Story of Solo Stove: Revolutionizing Your Boring Firepit

Story of Solo Stove- Revolutionizing your Boring Firepit

From its humble beginnings as a Kickstarter project to becoming a household name, Solo Stove has revolutionized and taken the outdoor industry by storm. So join us as we delve into the story of Solo Stove and how it has changed the way we think about outdoor firepits.

The appeal of a warm and inviting fire without the smoke is something that many of us can relate to, especially if you’ve ever had a great time sitting around a campfire only to have it ruined by a sudden shift of the wind and a mouthful of smoke. Fortunately, the Solo Stove was created to address this issue and has become a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike.

“Create good” is the philosophy that drives Solo Stove. Their fire pits, camp stoves, pizza oven, grill, and accessories are all designed to help you connect with whatever brings you joy. Whether it’s a primal moment of wonder at a smokeless flame, the satisfaction of taking a hot sip of coffee in the mountains, the enjoyment of sharing a handmade artisan pizza, or the delight of seeing your child’s face light up when they take a bite of a delicious s’more, Solo Stove products are designed to create good and foster meaningful connections.


Founded in 2011 by brothers Jeff and Spencer Jan, Solo Stove has grown rapidly since releasing its first product five years ago. The company is headquartered in Texas, and its story is a testament to the success of Kickstarter. 

In 2016, their first campaign exceeded its 15,000 dollar goal in just two hours, ultimately raising more than 1 million! Now the company has a vast inventory and warehouse system that includes three warehouses in the United States, one in Canada, one in Europe, and a soon-to-be-opened warehouse in Australia.

Solo Stove began with modest roots. What is now known as the “Solo Stove Lite” was the original “Solo Stove.” After two camping stoves, three fire pit models, and a grill were added to the lineup, Solo Stove became a backyard staple for many households in the United States and around the world. It grew by introducing new models and accessories to improve the communal fire pit experience.

Jeff and Spencer Jan, brothers, established Solo Stove in 2011.
Jeff and Spencer Jan, brothers, established Solo Stove in 2011.

Current Leadership

When John Merris took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Solo Stove in October 2018, he wasted no time in putting his vision into action. With his keen business acumen, he spearheaded the organic growth of the company, acquiring three other brands along the way. Merris’ leadership has brought about a significant expansion of Solo Stove’s reach, building an impressive e-commerce presence, and forging partnerships with national retailers. Social media and word-of-mouth marketing strategies have also played a significant role in the company’s success.

Solo Stoves’ products have come a long way since their initial offering in sports and outdoor stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Costco, and Ace Hardware. Their impressive growth and expansion have seen their products now featured in major national retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, and Walmart. Merris is not resting on his laurels, and with an eye on the global market, he is determined to take Solo Brands to the ultimate goal of hitting a billion-dollar market cap. The future looks bright for Solo Stove, with its innovative products and enterprising leadership.

Product Line

Solo Stove is a brand that’s revolutionizing outdoor experiences by offering a range of portable camp stoves, grills, barbecue pits, and accessories that are perfect for both camping trips and backyard get-togethers. The company’s commitment to innovation is reflected in its patented designs, which protect its products, and the significant investment they make in research, development, and design of new products. Their products not only offer a unique visual appeal but also deliver a mesmerizing fire experience that’s sure to impress anyone.

A variety of portable camp stoves, grills, barbecue pits, and accessories are available from the brand Solo Stove.
A variety of portable camp stoves, grills, barbecue pits, and accessories are available from the brand Solo Stove.

Stoves and firepits are made of double-walled stainless steel, ensuring durability and longevity, and come with a lifetime warranty. However, one of the key features that set them apart is the patented 360-degree Airflow Design. This design adds ample amounts of oxygen to the fire by pushing air in through the bottom of the drum and top vent holes, resulting in a secondary burn that lets the fire get incredibly hot while producing much less smoke than traditional fire pits. Cleanup is also a breeze as the wood burns down to a small pile of ash and debris, which can easily be emptied out by turning the stove upside down once it’s cooled down.

Solo Stove offers three models of fire pits: the Ranger, Bonfire, and Yukon. Each model has a unique double-wall structure that ensures efficient burning with maximum heat and minimal smoke. 

For those who love camping but struggle with cooking, Solo Stove also offers easy-to-use camp stoves. The Lite model, which was their first product, gained popularity from Kickstarter. Later they introduced the Titan for larger groups and the Campfire stove that serves as both a fire pit as well as a stove. So with these in your camping arsenal, you can say goodbye to carrying bulky propane tanks or cylinders and cook for the whole gang without any hassle!

Most campers opt for these stoves since they are easy to use and require minimal fuel. Whether you’re at a campsite or deep in the woods, you can always find wood, twigs, or leaves to burn in your Solo Stove.  And as long as you have access to such natural fuels, you can cook and stay warm with these stoves.

So whether you’re camping, tailgating, or hosting a backyard party, Solo Stove’s products are the perfect addition to your outdoor gear.

Wrapping Up

The future of Solo Stove looks bright and full of growth opportunities. The company’s focus on expanding internationally, building new brands, and increasing its presence on social media, marketplaces, and retail stores is a clear indication of its commitment to expanding its business. Although Solo Stove started with firepits, the company has diversified into other products. It all began with two brothers who shared a passion for camping and developed a stove concept. With one successfully backed Kickstarter project, they started their brand and have now grown into a publicly traded company. This is a true testament to their hard work and dedication to providing quality outdoor products. Solo Stove’s future looks promising as they continue to innovate and expand its product line, making outdoor experiences more enjoyable for everyone. 

Samiul Haque

Samiul Haque

Samiul Haque has always been fascinated by sci-fi movies, but more specifically by the hi-tech gadgets and devices that people use in those movies. And as smart home devices became more and more popular, Samiul Haque decided to become a dedicated content creator who uses and reviews everything from smart speakers, smart home appliances to the latest smartphones, smartwatches, etc.