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MSR WhisperLite International Backpacking Stove

    MSR WhisperLite International Backpacking Stove

    The redesigned MSR WhisperLite™ International backpacking stove has the same fundamental design as its predecessor, only it's now 10% lighter for even greater portability. See details

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    The redesigned MSR WhisperLite™ International backpacking stove has the same fundamental design as its predecessor, only it's now 10% lighter for even greater portability.

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    The redesigned MSR WhisperLite™ International backpacking stove has the same fundamental design as its predecessor, only it's now 10% lighter for even greater portability.

    • Built tough for travel, the compact, multifuel MSR WhisperLite International stove allows you to use a variety of fuels available worldwide
    • WhisperLite International can run on white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline, making it the perfect stove for globetrotters
    • New design features an aluminum mixer tube and stainless-steel legs that keep the weight down to 10.9 oz., 10% lighter than the original WhisperLite International
    • Stove boils 1 liter of water in only 3 min. 30 sec. when using white gas and 4 min. 20 sec. when using kerosene
    • Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning as simple as shaking the stove
    • Includes a fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions and storage sack
    • MSR WhisperLite International backpacking stove requires an MSR fuel bottle for operation, sold separately
    • Weight of liquid fuel stove includes only stove and fuel pump

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    MSR WhisperLite International Backpacking Stove Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Liquid
    White gas / kerosene / auto
    No
    (White gas) 20 oz. of fuel: 1 hr. 50 min.
    (White gas) 3 min. 30 sec.
    6.5 x 5 x 4 inches
    (Stove and pump only) 10.9 ounces
    Fuel type
    Fuel
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time
    Dimensions
    Weight

    MSR WhisperLite International Backpacking Stove

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    MSR WhisperLite International Backpacking Stove is rated 4.4091 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saved my butt. I love the Whisperlite International. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is I'm hesitant to give anything 5 stars (something could always be better). As some have said it is super easy to use. I too have seen people with no camping experience master it's use and maintenance in no time. It is extremely field repairable. It can be completely field stripped in seconds. There are almost no moving parts and almost nothing on it that can break. If it's not working right then most likely the solution is to tap it on the ground and letter the shaker clean out the jet. People's big complaint seems to always be temperature control. I have no problem with it. With a little practice and ingenuity you can cook anything you want on it at low and high temps. It is possible to simply turn it almost all the way off for low heat (you'll want to watch it to insure it doesn't go out). You can also bend the windscreen in a way that lets you rest a pot a few inches above the stove further lowering the temperature (great for baking). And if you really want then you can always let out a little of the pressure from the fuel bottle and get a low flame that way. The fact that it can burn any fuel is great and has really saved me in the past. Run out of fuel winter camping in the -10F weather of the Wyoming Range? No problem, flag down a snowmobiler and their hi-octane gas will work just fine. Having said that it is truly meant to burn white gas. It will burn any fuel but it will be noticeably dirtier because of it and the jet will get clogged more often. If you spend a very small amount of time learning how to fix it, do your proper maintenance before a big trip, and learn a few tricks on how to get the most out of it then it will last you years and you can cook/bake anything you could ever want while in the middle of nowhere.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Built to last I purchased the predecesor to this model and have had it for about a year and a half. Over this period, the whisperlite has been on every trip into the backcountry and performs amazingly. While I am not a backcountry gourmet, I have used the stove for more than simply boiling water. Over the last couple of trips, I have finally learned how to simmer with the stove and this has opened up my meal options considerably. (there was a learning curve). The major selling point for me was the ability to burn several types of fuel. I have not had the opportunity to use alt. fuels, but I like that I have the option when the occasion arises. This little stove is easy to light with some at -home practice and is very intuitive to use in the field. I currently use the 22oz. canister but will soon purchase the 11oz as I have come to realize it will suit my needs better. All of my trips to date have been 2-3 nighters and the larger bottle is too large for these adventures and would be better for longer trips. I got a great deal on this stove I guess because the newer model was being rolled out and couldn't be happier. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the simmering issue. It does take a bit of attention to accomplish, but for me, totally worth the "trouble". I know there are lighter options on the market and this is a pretty serious stove for backpacking trips but me and the Mrs. like to eat good on our trips and the Whisperlite International has been our culinary savior! If you have been on the fence about this stove, and are a "foodie" at heart, just go ahead and buy this stove, and don't look back! I didn't. Happy trails!
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific for long, cool-weather trips This is, in my opinion, still one of the best all-around backpacking stoves. After using an ultralight butane-canister stove almost exclusively for a few years, I've gone back to my whisperlite for trips where I can expect cooler weather or that's longer than a few days. Yes, this stove is heavier than a small butane stove, but you more than make up for the weight difference once you're out more than 4 or 5 days, since you're not also lugging multiple, heavy butane canisters (for a given volume, the whisperlite's fuel bottle is much lighter than a canister). Also, after having butane stoves fail to bring water to a boil several times on chilly, breezy days, I appreciate the bomb-proof reliability of the whisperlite in cool weather and the ability to use a windscreen. On short solo trips, I still use a butane-canister stove, since it is so light and I can use techniques to keep the canister warm for a short amount of time while cooking. But when I hike with a partner and expect cooler wether, the Whisperlite is simply unbeatable for reliability, fuel economy, and (even!) weight.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Gear That Lasts I have an older version of the MSR WhisperLite International. I was given this stove as a gift 15 years ago and this stove is still just as reliable as the day I bought it. It goes in my pack every time I camp whether it is on my own for 2 days or with a group for 6 days. I have used it with white gas, kerosine, diesel fuel, and just for kicks I even used Jet A fuel from the airport. Kerosine and the other heavier fuels will have a lot of carbon build up, and will require cleaning more, but this stove still runs great. This stove is easy to clean, and the shaker jet helps clear carbon from the nozzle. I have replaced the fuel pump once, about 5 years ago (after 10 years of use) because the plastics and rubber seals started to degrade.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and consistent performance My Whisperlite is 20 years old and continues to go strong. I change out the O-rings about every two years and have NEVER had any field issues with this champion. The shaker jet is the original one and continues to prevent clogs. I usually clean it upon returning home with an old toothbrush and a little soap and water. A little challenging with getting water to simmer but I usually use it just to boil water. I am sure this will be the only stove I will ever own. I highly recommend it as a reliable back country stove.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should've bought this stove years ago This stove lives up to its reputation. I've been using the pocket rocket system for close to ten years now. After my adventures got me into ultra peaks a couple years ago, I learned the hard way at Mt. Shasta base camp that pressurized canister systems just don't work well at high elevations. It took nearly a full canister to boil down a liter of water, with little options to cook my dinner. The stove's ability to use multiple fuels makes it super versatile. I recommend using white gas, but being able to use automobile gasoline is a great option if you're in a bind! This system is tried-and-true as other reviewers have commented! As for the the review stating that the system was too complicated, and the reviewer almost lit himself on fire, I just don't see how with this stove appearing to be nearly "idiot proof". As always, REI's free shipping got me my order delivered in two days. Bottom line, this stove is worth every penny!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stove Perfection This is my stove for all non-ultralight packing trips. It's easy to light (primes itself basically), is insanely quiet compared to my older stoves, runs efficiently on white gas, and if I can't find any white gas I can just walk to a gas station and fill it up! This stove takes a beating in my pack and knowing that it will light easily at the end of the day is another thing I love about it. And if it doesn't? I just pull out my service kit and repair/clean it in minutes! Great stove for any serious (or comfort minded) packers.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough stove Three of use used this stove at Glacier National for 7 days, and this stove didn't miss a beat. Lightweight, durable, and simple to use once you get use to it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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