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Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove

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  • Backpacker April ’10 says, "…The OD-1R employs a dime-size fuel regulator inside the burner to maintain a steady flow of gas regardless of internal pressure…"
  • Micro regulator creates a consistent flame in cold temperatures and throughout the life of the fuel canister
  • Piezo igniter runs through the center post of the stove, protecting the igniter from impact and creating reliable lighting performance
  • Built-in piezo igniter sends out an electric spark that starts the flame once the gas is turned on; no matches required!
  • Pot supports fold down underneath the burner head for an extremely slim profile when stowed
  • Fuel canister not included
  • Weight includes stove, not the canister

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Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove Specs
Specification
Description
Best use
Backpacking
Canister
Isobutane-propane
Yes
(8 oz. of fuel) 1 hr. 30 min.
Unavailable
3.9 x 3.4 inches
2.6 ounces
Fuel type
Fuel
Auto ignition
Burn time (max flame)
Average boil time
Dimensions
Weight

Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove

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Rated 4.6471/5 based on 68 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromCool Weather not so hot Recently just finished up a 3 day trip on the App Trail in N. Virginia to Maryland and thought I would try this stove out. Well I must say that I was very disappointed in it's performance in cooler weather. The low temps on the trail were only in the high 30's (not even below freezing). On the second night I resorted to putting the stove and fuel canister in my sleeping bag and that didn't help either. The reason for my sharp criticism is that my buddy had a primus stove and a thru hiker the MSR pocket rocket and both were humming along fine. I an not sure if the performance was tied to to the fact that I was using a sno peak cannister but the sputtering and tepid output were disappointing. Especially after watching the SOTO video of the stove running in cold water.
Date published: 2009-11-26
Rated 3out of5
by fromAn OK stove, nothing special This stove does its job. Your food gets hot as long as the wind doesn't blow and as long as you don't tip anything over. I do not see much difference in performance as a fuel can goes dry from other stoves of this type. Noise is about average for a sit-on-top canister stove. The striker only works when stove is warm. In my kitchen at home it works first time every time. On the trail I need matches. Once the stove is warmed up (for example, if I turn it down and the stove goes out) it will light. Otherwise it takes a match. Stability is helped a lot by stove feet made by Primus and others that give it a wider base. Otherwise, like all stoves of this type, it tips over very easily with a pot on top. On a recent 4 day 3 night trip a 230 gram canister ran dry about half way through breakfast the last morning. This is cooking for two with extra hot drinks at breakfast and supper. All suppers and breakfasts needed some simmer time. We were not trying to conserve fuel. We had another canister. This stove is well made and works fine. But given that it doesn't do anything any other canister stove does I'd probably recommend a less expensive model. I have yet to see a sparker that works reliable for very long so I would not spend the money for one.
Date published: 2009-09-14
Rated 4out of5
by fromDecent compact stove! The Soto OD-1R performed as advertised. At an altitude of 8,600 ft. and high 20's(F), the stove didn't have any operation issues. At colder temperatures, the striker ignited the fuel after two or three attempts. The stove simmers better than our Optimus Crux; and with the simmer ability, the Soto OD-1R is stingy on fuel. We use two 220 gram canisters on a recent trip and we made identical meals with both the Soto OD-1R and Optimus Crux. At the end of our five day trip, the Optimus Crux was dry and the Soto OD-1R had fuel to spare. Cleaning: We were in an area that prohibited campfires. The kids tried to roast marshmallows and got too close to the stove head (plugging some of the holes). Maintaining the piezo integrity after disassembly and cleaning was difficult to near impossible. Suggestions: In stormy conditions, position the chef up-stream of the wind or use a wind break about six inches from the stove. To correct any stability issues, use stove feet by Primus or another manufacturer to widen the fuel canister base.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 4out of5
