Ultralight Outdoor Gear Awards 2023

Posted by Andy Neil on Dec 22, 2023

2023 was an excellent year for new ultralight equipment and clothing, and we wanted to highlight some of our favourite gear that hit the market this year. Some pieces, like the Montbell Plasma 1000, pushed the limits of what it means to be ultralight even further. Others, like the Nemo Tensor Extreme Conditions sleeping pad, showed real innovation by raising their R-value to an industry-leading 8. …
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Soto Fusion Stove and Montbell Pot Review - “A versatile stove and a great addition to the Soto line-up”

Posted by Trek Scotland on Oct 17, 2022

This is the third stove from Soto we have now had the pleasure of using, the Windmaster being a firm favourite of ours for lightweight solo adventures throughout the warmer months, whilst also spending much of last winter using the  Stormbreaker; a truly versatile multifuel option making for a reliable stove for group activities in remote and harsh conditions. The Fus …
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Soto Fusion Trek Stove Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Danny Pearson on Jul 05, 2022

We have long been fans of Soto stoves, especially the innovative Windmaster stove. We love the Windmaster’s quality build, ability to work in windy conditions and regulator allowing for consistent performance in the cold or with a near-empty canister. It’s a ground-breaking design that the competition has copied. There are however a couple of potential problems with canister stov …
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Trek Scotland Review - SOTO Micro Torch

Posted by Trek Scotland on Nov 30, 2020

Having a reliable source of ignition is invaluable when travelling solo or with a group for multi-day expeditions in remote places. Soto have produced two wind-resistant Micro Torches that are lightweight, compact, reach a high of 1300 degrees, and can be filled either with lighter gas or using an adapter can be filled straight from a gas canister.

Trek Scotland Review - SOTO Stormbreaker Stove

Posted by Trek Scotland on Sep 16, 2019

The Soto Stormbreaker is a multi-fuel stove that works from both gas and liquid fuel sources. Weighing in at 454 grams excluding the fuel bottle, it’s a weight and size we would look to use for group cooking rather than solo expeditions.Soto have certainly made a name for themselves offering high quality stoves without the added price tag attached. A personal favourite for lightweight so …
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UOG Review - SOTO Pocket Torch XT

Posted by Danny Pearson on May 07, 2018

SOTO Pocket Torch XT Review I’m a sucker for new gadgets and wanted a new windproof lighter. The  Soto Pocket Torch XT is so cool I just needed one. It’s a windproof lighter with an extremely intense blow torch style flame which is adjustable from a sensible small flame to a 3cm long beast of a flame. In addition to this the XT has an extending wand so you can keep the flame well aw …
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UOG Review - SOTO Muka Stove

Posted by Mark Richardson on Nov 20, 2017

SOTO Muka Stove The MUKA stove is a liquid fuel stove that will burn either unleaded petrol or 'White Gas', (White Gas is a particularly refined petrol sold in outdoor shops, hardware shops and other outlets in various countries - in the UK it is most often seen as 'Coleman Fuel'). From the outset I'm going to say that its a wonderful piece of engineering that addresses all the 'dislikes …
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