Frontier Stove vs Frontier Plus

What's the difference, and which stove is best for me?

 

If you're looking for a portable wood burning stove that you can use to keep a canvas tent cosy while you're camping, or just for some adventurous outdoor cooking, you've come to the right place!

If you're trying to decide which stove to choose, or you'd just like to know more about the differences between the Frontier Stove and the Frontier Plus, read on. For a comparison table outlining the features of each stove, check out our Frontier vs. Frontier Plus blog post.

The Frontier Stove

The Frontier Stove is a lightweight, portable wood burning stove that can be fitted in a canvas tent or tipi, or used for cooking and grilling on the beach, in the woods or in your back garden. The Frontier is our flagship, originally designed for humanitarian aid, and a favourite of bushcrafters, glampers and family campers.

 

At just 10kg it's lighter than the Frontier Plus, but it doesn't have some of the extra features like the glass door, extra air control vent and bigger flue. The whole kit includes the stove and five flue sections.

Features

  • Removable top plate to cook directly on flames
  • Weight 10kg
  • 60mm flue
  • Total height 241cm

Best for: short camping trips and outdoor cooking off-grid, where portability is key.

The flue comes apart and stores inside the body of the stove, and the legs fold up for easy carrying. It all packs away inside our Frontier Stove carry bag, which comes with a long carrying strap so you can bring the Frontier wherever your adventures take you.

Photo credit: The Girl Outdoors.

The Frontier Plus

The Frontier Plus, like the Frontier Stove, is a portable log burning stove that can be used in tents or tipis, or outdoors.  The Plus is designed with a bigger flue, which gives it a better draw and makes it easier to light and use. You can even BBQ smoke-free over the flames with a grill over the open top plate!

 

It's a little bigger than the Frontier Stove, with more room to cook on top and a bigger firebox (which means more heat if you need it, and the fire will stay lit for longer).

Features

  • Removable top plate to cook directly on flames
  • Weight 16kg
  • 95mm flue
  • Total height 278cm

Best for: longer camping trips and outdoor cooking where you won't need to carry the stove so far. 

The Frontier Plus is super easy to use: great for fire newbies and experienced bushcrafters alike. Just like the Frontier, the flue comes apart to pack inside the stove body and the legs fold up for easy carrying. The Plus also comes with a spark arrestor included, and it all packs away inside the Frontier Plus Carry Bag.

Photo credit Stoves in Coves.

To compare the two stoves more closely, have a look at our handy comparison chart with the features of each stove side-by-side.

Frontier Stove vs Frontier Plus Comparison Chart