Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Esbit
Bleuet
180 Tack
Kelly Kettle
Emberlit
Solo Stove
BioLite
Vargo
Littlbug
Firebox

Price

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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

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. I absolutely love the Sidewinder Ti Tri. I am not a fan of freeze dried meals for the most part, so usually simmer cook… 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

BioLite CampStove

rated 2 of 5 stars Nice, neat, but... BioLite stoves: Here's my take after camping with one. They're kewl, really kewl. I like the concept, but... here's the problem. It still takes the same amount of time to recharge whatever you're trying to recharge. I.E. iPhone, Android, etc.. And it's heavy and quite large to pack. Now don't get me wrong, if you're willing to sit and feed it till your device has a "FULL" charge, it's kewl. And if you're camping in rainy weather, better pack your own wood in. I don't see spending… Full review

Sterno Folding Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A real back pack-able solution to your food cooking problems. A simple folding design that folds flat for easy carrying. Stove will hold a heavy pot. Front door and sides protect flames from wind. Burns Sterno, other canned heat or chaffing fuel. Low cost camping stove for the beginner. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OLE' FASHIONED STERNO STOVE???It's crude and not perfect, but its definitely "good enough" for a budget conscious camper or weekend hiker. I don't think the size or style is any different… Full review

Bleuet Pocket Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight stove that is inexpensive, efficient and compact. The solid fuel cubes burn hot and last quite a while, but will leave a bit of black residue on your pot. Setup:  Incredibly easy: unfold it, put the cube in, and light it. Ignition: Lights right up, and it burns fairly slow, so it's not scary to light or anything. Flame control: Lacks here, because the only thing you can do with regards to this is move the pot up or down one setting. Cooking: Wouldn't be the best for doing much… Full review

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a very doable experience for the backpacker. If you plan to cook a good meal but only go backpacking once or twice a year this may be great option. This stove is very storable, pops out quick, and lights with a single match. It is also quiet in operation and is probably easier to clean than most stoves. Very fast boil in only three minutes, but watch out, you will have to add more fuel cubes during cooking of large meals. This con may make the stove less useful for people planning to cook… Full review

Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove can burn ESBIT tabs, alcohol (12-10 alky stove included) and wood with the optional Inferno kit. The ti sheet metal construction is excellent. The Gram Cracker ESBIT tab holder and cone give THE best efficiency of any ESBIT stove. The Inferno insert makes the stove a highly efficient and HOT "gassifier" wood burner that rivals the Bush Buddy. Stove is very light and compact when rolled up for storage. The Sidewinder Caldera Cone stove has several differences from the original aluminum Caldera… Full review

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Esbit Pocket Stove
$12 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Esbit Titanium Stove
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove
$8
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless
$36
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
$23
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (14)
BioLite CampStove
$130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon
$60
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA
$23 - $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
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
$90
Littlbug Junior
$47
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
Emberlit UL Titanium
$80
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
$7
Littlbug Senior
$46
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 (7)
Sierra Zip Ztove
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)
Coghlan's Folding Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs Gram Cracker
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honey Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium
$85 MSRP
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
Stratus TrailStove
 
Outdoor Rx Esbit Pocket Stove
mKettle
 
180 Tack 180-VL
 
Innovative Products Pocket Cooker
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
World Stove Fan-Free Bi-Fuel PupStove
World Stove The Beaner Backpacking Stove
Emberlit Mini
 
Firebox 3" Nano
 
Brunton GreenHeat
discontinued