Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Esbit
Trail Designs
TATO Gear
BioLite
other
Bleuet
Kelly Kettle
Solo Stove
Emberlit
SolHuma

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: 5 of 5 (2)
Esbit Titanium Stove reviewed Nov 26, 2014
$15
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
$23
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (14)
BioLite CampStove reviewed Aug 11, 2014
$130
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sterno Folding Stove reviewed Jul 16, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Bleuet Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 10, 2014
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (20)
Esbit Pocket Stove reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$12 - $15
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle reviewed Jun 11, 2014
$75
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Solo Stove reviewed May 17, 2014
$72
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
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Scout Medium Kelly Kettle reviewed Sep 5, 2013
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SolHuma VitalGrill Survival Stove reviewed Aug 2, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Sierra Zip Ztove reviewed May 18, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Scout Medium reviewed Mar 27, 2013
$85 MSRP
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
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boilerwerks Backcountry Boiler reviewed Nov 30, 2012
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA reviewed Oct 25, 2012
$23 - $29
 
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: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon reviewed Oct 18, 2011
$60
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
Solo Stove Titan Stove
$88
BioLite BaseCamp Stove
$300
Esbit Foldable BBQ Box
$90
Littlbug Junior
$47
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
Emberlit UL Titanium
$80
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
$7
Littlbug Senior
$46
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
Stratus TrailStove
Kelly Kettle Aluminum Trekker Small Kelly Kettle
$65 MSRP
mKettle
 
180 Tack 180-VL
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
 
Firebox 3" Nano

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