I still use both stoves and this is not meant to put down the Solo Stove. After using both for a while now I find myself opting to take the Nano most the time. Prior to the introduction of the X-Case for the Nano, the Solo Stove was my favorite. On soft/wet ground one or more of the Nano's feet would sink in causing instability. The X-Case has eliminated that problem and also locks the legs in place. One thing I like about the Nano as opposed to other stoves is that its one piece. There are no pieces to lose. Here is a comparison of the two which shows why the Nano is winning. Here are the two side by side. The legs/supports of the Nano can be turned in if you are using a small pot or cup. The Solo Stove is 5-3/4" tall and 4-1/4" wide. The Nano is 4-7/8" tall and the stove body is 3-1/4" wide. The Solo Stove weighs 9oz and the stainless version of the Nano weighs 6oz. The Nano works much better with larger pots and pans. With the Solo Stove cooking ring placed over the Nano you can see how much more support the Nano provides. Here's the Solo Stove cooking ring seated on the Nano. Each Nano support extends about 1" beyond the edge of the Solo Stove cooking ring. Here is where the Nano really starts pulling ahead. With the cooking ring stored in the stove the Solo Stove is still 4-1/4" wide by 3-7/8" tall. Collapsed the Nano is 4-7/8"X3-1/4"X1/2". The X-Case adds a little size and weight to the Nano but I feel its definitely worth it. The X-Case measures 5-1/4"X3-7/8"X7/8" and it weighs 2.2oz. That makes the combined weight of the X-Case and the Nano 8.2oz which is still lighter than the Solo Stove. When I first started using the Nano, I reasoned that since I had to carry a pot anyway the size of the Solo Stove didn't matter. I usually use the Solo Stove 900 pot which the Solo Stove nests in. That logic really didn't hold up since I was able to store other items in the pot when packing the Nano, freeing up space in my pack. On short trips I often just carry a cup to make tea. The Nano can fit in the cup in needed, saving space. Here's the same cup with the Solo Stove. This combo will take up a lot more space compared to the Nano. While the Solo Stove design is supposed to burn hotter than other stoves, it can also be a disadvantage. The burned fuel builds up and eventually has to be emptied. This isn't a problem if you're only boiling water but if you're cooking a meal it can be annoying. The opening in the fire grate of the Nano allows burned material to drop out onto the X-Case. On this trip I shot a cottontail and made stew with it. By the time the meat was almost done the Solo Stove was full. I had to empty it, light it again to boil water and cook the meat/vegetables. About the time the stew was done the stove was full again. Both stoves can be used with an alcohol burner. Accessories for the Nano make it more versatile. A fuel plate allows block, tablet or gel fuels to be used. A gas burner allows it to be used with butane canisters. A grill/grate is available allowing you to cook steaks (or any meat) using charcoal. You can feed longer branches through the side openings, twigs through the top like the Solo Stove or use a mini Swedish torch setup for long burns with the Nano. That's my take on the two stoves. Hopefully this information is useful to anyone considering purchasing one of them. You really can't go wrong with either stove.