Date acquired Feb 2015. Price Yen980 which at that time translated to about RM30.00.
This won an award some years back. Having dabbled with a couple of pocket torches which are fueled by gas and found that all do their job but the drawback is having to buy gas refill (those red canisters which are used to refill lighters) - which is all fine and good when you're at home - different story when you're on the road.
Now you have all the benefits of a portable flame torch with easily found tuck shop lighters. Easily found anywhere around the world.
Note that the SOTO has been designed to be used with a lighter whose dimension is different (longer) from what we find in Malaysia. Some improvisation is required when the provided lighter runs out of fuel. Check out the pic below on how.
Verdict 5/5. Essential camping gear to get that fire / barbie / mozzie coil going.
Portable flame torch
Nice clean blue flame
Alternative RM1.10 Aladdin lighter. Use a half layer cotton tissue to pad the bottom of SOTO. The shorter Aladdin will now be a perfect fit.