5 Best Tent Stoves in 2020

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Deciding to take a stove with me on my camping trips really was a game changer. Before, I was very limited as to what I could eat whenever I went camping or hiking but now my eyes have been opened.

Now that I’m used to taking along a stove with me, I enjoy camping even more.

I hadn’t even thought about how having a stove in my tent would also keep us warm, and now I go camping more often in winter as well.  Anyway, here are my favorite camping stoves that used below.

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Best Tent Stoves – Top 5

#1 Camp Chef Wood Stove

This tent wood stove by Camp Chef has many great features to it – including everything you could possibly need to be on your way and get camping!

When it comes to value, functionality, and accessories this is one of the best tent stoves. You get all of the premium features that you need such as a damper, wood grate, and lots more.

You won’t have to stay digging around to purchase a damper, an internal log grate, spark arrestor, or accessory shelves because they all come with the five-piece nesting pipe in the Alpine Stove package.

This stove is made with a heavy-duty steel construction, guaranteed to last you for years to come. It is available in the color black, its fuel type is wood, and the power source is gas.

The dimensions of the stove are 51cm x 61cm x 57cm (W x D x H) and it weighs 33.5kg. It is quite heavy, so you can only take this with you if you have a car and you won’t be able to carry it for long distances. It’s so heavy because it’s made with strong materials though, so keep that in mind.

The chimney pipe is 13cm in diameter and 10ft in height. The door of the stove is around 8 inches square, which looks small but it’s the perfect size – you can fit logs of up to 22 inches long.

Every component is designed to fit inside the stove, and there’s even a drilled hole ready for you to install the pipe damper.

This portable wood stove has been designed with water tank brackets for a hot water tank which you can purchase separately if you need lots of hot water.

All the great features this wood burning tent stove has are a 51cm x 18cm multipurpose drying rack, adjustable and removable legs for uneven ground, the chimney pipe, a 12cm damper included with the chimney, a wire spark arrestor, and a fire grate at the bottom to protect the base from overheating.

The large flat top surface offers a lot of space for you to prepare meals, and the damper on the cylinder stove makes it extremely easy to control the airflow and heat so that you can adjust the temperature with precision.

The adjustable legs don’t just make this stove perfect for camping, but they are also removable so that it’s even easier to store and transport this stove.

This stove is recommended for tents that have minimum dimensions of 10 x 12ft, and a maximum of 14 x 16ft.

This one is a little bit pricier than most but that is just because it’s made of high-quality materials.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Reliable
  • Adjustable and removable legs
  • Efficient burning
Cons
  • Not portable
  • A bit pricey

#2 Coleman Gas Camping Stove

This Coleman gas camping stove is made out of steel, its fuel type is liquefied petroleum gas, and uses gas as its power source. It is very lightweight, can cook up to 22,000 BTUs, and it has dimensions of 23 x 5.9 x 14 inches (L x W x H).

This is one of the best tent stoves because of all its great features.

It has adjustable burners – a rotating dial that lets you control the burners for precise temperature control. PerfectHeat Technology facilitates a more complete fuel combustion process, giving you more effective cooking heat while using less fuel.

Matchless ignition technology uses an electric spark to light the burners with the push of a button, instantly, without the need for matches or a lighter.

PerfectFlow pressure control technology keeps the heat steady at all times for consistent performance, even in the coldest conditions, high altitudes, or when fuel is low.

This stove has WindBlock side panels, which are amazing. They effectively shield the burners from wind and can be adjusted so that larger pans can fit. They can even be folded down to use as a side table when they’re not needed. The fact that they can fold down isn’t even the great part. What makes this model different is that there are small connectors that easily fit into the holes located on the side. This way, you can adjust each side with precision and fit a bigger pan onto the burner perfectly.

There is space enough for a 10 inch and a 12-inch pan to fit on the working surface.

I noticed that it took about three minutes for this stove to boil a quart of water, which is great. It would have taken longer in colder conditions though. Possibly even twice as long.

It’s affordable and best used for small groups since there are only two burners.

There is a heavy-duty clasp to securely latch the lid closed for safety and easy transportation.

It is very easy to keep this stove clean since it’s got a chrome-plated grate and rust-resistant aluminum top.

On top of all that, Coleman offer a 3-year limited warranty with this product.

The perfect stove should be simple; without lots of extra bits or accessories that can break or get in the way. This stove is made up of a cooking grate, two removable burners, a gas connection, the internal gas lines, and the durable case itself. You don’t have to worry about its functionality after taking it car camping several times.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Durable & Compact
  • Wind protection
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Not for large groups

#3 Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

The Camp Chef Everest is a small tent stove with two 20,000 BTU burners.

It is made out of stainless steel for easy cleanup, has a matchless ignition, and a convenient carry handle. The dimensions are 13.5” x 23.5” x 4” (L x W x H) and it weighs 12lbs.

