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MSR DragonFly Backpacking Stove

    MSR DragonFly Backpacking Stove

    For the international backpacking gourmet, the multi-fuel MSR DragonFly stove has the most adjustable flame of any liquid fuel burning stove. See details

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    For the international backpacking gourmet, the multi-fuel MSR DragonFly stove has the most adjustable flame of any liquid fuel burning stove.

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    For the international backpacking gourmet, the multi-fuel MSR DragonFly stove has the most adjustable flame of any liquid fuel burning stove.

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    For the international backpacking gourmet, the multi-fuel MSR DragonFly stove has the most adjustable flame of any liquid fuel burning stove.

    • Lightweight pump is easy to adjust and is durable
    • Pump features a poppet valve so it won't leak when you remove it from the stove after cooking
    • 2 control valves: 1 to regulate gas flow and another to dial-in a precise flame
    • Burns almost any fuel, including white gas, kerosene, diesel, automotive gas, aviation gas, stoddard solvent and naphtha
    • Field-maintainable stove stays clog-free thanks to its self-cleaning jet
    • Legs spring open for ease of use and fold compactly for storage—fits inside MSR cook sets, sold separately
    • Comes with windscreen, heat reflector, fuel pump and stuff sack; windscreen is designed to accommodate cookware up to 10 in. in diameter
    • MSR DragonFly backpacking stove requires MSR fuel bottle for operation, sold separately
    • Weight of liquid fuel stove includes only stove and fuel pump

    Runs on white gas, kerosene, jet fuel and unleaded automobile fuel. Please note: automobile fuel will clog the stove much quicker than the other fuels and should only be used if other fuels are not available. We cannot ship fuel-burning products to addresses in Japan or South Korea.

    Please note: MSR products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

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    MSR DragonFly Backpacking Stove Specs
    Best use
    White gas / kerosene / jet / auto / diesel
    (20 oz. of fuel) (White gas) 2 hrs. 6 min. / (kerosene) 2 hrs. 33 min.
    (White gas) 3 min. 30 sec. / (kerosene) 3 min. 54 sec.
    6.3 x 5 x 3.5 inches
    (Stove and pump only) 14 ounces
    Fuel type
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time

