The HAWU story:
The HAWU wood stove is a part of the growing Hawu product family designed by the Hawu team. The stove’s primary designer Tommi Vahtera joined the Hawu product development team in days of yore, and since then he has focused on designing new kinds of heaters. The HAWU wood stove has been designed strictly according to the Hawu philosophy: Hawu products are developed and tested carefully and thoroughly by dedicated outdoorsmen. Today, every self-respecting hiker can be a part of the Hawu story.
The spark for creating the Hawu WS-400 wood stove was the observation that none of the tent stoves available was very good at its intended purpose. Tommi Vahtera and his team accepted the challenge of creating a wood-burning stove that was lighter, more durable and efficient, cleaner and superior to the existing solutions in terms of usability. For a long time, the design work mostly focused on optimising the combustion process. The final appearance and materials were decided when operating requirements were considered.