User Review: Soto Micro Regulator Stove
Price Paid: $60 at REI
Used the Micro Regulator primarily winter camping this past season and it was pretty flawless. Finally got to use up all my 1/4 full canisters! Heat output was consistent and efficient across a very broad spectrum of conditions.
When you need hot water at 15 below, your stove performance really matters and the Soto delivered. I have an old Peak 1 Xpert and a JetBoil, and the Soto is far better in really cold conditions.
My only complaint is that the pot supports are a slight pain to lock in place. One always seems to "un-click" and fall. It is also slightly cumbersome to unfold everything when you take it out to use it.
All in all, though, a really great lightweight and efficient stove that I'm looking forward to using on backpacking trips. I finally get to give my Esbit system the boot, as this was the first canister stove I considered a worthy replacement in my ultralight set-up.