Solid Fuel Stoves

Brands

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

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: 3 of 5 (3)
Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA reviewed Jul 22, 2015
$24 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Emberlit UL Titanium reviewed Jul 2, 2015
$76
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: 3.5 of 5 (15)
BioLite CampStove reviewed Feb 9, 2015
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Esbit Titanium Stove reviewed Nov 26, 2014
$18
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 - $29
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
$5
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
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
$40
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 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
$31 - $44
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: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Hexagon reviewed Oct 18, 2011
$53 - $59
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
$9
 
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
 
Bleuet Stove with Cookset
$23
Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Large Kelly Kettle
$90
 
Firebox Emergency Cook Kit
$30
 
Littlbug Senior
$46
 
Esbit Emergency Stove
Emberlit FireAnt
$70 MSRP
mKettle
 
180 Tack 180-VL
Ultimate Survival Technologies WetFire
 
Firebox 3" Nano

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