The Soto WindMaster Canister Stove is more windproof and uses less fuel to boil the same amount of water than other canister stoves. This includes the Soto OD-1R Microregulator stove and the Soto Amicus.
The chief difference between these stoves is the shape of the burner heads and the way the pot supports work. The WindMaster has a burner head that is recessed below a metal lip designed to provide better lateral wind protection with a clip-on stove support rather than one that’s integrated.
Otherwise, the inner workings of the two stoves are identical including the same overall design, simmer control, integrated piezo lighter, and microregulator valve.
A Group System Stove
The WindMaster also makes a good multi-person or group stove because its 4-arm stand can accommodate larger cookpots and even frying pans. The only downside in my mind of having a detached pot support is that it is so easy to lose because it is not part of the stove.
- Very lightweight canister stove – 2.3 ounces, including small diameter pot stand.
- Boils water very fast – 11,000 BTU.
- Improved wind resistance
- Very small and easy to store in a cookpot with a large fuel canister.
- Easy to misplace the pot stand and the stove can’t be used without it.
- Output:2800 kcal/h 3260w 11000 BTU
- Burns approx.1.5 hours with 8 oz.(250g) canister.
- Weight:2.3 oz.(67g) with the pot support
- Dimensions when in use (Stove body + Pot support):3.6 x 4.7 x 3.9 inch (9.0 x 11.7 x 9.7 cm)
- Dimensions when stowed (Stove body only):1.9 x 3.6 x 3.5 inch (4.7 x 9.0 x 8.8 cm)
- Dimensions when stowed (Pot support):3.7 x 0.4 x 1.0 inch (9.4 x 1.0 x 3.3 cm)
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