• Package includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack. (Fuel bottle not included.)
• Proven: Trusted and field-proven performance for more than 20 years.
• Reliable: Simple, durable design.
• Compact: Flexible fuel line folds small and fits in most MSR pots.
• Field Maintainable: Shaker Jet technology and smart engineering allows complete cleaning and maintenance in the field.
• Minimum Weight: 11 oz / 305 g.
• Packaged Weight: 14.5 oz / 410 g.
• Burn time (white gas) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: 136 minutes.
• Boil time (white gas), 1 liter: 3.9 minutes.
• Water boiled (white gas) per 100 ml of fuel: 5.1 liters.
• Water boiled (white gas) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.5 liters.
• Country of Origin: Made in Seattle, USA
Like Kleenex and tissue, the words WhisperLite and backpacking stove have become almost synonymous. The reasons are simple: ultra lightweight; a clean, efficient and quiet burn; stability; compact size; and easy field maintenance.
|1 Liter Boil Time:||4 min|
|Avg. Boil Time:||3.5 min.|
|Boil Time:||3.9 minutes (per liter of water)|
|Boil time with white gas, 1 liter:||3.9 minutes|
|Burn Time:||136 minutes (per 20 oz of fuel)|
|Burn time with white gas per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel:||136 minutes|
|Cartridge Life:||136 minutes Burn time (white gas) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel|
|Dimensions:||6 x 4 x 4 in.|
|Fuel Connector:||Brand Specific Fuel Bottle|
|Fuel Types:||White gas|
|Fuel type:||White gas.|
|Material:||Steel and Aluminum|
|Minimum Weight:||11 oz. (305 g)|
|Package includes:||Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack (Fuel bottle not included)|
|Packaged Weight:||14.5 oz. (410 g)|
|Stove Type:||Liquid Fuel Stoves|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||040818117828|
|Water boiled with white gas per 1 oz. of fuel:||1.5 liters|
|Water boiled with white gas per 100 ml of fuel:||5.1 liters|
|Weight:||11 oz. (305 g)|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.75 lb|
|Weight w/o Fuel:||13.10 oz|
|Weight without fuel:||11 oz|
|MSR Whisperlite Backpacking Stove||$79.95 - $139.95|
|MSR Whisperlite Universal||$111.98 - $139.99|
|MSR WhisperLite Stove Service Kit||$29.95|
|MSR Whisperlite Shaker Stove||$79.95|
This stove keeps coming back for more. Mine is 8+ years old, and still burning strong. A little maintenance goes a long long way. Guiding sea kayak trips, we had several stoves that had lived their 15+ years in salt water and being put through summers of solid guide use. The kit that comes with the stove is great for the basic stuff, but when it comes to more serious cleaning or replacing parts, the repair kit comes in handy. The stove is not perfect, and definiltey doesnt always fire up the way you like it, but after a little trouble shooting and a tweak here or there, it gets it done the way you like it. It isn't made for simmering, so bust out some serious camp cooking skills for rice or dry beans- but if you want to boil water- this baby gets it done fast! It burns great in all weather, a little protection is all you need!
Great stove. worth the money- especially if you consider cost/use!
Love this stove. I've been using it since I read Mark Twight's book "Extreme Alpinism". I agree with him in that a canister stove does not compare at altitude or in cold weather. After fussing with my MSR Pocket rocket above treeline, and running out of fuel more times than I can count, I now take this stove everywhere I go (with the exception of light and fast summer trips). For climbing, if I strip down my GSI microdualist to just the pot, I can fit this stove inside of it. I use the 11 oz fuel bottle which will last me for several days to a week. For high mountain bivies, this stove cannot be beat! Of course, it is more bulky and a bit more heavy (though you save weight because each ounce of fuel goes further). It also does not "whisper", however, compared to it's bigger cousins it certainly does.
This stove is not quite as convenient as one that uses canisters as you have to pre-heat it. But it is set up to do that easily. It burns hot, boils water fast, and uses fuel efficiently. To me the great advantage of this over a stove that uses pre filled fuel canisters is that you do not constantly have partially filled canisters that you don't know what to do with and is much more environmentally friendly in that you are not always throwing spent fuel canisters away. Take a minute to make sure you know how to clean the jet and this thing will be a reliable friend on the trail. I've had mine for MANY years and the one time the jet got a bit clogged with some sand it was no issue at all to fix. The pump went bad once but that was an easy replacement.
Setup is quick (from packed to heating a meal in about 5 minutes). The stove is super lightweight but being made of almost entirely stainless steel make it tough and easy to clean. It's so light I think the 20 oz bottle of fuel I keep for it weighs more that the stove itself. Also comes with a wind screen for use in less than ideal conditions. Boils water in about 3-4 minutes once the main burner is lit. It will continue to be my go to stove for many years to come. Only downside is it may be difficupt to use with thicker gloves on and it is not auto igniting. Not a big problem but it can be a minor nuisance at times. Just make sure to leave a pack of matches in the storage bag with the stove.
Writing a review of this stove is a bit redundant since every knows it is the go to for any serious outdoors-person. It is bombproof. I have dropped it on so many rocks, bent it, banged it, crammed it into bag etc. and ten years later I have no reservations about its reliability. The priming is somewhat inconvenient and I won't do it indoors, and it has two settings: high and off (don't plan to lightly simmer with this), but thats a compromise you make for a stove that works reliably at 14,000 feet and is indestructible. The shaker makes its effortless to keep it clean, and the simplicity of it mechanisms makes the five year overhaul remarkably easy. 80 bucks for a stove that you will never have to replace, how can there be any doubt.
This stove can really pump out the heat and boil water. Thats about it. If you are considering the "international" stove but have no plans to ever camp in other countries, then stay with this old standby. I have tried both examples on multiple occasions simultaneously and the normal version works head over heals better. It primes faster, uses less fuel and heats faster. The international version has a bulkier fuel line and a mesh screen in the priming bowl. It is worth spending 25 bucks to get the MSR Trillium Stove Base. It is much sturdier than the standard aluminum foil. Do not discard the aluminum foil wind screen. It increases efficiency and reduces boil time.
My dad bought one of these in 1986 (before I was even a thought) and it's still going strong. I have used it countless times winter camping and laughed at all my friends with canister stoves who can't get their snow to melt cause the canister is too cold. The design hasn't changed much either. The only differences are convenience. Like the shaker jet and better pump. But the fact that this thing has almost seen thirty years of abuse and is still working as good as it was on day one with no parts replaced is pretty phenomenal.
Compact, durable, easy to use. If you're looking at this, then you know that you're going for white gas. What you may not know is that this stove will actually last forever, and you won't want to switch. Its like a classic car. You know how it works, how long it takes, and you master different fuel grades.
Get one, and it will always remain clean and in use among friends and family. Two is too many; a good complement to this stove is a little gigapower to do some speed coffee brews in the morning.
This stove is so simple to use, cook with, and clean. It folds down into an easy to pack size, and is quite durable as well. My friend has the dragonfly stove and we use both on our ice climbing trips. The whisperlite shows no sign of being inferior to the dragonfly in my opinion. Its just a bit smaller is all. Even in high wind this stove will boil your water and cook your noodles (or whatever) quickly.