MicroRegulator Stove

(9 customer reviews)


The Micro Regulator stove has “proven to be an outstanding little canister stove for three season backpacking and it’s the stove I usually bring on a backpacking trips unless I’m trying out something new. Despite being small and ultralight, this stove really packs a wallop in the BTU department (11,000 BTU), can be used to simmer 1-pot meals, and can be easily matched with a variety of other best-of-breed cook system components.” (Philip Werner, Section Hiker)

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Product #: OD-1R

SOTO’s original micro regulator stove maintains a consistent output in cold weather. Proprietary “stealth lgniter” installed. Invisible part is installed inside the burner post and head for increased simplicity and improved ignition. The system also protects the igniter. “Hyper surface Burner Head” effeciently heats pan. Excellent for cooking. Case Included.

“Overall, it’s one of the very nicest canister fuel stoves I’ve ever used, especially given its compact size and light weight.” (Mike Curry, Backpack Gear Test)

The MicroRegulator Stove uses the Micro Regulator valve system.


Question:  Can I use a 1 lb green propane canister with an adapter made by a third party on this stove?

MicroRegulator Stove Specifications:
Output: 2800 kcal/h 3260w 11000 BTU
Duration: Burns approx.1.5 hours with 8 oz.(250g)canister
Weight: 2.6 oz.(73g)
Dimensions: Here

SOTO’s stoves are compatible with all major gas canisters on the market today. All major gas brand companies’ canisters are equipped with a Lindal valve. The connection for SOTO’s stoves has been engineered to be compatible with the Lindal valve system thereby making it compatible with all major fuel canisters.   

The information on the 70/30% mixture indicated on the packaging of SOTO’s stove is required  to meet standard guidelines. SOTO’s stoves will work with any combination of butane, isobutane and/or propane gas mixtures.  

The choice of gas mixture is based on where the stove is intended to be used and the desired performance.  

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 6 × 3 × 4 in

9 reviews for MicroRegulator Stove

  1. JT

    Have had this stove for years. It’s never failed. Packs small, light weight, even and powerful flame for the size.

  2. Alex Blum

    Used this stove for about 4 years now. Always works, simmers well, really cranks out heat until the canister is completely empty. I love it and my friends love. We always take my stove, and several friends have bought their own after using mine. I think it is well worth the extra money over the cheaper options.

  3. Caroline

    I have been using the same MicroRegulator Soto Stove since mid-way through a 2013 PCT thru-hike, hiking about 800+ miles or so every year since with it. The stove is a beast. I had problems with the original one I purchased above 10,000′. Soto mailed me a fresh one without flinching — that’s the one which has put up with so much abuse over several subsequent (more) rugged thru-hikes, on occasion even boiling the water that probably kept me alive in extreme cold. When people talk about other stoves, I think they’re wasting their time. This is barely heavier than the lightest similar competitor, and has a built in ignitor! No brainer. I’ve had ZERO trouble with the Piezo ignitor, and love having it in case my other fire-starting options fail. If they stop making this stove, and mine ever dies, I will likely cry.

    • Cindy Sekiguchi

      Glad you are so happy with your SOTO stove. We certainly do appreciate your comments.

  4. David “Owl” Chen

    Every piece of gear matters and every gram counts… The Micro Regulator stove was among my most reliable pieces of gear across 3 long-distance thru-hikes. SOTO products are tough and well-built with an emphasis on balancing quality components and lightweight functionality.

    The first symptoms of wear only showed up after 8 years of frequent use. This is significant because I’ve witnessed other “top brands” barely outlast the first season in the elements. Don’t hesitate any longer… you’ve found the right stove!

    ~David “Owl” Chen

  5. Edward

    I own this stove for 5+ years and it has never failed. Works like a charm, small, light, just packs away and never have to think about it. I didn’t appreciate how good it is until I got a second stove which is much larger and that one took up too much space. I ended up never bringing the second one. I don’t understand why this Micro Regulator stove doesn’t have the same hype as the Soto Windmaster. If you pair this Micro Regulator stove with the windscreen that comes with it, it serves the same purpose. Yes it could be slightly heavier with the windscreen (whereas the Windmaster doesn’t need one), but this stove’s small pack size is a big winner I think (Windmaster is taller and harder to fit inside pots). I’m thinking of getting a second stove, and am debating getting a second Micro Regulator instead of a different one say Windmaster…

  6. Art G.

    just received my new micro regulator in the mail yesterday. I still have the old one that I have been using regularly since it hit the U.S. market in 2010. I only replaced it cuz….well it was over 10 years old and possible issues with the regulator. all I can say is this stove is most likely better than any other stove on the market and the customer service is like nothing I have ever seen before…. as in really, really good. THEY STAND BEHIND THERE PRODUCT! I have about seven different stoves, both white gas and isopropane and stopped using everything else as the Soto has been a flawless piece of machinery!
    Thank you again!

  7. Ali

    Why is this more expensive than wind master?

    • Cindy Sekiguchi

      The Micro Regulator Stove is more expensive than the WindMaster stove because it is the older stove and it is slowly being phased out. I think the only reason anyone would choose to purchase this stove would be because it has been around for a very long time.

  8. Esther

    Amazing little stove, super powerful, turns on/off easily, great at all temperatures and altitudes. I’ve had this stove for over a decade. AND Soto has wonderful customer service!!

  9. Ning-Chia Yeh

    I love my Micro Regulator stove for its compact size and lightweight. It is easy to operate – especially the auto igniter. Ideal for backpacking. One drawback is that the burner head is not wind protected. The igniter got burned when there was a gusty wind. Soto support team took care of the issue promptly. They sent a repair kits and then a new stove when kit did not work. Great customer support!

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