The fuel type is Liquefied Petroleum Gas and its power source is gas.

This tent stove heater has a three-sided wind barrier, fully adjustable heat-control dials, and its powerful burners can fight against windy conditions.

The two wind barriers on the side that are like wings can be folded down to use as space to keep small items or cook on top of. They are very small though so not much can be done on them, but they are most useful for when you need to fit a larger pot or pan. They are also quite thin so I don’t think they’d do much against strong winds.

A regulator adaptor for a 1-lb propane cylinder is included and it is very easy to use.

The matchless ignition systems fire up this stove quickly, and the piezo ignition sparks the stove to life at the push of a button. You never have to rely on matches or worry about burning your hands.

Despite being so small, there’s a lot of power under that hood that can help feed your family, making this a great stove for ten people.

The nickel-coated steel cooking grate is strong and durable to hold your pots, griddles, and skillets without any problems. The dual locking lid is a newer feature that adds security when transporting this stove. Being lightweight also helps a great deal – you won’t even notice it with the rest of your camping gear.

The latches on the front are made of plastic and even though they are sufficient they could be the first thing that breaks in the long run.

This is another pricier one, but it is an excellent addition to take on your camping trip.

There is a drip tray so that if anything spills it’s not a big deal and very easy to clean up afterward.

This stove performed wonderfully for me and I really didn’t have any issues.

Pros
  • Heavy-duty cooking grate
  • Drip tray included
  • Easy to use
  • Instant ignition & heat adjustment
Cons
  • Small & thin wind barriers
  • Plastic latches

#4 Winnerwell Wood Stove

The Winnerwell small tent wood stove is made with precision-crafted 304 stainless steel that will never rust or corrode – ideal for harsh outdoor environments.

Included with the stove body you get 5 sections of 2.5-inch diameter chimney pipe, a spark arrestor, and an ash scraper. When packed the dimensions are 15” x 8” x 8”, and 15” x 20” x 90” when assembled (including the total height of the stove and chimney).

The stove weighs 20 pounds, and the firebox itself has 800 cubic inches so you can easily fit 4 three-inch logs that will give you 3-5 hours of burn time (depending on how much you let the fire breathe).

The cooktop is 3.2 mm thick and the rest of the body is 1.6 mm.

This is a highly portable tent stove thanks to its nesting 4-leg design that fold flat under the stove. The legs are not removable though, which could have been useful.

All chimney pipe sections can fit inside the stove body for when you’re on the go, and the multi-purpose side shelves function as a carry handle.

Ideal for cooking on top of and keeping your tent warm, this camping stove can handle high heat well and it will stay in good condition for years to come.

The glass viewing door at the front is a great feature not only for ambiance but also for fire management. The dual dampers are great for controlling airflow and burn rate, but my favorite feature is the handles because they never get hot and they are aesthetically pleasing.

The air vent can be closed in four different ways, giving you more control to adjust as needed.

There is a fire rack inside so that ashes fall to the bottom, making it really easy to get them out with the scraper. The rack also allows for ventilation to get under your fire and so that hot coals can drop to the bottom to maintain warmth for a longer amount of time.

The spark arrestor has a very nice design, with the top segment consisting mostly of steel mesh and there are several rings welded on so that you can secure the pipe against winds if need be.

Pros
  • Stainless steel
  • Viewing window
  • Nesting legs
  • High-quality
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Glass window could potentially break

#5 Coleman Butane Stove

Here we have one of the cheapest and smallest tent stoves. It’s made out of synthetic, uses gas for the power source, and liquefied petroleum gas for fuel.

This camp stove has a rotating dial that lets you control the burner’s temperature with precision, and the durable, porcelain coated steel grates can be removed so that it’s easy to clean and maintain.

The burner is aluminum so that it is rust proof and will last you for years to come.

It comes included with an ultra-portable carry case so that transporting and storing this stove is effortless, plus the stove itself is always protected when you’re on the go.

Since butane doesn’t work very well below 35/40 degrees Fahrenheit, this one isn’t ideal for very cold temperatures. Also, butane is only available in small cans anyway so you’re limiting yourself with this one in a few ways.

It has instant ignition so that you never need matches or a lighter with you, and the stove provides a total of 7,650 total BTUs of cooking power. A 10-inch pan can easily fit on top, and the stove can last up to 1.25 hours on high on one 8.8 ounces of butane gas cylinder (which is not included by the way).

As usual, Coleman offer a 1-year-limited-warranty with this product for any manufacturer defects.

Since this stove only has one burner it goes without saying that it’s not suitable for large groups of people. I’d say this one is great for solo trips or if you’re going camping with one other person.

This kind of tent stove could even be taken backpacking since it is so compact and light.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Can fit a 10-inch pan
  • 7,650 BTUs
Cons
  • Only for 1-2 people

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