Mar 24, 2011 at 1:56 am #1713834Ken NguyenBPL Member
@ninjapuppetLocale: B-TownMar 24, 2011 at 6:21 am #1713876Mark RiesBPL Member
NMMar 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm #1717351. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
.Mar 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm #1717482David WhiteBPL Member
As of this morning, I was told by REI that they expect delivery to their warehouse on April 17; but no promises. You can call in and pre-order now and use your dividend and 20% off coupon. The item number is 813621, but you'll have to phone it in as it doesn't show up yet on the website.Mar 31, 2011 at 9:47 am #1717758Paul HatfieldBPL Member
How does Jetboil's Thermo-Regulate compare to Soto's Micro Regulator in the OD-1R?Mar 31, 2011 at 12:03 pm #1717828
Benjamin Tang wrote: >Wonder if there's an adapter that will work with MSR / Snow Peak canisters??
Ben, the refiller featured in the previously referenced link works on any standard threaded canister including MSR and Snow Peak.
HJMar 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm #1717835
How well does the little black refiller work? Does a lot of gas escape when you use it?
Have you tried the little black one on anything other than the standard threaded canisters? Camping Gaz? Powermax?
HJMar 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm #1717882. CallahanBPL Member
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
"How well does the little black refiller work? Does a lot of gas escape when you use it?"
It appeared to work fine, I made sure that the top canister was in line with the canister being refilled and don't think I lost much, about the same as when I've topped up my Silva Helios.
To be honest, although an information sheet mentions the use of a freezer prior to topping up, I just tried it as I would with a lighter, more of a 'just try it', than a meticulous refueling exercise. I did wear eye protection though and was outdoors.
"Have you tried the little black one on anything other than the standard threaded canisters? Camping Gaz? Powermax?"
I only use the standard threaded canisters, and that's the only one I've tried it on.Mar 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm #1717908
OK, nice! Maybe I'll have to check into one of the black ones. They certainly are a lot cheaper.
HJMar 31, 2011 at 4:49 pm #1718002John NausiedaBPL Member
Do either of you know the specific part number for the black plastic adapter? I can't find it at the site. Thanks, John I just now saw the previous posting of the Ebay auction. I saved it a Word document including the pic so I can eventually send it to him . I advise anyone else interested in the item to do the same as the listing will eventually vanish at Ebay.Mar 31, 2011 at 7:06 pm #1718068
They must not have sold well. He's not listing anything new.
Although it could have been the Tsunami.
HJMar 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm #1718078John NausiedaBPL Member
He tends to list very little, using E-bay as an introduction to his site.That makes sense since so few know what he is selling. I'm sure he is quite busy with the emergency. My assumption is that if he is approached for a deal like the old deal he'll do it , but of course things may be very different if his supplier is wiped out or sold out.I'm curious as to your strategy. I'm thinking of nursing along old canisters just for summer with cheap pure butane. The longer game is powermax, although it may make sense in the long term to abandon the aluminum canister vs. the new Coleman adapter despite the weight in winter since similar mixes do the low temp trick.What are your thoughts?Mar 31, 2011 at 10:33 pm #1718171
I bought a bunch of Powermax canisters at a local place that was discontinuing them. I've got 27 canisters, so that ought to do me for the next few decades, lol. Probably overkill.
For summer, I'll use an upright canister on 100% butane refills or an alcohol stove. For winter, probably Powermax since I've got so much of it.
If I need to, I can refill the Powermax canisters.
HJApr 1, 2011 at 8:51 am #1718322Bailey GinSpectator
@pugslieLocale: SLO County
Hey Jim. How are you refilling the Powermax canisters?
BaileyApr 2, 2011 at 7:00 am #1718819
I actually haven't refilled Powermax canisters yet, but I plan to try using a Kovea propane to standard threaded adapter with a Brunton Fuel Tool. I'll post something if I try it out.
In the mean time, I have a ton of Powermax canisters from when Sports Authority was getting rid of them.
HJApr 6, 2011 at 9:34 am #1720911Juston TaulMember
@junctionLocale: Atlanta, GA
After reading up on this thing, I have to try it out. I had the old jet boil and loved it but sold it to save weight. This might be a great alternative for longer hikes. It's just so clean and easy to use. I used my $60ish dividend and my 20% member coupon and had it to my door for approximately $60. Not a bad price.
REI said they expect them April 15th and I should have it a few days after that. Can't wait to try it out.Apr 6, 2011 at 10:43 am #1720946
Let us know how it goes.Apr 6, 2011 at 11:11 am #1720960Stephen BarberBPL Member
I also called in an order for the Sol Ti, used the member discount and my refund. The phone lady hadn't encountered anyone doing that before, but it went through just fine.
She said they were expecting them to arrived on April 7, but it would take about a week or so to get them processed before they could ship.Apr 6, 2011 at 11:39 am #1720976Ryan KrauseMember
@rmkrauseLocale: Pacific Northwest
This may be a YMMV thing as I tried the same thing and was told the 20% discount couldn't be used on special orders, pre-orders, etc.Apr 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm #1721014Jan RezacBPL Member
@zkoumalLocale: Prague, CZ
Could you please post a picture of the small refill adapter alone? Does it have a tube protruding into the valve of the filled cartridge?Apr 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm #1721058Juston TaulMember
@junctionLocale: Atlanta, GA
I just ordered it today over the phone. I had no problem using the 20% discount. I suggest callin back and trying someone else.Apr 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm #1722541Michael MooreMember
Got my Sol Ti today, a couple of things, first the outer insulating sleeve is too thin and makes holding the cup after heating too hot to touch, much less hold. Also the handle is simply a piece of rubberized material, when you try and pick up the cup with it, the cup is unstable. Other than that, the new regulator seems to dramatically speed up the boil times. The worst time I got with 2 cups of water was 1:20. Although I do live in central Florida, so I haven't been able to test it under adverse conditions. But so far, with the weight savings, its a winner!Apr 10, 2011 at 8:55 am #1722691Diana VannBPL Member
I'm surprised you got your Sol Ti so early. In most places they won't be out until later this month. I'm wondering if you've done any further experiments, and if so, if you've found a way to deal with the unstable handle issue.Apr 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm #1722808Christopher KuzakMember
I bought the Sol Al a month ago instead of waiting for the Sol Ti. Wanted to plug the extra money into a newer tent (Kilo) rather than saving the 2 ounces on the Jetboil. Figure I could ditch the cup skirt and get the ounces back that way.
At any rate, the handle is a little more fragile than the old PCS one, as is the whole system to some extent, but I don't see it as even close to a deal breaker. With my old PCS, I just slipped my hand through the handle and held the cup that way rather than how one might hold the handle of a coffee cup. In testing the Al (which I did on a cold, windy, rainy day and got exactly 2 minute boil times–the indicator showed a full boil at about a minute fifty–twice), I was able to hold the cup the same way. I felt a little more heat than with my old PCS due to the thinner insulation, but my hand was far from being burned, though admittedly others people may be a bit more bothered by it.Apr 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm #1722825. CallahanBPL Member
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
I'll post a picture this week, as I don't have the cable for my phone camera to laptop with me right now.
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