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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
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Canister / liquid
    Isobutane-propane / white gas / kerosene / auto
    No
    (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
    Fuel
    Auto ignition
    Burn time (max flame)
    Average boil time
    Dimensions
    Weight

    MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove

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    MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Stove But Difficult To Change MSR 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: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stove Used 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: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stove Even though I haven't taken it into the country yet, I have still used it at home. The boil time was about three minutes using iso/butane canisters with the snow peak hybrid trails cookset. The pot in that set is about 4 and a half inches on the bottom and is a little unstable when empty, but when you fill it with water the weight holds it to the stove.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Stove! The Whisperlite Universal was purchased to enable our crew going to Philmont Scout Reservation in the Summer to utilize liquid fuel at higher elevations. Our group typically uses canister stoves, but we felt we needed something with better flexibility, especially when different types of fuel may or may not be available. We last used the stove on a training trip on the GA AT in cold weather. Our experience in the past has not been good with canister stoves in cold weather, but we really liked how well the Whisperlite worked in temperatures near freezing. The only "drawback" was needing to prime the stove when using liquid fuel. We easily adapted and are confidently ready to take the stove out west.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stove This stove is absolutely perfect for my needs. It has really fast boil times, i have yet to use gasoline but i have been pleased with isobutane. I use it with the MSR Peizo igniter and it works very well. Absolutely NO drawbacks!
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great stove Great 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: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent 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: 2014-04-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cheap threads don't last This stove has everything you need for a backpacking trip at high altitude in cold and wind. Lights easily, stable, comes with an effective windscreen, and a big titanium pot feels reasonably secure. However, the threads are a cheap, thin metal, not brass like better stoves. Cross-threaded just when we needed it most. The good news was that we had brought along the accessories needed to use liquid fuel, and so our trip wasn't cut short.
    Date published: 2014-04-08

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