by fromLight Stove Packs Small Piezo Not Good Stove is very compact. Small enough to fit into my cup. Perfect stove to take up on a hike to cook oatmeal or coffee for breakfast. It is very lightweight. Accepts the common MSR fuel canisters. The piezo igniter stopped working 1 day after I first used it. Wiggled a wire in the mesh and it works again, but I would not rely on the piezo set up for lighting it. Bring matches or a lighter. A little heavier than the SnowPeak LiteMax, which might be a better choice since it is .7 ounces lighter. Overall a good stove that packs well.
Date published: 2009-08-02
Rated 4out of5
by fromSmall Stove Impressive Performance Bought and used this stove recently. I must say that I was impressed by the performance. A quick test inside boiled 20 oz of water in under 3 minutes. Then it was off to the trail. Evening conditions had temps in the 50's F with a strong steady breeze of around 10 mph. I was impressed first how the stove lit very easily with only one strike. Then I was also very satisfied at how it boiled the 16 oz of cold creek water in a 10 mph wind temps in the 50's in about 4 min. no windscreen. The morning saw temps in the mid 30's F and I had intentionally left the canister and stove out all night. Again it lit flawlessy and boiled the 20 oz of breakfast water in about 4 minutes. I will note that the throttle was not nearly on full (I never use full) and there was at no time any kind of windscreen. I give this stove a 4 only because time will tell if this whispy little thing will keep me impressed.
Date published: 2010-03-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromImpressed on first trip out I read about this and wanted to give it a try. Previous experiences with JetBoils in cold weather was disappointing. i modified a spare Jetboil cup with 3 little slits placed as not interfere with using on a jetboil and to improve the stability of a cup on the three wings. I did a test at home before heading out. Put Soto stove and a JB and two separate identical new fuel canisters in the freezer for 3 days. I prepared a pan of ice water brine(with table salt), took canister and stove out of freezer and boiled 2 cups of water each. Soto Micro boiled in 2:40 and JB took 4:45. This was in my garage with no wind. Pizzo on Soto worked fine. First night out it was after 10:00 pm about 35-40 degrees, and wind gusts of about 20 mph intermittenly. 4 cups of water were boiled from snow in about 5 mins (was working on tent site and did not get accurate time). Jetboils were still working. Did not compare to MSR Reactors at the same time but felt comparable in boil times. Next morning temp was similar, less wind and boil time from snow was 4:30. I did nothing special with the iso-butane canister. Left it out in the cold of tent vestibule. Pizzo worked just fine in the morning. I did dig about a foot deep hole in snow and placed a plastic snow claw digging shovel underneath to provide stability and a cooking platform. This seemed to help. Overall weight to performance I highly approve of! JB is a fine stove for lower, warmer hikes. I am switching over to the cheaper Soto vs. MSR Reactor.
Date published: 2010-05-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Stove I used this stove on a 1 month backpacking trip through the Sierras in 2010 and I absolutely loved it. It has surprisingly good temperature control (i.e. it doesn't just boil water fast, like a lot of other systems). Because the temperature control is really great, I was able to use a single 8 oz can of fuel for over 13 days while cooking for 2 people most days and 4-6 for 4 of those days. The microregulation works wonderfully. The stove burns every last drop of fuel. This is my first stove, but from talking to other backpackers, it seems that most stoves that cannot regulate the pressure are unable to burn gas when the internal pressure drops too low, but I defer you to other more experienced users. The electric starter works reasonably well, but not under all conditions. It basically stopped working for a few days for reasons that currently mystify me. I had to use matches instead to start the stove. A few days later, it worked fine again...maybe elevation? Despite difficulty lighting the stove using the electric starter at times, I would recommend this item.
Date published: 2010-07-23
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest at low altitude All the positives apply up to about 7000 feet. The igniter feature is wonderful, and there was no indication how essential it would become above 10,000ft. The only indication was slightly temperamental control of simmering, which seems to be common among compact stoves. At 9Kft, however, simmering required constant adjustment and occasional relighting. At 10kft, it was hopeless. The only way to simmer was to waste fuel and move the pot up and down for regulation. I would get another stove before spending more than one night above 8 Kft.
Date published: 2010-09-11

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