Solo Stove Fire Pit Review

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Strategically placed holes in the double-wall structure suck the air from the bottom and feed the heated oxygen to the top resulting in a spectacular flame with intense heat. The best part? Nearly no smoke and minimal ash left over! Making the Bonfire not only easy to clean up but won’t leave you smelling like campfire.

Solo Stove

AIRFLOW

Rising hot air, and the absence of oxygen created by the combustion process, pulls air through the bottom vent holes. This air movement fuels the fire at its base while also providing a boost of preheated air through the vent holes at the top of the burn chamber.

ASH PAN

Catches loose ash and prevents it from clogging vital airflow. The ash pan also acts as a heat shield and reduces the heat transfer from your Bonfire to the ground beneath it.

PRECISION BASE PLATE

Allows oxygen to be fed directly to embers from below. This helps to burn biofuel faster and hotter while allowing spent ash to fall out of the process.

SECONDARY BURN

Vent holes near the top of the burn chamber allow preheated oxygen to fuel the flame resulting in more complete combustion and a hotter fire with less smoke.

FIRE RING

The fire ring is formed from a single piece of 304 stainless steel, deep drawn with precision tooling and hand polished. The fire ring is designed to keep the fire centered and even. It sits securely on the top and when turned upside down, nests inside for simple storage.

Solo Stove Campfire - 4+ Person Compact Wood Burning Camp Stove for Backpacking, Camping, Survival. Burns Twigs - NO Batteries or Liquid Fuel Gas Canister Required.

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Features

  • The #1 wood-burning camp stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel's Matt Graham.
  • Patented design (#D701,721) 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.
  • Uses twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Eliminates the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels.
  • Compact design nests inside the companion Solo Stove 2 Pot Set (sold separately) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
  • Boils water in 2-4 mins (34 fl oz. water). 7" Diameter, 6.7"/9.25" tall (packed/assembled). Weighs only 2.2 lbs. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.

Solo Stove Campfire 2 Pot Set Combo - 4+ Person Wood Burning Camping Stove | Outdoor Kitchen Kit for Backpacking Camping Survival | NO Batteries or Liquid Fuel Gas Canister Required

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Features

  • The #1 wood-burning camping stove recommended by Backpacker Magazine and serious survivalists including Discovery Channel's Matt Graham.
  • Patented design (#D701,721) 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. Uses twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel.
  • Uses twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel. Eliminates the need to carry heavy, polluting and expensive canister fuels. Boils water in 2-4 mins (34 fl oz water).
  • Compact stove design nests inside the companion Solo Stove 2 Pot Set (included) leaving you with more room in your pack.
  • Combo includes Solo Stove Campfire & Solo Stove 2 Pot Set. Stove and pot stuff sacks included.

Solo Stove Titan - 2-4 Person Lightweight Wood Burning Stove. Compact Camp Stove Kit for Backpacking, Camping, Survival. Burns Twigs - No Batteries or Liquid Fuel Canisters Needed.

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Features

  • GEAR OF THE YEAR WINNER
  • 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.
  • COMPACT SPACE SAVING DESIGN. The Solo Stove Titan is designed to nest inside the companion Solo Stove Pot 1800 (sold separately) leaving you with more room in your backpack.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & FAST BOIL TIME. Boils water in 4-6 mins (34 fl oz. water). 5.1" Diameter, 5.6"/7.9” tall (packed/assembled). Weighs only 16.5 oz. Made of premium stainless steel and nichrome wire. Nylon stuff sack included.
Solo Stove Bonfire

42 Comments
  1. Technically, you’re not supposed to load wood above the rings.

  2. I have both the Solo Bonfire and the BioLite Fire Pit. The Solo Bonfire doesn’t hold a candle to the BioLite Fire Pit. The BioLite radiates heat in all directions and not just upwards like the solo bonfire. In order to get warm with the Solo you need to practically sit over it or super close to get warm in cold weather. In order to get the Solo raging to produce a lot of heat you need tons of wood in it. The BioLite you don’t need much wood at all to get raging heat. With the BioLite when your wanting to put the fire out you just crank up the fan to the highest setting and the fire burns out in 10-15 minutes. Once the wood is all consumed the pit cools down in a few minutes. You can cook on the BioLite and control the temp using the fan speeds. It also folds up much smaller for packing. The Solo is huge and bulky and awkward to pack if space is limited. The BioLites battery lasted me for 4 nights of fires on one charge. If you keep it plugged in to the covers built in solar panel during the day you could get infinite battery. If you run the fan speed on low or moderate low the wood burning efficiency and battery life is incredible. After a year of using and tons of charges the battery still lasts for days. No signs of slowing down. Also the Solo Only burns it’s wood at one speed which equivalent to burning wood in the BioLite on its High to Max fan speed (there are 4 speeds; Max, High, Med, Low). If I just have the BioLite fan speed down to its Med or Low setting the wood consumption efficiency is far greater than the Solo. One last thing. I can also control the height of the flame using different fan speeds which is a pretty cool feature. Plus the BioLite is $100 less ($199). The bioLite has legs so you won’t Scorch the grass. My Solo creates a dead grass ring. You can’t put the solo on a composite deck without a protective barrier but you can the BioLite. Because the BioLite has forced air you can crank it up to its highest fan speed when starting the fire and get a raging fire in less than half the time as the Solo. The BioLite has handles so you can move it around while it’s burning. The Solo can’t really be moved once it’s going.

