The Jetboil Sumo Titanium gives you all the great group cooking benefits of the Sumo at a lighter packing weight. With a 60 ounce cup, the Sumo can boil enough water for several people in just minutes. The Thermo-Regulate burner gives you an even burn rate down to 20 degrees F and the push button ignition system makes firing it up fast and easy. Everything this stove uses can be stored inside the main cup including the burner, tripod, pot support, and either a 100g or 230g fuel canister for your packing convenience.
|Ability to simmer:||Excellent|
|Average boil time:||3 min. 24 sec.|
|Boil Time:||[half liter] 2 min|
|Burn Time:||[100g canister] 48 min|
|Burn time (max flame):||(100g of fuel) 33 min. 34 sec.|
|Cold weather use:||Good|
|Dimensions:||4.1 x 6.5 inches|
|Fuel Bottle or Canister Included:||no|
|Fuel Type:||Jetpower isobutane / propane mix|
|Hard Case:||no, packs into cup|
|Material:||[burner] stainless steel, [cup] titanium, [cup cozy] neoprene|
|Pot stability:||Locking system|
|Recommended Use:||camping, ski touring, backpacking, ultralight hiking|
|Water boiled per 100g fuel:||10 liters|
|Weight:||[without fuel canister] 9 oz|
|Jetboil Sol Stove||$119.95|
|Jetboil Sumo Canister Stove - Titanium||$189.95|
I've been using Jetboil stoves since 2009. I started with the Flash model and upgraded to the Sol Ti in 2011. Here's why you should own one of these stoves:
Stoves are COMPACT and assemble QUICKLY: All components - stabilizer, 100g fuel canister and burner - fit inside the cooking vessel (pot). Packed size is 6" x 4" diameter = volume of 75 cu.in. (1.2 liter). Assembling components takes about 30 seconds.
Stoves boil FAST: The burner has an integral push-button igniter that has you cooking in seconds. With Jetboil systems there is no pumping or priming or other "fiddling" that is common with liquid fuel systems (Note: I used the excellent MSR Whisperlite liquid fuel stove for 20 years!). The pot has a "FluxRing" heat exchanger welded to its base (provides more metal surface area for the burner flame/heat to come in contact with). This technology allows Jetboil to boil two cups of water in two minutes.
Stoves are EFFICIENT: The neoprene cozy that wraps the pot has a temperature indicator* that lets you know when water has reached 160 deg F (perfect for hot drinks) allowing you to turn stove off sooner. It takes much more energy/fuel to bring water to a full boil. When this feature is combined with fast boil times, a 100g fuel canister can boil around 12 liters of water. When backpacking, I typically use one 100g fuel canister per person per week.
*Note: the temp indicator is NOT included with the Sol Ti pot cozy (to save weight), but IS available in the Sol pot cozy that you can buy separately - highly recommended.
Stoves are LIGHT: My Sol Ti system weighs 16.9 oz (= 1.0 oz stabilizer + 3.6 oz burner + 5.2 oz pot/cozy/lid + 7.1 oz 100g fuel canister). My Flash system weighs 21.5 oz. Note: I don't pack/use the included 1.1 oz cup/skirt cover.
In my research, I haven't found a complete system (fuel, burner, pot) out there with lighter weight or faster boil times!
Snowy 11,000' breakfast in Holy Cross Wilderness, CO:
Weighing around 16 oz with a 100g fuel canister, the Sol Ti is not only one of the lightest backpacking stoves out there, but a very efficient and high performing unit. The stove boils water in no time, and assembling & packing everything back into the titanium cup is a breeze (the stabilizing tripod in the bottom, then the burner upside down, then the 100g fuel canister, and also the pot support if you wish, which I don't use). One could easily cook ramen noodles in the cup too, but I wouldn't cook anything more "viscous" because with it since it isn't exactly a le creuset...heats up too fast and hot; even at its lowest level, one could easily burn the food (not to say it can't be done, if you do, good for you~!). I personally use it solely to boil water with it because it's not exactly easy to wash the cup out in the wilderness and don't want to attract any animals to my tent since I don't hang it with my bear bag.
I've been a happy owner of the original JetBoil for many years now, but recently decided to give this new generation a try. The Sol is two-thirds of the weight of the original, but more importantly, boils water in half the time--saving a lot of fuel. I got to test this stove extensively on a few different mountaineering expeditions and for 9 days on the Wonderland Trail. At altitudes of 5,000? or less, it boils two cups in about a minute. Another upgrade for the new generation is feet for the bottom of the fuel canister, which provide added stability. The Sol is reliable even at moderate altitudes--I've used mine up to 10,000' so far.
The neoprene sleeve is a little too thin, and the handle a little too flimsy, for handling the pot full of boiling water using your bare hands.
Overall, this is a great product that is really easy to use, yet still lighter than just about any stove-plus-pot cooking system out there.
Bought this stove for a trip through the White Mountains on the AT. I've never had much experience with stoves so I wanted something which was pretty idiot-proof. BINGO! This stove was excellent. Setup is quick, the stove is light, and this thing boils water VERY fast. The thought that went into this stove is evident. You don't need to carry your fuel in a separate place in your pack because it fits right inside the cup, just as does all the parts that come with this stove! No need to bring a cup, the lid has a sippy thingy on it as well as a strainer. I enjoyed many cups of tea with this stove and it fulfilled all of my needs. The only meal I cooked on my trip was dinner, followed by tea and the fuel canister lasted about a week and a half. Plenty of time to get into town and resupply.