Soto Amicus Stove Review

The Soto Amicus performed well at an affordable price while being one of the lightest stoves tested. It also compacts up nicely and is easy to assemble.

Overall Score: 85/100

Best Affordable Stove

The Soto Amicus was the best affordable backpacking stove tested. It is lightweight (72 grams / 2.5 ounces) with an attached four-prong pot stand, boils 2-cups of water in 110 seconds, works in the wind, simmers well, packs up small, and is relatively fuel-efficient. The maximum estimated 2 cup boils per 100 gram fuel canister is 13. It just takes more time to boil water and is a little less fuel efficient than the more expensive Soto WindMaster.  

Most compact stove tested

The Soto Amicus stove compacts up nicely and is easy to assemble.

Soto Amicus
Soto Amicus Top View

Stove has an easy to deploy four-prong pot stand

A Soto Amicus stove
A Soto Amicus stove

Conclusion

The Soto Amicus performed well at an affordable price while being one of the lightest stoves tested. It outperformed the MSR PocketRocket and Snow Peak LiteMax in both boil times and fuel efficiency. This makes the Soto Amicus the best performing affordable stove tested.