Solid Fuel Stoves

Brand

Esbit
Solo Stove
Toaks
BioLite
Littlbug
Firebox
other
Vargo
Kelly Kettle
Emberlit

Price

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

Recent Solid Fuel Stove Reviews

Esbit Pocket Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This product is a good alternative to alcohol stoves and butane stoves. It packs up about the same volume as the other stoves, although its shape I think makes it pack better. My first use and impressions of the Esbit Pocket Stove are mixed. In some ways I think it's better than a butane stove and burner or the alcohol stove. Weight is not so much of a factor either way. Meaning, the Esbit stove is light enough, but the solid fuel blocks add up in weight, as realistically you've got to carry one… Full review

Solo Stove Lite

rated 5 of 5 stars Quick easy way for a meal or coffee for one (possibly two) using just a few dry sticks, pinecones, cattails, etc. Very little smoke if tinder is dry. Can also be used with an alcohol stove as backup. A little expensive but well made! Easy to pack and use if tinder is dry. Plenty of flame which you can't really control other than by adding more or less fuel. Can boil quickly in around 5-7 min with dry fuel. Windscreen is adequate and burner is stable on a flat surface. I really like mine! Full review

Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Super light titanium wood gas stove, this is the smaller version, and fits nicely into a Toaks 750ml pot making a 250 g cook kit that you don't have to carry fuel for. Will burn twigs, sticks, pinecones, almost anything you're going to find on the forest floor.                     The stove nests in the Toaks 750 ml pot in its own nylon stuff sack.                       The stove is made up of three piece and is simple to assemble.                    It takes about… Full review

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

Top-Rated Solid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Esbit Pocket Stove reviewed Sep 25, 2017
$10 - $12
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Solo Stove Lite reviewed Sep 13, 2017
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Toaks Titanium Backpacking Wood Burning Stove (small) reviewed Sep 7, 2017
$45 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA reviewed May 19, 2017
$23 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Esbit Titanium Stove reviewed Mar 2, 2017
$14 - $16
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (19)
BioLite CampStove reviewed Sep 5, 2016
$100 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Littlbug Senior reviewed Aug 27, 2016
$38
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
BioLite CookStove reviewed Jul 25, 2016
$63 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 3" Nano reviewed Jun 13, 2016
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sterno Folding Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vargo Hexagon reviewed Mar 28, 2016
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle reviewed Mar 16, 2016
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Emberlit FireAnt reviewed Oct 15, 2015
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove reviewed Sep 28, 2015
$56 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium reviewed Jul 2, 2015
$80 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Sierra Zip Ztove reviewed Apr 24, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Swiss Volcano Stove reviewed Mar 7, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Trail Designs Sidewinder Ti-Tri reviewed Oct 21, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
TATO Gear Element Titanium Wood Stove reviewed Oct 1, 2014
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Stove and Pot Stand reviewed Sep 28, 2014
$24
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 10, 2014
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle reviewed Jun 11, 2014
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Honey Stove reviewed Apr 19, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit Stove Stainless reviewed Jan 4, 2014
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove reviewed Aug 2, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout reviewed Mar 27, 2013
$85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Trekker Small Kelly Kettle reviewed Feb 14, 2013
$80
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$47 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
180 Tack 180 Stove reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$32 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler reviewed Nov 30, 2012
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Firebox 5" Master Combo Kit reviewed Jul 18, 2012
$130 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Trail Designs Gram Cracker reviewed Jul 7, 2012
$15 MSRP
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Esbit Spirit Stove Set reviewed Apr 16, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bushbuddy Ultra reviewed Feb 21, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Bushbuddy reviewed Mar 26, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coghlan's Folding Stove reviewed Dec 13, 2008
$10
Vertex VLS Ultralight Stove
$40
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$90
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$200 - $299
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Base Camp Kit
$159
Littlbug Junior
$44
Stratus TrailStove
$38
Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Scout Kit
$147 - $153
BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle
$200
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65
mKettle
$88
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$32
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
BioLite CampStove 2
$130
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
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