Rated 1out of5
by Sierra Mtn Bob
fromTitanium Sol doesn't light at altitude After 20 years, traded in my trusty Whisperlight for a Titanium Sol. Worked great when I tested it a home. Took it on a 5 day trip in the Sierras at altitudes ranging from 8-9,000ft and it never once started with the igniter, had to use a Bic lighter every time. The cozy is very flimsy, the heavier cozys on the other models can't be that much heavier.
Called Jetboil and they seemed a bit defensive about the igniter. They gave me a spiel about how the new igniter doesn't work at altitude, but it will work at 20 degrees! I think they mean it will still not light at 20 degrees at altitude. I think someone forgot to note this little fact in the sales literature. And 8000 feet is not that high.
Jetboil did offer to send out a better cozy.
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 1out of5
by 45 years backpacking
fromSol titanium sucks Tried to heat some sauce. part of flux ring melted and fell of. Saw the piece on the ground, wondered what it was and picked it up. Bad idea. Burned the heck out of finger. Sent stove back to jetboil. They said you can only boil water in this unit. What good is a stove you can't cook in.
Do not buy this stove with titanium pot.
Date published: 2012-08-15
Rated 2out of5
fromPlease upgrade the neoprene on the SolTi Fine product, except the neoprene sleeve design. It is poorly designed compared to the other Jetboil stoves. The neoprene is so thin it stretches and slides when you pick up the cup, even when new and empty. The handle top stitching is under 1/8" from the top edge. When I opened mine for the first time, I could see it was already starting to tear (from manufacture?). Burns are bad news in the wilderness. Skip the heat indicator, but please give us the less flimsy neoprene with the reinforcement under the handle. The one on the Sol aluminum companion cup is great. Please "downgrade" the too-light neoprene and handle to make this a truly premium stove.
A reasonably-priced "down-graded" sleeve should be made available until Jetboil fixes their design.
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 2out of5
fromGreat idea, poor execution. I was sold on the on the idea of the titanium cup shaving off a few oz's, but after the 1st use, I had to do with singed neoprene due to a flare up, singed fingers due to the neoprene being too thin, and when you hold the handle after heating, the neoprene is so loose wants to slip off the cup. The lid lip is also very thin and isn't as snug fitting as other Jetboil models. Returned and bought the Flash and have had none of these problems. Plus the Flash has a nifty temp indicator.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 2out of5
fromGreat stove, very poor lid, base, sleeve My wife purchased the original jetboil pcs for me as an xmas gift when they first came out and it's been my go to stove in all but high altitude conditions.. she knew my old stove was on it's last legs and saw me lusting after the new version.. short story.. she bought it for me, I used it one night during a relay race, the lid and base are both made of very thin cheap plastic and broke just sitting in a gym bag. The mug itself doesn't feel "right" and the sleeve is a thin piece of garbage.
The best part of this stove is the actual stove/burner assembly. I'm thinking of just using this stove assembly with my old stove.
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 3out of5
by Andy Herrmann
fromNot really worth the extra $$ Looked at both the Sol and the Sol Ti. First off, the new Sol is a great improvement, I have th original Jetboil PCS and love it. By upgrading it drops the total weight by almost 1/3, mostly in the new stove design. I purchased a Sol and a Sol Ti to compare them side by side to see which I prefered. Really, the only difference between the two is the cup. They include the same stove, stabilizer and pot support. The lid and measuring cups are the same weight. The only difference between the 2 I recieved was the weight of the cup itself (metal only is 0.9oz less w/Ti) and the weight of the neoprene cozy (0.9ozw/sol vs 0.5ozw/Ti). Really, if the regular Sol got rid of the heat indicator on the side like the Ti version does it would be perfect For the icreased $$ you can save weight in other areas of your pack. Returning the Ti version and keeping the Aluminum Sol.
Date published: 2011-07-26
Rated 4out of5
by Trekkin Boise
fromMy First Stove Just took the Titanium Sol out for the first time. Initial impressions are great - it's very lightweight and boils water very fast. The main negative is that, right out of the box, the ignitor on the Sol did not work. So, I had to use a lighter. Will be returning it to the store and getting a new one and hopefully the problem will be fixed! My only other issue with this Sol is that the cup is tricky to get onto the stove when you're cooking. If you don't want it to lock onto the stove, it is hard just to put it on and then take it off of the stove afterwards so you can just use the cup. Most of the times, I ended up having to just grab the whole stove with the burner and fuel attached to it and pour the water into my food. I'm sure with practice, I can learn to perfect this, but it was frustrating the first time around. All in all though, great stove as long as the second stove I get does not have the same ignitor problem. That was definitely an epic fail in the backcountry!
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 4out of5
by Backpacker of NW Florida
fromWorks Like a Charm The only reason this did not get 5 stars is because the handle is pretty much useless. When you have 2 cups of water in there and lift with the handle, it pulls the cover away from the body and I was fearful it would slip off. The up side is that you can just pick it up by the body (with the cover on of course) and it is not hot enough to burn you, it's not even uncomfortable. The handle should have just been left off. Other than that, this is a great product and would recommend it to anyone. I have not cooked in it, I just use it to boil water because I take freeze dried dinner meals and oats or grits for breakfast.
Date published: 2012-05-23