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YellowDog
02-24-2011, 12:23 AM
I currently have a Jet Boil that weights in at roughly 15ozs. I have been looking at the Soto OD stove. When you add the REI Titanium teapot the set up would weight in at roughly 6ozs. The half pound in savings is very attractive! Not to mention its about half the size. Both numbers do not account for fuel as that needs to be carried regardless of the set up.

Does anyone have field experience with the Soto stove? I will be using it anywhere from 9k-14k in Colorado mostly in September and early October. Temps do have the chance to get fairly cold during that time.

Thank you for any input.

YellowDog
03-03-2011, 05:08 PM
No one has any input regarding stoves? There has to be some good and bad type experiences out there. Bueller Bueller....

*******
03-03-2011, 11:43 PM
I haven't used the Soto stove but I have used a nearly identical stove made by MSR, the Pocket Rocket. Same size, almost same weight and it runs the same fuel.
The pocket rocket was a very nice pack stove. It packs up really small in a little hard case, (looks just like Soto case). The only real downside I have found with it is that the small fuel bottles are fairly unstable when you have a pot on top.

I have used the titanium teapot and I really liked it. I got the 1.5L version, they also had a 2.5L teapot. The Pocket Rocket fit inside the teapot very well along with my tea and sugar packets. The teapot has been super tough, and the stove has yet to let me down. I would recommend getting a piece of reflective aluminum sheet to help hold the heat in from the stove. With the small burner size it tends to loose a lot of heat in the wind.

Sorry I couldn't give you a review on the Soto stove. I will ask around my buddies and see if anyone has got their hands on one.

BOHNTR
03-04-2011, 08:02 AM
I currently use a Snow Peak Giga Titanium stove.......weighs about 3 ounces. However, this year I'm using the Snow Peak LiteMax stove. The LiteMax Stove is designed for the ultra lightweight, extreme backpacker. At only 1.9 ounces, it weighs less than the dirt on your boots, yet it still packs the punch of 11,200 BTU's. You won't feel this stove in your pack, but you will feel its heat when it boils your water in just over 4 minutes.

YellowDog
03-04-2011, 12:06 PM
Thank you guys for the input!

twp1224
03-06-2011, 10:20 PM
I also use the Snow Peak Giga. Small, light and burns great. I'm going to look at the LiteMax Stove, sounds like a good one. thanks BOHNTR for the tip.


I currently use a Snow Peak Giga Titanium stove.......weighs about 3 ounces. However, this year I'm using the Snow Peak LiteMax stove. The LiteMax Stove is designed for the ultra lightweight, extreme backpacker. At only 1.9 ounces, it weighs less than the dirt on your boots, yet it still packs the punch of 11,200 BTU's. You won't feel this stove in your pack, but you will feel its heat when it boils your water in just over 4 minutes.

Twojump
03-13-2011, 11:26 AM
What's wrong with the Jetboil?... is it just too big? or too heavy? By the time you buy the pot and a lid, aren't you about the same size?

YellowDog
03-13-2011, 07:32 PM
I traded in my Jetboil for the above set up. Absolutely nothing wrong with a Jetboil!! I have weighted the new set up of the Soto OD stove and the REI Teapot. With the stove in the bag and the teapot in the bag it weighted 7.7oz. That is half pound lighter than my Jetboil. Also, the overall volume of the cook system is about half as well. The stove and fuel fit inside the teapot, just like the Jetboil, but the pot is about half the height as the Jetboil system.

Strictly a personal preference as the Jetboil is tried and true. I was trying to cut my weight and volume of cook system. I think by switching I accomplished the goal to the tune of half a pound and about half the size. Both where about the same in price. Time on the mountain this summer and during the archery season will be the true test. Might be going back to the Jetboil if it is not reliable. Time will tell....

Livesilly
03-14-2011, 08:04 PM
Just noticed that JetBoil is comming out with a TI pot and a lighter setup all togather....$150...comming out Spring 2011...

bigpapacow
03-24-2011, 01:19 AM
I just saw in my new REI ad that jetboil has a new unit out now called the Sol. It may be an option for you. It weighs in at 10.5 oz and is now more compact with dimensions around 4" by 6.5" packed. It also advertised that it now performs better in cold down to 15 degrees. So, looks like they listened about users wanting a lighter set up. I am gonna weigh out my current setup and see how it compares...I currently run the snowpeak giga w piezo starter. I had initially bought the litemax but took it back after my bros giga boiled water consistantly faster than it did by slightly over a minute. Same water, same pot. Though, YMMV...

Firearrow
03-24-2011, 05:18 AM
I use the Snow Peak Jet Boil as well. Awsome stove, and no compliants. REI hd it mismarked for 25.00 bucks I think it was. Opps there bad. The would only let me buy one, was going to buy out the store, and help some buddies out that were looking at them. The only thing I have to say is, make sure you get a stove with a self igniter, for when you forget/loose your lighter. I don't drink coffie, so I only use it to boil water for my Mountain House, and I think after 5 years I am still on my second big fuel can, and yes it gets used, a lot.

S&S Archery
04-04-2011, 01:57 PM
I just got some of the new Jetboil SOL's in stock and they are awesome. There are lighter weight options out there if you look strictly at the stove and pot. What I have found with the Jetboils though is they consume so much less fuel that you can get buy with only taking one small canister for 3+ days.

I used to have a snow peak and a Brunton Raptor stove and both of those I had to take at least 2 fuel canisters if the trip was more than 3 days.

Also the convenience of the Jetboil is just unmatched.

SDBirdman
08-13-2011, 11:04 PM
Primus Eta Solo.

T43
08-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Jet Boil SOL. What's not to like.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-13-2011, 11:08 PM
I have put two scouting trips in on the Jetboil Sol Ti, and it is really a nice stove. The regulator feature is really nice for later on in the year!

It is too bad you have to take the canister off the stove to pack it, though.

jriggs
08-17-2011, 01:45 PM
i'm all about the MSR pocket rocket. have used it a ton and had ZERO problems with it. it fits perfectly inside my cooking pot along with a fuel canister and fire starter. if you want to save a little more weight (which i'm sure you do if you're reading threads in this topic) there is a SnowPeak pot that also fits a fuel canister and the stove perfectly.