SOTO Amicus Stove

SOTO Amicus Stove

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With spring-loaded pot supports for easy set up, the SOTO Amicus stove is a great solution for year-round backpackers because it combines the reliable convenience of a canister stove with impressive wind-resistant performance. Its burner ledge acts as a windshield, while its concave burner head helps prevent the flame from extinguishing Read More
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high1
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Jul 22, 2018
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Great stove
Small, Lightweight, Fully adjustable, Powerful flame
utopik
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Sep 6, 2018
what are you eating there? looks so good =D
high1
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Sep 6, 2018
Thx for reply~
Spaghetti with Mozzarella cheese xD
JRiddle
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Dec 7, 2018
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I’ve had this stove out now for a dozen or so days and am really loving it. I’ve gone from old 90’s white gas stoves to an original pocket rocket to a BRS and now the Amicus. While the BRS is incredibly small, light and inexpensive, it’s not confidence inducing and absolutely terrible in windy situation. After all those stoves, the Amicus feels and operates like a Swiss watch. The seal on the canister is precise, the armature locks into place, the valve opens smoothly and the piezo lights reliably. I still keep a back up mini bic in my backpack, but it’s now relegated to my repair/emergency kit. And it’s wind performance really is pretty amazing. It boiled 2 cups of water in my toaks titanium pot in near freezing temps next to a windy lake no problem. The only improvement I would make is to the accuracy of the fuel valve. There’s about a half twist before any fuel flows and I always seem to underestimate having it open enough to light it on the first try. Then I open it a little more and it fires up. I’ll get used to it and it certainly has a nice range after this for simmering or fast boiling. The other consideration is its size, landing squarely between the old and new pocket rockets. And the BRS, of course wins in this category. When carrying the BRS, I can fit a 4oz canister, the stove and a lighter all in a 700ml wide toaks. With the Amicus, the canister has to live outside of the pot. Again, this isn’t really bad vs good. Just have to adjust accordingly.
greglena
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Dec 7, 2018
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I used the SOTO Amicus on the JMT last summer. Overall I was really happy with it. Build quality was excellent and, although I was mainly just boiling water, I appreciate that I could get the flame down to simmer level if I needed to. My only complaint was with the peizo ignition. It failed to spark 15 % of the time, just enough to be annoying. With that said, I still plan on using it for future solo adventures.
sralph
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Nov 20, 2018
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Great little stove. Super light and ignitor works well. I picked up a snap on stand/feet for it was well. Great for bikepacking!
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Jackofall
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Dec 7, 2018
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Took it on a 5 nighternthis last summer. Cooked with Gigapower fuel at 12,500 ft. It worked fantastic. Highly recommend this product. Compact, lightweight, worked great. Got the one with the piezeo ignition. Worked perfectly. Love it
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luiszo
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Jul 21, 2018
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Really good stove. Good deal through MD. Quiet and simmers well. Excellent craftsmanship.
jmilanski
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May 23, 2018
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I'm a moderately experienced backpacker, somewhat ultralight. I've used Whisperlite, MSR Reactor, a few others. Since I've purchased, I've used the Amicus on solo trips in windy Colorado and sandy Joshua Tree NP. It's really a great stove. Light. Small. Convenient. Sturdy. The ignitor model is definitely worth the extra 1/2 oz for me (stupid easy so others in my party, even kids, can use it). Can simmer pretty well (I use it to cook, not just boil water).
JimboJones
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Aug 19, 2018
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I'm a little bummed about this stove. On the plus-side it seems generally well made and designed. I like how smart the arm design is, the weight, and the wind resistance. It boils water super quickly.
Unfortunately, the valve is not as great as I thought it would be. It operates smoothly, and I love that you can't overtighten it, but I wonder if mine is slightly defective.
For one thing, pulling or pushing on the dial causes the flame to increase our decrease, which means there is play in the threading. Even my $13 Monoprice stove doesn't do that (but my cheap Etekcity did).
Even worse, when turning the dial, the flame control is inconsistent. If I light the stove at a low setting, let's call it 5% flame, and dial up, it'll go from 5% to 10%, to 15%, back down to 10%, and then continue on up. The same happens in reverse, and I think the same thing happens on the next full turn, but the flame is so high, it's hard to tell. This makes me believe the pin in the valve is misshapen. It isn't a huge deal, as I'm never going to cook at a temp that low, but it is disappointing. All I ever hear is how high quality these stoves are.
Also the piezo on this would be great if the contact were 1mm longer. I can always get the stove to light, but it usually takes a few clicks. Weight-wise it does well at 2.77oz/77 grams on my scale, which is less than the 2.9oz advertised.
Overall, it's a good stove, but after paying $36 and waiting 3+ weeks to get it I expected a little more.
JimboJones
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Dec 13, 2018
I think you've not read my comment. The flame control is very clearly nothing to do with the temperature or pressure of the canister and everything to do with the valve. Temperature would not explain why the flame rises and falls as I turn the handle x number of turns. A misshapen valve would.
JimboJones
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Dec 13, 2018
I never returned mine, because Soto's return process seemed like a pain in the ass. Make sure to leave a post if you had any luck.
chugger
Jul 10, 2019
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I like the supports. Not that the MSR Pocket Rocket arms are difficult to deploy,but these are easier. Ingenious design. The first thing I tried is placing it laying down in my Snow Peak 600. It fit fine. And a 110g canister fits inverted on top. (This is one thing I missed with the Soto Micro Regulator and Soto Windmaster. The second thing I did was add water, long cook steel cut oats, sugar and powdered milk. I quickly proceeded to scorch it to the bottom of the cup so badly I had to soak it in bleach and scrub it to get it out. Operator error ofcourse, nothing to do with the burner. Just reminded me why I hate trying to cook in thin titanium. The ignitor gives a strong spark each click. But despite the strong spark, it seems to ignite about one out of three times. (in a sheltered area, my kitchen) So, kind of disappointing since my Micro Regulator, both of the Windmasters I currently own as well as the one I used to have all ignited dang near every time. Not a huge deal though. Doesn't outweigh the benefit of having a slightly shorter burner that's easier to pack in my smaller pots. So... I won't deduct a star, maybe a half star if I could. :) The bag is sized to fit and will keep it clean (lint/debris out of the gas passageway). Or if you happen to have a Pocket Rocket 2 case laying around, it fits just like it was made for it. So yes, a good burner. Especially for the price. I'd like to compare it with the Pocket Rocket Deluxe but for $69.99, I'll pass.
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satanas
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Jun 22, 2019
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Excellent so far
Compact, piezo ignition works at least sometimes, but it's much more effective when it's windy than the Kovea Ti stove I was using before, which is what I was hoping for. With a Vargo Bot, small amounts of water typically boil in ~2minutes.
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