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OD-TRC Fill Adaptor for Butane Gas

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little piece of gear. It does exactly what it claims to do. This little adapter works really well for filling lighters. I have never experienced any leaking from mine. The little tube must be depressed to release iso-butane into the the lighter reservoir, so you won't lose it to the atmosphere. The only concern is that the piece is so tiny that you might lose it (weighs 25g). However, a lanyard will easily prevent that. Full review

Muka

rated 1 of 5 stars A royal pain to operate, have to pump it roughly 200 strokes to boil a pot of water. Leg socket became loose and unusable. Leaked fuel. Went back to using my Whisperlite. Got this because I was attracted to the no-preheat pan and no soot features. It worked pretty good at first except for the fact that it took 210 pump strokes total to boil my titanium Snow Peak pot full of water. This is a ridiculous amount of pumping. It takes about 150 strokes to get it going and then 60 more after warm up to… Full review

Muka

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Well made, novel stove, with some benefits (quiet, small, light) but for me there were some negatives too that mean I'll stick with a more traditional multi-fuel (Optimus Nova). I borrowed a demo Muka overnight to see if it was the one to replace my now broken 12-yr-old Nova. I cooked two family meals on it... risotto and porridge.  Pros: Small, light as above and well made. I found the simmer control to be more than adequate, no burning (though have a good thick base Primus pot — recommended!). Full review

Pocket Torch

rated 2 of 5 stars Does NOT work at 11,996 feet elevation. Does work at 5,724 feet elevation. I only attempted to use it at those two elevations so I do not know the maximum elevation at which it will work. I live in Colorado, so the Soto Pocket Torch is collecting dust in my basement, awaiting my next garage sale. Full review

Micro Regulator Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for cooking fish or boiling water. The Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator stove is a versatile canister stove with the ability to evenly cook fish, boil water, and everything in between. It's perfect for backpackers who like to cook or prepare their meal while out on the trail. A few months ago I was on the hunt for a new canister stove. There are a lot of options that fall within a pretty wide price range, so to help narrow my options I looked at stoves that were highly packable and able to cook… Full review

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Origami Stove, Rocket Snowshoes, Toasty Rain Coats: OR Day 1
An origami-inspired stove, a snow saw with built-in avalanche hazard analysis tools, a carbon fiber snowshoe that weighs less than a paperback, and insulated down-filled rain jackets: more action from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Retailer: Soto's Muka atomizing liquid fuel stove
Trailspace gets a first look at the Japanese stove manufacturer Soto's Muka (Japanese for "atomize") liquid fuel stove. The unique Muka stove atomizes fuel rather than evaporating it. Read more
January 23, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Highlights from the show
Outdoor Retailer ended yesterday, and after five days of looking at gear, booths, and trade show hallways, things can get a bit blurry. But, here are a few more pieces of outdoor gear that stood out. Read more
August 7, 2010

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Eugene, OR 97355
USA

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