The MSR Fuel Bottle is designed to work in tandem with all MSR liquid-fuel stoves (sold separately). Made from a single piece of impact-extruded aluminum to prevent leaks and cracks, the Fuel Bottle is bolstered at the shoulder and base to resist bulging when pressurized.
Never get stuck with cold food in camp, replace or stock up on MSR Fuel Bottles for any MSR liquid-fuel stove. Carry your fuel without worry in the durable aluminum tank that's bolstered at the shoulder and base to prevent bulging during pressurization.
The MSR Fuel Bottles work specifically with MSR stoves. They are built to withstand the pressure of the Whisperlite, XGK, Dragonfly and other liquid fuel MSR Stoves
|Air-Tight Seal:||Allows longer-term fuel storage by preventing air from entering and degrading fuel.|
|Capacity:||11 fl. oz / .325 liters, 20 fl. oz / .59 liters, 30 fl. oz / .887 liters|
|Controlled Pouring:||Holes in shaft of bottle cap allow measured flow, prevent spills.|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Pump Storage:||MSR Fuel Pump can be stored inside a depressurized bottle for easy transporting.|
|Weight:||(11oz) 2.8 oz; (22oz) 4.9 oz; (33oz) 7.3 oz|
|Weight [with packaging]:||11 oz.: 0.2 lb, 20 oz.: 0.35 lb, 33 oz.: 0.5 lb|
|Weight for 11 oz. bottle:||2.8 oz|
|Weight for 22 oz. bottle:||4.9 oz.|
|Weight for 33 oz. bottle:||7.3 oz|
|MSR Red Fuel Bottles||$15.95|
|MSR Fuel Bottles for Camping Stoves||$19.99|
|MSR Expedition Fuel Bottle Cap||$4.95|
|MSR Fuel Bottle 30 oz.||$19.95|
The 30oz bottle is great for week+ trips in the summer time and 4 to 6 day trips in the winter when you need to melt a lot of snow for drinking water. I get about 3hrs of burn time out of my DragonFly with this container when it's on full blast. Great bottle and cap combo.
The 20oz bottle is my go too for most longish camping trips (4 to 6 days) in warmer weather and weekends in the winter when I will be melting a lot of snow to drink. It holds enough fuel for my DragonFly stove to burn for about 2hrs on full bore and longer if I'm doing a lot of simmering.
The 11oz bottle is perfect for extended weekends in the back country as long as I don't have to use the stove to melt snow for water, in which case it works for short overnight trips. I get about an hour of burn time, give or take, with this small bottle.
I, like the majority out there, miss the old bottle cap; however, I really don't mind the new "child proof" caps that much. The trick to these new caps is to NOT crank them down to tight as the child lock mech takes care of leaking issues. If you can get into the can the white gas (or whatever) comes in, you should be able to get into these without a problem, just don't use gorilla strength when you close it. If you do tighten it too much then use a stick or some other lever through the loop at the top to help get it open.
These things have been around forever.. for a reason. Bomber construction and pretty much your only option for liquid fueled MSR stoves. I have one of each size which gives a lot of versatility. Being in Utah, I tend to be backpacking over 10,000' pretty frequently - I've found that the small bottle lasts 2 nights x 2 people and the medium lasts 3+ nights x 4 people. This is for cooking home-dehydrated meals - I'm sure you'd get more mileage if only boiling water. The large size is great for larger groups/ longer trips to carry fuel. I don't tend to run a stove off the large bottle if I can avoid it - it takes a lot more pumping to keep the bottle pressurized if it's half empty with a huge airspace inside the bottle, especially at higher elevations.
These fuel bottles are the only ones that don't leak when the temps get high in the desert. I prefer the 11 oz for my light and fast solo trips, or for my overnight alpine climbs. Plenty of fuel to last you for days and it doesn't end up weighing any more than the two canisters you'd have to bring. I even still have bottles from the 80's that have zero problems. I always carry a small cap (the non-childproof one) in my bag in case my pump starts leaking. Almost zero extra weight and no extra bulk. Love these things.
I also have the dragonfly stove and these bottles are great. I am not the kindest to my equipment and have never had a problem with these bottles at all. As a father of 3 and 6 year old little boys the child proof cap is welcomed as they go with me all the time. I don't use a bear container to keep the bears out of stuff, I use it to keep "Sticky"(my 3 year old) out of stuff. Ken
I use these when I am going on trips from town to town in alaska or for backcountry motorcycle riding/atv riding. Alot of times you may be another 10 miles from your location and thats when these come in. I carry two of them and besides using them for the stove, they are get me to my destination.
Durable, different enough from a water bottle that no one drinks out of it, No leaking problems. Childproof cap is nice. Even if you don't have children, it prevents the cap from loosening when crammed in your pack on a rough trail. MSR knows what they are doing!
Never had an issue with these bottles. The three sizes make fuel reserving and use easy: 22 or 32 as backup, with an 11 for most cooking and trips. The 32 fits well in oversized bike bottle cages for bike touring too.
I have extensive use of these bottles with both the traditional cap and child cap with both Whisperlites and Dragonflies, I'm quite disappointed in the child safety caps, they are a pain to use and the original caps are much more reliable, the original cap makes it 5 stars, the child cap is barely a singe star.
I love my MSR stove, it's strong sturdy and everything I could hope for. Honestly though the fuel bottle disappoints me. It's lite and all I just wish it had thicker walls. They are easily beat up and punctured if on the outer pockets of your pack. Not really a longevity product.