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    Stoves

    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.

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    No one has any input regarding stoves? There has to be some good and bad type experiences out there. Bueller Bueller....
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    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.
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    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.
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    Thank you guys for the input!
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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    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.

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    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?

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    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....
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    Just noticed that JetBoil is comming out with a TI pot and a lighter setup all togather....$150...comming out Spring 2011...
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    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...
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