    MSR DragonFly Backpacking Stove

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    MSR DragonFly Backpacking Stove is rated 4.65 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MSR DRAGONFLY - SUPER I've had my Dragonfly for about four years and I have used it for hiking trips when I photograph wildlife. Typically I will run the stove with white gasoline but have also used kerosene on occasion. It's nice to be able to have hot chocolate on brisk morning or a cup of tea near the evening hours. A lot of the reviews here complain about the noise from this stove. And rightfully so. It is loud. Forget being able to have any sort of conversation with anyone - you will have to talk louder than the stove which mean you are on the bottom cusp of shouting. The flame control on this stove is amazing. Anything from melting butter without burning to boiling water or even melting snow this stove can handle it. It runs liquid fuel only and does not accept canister gas, but to me gas canisters are a pain. They do not contain the same amount of energy as white gas or kerosene and they are not always available when you get to your destination which you wont find out till you get there! So much easier to locate white gas or kerosene and in a pinch you could use unleaded gas or diesel fuel but I would not recommend those fuel unless you were desperate. Those fuels are extremely harsh on a stove (any stove). Back to the noise. I picked up an aftermarket burner called quietstove and it magically makes the sound disappear and flame control is even better believe it or not. It's not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion. There are plenty of videos of it in action on youtube. If you are looking for more information about the dragonfly I would recommend visiting REI. The staff is always helpful and knows their stuff.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Stove I have used this stove on about 20 weekend trips. I have only used white gas in it but like that it could burn anything if needed. I have never had an issue lighting this stove regardless of freezing temperatures or rain. It is noisier than the Whisperlite but the ability to control temperature from a very hot flame down to a minimal simmer makes it the best buy.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Wilderness Stove For this high adventurer the Dragonfly is the only stove for me. After owning about 8 different stoves over the years and using several others I have narrowed it down to just this stove now. I've used it many times in the BWCA and up in the Rocky mountains and it was flawless when others failed. Being a cold weather camper this item gets an A+. Oh yah, its made in the USA too.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stove! I love this stove. I find it very easy to operate. I was really turned off by the stoves which used the canisters.... did not like the idea of having to dispose of them, nor did I like the idea of being stuck in an area where they were not available. With this one, it's just a matter of refilling the bottle. I am amazed at how little fuel this stove burns... 2 of us car camped for a long weekend and we did quite a bit of cooking for breakfast and dinner... including heating water to wash dishes. I had a 2nd bottle of fuel "just in case." We ended the weekend by using just under 1/2 of a 22 oz bottle. This is very helpful in planning a longer trip into the backcountry. The noise, ok yes it may be louder than some other stoves, but I am not bothered by it. The boil time is pretty fast so it's not on that long, and you don't have to have it running at full boar. I love that this stove will simmer. Much easier to make pancakes that are not burned. I have used this stove for about 10 weekends now and have had no issues with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome stove! After using friends DragonFlys in the backcountry for years I finally got one for myself. I have used a cartridge stove (Not sure what brand, I've had it since I was a kid) and have always liked the liquid fuel stoves over the cartridge style due to their versatility and the fact that you can use a wind screen as well as the stability of this stove in particular. The DragonFly is amazing in the winter time for melting snow and uses a very small amount of fuel for the job (over a hr. on high per 10oz of fuel) and takes no room in my giant winter pack. For summer, it's a bit bulky but I like the fact that you have solid heat control and can bring foods to a simmer (great for beans and rice based dishes). In real world conditions the stats given by MSR are a bit unrealistic but here's what I have found to be the average; 45F outside with a 10-15mph breeze at just over 7,000 ft., you can bring 3 ½ cups of water to a rolling boil in right at 3min 45sec (by the way, it works great at altitude also, lighting right up at a bit over 12,000 ft.). I used a GSI tea kettle for these tests and this was consistently the numbers I got (give or take 10sec either side on average). These numbers were with the wind screen and reflector that are included with the stove. For small pots (narrow based solo sets for example) you will need to jerry-rig something to narrow down the pot stand (I use tent stakes propped between the legs and have had no issues with stability). Now as far as the noise, it's true that it's pretty loud (reminds me of a small jet engine) but this is only the case when it's on full blast. When simmering the noise is on par with that of your typical liquid fuel stove. If you're looking for quite, go with an alcohol stove, if you want something that works with pretty much any pot and gives you the most control over the flame level (and a lot of heat when you need it), then this is the stove for you.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stove g'day, i use this stove for almost 10 years and the ony damage i had was a broken o-ring. pros: -used it with white gas, regular fuel, diesel and denaturated alcohol (different fuel bottel is necessary) and couldn't find big differences in the results -fuel consumption is pretty moderate -simmering works great -pots stand pretty stable -reliable (so weight and bulkiness are neglectable cons: -forget nature's sounds while cooking! this noisy rascal is like a running jet engine. -a bit bulky all in all the best stove i ever used
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stove So I needed a stove for the winter because I live in a dry cabin, and I just lost my old coleman car-camping stove. So I figured I'd spend the extra money and get something I could car camp with, but also use in the backcountry. I have at this point taken it out a couple times on backcountry snow hut trips in the Talkeetnas, but I've mostly used it twice a day for the last month to heat coffee water in the morning and make dinner in the evenings. This stove rocks. It boils water fast, and it has an easily adjustable simmer, which is amazing. The first few time you use it, you'll burn whatever you're trying to cook to the bottom of your pan. But then you'll figure out the simmer and you will be super duper happy with this stove. So far I've only run it with white gas, but haven't yet needed to clean it. Even though I've been using it twice daily for the last month. The only thing that might bug you is that this stove is LOUD. It sounds like a jet taking off. But it's very functional, lightweight, awesome stove.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Stove I have been using this as a backpacking stove for about a year. This stove lights in the cold and in the rain. It is an improvement over the Whisperlite in that the flame can be very high for a quick boil and also reduced down to a simmer. The base is more stable than most other stoves. I have had no problems with leaks, breaks, clogging, or breaking.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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