Specifications and Features
|Year and Model||Sol Ti Premium Cooking System|
|Materials||Titanium pot, neoprene cozy, stainless steel burner, plastic bottom cover and lid|
|Pot Size||0.8 L|
|Weight||Measured total weight: 9.8 oz (278 g)|
Measured minimum weight: 7.5 oz (213 g)
Manufacturer total weight: 8.5 oz (240 g) excluding bottom cup
|Features||Titanium pot, thin neoprene cozy with handle, lightweight burner with wing valve, piezo igniter,|
Jetboil Thermo-Regulate™ technology, drink-through lid with pour spout and strainer, bottom
|Included||Burner, cook pot, pot support, canister tripod|
When the Jetboil Personal Cooking System was introduced in 2004, we marveled at its innovation and efficiency, but the PCS weighs 15 ounces (425 g), and it’s simply too heavy to be given serious consideration for lightweight backpacking. Finally, seven years later, Jetboil is introducing a lightweight system. The Jetboil Sol Ti Premium Cooking System is Jetboil’s lightest and most technically advanced integrated canister fuel cooking system. It’s also their most expensive, because it has a Titanium cook pot.
Jetboil has made a concerted effort to lighten nearly every component of the Sol Ti system: the cook pot is Titanium, the top lid is a bit lighter, it has a thin neoprene cozy without a heat indicator, the burner unit is lightened up, the cook pot is smaller, and the heat exchanger fins on the bottom are thinner. However, it does have a piezo igniter. Our measured weight of the complete system is 9.8 ounces (278 g). If you are willing to do without the top lid, cozy, and bottom cover the stove can be further lightened to just 7.5 ounces (213 g).
In our performance tests, the Sol Ti Premium Cooking System had the second fastest boil time and heating rate (the MSR Reactor was faster), best fuel efficiency, good wind resistance, excellent cold resistance, and excellent burner control.
The improved performance is partly due to Jetboil’s new Thermo-Regulate™ Technology, which is a pressure regulator incorporated into the burner that maintains a more constant gas pressure to the burner, so burner output is more uniform as the fuel in the canister diminishes. It also significantly improves stove performance in colder temperatures, as verified by our testing.
Jetboil’s range of available companion cups and accessories and included pot support make this and other Jetboil stoves the most versatile in the group of stoves we tested.
One bummer we found is the design of the connection between the cook pot and burner. A small slot on the base of the pot needs to line up exactly with a bead on the burner’s flange, then turn to lock. The design is awkward to use, but a Jetboil user gets used to it. Jetboil apparently stays with the design in order for their companion cups to be backwardly compatible with existing stoves.
Also, note that the heat exchanger fins on the bottom of this stove’s pot are very thin and fairly fragile, more so than on the other Jetboil stoves, so more care is required to avoid damaging them.
- Lightest Jetboil cooking system
- Very fast heating rate
- Excellent fuel efficiency
- Good wind resistance (but benefits from wind protection)
- Excellent cold resistance
- Pressure regulation maintains burner output
- Wide range of optional pots and accessories
- Included pot support allows burner to be used with conventional pots
What’s Not So Good
- Expensive, due to its Titanium pot
- Pot to burner connection is awkward to use
Disclosure: The manufacturer provided this product to the author and/or Backpacking Light at no charge and is owned by the author/BPL. The author/Backpacking Light has no obligation to the manufacturer to review this product under the terms of this agreement.