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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

OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOTO WindMaster is a very lightweight stove top that screws onto gas canisters having the industry standard threaded coupling. In my tests, it performed very well in a range of windy conditions, on cool mornings, and with an intentionally chilled half-full fuel canister. It also works well for simmering and "gourmet-style" meals. I recommend it for use by backpackers and others aiming for light weights for solo and 2-person outings. It is not suitable for large groups (4 or more). Warranty:… Full review

OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove keeps a constant pressure until the canister is empty, as stated in their advertisement. It is very wind proof too. This stove is good for the backpacker who likes the convenience of a canister stove but also wants to use it in cold weather. Most canister stoves do not perform well in weather below about 27 degrees, but this one will work down to 20 degrees with enough power to boil water or simmer, and the pressure is regulated even in cold conditions. I had given up using a canister… Full review

Pocket Torch

rated 2 of 5 stars Really great idea. But it doesn't really work consistently. This is a really great idea, and I really wanted it to work. I've tried it with several different cheap lighters, and it doesn't seem to make a difference. When it works, it is great. But six times out of ten I end up getting frustrated and taking the lighter out of the unit just to get a flame. I have also found that on backpacking trips high in the mountains (say anything above about 5000-6000'), it never works. At one point I thought… Full review

Pocket Torch

rated 3 of 5 stars The Soto Pocket torch is an excellent concept for turning a cheap butane lighter into a super hot wind resistant torch. I have found this lighter to be excellent around the house, but weight and bulk may put some back packers off when it comes to carrying it on the trail. I purchased this product as soon as I saw it available at REI in 2010.   I have used this lighter extensively at home for things like electrical shrink insulation, lighting the fire pit, countless grill/charcole lightings, candles,… Full review

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