Introducing:  The Solar Cooker Built to Travel
The world’s most compact, most lightweight solar cooking solution

Easily fit in a backpack

Expands to a 2′ x 2′ x 4′ solar oven


Ultralight, Ultra-compact,
Ultra-portable

Easily stores in a backpack, boat, RV, and car

Durable 21st Century Mylar construction

Cook with Zero carbon footprint


Solar cooking has evolved over hundreds of years. And you can still build your own simple solar box cooker in a morning. Yet we all know evolution brings innovation and improvement. It often starts with the question “how can this be improved?”

“Innovation begins with the simple question ‘how can this be improved?'”

Silver Balloon Solar answers that question with a 21st Century solar cooking solution constructed of durable Mylar. Innovations in our solar oven:

  • Ultralight, Ultra-compact, and Ultra-portable – a solar oven that can easily travel with you, and be there for you in a calamity if you have to run
  • Funnels and concentrates sunlight internally, with temperatures up to 350F (176C) – highly efficient heating, and no worry about eye injuries or fire!
  • No assembly required – simply inflate and point in the direction of the sun
  • We’ve eliminated weaknesses
    • No glass or mirrors to break
    • No metal parts or screws to rust, bend, or break
    • No cardboard to bend or to protect from moisture
    • No plastic to break or plastic coating to ruin the taste of your food

Redefining “Portable” Solar Cooker

The Silver Balloon Solar Cooker is redefining what it means to be a portable solar oven:

  • Weighs in at 6 ounces
  • Easily fits in a backpack, emergency bug-out bag, RV, car, boat … even a pocket!

Whether you’re hitting the road for pleasure or a disaster has forced you from home, the Silver Balloon Solar Cooker is built to travel.


What does the next generation solar cooker mean to you?

Importance to Backpackers:

  • Ultralight (6 ounces) and Ultra-compact means Ultra-portable when you’re hauling it on your back
  • Heats to 350F – cook, boil (or pasteurize) water to make it safer to drink
  • Carry less fuel and save your fuel for night
  • Boost PV device charging by up to 4x using indirect sunlight

Portable Solar Camp Stove

Fuel is heavy. Cold meals suck (day after day after day). There are times a fire can be a Very Bad Thing.

Solar cook by day, fuel cook at night. You have the freedom to choose and to experiment.

Add to your freedom. Try a Silver Balloon Solar Cooker on your next trip to the backcountry.

Importance to Campers, RVers, and Boaters:

It isn’t so much the weight, it’s the space it takes up.

  • Ultra-compact means Ultra-portable when space is at a premium
  • Heats to 350F – cook, boil (or pasteurize) water to make it safer to drink
  • Carry less fuel and save your fuel for night
  • Boost PV device charging by up to 4x using indirect sunlight

Portable Solar Camp Stove

Knowing how much fuel is enough (and how much is safe to carry?) is a challenge. Driving back to refuel is a hassle.

Solar cook by day, use precious fuel to cook at night. You have the freedom to choose and to experiment.

See the difference a Silver Balloon Solar Cooker can make on your next road trip.

Two Plans: One for Staying Home; One for Leaving

Staying Home. The age old question: you’re prepared, but are you prepared enough?

Freeze dried food.  Water. Fuel. But is it enough fuel. And is it safe to store so much? And what if there are gas leaks? Fire is for sure a bad idea.

Remove the worry. Cook with no fire danger. Add a Silver Balloon Solar Cooker to your emergency supplies.

  • Ultra-compact means it’s easy to include with your emergency supplies
  • Heats to 350F – cook, boil (or pasteurize) water to make it safer to drink
  • Store less fuel and use it only at night
  • Boost PV device charging by up to 4x using indirect sunlight

Running for it. You’re forced from home. What can you take? Your situation is similar to a camper. Or worse, a backpacker. You’ll survive on what you can carry. Easy to add a Silver Balloon Solar Cooker to your bug-out bag, just in case.

  • Ultra-compact means it’s easy to include with your emergency supplies
  • Heats to 350F – cook, boil (or pasteurize) water to make it safer to drink
  • Store less fuel and use it only at night
  • Boost PV device charging by up to 4x using indirect sunlight

Importance at Home:

The cost of electricity seems to rise steadily. Reliance on fossil fuels is killing the planet. Do your part to help.

  • Ultra-compact means it’s easy to store when not in use
  • Heats to 350F – cook or slow cook your favorite recipes
  • Lower your utility bill by cooking a meal or two a week using the sun
  • Teach your children the magic of cooking with solar energy

Make a Silver Balloon Solar Cooker part of your routine. Help save the planet, and save a few dollars on energy costs, too.

Importance in the Classroom:

Dozens of STEM Projects in one package:

  • Sustainability and Clean Energy Technologies
  • Optics and Geometry
  • Energy Conversion
  • Water Pasteurization and Distilling

Ties to both State of California and National Next Generation Science Standards.