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Jetboil Sol Ti

in Backpacks - Frameless

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2.67 / 5 (3 reviews)

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John Abela
( JohnAbela )

Jetboil Sol Ti on 04/11/2011 15:00:50 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 3 / 5

Hello Everybody,

I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - including a hike on the Lost Coast Trail in Northern California.

Overall weight of the Sol Ti would be more than acceptable for those folks who are casual hikers, weekend hikers, and/or just about anybody who is already in (or looking to decrease too) the total cook kit weight of between 5 and 10 ounces. Obviously if you are an Esbit lover than the idea of going from ~0.36 ounces to 8.5+ ounces is unthinkable, but for just about everybody else, I honestly do think the Jetboil Sol Ti is the first Jetboil worthy of making it into an UL backpack setup.

In rating this on a 1-5 system I would give the Jetboil Sol Ti a 3.

I would remove one point because there is a black rubber-like handle on the sleeve that gets very hot and feels way to rubbery. Included with this is the fact that the sleeve is just not secure enough. When the pot is full of water and you pick up the pot the entire sleeve slides up above the top of the pot.

I would remove another point because I had some rather series leakage from the fuel port - where it screws into the fuel canister - every time I have screw the stove unit onto a canister. There is this one small point when screwing on/off a canister (about one full rotation of the can) where it just spews out the fuel. At one point I had so much fuel leakage that I could feel the liquid fuel dripping off my fingers - and I was spinning fast. I have used multiple fuel cans from multiple manufacturers (including jetboil canisters) and every single one of them have had this happen.

The Sol Ti fit well within the side pocket of my ZPacks Blast as well as all ULA and Gossamer Gear and Osprey packs.

Boil times are what we would expect from a Jetboil but even a little faster due to the slightly smaller (0.80) pot. I was unable to notice any difference between water from my tap (when I first tested it in my house) and water from a cold running creek while on the trail. No noticeable difference in performance in the 60 degree temps to the 30 degree temperature range that I have tested it within.

I do wish that Jetboil could find a way to reduce the weight on the fuel stabilizer. It is not included in their published weight because it hits the scales at exactly 1 ounce. Considering how helpful it can be at times they really do need to find a way to reduce the weight of this item.

If I were to take it out with me again I would: cut the black rubber handle off, and leave the measuring cup at home.

Weights on my scale:

Pot: 4.70 oz
Stove: 3.55 oz
Lid: 0.65 oz
Fuel Stand: 1.0 oz
Pot Stand: 1.25 oz
Cup: 1.15

I did up a video review on it here:

Edited by JohnAbela on 04/11/2011 15:32:41 MDT.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Jetboil Sol priced at: $119.95
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stephen wark
( coldworlder )

Green Mountains
Poor next step on 12/01/2011 18:54:54 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

I must say, I jumped on the UL bus when I say Ryan Jordan's comment about this being the stove he wished JetBoil had made first, so I took the plunge. Shortly after, I found the unit to be poor and the fit and finish lousy. The bayonets would scrape against the pot and had a poor release. When heated, it was downright dangerous. They tried to fix it but to no avail. Their comment was the metals of the cup (ti) and the burner (Aluminum) tended to have friction.

I found that the metals expanded at different rates and got stuck. Further, I find "Ti" misleading - it should be "partial Ti".

Anyway, this is a poor next step and I would avoid until they actually fix it. And - they don't take refunds, nor do dealers if you use them. How you are supposed to know if it works or not is another problem not solved.

Edited by coldworlder on 12/01/2011 18:56:32 MST.

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david richardson
( drichi )

really like this stove system on 01/12/2012 14:56:41 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I have found this stove to perform up to all of my expectations and then some. Boil times are so fast that the savings in fuel compared to any of my other canister stoves is considerable. I have removed the strap that looks like a handle. It is the reason I would not give this thing a 5. I have seen several complaints about having trouble removing the pot from the stove. I have not had a problem with this. I just turn off the burner and pick up the compete unit and pour the hot water and let it cool before removing the burner and putting it away.dave

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