The weight of a stove will, of course, affect its portability. But there are other design factors that affect how easily the wood stove might be packed, whether by vehicle, horse or shanks’ mare. Some models disassemble and fit neatly inside the stove box. Some models are designed to collapse. Often the trade-off is portability for durability, but there are some well-designed and relatively portable models that also rank high in durability.