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MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove

    MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove

    The legend continues with the MSR WhisperLite™ Universal backpacking stove. The trail-worthy stove gives you the option to burn nearly any fuel source, including white gas and isobutane-propane. See details

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    The legend continues with the MSR WhisperLite™ Universal backpacking stove. The trail-worthy stove gives you the option to burn nearly any fuel source, including white gas and isobutane-propane.

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    The legend continues with the MSR WhisperLite™ Universal backpacking stove. The trail-worthy stove gives you the option to burn nearly any fuel source, including white gas and isobutane-propane.

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    The legend continues with the MSR WhisperLite™ Universal backpacking stove. The trail-worthy stove gives you the option to burn nearly any fuel source, including white gas and isobutane-propane.

    • From BACKPACKER 2012 Editors’ Choice Awards: “For years, we’ve been hunting for a multifuel stove that burns both liquid gas and canister fuel, burns them equally well, …
    • … and easily converts from one mode to another. The Universal is that stove—and possibly the last one you’ll need to buy.”
    • WhisperLite Universal burns a variety of fuels available worldwide—it runs on white gas, kerosene, unleaded gasoline and isobutane-propane canisters (sold in REI stores)
    • Simply swap out 1 of 3 self-cleaning Shaker Jets™ and 1 of 2 source couplers to match your fuel source and you're ready to cook
    • Boils 1 liter of water in only 3 min. 30 sec. when using white gas and 3 min. 45 sec. when using an isobutane-propane canister
    • Stove allows excellent control of simmering when you're burning isobutane-propane and good control when burning white gas
    • Aluminum mixer tube, stainless-steel legs and a smart design keep the weight down to 11.5 oz.
    • Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning as simple as shaking the stove
    • Includes a stand for inverting isobutane-propane canisters for better cold weather performance and more consistent output over the life of each canister
    • Also includes a fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions and storage sack
    • MSR WhisperLite Universal backpacking stove requires an MSR fuel bottle and fuel or an isobutane-propane canister for operation (both sold separately)
    • Weight of liquid fuel stove includes only stove and fuel pump
    • Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores

    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 WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove Specs
    Best use
    Canister / liquid
    Isobutane-propane / white gas / kerosene / auto
    (20 oz.white gas) 1 hr. 50 min. / (8 oz. isobutane) 1 hr. 15 min.
    (White gas) 3 min. 30 sec. / (isobutane) 3 min. 45 sec.
    6 x 6 x 4.75 inches
    (Stove, pump & canister mount) 13.7 ounces
    Fuel type
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time

    MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove

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    MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stoveis rated4.4out of5by15.
    Rated4out of5byfromcompact stove for larger potswe've got minimalist stoves for solo trips with just a half-liter cup as cookware, but when the family (4) goes backpacking, we wanted a lightish stove that's stable enough to hold a decent sized pot. This one did the trick. Stable, comes with everything you need in the box (stove, couplings for canisters or bottles, bottom heat shield, windscreen). Lights easily and flame nicely adjustable. Worked great the first time out.
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated4out of5byfromExcellent Product!I've taken this on a few trips now and it's been a great decision. It's a little difficult to light but once its going its easy to control the amount of heat. I use this most to brew coffee but its also good for heating up whatever you have that needs heating up if you've got the pots for it.
    Date published: 2013-11-16
    Rated5out of5byfromAwesome stoveWe used this stove one on a car camping trip and it worked very well. It was very easy to light and too no time to warm up our chili. I liked the fact that we could use wind screens with the canister. I can't wait to take it backpacking. The only one con was the stove is very expensive compared to other stoves on the market.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated3out of5byfromGood stove, kind of expensiveI bought this stove as a "second" stove for backpacking trips when we need to use larger pots and pans. It is a little bulky, but works great.
    Date published: 2013-09-11
    Rated5out of5byfromgreat stoveGreat stove. fits inside my 2 liter pot easily. it was easy to light and boiled water in seconds. good flame control also, and very efficient as well
    Date published: 2013-07-27
    Rated4out of5byfromGood Stove But Difficult To ChangeMSR is a great company with a great reputation. This product surely is no different. However, when I purchased this stove to take backpacking I got home and tried to disassemble it. It would not come apart. The nuts were locked down too tight, even with the provided tool. Also, the fuel line would not break down because the fit was off. I immediately took it back and got a different stove - same model. Got home...same problem. I came back again and they replaced it again. This time I had the REI staff look at the broken stove with me. They were shocked. Third time was the charm. The stove came apart as advertised and works great. Just as I expect from MSR. Four stars because of the trouble. Otherwise it would be five. It is a fantastic stove. Justine sure you disassemble it before taking it into the field to be sure.
    Date published: 2013-06-29
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat ExperienceUsed this stove to boil water for coffee after tornadoes took out power for three days, also some light use while car camping to boil water. At this point I have only used the MSR superfuel. While it's not as simple of a system as some canister stoves, the versatility more than makes up for the added effort. Very pleasant experience.
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat stoveUsed the stove last week when hiking on a 20 mile hike during a very hot and windy day. Took a few attempts to light it but this is probably due my inexperience (this was the second time I ever used it, and the first time was a dry run at home when I got it). Boiled about two cups of water extremely fast and used very little gasoline. The tea was great. Note that when using unleaded fuel if seems to collect some soot in the lower part, but it's not terrible. The pouch is neatly designed. It has a small pocket for the tools and spare parts, some of which are included with the stove. Overall I'm very satisfied and plan on taking it with me on all possible trips.
    Date published: 2013-05-20

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