Sunday, December 3, 2017

Deal Alert! (Soto WindMaster on sale)

The Soto WindMaster is on sale for $55 on Massdrop (a "group buy" site) – if just ten people sign up.  That's an outstanding deal for a stove that often retails for $20 more (i.e. $75 is normal).

Adventures in Stoving is typically about evaluating stoves, not about promoting sales, but a lot of people have expressed interest in the WindMaster, and this is as good of a deal as I've seen.

Please understand that I derive no percentage of the sales.  There are no "affiliate links" or anything like that.  This is just a good deal I noticed.


Note that if you use that link (if you aren't already a member), you get a $10 credit, and I also get a $10 credit. 
Cold weather testing the WindMaster.

The Stove
It's no secret that I consider the Soto WindMaster to be the best quality upright canister stove on the market today.  See my review of the Soto WindMaster.  It's wind resistant in a way other stoves of this class just aren't (well, except for its budget minded cousin, the Amicus), and it's a good balance of versatility, efficiency, and weight.  Not only that, it's just quality in every respect.

The Soto WindMaster
Rumor Control
There were rumors that Soto was going to discontinue distribution of the WindMaster in North America, but, no.  I spoke to the Soto rep, and Soto has no plans to discontinue the WindMaster.

Simul-testing the WindMaster against a "control" stove.
The WindMaster is at left.
No matter the conditions, the WindMaster always came out ahead – while using less fuel.

I hope this is helpful to someone, and I do hope you will forgive the commercial intrusion on this, a site focused on what we do in our lives outside of work (well, unless you're a guide or something).


Performance testing the Soto WindMaster against a "control" stove.
Note:  The individual in the photo is a highly trained stove professional.
Don't try this at home (seriously, go for a hike; you have a much better stove already in your kitchen at home).
Apologies for the waste generating food shown in the photo.  We got a free case because they were due to expire.


  1. Hi Jim. Do you know if the Windmaster and pot supports with an MSR 110 gas canister will all fit in an Evernew 1.0 liter pasta pot?

    1. I don't have a EV 1.0 L pasta pot, so I can't say for sure, but I think both should fit.


  2. Hey Jim, love the time and effort you put into your articles! I had a quick question about the windmaster which I received today.

    The screw attachment at the bottom seems to be different on this stove compared to others (it doesn't have the protrusion at the bottom like my msr stove) and my "top & top" butane adapter isn't working on it, how would you recommend I work-around this provided I realllly want to use butane? Thanks.

    1. What? Do you mean that there is no pin inside the threaded connector on the stove? If so, you got a defective one.

      Are you on Facebook? Can you post a photo of the connection as a public post on the Adventures in Stoving Facebook page?


  3. Any chance you will be writing an article on the new Soto Stormbreaker? Looks like an interesting multifuel stove, and would love to hear your thoughts on it.

  4. Methinks you dont know the full story.
    The "regular" price you quoted is still a bargin considering it RETAILS at $134.99 at biviouc stores!


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