Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 firepit may be the quintessential portable fire pit because some of its finer details. All of the features of the Solo Stove add up to a pleasurable outdoor fire experience without all of the mess, fuss, or smoke.
From its aesthetically pleasing looks to the smoke-free design, with a bunch of useful available accessories thrown in, and portability, you have a perfect campfire or backyard firepit ready for all occasions.
Table of Contents
- At a Glance
- What is included when I buy the Solo Stove Ranger?
- Why choose the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0?
- Uses for the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 Fire Pit
- How does the Ranger compare to other Solo Stove Fire Pit models?
- Is the Solo Stove Ranger Fire Pit really smokeless?
- How do I light my Solo Stove Ranger?
- Our Review
Keep reading and have look at the ultimate guide to the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0.
At a Glance
|Diameter:||15 inches / 38 cm|
|Height:||12.5 inches / 32cm|
|Weight:||15lb / 6.8 kg|
|Log capacity:||3-4 logs/ size matters|
What is included when I buy the Solo Stove Ranger?
One thing you can be assured of is the folks at Solo Stove make sure that all the bases are covered. They have available all of the accessories and the accoutrements you can shake a fire poker at. Let's look at what is included in the basic packages and the kits, and the long list of accessories.
Basic Setup –
- Removable Base Plate and Ash Pan
- Carrying Case
The removable ash pan is a new feature that makes cleaning your Ranger much easier. And the carrying case is perfect for loading up your stove and heading to a park or beach or just about anywhere that allows an open fire.
Accessories (sold separately) –
- Ranger Shield
- Ranger Heat Deflector
- Ranger Shelter
- Ranger Handle
- Sticks, tools, wood, and fire starters
- Firepit Surround
- Surround Shelter
Ranger cooking system –
- Cooking hub
- Essential bundle
- Backyard Bundle
Every Solo Stove product is warrantied to be free from any manufacturing defects, or they will replace it. Check out the following link to get the full warranty details.
You can also customize your stove! College logos are available. As their website states: “Please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for any customized orders (i.e. customized text, collegiate logos, etc). Additionally please note that all custom orders are final sale.”
Why choose the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0?
Choosing the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 over other models of Solo Stove firepits comes down to the design and details. Technologically speaking, the double wall vented firebox is the way to go for a smokeless fire pit experience. It just works!
Style-wise the stainless-steel stove is a clean modern aesthetic that can go with almost any deck decor and for camping, it’s a very stylish replacement to the fire ring.
The price is comparable to the quality and still, it won’t bust your bank when you want to add a firepit to your deck or backyard porch.
So, for an on-the-go firepit, you can beat the size, style, and cost of the Ranger.
Uses for the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 Fire Pit
The Solo Stove Ranger 2.0, is versatile and compact, portable and multifunctional, a perfect travel kit. For its size, the range of uses is pretty extraordinary.
- Stove top
When you break it down like that it has a range of uses that far exceeds its size. Adding the accessories to the stove gives you multiple cooking options and the sky's the limit.
How does the Ranger compare to other Solo Stove Fire Pit models?
|Ranger||15 in / 38 cm||12.5 in / 32 cm||15 lbs / 6.8kg||$199.99|
|Yukon||27 in / 68.5cm||17 in / 43 cm||41.6 lbs / 18.9 kg||$459.99|
|Bonfire||19.5 in / 49.5 cm||14 in / 35.5 cm||23.3 lbs / 10.6 kg||$259.99|
In comparison to the other Solo Stove Fire Pits the style, design, technology and accessory compatibility is virtually the same. The biggest difference is the price range and the size.
If you are looking for something for a balcony or a small porch, one of the larger models might not be the best fit. Or if you want something that is super portable and lightweight, then the Ranger is your Stove.
Is the Solo Stove Ranger Fire Pit really smokeless?
There's an old saying you might hear while sitting around a campfire, “smoke follows beauty”. It can feel like the smoke is chasing you around the fire, and no matter where you move it’s right in your face. As much as it may be true that smoke follows beauty, it can be annoying.
Solo Stove has solved this smokey issue with a system designed to burn hot and look amazing without choking on smoke.
During the burning process, a vacuum is produced at the bottom of the stoves’ “burn chamber”, this results in oxygen being drawn into the vents at the bottom of the stove, creating a super-hot fire.
Then the vents at the top of the stove bring in more oxygen through its double wall design feature adding more fuel to the fire. This is where their “secondary burn” is born. And the results are a warm and cozy, smokeless fire.
How do I light my Solo Stove Ranger?
Even if you’re not an outdoors survivalist or fire-starting expert, the simplicity of getting a roaring little fire started in the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 is as simple as following these steps.
What you will need:
- Fire starter
- Lighter, matches
So, are you ready?
Let's get the fire going.
Start by making some kindling with your hatchet or ax, these are the building blocks for your fire. If you are not interested in going out and gathering wood, and chopping kindling or you don't even own a hatchet or ax, then Solo Stove has you covered. They have pre-made and pre-cut 100 % recycled firewood the perfect size for your Ranger stove. Seriously, they have thought of everything.
Create a base at the bottom of your stove, a small square made from pieces of kindling will work. You're basically making a little box for the fire starter to fit into and a base for the rest of the kindling to rest on.
You can make fire starters out of many types of material –
- Dryer lint
- Cotton bolls and vaseline
- Solo Stove Fire Starters
Place your fire starter inside the base you’ve created with the kindling and light it up. Carefully add more kindling and let it get good and started, and then add your firewood.
For the ranger stove, the max limit is 3 logs, for maximum efficiency.
To take advantage of the double wall system and the secondary burn for a smokeless fire, make sure you don't stack the logs higher than the vent holes.
See, that was easy, right?
When it comes to simplicity of design, smokeless fire technology, and accessories available, the Solo Stove Ranger is in a class all its own. It's the smaller firepit version but it doesn't fall short in any of the categories you are looking for in a portable fire pit.
Easy to clean, easy to use, and small enough to carry. The simple truth is – you really can’t go wrong with this stove.