Soto Windmaster OD-1RX


Integrated cook systems like the JetBoil or MSR Reactor do a great job of deflecting wind and maintaining quick boil times, but you can’t use multiple pots or frying pans. Meanwhile, many pocket stoves suffer in the face of a stiff breeze. Solution? Soto’s ingenious (and aptly named) heater. A wide, concave burner head acts as a windshield and places the flame closer to the pot. Testers waiting out rain and 30mph winds in Colorado’s Never Summer Wilderness were able make hot drinks when another stove failed. The WindMaster (2.6 oz.) comes with a tiny integrated pot support, just big enough for a personal cook pot. For larger groups, get the 5.7-inch-wide 4Flex ($15) support. $75;