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Hikin_Jim

MSR Whisperlite Universal -- Completed Review

I've been working on a review of the new MSR Whisperlite Universal.

The big news is that the new Whisperlite Universal will run on gas as well as liquid fuel.

Running on canister gas.  NICE big flames.

My review of the new MSR Whisperlite Universal is complete and now available:  
MSR Whisperlite Universal Review.  

By the way, Seattle Backpackers Magazine is a worthwhile read even if you're not interested in my particular article.

Configuring the stove for different fuels:


More photos:

Running on white gasoline (Coleman fuel).


Putting out some heat!


The new Whisperlite (left) and the old Whisperlite (right).


Running on kerosene.


Stove testing at First Water on the Mt. Wilson Trail.

It's a really nice stove and a really nice job by MSR.

HJ
HikeUp

Well done HJ! Love to see a stove glowing red hot!
tpfishnfool

Jim, You are the go to guy for gear.. Thank you for all you do..

Tom
Hikin_Jim

HikeUp wrote:
Well done HJ! Love to see a stove glowing red hot!
That sucker puts out some heat.  This photo was taken after the stove had gone out:


HJ
Hikin_Jim

tpfishnfool wrote:
Jim, You are the go to guy for gear.. Thank you for all you do..

Tom
Well, stoves maybe.  You're welcome, and I'm glad the posts are helpful.

HJ
Hikin_Jim

I just saw the Whisperlite Universal for sale (but not in stock) on MEC's site for $131.00 CAD (about $128.00 USD).  Assuming the price doesn't change when the stoves actually hit the shelves in January, I think it's a smart move by MSR.  I think MSR was reaching a bit with their original MSRP of $140.

For those who don't know, MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) is a large, outdoors-oriented Canadian retailer.  They're vaguely similar to REI (Recreational Equipment Incorporated), the US retailer.

HJ

Review of the MSR Whisperlite Universal
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