Wood stoves burn wood or other biomass.
"The most significant reason to use a wood burning stove is simply that in nearly all locations you have an unlimited supply of free fuel! No need to buy," says Brian Vargo, founder of Vargo Designs, which makes several wood stoves, including the Hexagon.
The best wood stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 8, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Wood Stove Reviews
Terrible Customer Service. I found out after buying that they are prone to rust and didn't want to deal with that so I asked if it could be returned to them for a refund and the phone rep not only agreed but emailed their address. Since they have an office in DFW I brought it by unopened and spoke with TWO representatives on site who told me I would receive a refund. Fast forward the next week I call after hearing nothing from the company and was told by a CS rep that they would not be issuing a… Full review
Lightweight, efficient-burning twig stove. This wood-gassifying twig stove from Toaks is a smaller, lighter-weight alternative to some of the other products available on the market. However, it doesn't sacrifice effectiveness at all.The sections nest inside each other into a small package, which makes it easy to pack, even nesting in some relatively small cook pots (e.g., Toaks Ti 1100ml pot). When packed, some alcohol stoves (e.g., Fancee Feast) and their windscreen can be nested within the stove. Full review
This company and its products speak for themselves. They will not dissapoint. I already am lucky enough to own the Titan Stove, and am very satisfied with it. We got the regular SoloStove stove to expand our camp kitchen and were not disappointed. Like all the products from SoloStove, this is made from a sturdy grade of stainless steel, that is very reliable. Starting and maintaining the fire in this stove was a snap. The ported bottom does something that is a huge aid in the burning of the fuel. Full review
The Firebox Nano portable stove is a lightweight folding stove that only requires twigs and small sticks for fuel. When folded, this compact stove fits easily in a pocket. It's the perfect backup stove to take along on any expedition, should your primary stove run out of fuel or fail. This is a video review of the Firebox Nano G2 Ultralight Stove. I'm testing a tiny, portable stove that only requires small twigs and sticks for fuel, yet is capable of cooking meals and boiling water without using… Full review
The only can stove I bought, so am comparing it to homemade stoves. I bought this with a Solo Camp Stove (I know in my Solo review I said three years ago, but it actually isn't quite two). It is stainless steel, hasn't rusted yet, and it maintained its shape. I have not used it on a camping/hiking trip yet because I either forgot it or fire bans prevented its use. I did get to play with it on the back 40 with the kids and it will boil water as fast as any well built can stove or a little faster. Full review
A show piece titanium stove that is bound to turn heads at any campsite, though it is very expensive. Best suited to group cooking at a more permanent camp. Mummert are best known for their titanium knives, so this is a bit of a departure from their core product, but it does not disappoint. It is best suited to group cooking duties or a showpiece fire for people to gather round in the evening as, despite being made from titanium, it is quite large and heavy compared to other wood-burning stoves. Full review
Designed as a BBQ grill for backcountry trips, the Vargo Firebox Grill folds away using a hinged grate and panel system so it packs flat and weighs a mere 284g, meaning it is not noticeable when stowed in a pack, but this is a very expensive way to grill steak. The Vargo Firebox Grill is designed primarily for BBQs using charcoal or briquettes, so it is a very niche product and I wonder if it is truly worth it for the price tag. At almost £90, it’s a lot to ask for a barbecue. That said, gram… Full review
The Bushbox is a great idea in principle but a design flaw means it does not pack away as it should once the metal has warped from being heated. The Bushbox XL is very similar in design to the Firebox XL. Both are box-shaped, wood-burning stoves that unfold and collapse without the need to assemble any parts like some designs. It comes in a tough pouch, a universal grate and two trivits. weighing 816g, it is slightly lighter than the Firebox XL. It stands around 5" tall and folds down into a neat… Full review
A wood burning stove that burns very efficiently thanks to its design which ensures a more complete combustion. It is reasonably compact and made to last thanks to its simple design and stainless steel construction. I already own a Bushbuddy, which I reviewed some time ago, so I was keen to compare the Solo Stove Lite with it. At first glance, they look identical, and they work in the same way. There are just a couple of minor differences. Surprisingly, as it is essentially the same design, at 251g,… Full review
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