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 July 21, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Wood Stove Reviews
Great portable campfire/hibachi-style grill that you can use at home (in the backyard, of course) or camping. The lithium Ion fan/blower system helps moderate the heat content. Can handle both regular wood (split logs), wood chucks (for smoke and flavoring), charcoal, and even wood pellets (though in a very limited fashion). Relatively portable. Solar-charging cover along with a fire poker are must-have accessories. Bluetooth controls. This firepit/hibachi is great for car camping and backyard fun. Full review
The Patagonia Wood Burning Stove is a foray into the lightweight wood stove arena from one of the larger retailers in the outdoor industry. It's a good first attempt resulting in a sturdy, fast boiling, simple stove that suits long distance, high mileage hikes with ample fuel where you want to extend or replace heavy fuel and boil water for simple meals. However it comes up short on stability, ease of adding fuel, and simmer/cook performance compared to other wood burning options. Patagonia Wood… Full review
An ingenious way of increasing the size of the Honeystove to extend the cooking coverage to incorporate larger pots, bigger groups, and a more social chill around a contained fire. I've been a big fan of the Honeystove for years. It was the first wood-burning stove I owned and it is the one I keep coming back to. I have both the stainless steel and titanium versions. These are great for solo trips but I found that I needed more grill space when cooking for two or more people. Luckily, Bob at Backpacking… Full review
A lightweight tent stove for cooking and heating which is more portable than stainless steel models. I wanted a wood burner for my Lavvu so that I could cook food and heat my tent in poor weather. After some research I settled on the Winnerwell Fastfold. Winnerwell are a Swedish company who make a variety of tent stoves and this is their lightweight titanium version. I have used it for several nights to heat my Lavvu and cooked a variety of meals on it. It does this well enough but it is let down… Full review
One consideration that was important to me was the Solo Stove Lite is two pieces—just plop the cap on and you're good. Just practice making your stick fire. My brother has a different type of gassifer that works great too, and folds flat...wonderful...BUT in cold weather it was a finger-fumbler. So I decided I didn't want to build a tin fort but have a stove that was ready-to-go. Also, when I pack up the stove, I leave in the stove a box of matches and a single stick of pine fat wood which I shave… Full review
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