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The moment I tested my first Solo Stove, I was sold. From efficient burning to smoke reduction, Solo Stove makes some incredible wood burning stoves. The Solo Stove Lite and Titan are no exception. These are both quality options, but don’t put off as much heat as a traditional fire pit. For that, you’ll want to go with the Solo Stove Bonfire.
If you’re looking for a portable wood burning stove you can’t go wrong with either the Solo Stove Lite or Titan. The Solo Stove Lite is the OG Solo Stove. It weighs less than 1 pound and can boil water for 2 people in under 10 minutes. Meanwhile, the 16.5 ounce Solo Stove Titan can feed up to a group of 4 people.
For warmth, the Solo Stove Lite is about as good as a hand warmer for a solo camper. But that’s not what it’s technically made for.
The Solo Stove Lite can feed about 2 people. Light the fire and you’ll have water boiling in about 6 minutes.
You could even fit a 12 inch cast iron skillet on top and not worry about stability. Keep in mind you’ll need to keep the stove burning.
The smaller size means you need to add wood constantly. For this reason, it’s better for cooking quick meals.
With the Solo Stove Titan, you’ll be able to add some more fuel to the fire. This makes it better for feeding up to 4 people.
As for boiling time, this will take about 10 minutes. Considering the wind is on your side.
Obviously, neither of these are ideal for feeding large groups. Or keeping the family warm for that matter.
To find the right size to suit your needs, the Solo Stove fire pit finder can help.
Call me biased, but I love the Solo Stove Lite.
The compact size is highly portable and weighs less than a single pound. I mean, you could carry it with a single finger if you really wanted to.
I dig that you can stuff the Solo Stove Lite in a backpacking pack and still have space for other gear. The entire stove is less than 6 inches tall.
The Solo Stove Titan is also very portable. It clocks in at 16.5 ounces and 7.9 inches tall. Switch it out for a traditional propane car camping stove and you’ll save some space.
Either way, both options have excellent portability.
Solo Stove Lite was designed with backpacking in mind. This ultralight stove is super lightweight.
Plus, there is no need to carry or refill gas canisters. All you need is to find some twiggy stuff lying around. This is like music to the ears for the sustainable, ultralite crowd.
I always pack my Solo Stove Lite on camping trips. It’s good for a quick morning at camp while you’re getting ready to explore.
The Solo Stove Titan is also an option for backpacking if you’re hiking with a larger group.
But if you’re the type to saw off your toothbrush handle to save weight, you’ll want to go with the Solo Stove Lite.
Aside from that, the Solo Stove Titan is excellent for car camping. Or cooking outdoors anywhere you can have an open flame. You can feed a couple of friends at a small gathering or use it for some ambiance.
Speaking from experience, both of these are great backup options if you run out of propane or the power goes out at home.
Just keep in mind neither of these will be an option during a burn ban.
Are the Solo Stove Lite or Titan worth the price? I’d say hell yes they are!
The Solo Stove Lite and Titan are well built, durable, and feature phenomenal technology. They output less smoke than other wood burning stoves. They also offer a more complete burn.
You can fuel them with twigs, sticks, or pinecones which reduces fuel on the ground and saves money on gas. The downside is you need to find a ton of dry sticks to keep these stoves burning.
Bearing all that in mind, the Solo Stove Lite and Titan come at a great price.
The Solo Stove Lite will save you more money, space, and weight. Go with the Solo Stove Titan and you can enjoy more heat and feed more people.
Either way, you’ll be awestruck by the cool dancing patterns of the flames once the stove gets roaring.
There are numerous reasons to invest in a portable wood burning stove. And even if there weren’t, the Solo Stove Lite and Titan are reason enough.
The Solo Stove Lite is an ultralight option that can feed a couple of backpackers within minutes. That way, you can get back on trail. Plan a trip with another couple and the Solo Stove Titan will be the better choice.
Whether you pack super light or just light, both of these stoves can be added to your gear collection for a reasonable price.