The Sol burner is the system’s backbone. I’ve used it for 14 months in myriad conditions–at temps down to 30°F and up to 11,000 feet in Wyoming’s Wind Rivers. Add the included pot support (above) and it works with any flat-bottomed pot.
Seen here with its .8-liter sibling, the Sol, the Sumo Ti pot has a 1.8-liter capacity, making it an ideal setup for 2 people. The Sumo Ti is available separately, or as a system ($190; 12 oz.) with the Sol burner, pot stabilizer, and canister stand.
The Sumo Companion Bowl Set includes a pair of 23-ounce polypropylene bowls, one 15-ounce bowl, and three sipper lids. All of these, plus the Sol burner and a small (100 gram) fuel canister, nest neatly inside the Ti Sumo.
That’s me noshing on ramen from the large bowl in Idaho’s Bighorn Crags. The insulating neoprene sleeve can be flipped over to grey to distinguish your bowl from your partner’s. After dinner, I used the bowl with the sippy lid to enjoy a hot Jello.
During a cocoa break on the cross-country trail system at Washington’s Crystal Springs, we melted snow in the Ti Sumo. The keys: Start with an inch of water in the pot, keep adding snow, dial the flame down to a low setting, and stir constantly.
Cutting-edge welding technology holds Jetboil’s signature heat exchanger fins to the cookpot, but titanium requires some TLC. Blast away for boiling a pot of water, but follow the directions for good results when melting snow or cooking dinner.
The Sumo’s almost 7″ deep, so bring Jetboil’s Utensil Kit, which includes a fork, spoon, and spatula. They are a compact 5.2-inches long, and extend to 8.5 inches to keep your knuckles clean while stirring soup or eating from a meal-in-a-bag.
Want to get rid of your spent canisters without adding to the landfill? Here’s the answer: the CrunchIt. Just screw it to your dead canisters to vent residual gas, then push down to puncture the can (3-4 times) and toss it in the recycle bin.
The Specs: Sumo Ti FluxRing Companion Cup
7.6 oz. (on BACKPACKER scales)
Sumo Companion Bowl Set
Photos and text by Allison Woods.