  3. Where’s the link? Also, how far out does the heat project. I’m reading heat is almost only very close and overtop… and it’s ridiculously hot

  4. You lucky man 3 gorgeous girls. Use them to no end they will be gone before you know it.

  5. What is the heat radius of the fire when sitting around it? Does it produce enough heat if you have 4 – 6 adults sitting around it a few feet away?

  6. Looks like a tripod would work great, for cooking on that thing …

  7. What kind of shelf life do these have – for the money I think it would last the rest of my life

  8. Junk it rusts and not smoke free

  9. whats it look like after 1 year of regular use?

  10. How do you put it out? If you use dirt to extinguish it would it be easy to clean out afterwards?

  11. have you tried using lava rocks or them fire crystals?

  12. Are you the Olympus guy Jamie Macdonald ?

  13. Thanks! Been looking at this thing. Think I will pull the trigger.

  14. How does the behave if you set it on a wooden deck? Will it end up leaving a mark or any charring of the deck?

  15. I have a paver/stone fire pit in the backyard about 36" in diameter and 12" in height. Would this still work efficiently if I were to use it as an insert or would the surrounding walls restrict airflow too much? Would love to reduce the smoke coming out the pit in my backyard.

  16. like we give a shit what some paranoid guy thinks…..fyi he gives us Canadians a bad name……he could call himself mr paranoid.

  17. You didn't read the directions ..did you.

  18. If you had to pick between the biolite fire pit and the Solo Bonfire, which would you go with?

  19. Great review!! How would you rate this against the Biolite Fire Pit (also great view)?? Which one would you buy and why?

  20. you mention that it is safe to leave it outside. At least overnight after using it. I read a lot of complains that it rusts after first use. What are your thoughts on that?

  21. Just wondering can you burn wood pellets? Just would like to have the option for using this fuel. Jake.

  22. I just got the campfire size but now I want the bonfire

  23. How hot does the outer wall get?

  24. After the release of the Yukon, do you think it would be worth the extra money? Do you ever find yourself wishing your Bonfire was larger?

  25. Well, they just dropped in price to $225.00, right before Christmas, with pre-orders on their NEW YUKON fire pit, which is bigger, and will cost twice as much.

    Anyway, I've seen enough of the Bonfire to think it's worth it. The 20 lbs versus close to 50 lbs, from a heavier-duty competitor (Breeo Double Flame) decided me. I've got a few spots I know that require a short distance of bushwacking to get to, and for a smoke-free fire, I can manage a short shuttle with that. As for cargo room, the thing is mostly space. You fill it with all kinds of items when you pack, and it won't take up as much space as you think.

    But I bet I get buyer's remorse, come February, when I see how big of logs you can fit in one. They say 19", but I bet a standard US stove-length will be too long and poke above the secondary air, and whatever's poking out is gonna smoke, I bet. But if I want a big one, I think I'll go the 30-gallon-inside-55-gallon route.

    I also get the open fire thing. You'll see pretty flames dancing, but the coals will be out of sight, below the rim.

    Hmmm. I wonder if you can make a survivable borosilicate fire pit. Maybe embed glass in the inner and outer walls, like a lantern glass. Hmmmm. Windows part or all the way around. Still use metal for the fussy bits and the framing.

  26. I don't know where you live but this is not legal in our town.

  27. In most areas of Ontario inside municipal boundaries this stove is illegal because there is no spark arrestor screen on the top. 1/4 inch screen is reqired by law in our town. If you take this into a forested area without the screen you could be in trouble with the authorities due to the open flame.

  28. Well this is just super duper

  29. What one would you personally choose the Bonfire or the Biolite fire pit?

  30. A 21" standard circular Webber grate fits right on top of the fire ring and works fine for charbroiling or even heating a (fireproof) pot.

  31. I just built something allot of like this out of a dryer drum

  32. Sounds great. A bonfire where you don't constantly have to move to get away from smoke. That is perfect. Thanks for the info.

  33. Sold me…going to get one.
    The smoke literally kills me.

  34. I saw your thumbnail if this gear and said "YESSS!" I also have the regular solo

  35. Insert perfunctory nasty comment about your hair here.

  36. I have the Solo stove one size under the bonfire – gassifier effect cooks like nobody's business 👍

  37. Just use a old drum out a washing machine

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