Solo Stove Lite – Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

Solo Stove Lite - Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

  • GEAR OF THE YEAR WINNER - RECOMMENDED BY BACKPACKER MAGAZINE. The Solo Stove is the #1 wood-burning backpacking stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel's Matt Graham. Winner of 2014 Gear of the Year award from 50 Campfires & Section Hiker.
  • PATENTED DESIGN - LESS SMOKE. The patented design features a unique double wall that creates ultra-clean gasification and a secondary combustion. This allows fuel to burn more completely and with less smoke.
  • FUEL IS FREE. No more spending money on white gas or expensive liquid canister fuel. Solo Stoves use twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Free up more space in your backpack and eliminate the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 8-10 mins (34 fl oz water). 4.25" Diameter, 3.8"/5.7" tall (packed/assembled). Solo Stove weighs only 9 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
  • COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The compact Solo Stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 900 (not included) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
The patented (#D701,721) Solo Stove Lite is a unique wood burning stove that incorporates a secondary combustion for a more efficient and cleaner burn. The bottom vents allow air to enter and flow up the bottom of the grate to feed the primary combustion, a top down smolder. In addition, air entering in from the bottom vents heats up within the inner wall and rises up and out the top firebox vents causing a secondary combustion at the top of the stove. The Solo Stove actually cooks the smoke out of the wood and then burns the smoke not once, but twice! This technique makes for a cleaner burn which means less smoke and higher efficiency.

Forget the Fuel: Our stoves cook your meals with nothing but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive, polluting petroleum gas. It's easy to light, fast to boil and clean to use.

Gasify your Wood: A unique gasification and secondary combustion process lets our stoves achieve a highly efficient and more complete burn. This means you'll use fewer twigs to achieve a boil. It also means less smoke while cooking.

Travel Lighter: The Solo Stove Lite only weighs 9 oz and eliminates the need to carry fuel canisters - a great way to lighten your load. It also nests inside most pots leaving you with more space in your pack.

Stay Green: By using renewable resources for fuel instead of petroleum, you're reducing your carbon footprint. You'll also keep fuel canisters out of the landfill.

Be Prepared: The Solo Stove Lite is great for emergency situations.

List Price: $ 89.99 Price: $ 69.99

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  1. 137 of 144 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Hiking Stove, April 28, 2012
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    This is a cool little stove.

    I have been searching for the “ultimate” hiking and camping stove for a few years now. What I have found is there is no one stove. It depends on what you are doing. I have made myself a bunch of beer can penny stoves. They are good for quick lunches. But you have to carry to much fuel for extended trips. The standard fuel canister ultra-lights are very handy, but…. well. They just aren’t any fun.
    This stove is what I would call a outdoormans stove.
    It is light and packs down to fit into my cook pot (I use theOpen Country 5-Cup Percolator, cheap and works great) and folds out to provide its own wind shelter and pot holder. Then, you just stuff sticks in it and boil your water.
    My first test, I went out in my back yard and in 5 minutes I had enough twigs and sticks to fire this bad boy up for over a half and hour. Plenty of time to get my quart of water to boil.
    Today, I took it on a real test to the local Tillamook mountains.
    And it rained on me.
    All of the wood was wet. So I cheated and used a half ounce of everclear (ethyl alcohol) to get it started. But once started. It was great. I huddled under my shelter for 15 minutes and then had a nice warm lunch with tea.

    The nitty Gritty:
    Good stove. Well built. Works well. However: You need to have good fire craft. Start with small stuff. Build up to about finger sized chunks. THis thing is very efficient at burning the fuel you put in. So the heat comes out of the wood and the wood is gone. You have to keep feeding small pieces in every minute or so. (actually I like this part).
    It will burn wet wood just fine, but you need to get it going and that is harder (as any Boy Scount knows).

    The other cool thing. If you are out on a multi-day trip with this stove, it can be a campfire in the evening. Something to stare into and talk about life. Not something a propane stove lends itself to. Hey, laugh if you want, but you know that a campfire isn’t always possible but you miss it so…

    Some warnings:
    This stove is harder to use than other stoves. It is what is says it is. It burns fuel that you can find EVERYWHERE and it does it very well. But you need to know how to start a fire. It also makes a lot of smoke when it is coming on line (once it heats up there is very little smoke) so you can’t really have it “in” your tent or closed shelter.

