I saw it in time. The day it arrived was a rainy one, so I went straight to the back yard for testing. I saw a trick in some of the reviews about cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly… Full review

Firebox 3" Nano

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a superb lightweight one-person stove. Ideal for deep backcountry walking as the amount of wood required to run it is minimal. It packs down really small too. This is a brilliant stove. You're not gonna cook three course meals on this, but if you just want brew stops and ration heat ups, then it's superb. Due to its size you can really burn small pieces of wood making it really efficient. You can also burn longer pieces using the cross feed system. I have now stopped using gas canisters… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Esbit Titanium Stove
$16 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Esbit Pocket Stove
$10 - $12
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove
$32 - $49
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium
$70 - $84
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Solo Stove Lite
$70
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
$18 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Littlbug Senior
$57
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vargo Hexagon
$53 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emberlit FireAnt
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout
$85
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (19)
BioLite CampStove
$100 - $129
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
$30
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
BioLite CookStove
$63 - $79
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$75
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
$6
Vertex VLS Ultralight Stove
$34
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$90
Camp Chef Professional Grill Box 30
$90
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$200 - $299
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Base Camp Kit
$159
BioLite CampStove Bundle
$159
Littlbug Junior
$59
Stratus TrailStove
$50
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Scout Kit
$147 - $153
BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle
$200
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
 
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$25
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
 
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
 
Snow Peak Double BBQ Box
$250
BioLite CampStove 2
$130
 
Snow Peak Single BBQ Box
$180
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Sierra Zip Ztove
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy Ultra
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
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)
Firebox 3" Nano
$40 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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove
$56 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sterno Folding Stove
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