Soto’s new StormBreaker was unveiled at this week’s Outdoor Retailer show, and it looks like a promising new addition to the company’s stove line-up. It is a multi-fuel cooker that utilizes the same wind-beating, low-profile, concave burner design that earned their WindMaster our Best in Class Award when we reviewed it a couple of years back.
The new stove is now “99% finalized” for market and features slip-resistant pot supports that position cookware low enough to the burner that it increases efficiency while still remaining within acceptable carbon monoxide production standards too. Users can switch from standard fuel canisters to white gas without swapping jets, and even invert canisters for increased performance in cold weather conditions using the folding “wing stabilizer” that are included in the package.
We were told the StormBreaker’s enclosed jet design and ground-facing oxygen-intake holes will make it much more wind-resistant than the WindMaster, which is good news for anyone who has ever tried to cook in poor weather conditions. The fact that the stove is also versatile, lightweight, and easy to use are also all points in its favor.
Just how well will the StormBreaker stack up compared to the WindMaster? We’ll just have to wait until we get our hands on one to see. But, it seems that Soto has addressed some minor issues with this latest revision, which could make it even better than the previous model. For now though, we’ll have to be content to checkout these exclusive images shot from the Outdoor Retailer floor.
The StormBreaker is set to begin shipping this summer, although a price tag has yet to be announced.