    All this said. I love it. I am going to go bug my hiking buddies to get with it.

    Cheers !!

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  2. 215 of 226 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Review: The Solo Stove biomass backpacking stove, November 30, 2012
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    Leon Pantenburg (Bend, Oregon) –

    This review is from: Solo Stove Lite – Compact Wood Burning Backpacking Stove (Sports)
    The quest for a reliable, easy-to-use backpacking stove never ends, and I have the collection to prove it! But the Solo Stove is really impressive, and worth taking a look at.

    I’m caught in the baby-boomer backpacker quandary. On one hand, I like gear that works, and proven items are hard to leave behind. But my aging, abused knees make going light mandatory. I’ve had to replace effective, proven gear strictly on the basis of weight.

    The Solo Stove specifications: Boiling: 8-10 minutes to boil 34 fl oz of water; Fuel: Burns sticks, pine cones and other biomass; Packed size: Height 3.8 inches, Width 4.25 inches; Assembled size: Height 5.7 inches, Width 4.25 inches; Weight: 9 oz; Materials: Hardened 304 stainless steel, nichrome wire

    But some things you can’t lighten up and one of those is stove fuel. It is heavy and if you run out in the wilderness, your stove becomes dead weight.

    Here’s my stove philosophy: You don’t need much. Probably 90 percent of the time, all a backpacker requires is boiling water to brew tea or coffee or rehydrate food.

    So the idea of a lightweight backpacking stove, with no moving parts, that burns twigs, pine cones, sticks etc is very attractive. So, I contacted Solo Stove to do a test and review.

    My stove arrived in the mail a few days later, and first impressions were very positive. The stove fits perfectly inside my standard carry 42-ounce enamelware cup, and nesting the Solo Stove inside was a no-brainer.

    Workmanship is superb. The Solo Stove is well-built and made of heavy gauge stainless steel with no seams, but it only weighs nine ounces. There are no parts to break or ports or vents to clog.

    The Solo Stove is a natural convection inverted downgas gasifer stove, according to the company website, that incorporates a secondary combustion for a more efficient and cleaner burn. The bottom vents allow air to enter and flow up the bottom of the grate to feed the primary combustion, a top down smolder. In addition, air entering from the bottom vents heats up within the inner wall and rises up and out the top firebox vents causing a secondary combustion at the top of the stove.

    The Solo Stove doesn’t just burn wood, according to the website, but actually cooks the smoke out of the wood and then burns the smoke twice. This technique makes for a cleaner burn, the company claims, which means less smoke. This would also allow the stove to burn more efficiently which means it requires less fuel.

    Anyway, all this hyperbole is shinola unless the stove works, so I set out to do some testing.

    The first item was fuel. I took a stroll in the pine forest behind my house and gathered biomass stuff. This included damp and decaying sticks and twigs and a few pine cones. I grabbed a big handful.

    I lighted the stove with a cotton ball and petroleum jelly, ignited with a ferro rod. The stove lighted very easily, and all it took was a few twigs to get a blaze going. I broke the twigs into small pieces and loaded the stove, and in no time, I had a blaze going. The top was just right to put that 42-ounce cup on, and everything balanced well.

    I fed the fire through the slot in the side of the top, and in a few minutes, had boiling water. A Jetboil could have done the job a few minutes faster, but so what?

    The only downside I can see is the inevitable wood soot buildup on cooking utensils. But you know that going in. The best idea is to make a separate bag or container for the cooking utensil, and segregate it from the rest of your gear. Or, you can cover the utensil bottom with aluminum foil before cooking.

    Based on my testing so far, I really like the Solo Stove. With Coleman gas hitting over $9 per gallon here at the Walmart, fuel cost savings could be considerable. And the fuel is never going to get any lighter.

    A biomass stove that can take advantage of easily-obtainable fuel is something all of us backpackers should be looking at. I’ve got a backpack trip scheduled for the middle of July, and the Solo Stove will be going along.

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