Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove
Innovative & Reliable
I've been using this stove since it was first introduced. It works great in colder temperatures. It also holds a steady flame until the canister is completely empty. Other +'s are it's weight & performance. It weighs 73 grams including a built-in piezo igniter & boils 24oz of water in just over four minutes @ 7,000' elevation. As far as igniters are concerned, they seem to fail more often @ higher elevations however the OD-1R worked great @ 11,300ft. Even if the igniter had failed, this stove would still receive top honors for performance.
I suggest purchasing the specifically designed OD-1R windscreen. http://www.sotooutdoors.com/products/item/OD-1RW.html It weighs only 18 grams but noticeably increases performance. This is from the manufacturer, "The Micro Windscreen prevents incomplete combustion due to windy weather conditions, resulting in efficient cooking results."
*Make sure the pot supports are locked in place before ignition. They heat up very quickly.
January 10, 2014