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  • 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

Made in USA.

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.

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Best Use Backpacking
Fuel Type Liquid
Fuel Diesel, Auto, White Gas, Jet, Kerosene
Burn Time (Max Flame) (20 oz. of fuel) (White gas) 2 hrs. 6 min. / (kerosene) 2 hrs. 33 min.
Average Boil Time (White gas) 3 min. 30 sec. / (kerosene) 3 min. 54 sec.
Dimensions 6.3 x 5 x 3.5 inches
Weight (Stove and pump only) 14 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read carefully before you buy It is big, it is loud, it is unique. Your satisfaction with this stove is DIRECTLY dependent on how well you identify your needs for a stove. What it lacks in qualities needed by a naturalist it has traded up for qualities needed by someone using a stove in between back-packing and almost tailgating. Those key features being its rock solid support legs for heavy group meals and finite flame control for fine simmering. This is what i set out to find and MSR had the quality product to answer my call. A few important notes specific to MSR products. If you own more than one MSR product, Dragonfly's pump is unique to ONLY IT and no other stove.
Date published: 2008-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just buy one stove If you are the person who finds yourself at the summit one weekend and camping out of the back of your pickup truck the next weekend, this is your stove. I've used mine for boiling up a days supply of snow to water at 7000+ feet and also for cooking (not burning) gravy and sauces in the campground. This stove is efficient and versatile. To address the "jet engine" complaints... yes it sounds like a jet engine, but in the same regard that your live music cd at a reasonable volume sounds like a rock concert. So it burns with a rushing air sound, but I've heard people snore at about twice this volume so I don't even think twice about it.
Date published: 2008-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience with warranty/repair I bought my MSR Dragonfly 12 years ago. It broke on my last hiking trip, in June of this year. The burner cup became detached from the rod that connects it to the base. Despite the fact that the card that came with the stove clearly states that warranty period is five years, MSR's warranty/repair department cheerfully agreed to fix it for free. All I had to do was to ship it to Seattle. Needless to say, I am very happy with MSR. I like this stove a lot, and for most uses prefer it over the smaller butane cannister-type stoves for the reasons others have mentioned. I just wanted to share my experience with the warranty issue.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The logic of a few extra ounces.... I've done the math. Take a Soto at 2.6 oz and 1 full 227G can at 12.7 oz and one half full at 7.7 oz total 23OZ. My set up with the Dragonfly is 32 OZ including wind screens at 2 OZ. Now buy a Simmerlite and save 5.5 OZ or net savings Soto 2.5 OZ savings max, Now start adding additional 4.7 OZ for additional empty cans VS larger cans for these stoves and the trade off completely disappears. Regardless this is a true bug out stove and for the minimal extra carry of 3 1/2 oz between 2 people I'll take the simmer benefits and multiple fuel options any day, these are great stoves and if you can't light one easy you should not be playing with matches!
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MSR Dragonfly What can i say about this stove other than simply the best. I upgraded to the Dragonfly a year ago now mainly because of the simmer control and the fact i make all my own backpacking meals and lets face it if you wanna simmer a cheese sause make pancakes or a pudding for dessert you need to have some control over your heat. The #1 complaint i hear about this stove is the noise level, witch to be honest i find minimal and a very small issue. This stove have been with me for week plus long trips summer and winter. While i do cary a expatiation service kit i havent hat to replace a thing yet. The dragonfly is a work horse and will provide hours of smiles over a well cooked meal after a long day.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best cooking stove I´ve seen or heard of. I completely ignored MSR until my girlfriend who already knew about it, bought a DragonFly. We have been travelling on our bicycles for 4 years now, and it´s one of the most important part of our travelling/camping gear. We use it on a daily basis 300 days a year. I toast bread, we prepare all our meals and we cook very elaborated food, we even make bread, jam and cakes. And sometimes we even use it to heat water for a shower for both of us. All you need it´s about a liter of fuel a week. We save a lot of money thanks to it. It requires cleaning every now and then, depending on the fuel quality you can get your hands on, but that´s about it. It´s word every coin.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for "Real" Cooking We finally tried the Dragonfly in the field. I cook for three, using it to cook pasta, boil water, fry potatoes and eggs. The lighting procedure requires a little practice, but not too challenging. The priming fire requires a little more fuel than what the instructions imply. is loud, but tolerable. Temperature control is excellent. Once the water came to a boil, I was able to back off on the fuel to maintain a gentle boil. I was able to get the perfect temperature for cooking scrambled eggs. The stove seemed really stable, even with a fairly large pot of water sitting on top. The fuel consumption (Coleman fuel, in my case) seemed quite reasonable.
Date published: 2010-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best general stoves! I have a several camp stoves (and a bunch of MSR's) -- I seem to always land taking my dragonfly these days. I am not going deep back country for weeks at a time or high mountain trekking anymore, so I can have a little luxury. The ease of use of the dragonfly (and easy simmering) make it like cooking in a kitchen (well, as close to it in the wild) with the perfect heat/flame. While not MSR approved, when I can spare the weight, I use a "QuietStove" flame spreader, which makes it as quiet as my whisperlite, which makes other campers (& my wife, who sleeps in) happy. If I had to get rid of all but one stove, it would be a tight race with this & my xgk, with he dragonfly just winning.
Date published: 2016-02-19
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I am looking a traveling back to Africa, and the easiest fuel to obtain there for a stove would be alcohol. Will this stove use this fuel? 

Asked by: LGRoutt
No, this stove will not burn alcohol.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

We are lightening the load for our 6 day trip to Quetico this year and switching from a double burner Coleman to a Dragonfly. How much fuel do we need for the six day trip?  We cook 2 meals a day for 4 guys.  

Asked by: Waterboy1850
How much fuel a DragonFly or any other liquid fuel stove will consume is highly dependent on the types of meals you cook and the conditions when you are cooking. For more information please see Cascade Designs information on fuel use or contact them directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-23
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