This video describes servicing for all MSR liquid fuel stove pumps, including previous generations of the pumps.
The MSR WhisperLite International combines the reliability and durability of the classic MSR WhisperLite stove with multi-fuel burning capabilities, making it ideal for international travelers and backpackers who require flexibility in the type of fuel they burn.
The WhisperLite International includes swappable Shaker Jets to equip it for use with fuels varying from white gas to kerosene to unleaded gasoline. The self-cleaning Shaker Jets utilize a weighted needle to allow fuel to flow without risk of blockage from unvaporized and solidified fuel particles. When the stove isn't in use, you simply press to the needle to push any debris through the jet's opening.
On white gas, the WhisperLite International boils a liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Kerosene provides better burn time (155 minutes vs. 110 minutes) but takes 4.4 minutes to bring a liter of water to boil.
Broad, lightweight support legs and serrated pot supports provide solid stability. These elements are constructed of stainless steel to ensure durability at a minimal trail weight.
The MSR WhisperLite International stove includes a fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small parts kit, stuff sack and instructions. NOTE: Fuel Bottles are sold separately.
- Hybrid design burns white gas, Kerosene or unleaded gasoline
- Utilizes MSR's Shaker Jet technology
- Folds and packs into a 1.5-liter pot (not included)
Burn Time 155 minutes (20 oz of Kerosene) Recommended Use Year Round Backpacking, Mountaineering and International Trekking Average Boil Time 3.5 minutes (on white gas)
4.4 minutes (on Kerosene)
Warranty Lifetime Type Liquid-Fuel Stability Good Other Storage Case Included Material Stainless Steel/Brass Item Weight 10.9 oz Fuel White Gas, Kerosene or Unleaded Gasoline Cold Weather Performance Good
- A Classic Stove
Likes: My dad has had a Whisperlite for well over a decade, and it's still going strong. This new version has slightly different legs, but other than that, it's built like the original. This is a durable stove which will stand up to hard, extended use. I've only taken it on several weekend trips as well as a two-week hike on the AT, but I expect it to be the only stove I'll ever have to buy. It heats up rapidly once lit, and boils water quickly. A bonus for the International model is the ability to burn alternative fuels. I don't plan to burn gasoline or kerosene any time soon, but it's nice to have that option if that's all that's available. This stove is a great buy if you want an easy-to-use, durable, and time-tested heat source.
Dislikes: This stove is built like a tank, which means that it's heavy. If you care a lot about pack weight, buy another stove. It's also very loud, so consider that if you plan to be hiking around other people a lot and don't want to disturb them. Also, as many reviewers have pointed out, it is very difficult to get the burner to simmer. I found that it was possible, with practice, to get some degree of precision, but I wouldn't buy this stove if you want to fine-tune heat output.
This stove is designed to heat up water quickly and last forever, which is all I wanted. If you're looking for a lighter, quieter, and more precise cooking experience, look elsewhere.
- Great Stove
Likes: Multi fuel capability
Ease of use
Hot reliable heat
Dislikes: Wish the fuel line was able to be more flexible for stowing
Likes: - Versatile (uses just about any fuel type you can find)
- Easy to light and adjust, once you get the hang of it.
- Very hot - heats up water very quickly
- Stays lit even in windy conditions
- Lightweight (excluding the fuel bottle) and packs easily inside my cooking pot
- Construction materials and workmanship seem to be first-rate, and I expect it to be very durable even after lots of use.
Dislikes: - Have to carry fuel separately (unlike some of the wood-burning stoves), which can be heavy
- Depending on the fuel type, can leave black residue on your cookpots
Likes: Works as well as its great reputation indicates.
Likes: Very easy to set up at your campsite. Heats water VERY quickly. Very light and compact to carry.
Dislikes: None. It's hard to go wrong with MSR and I have used a number of their products over my camping years.
Likes: Very compact, starts easily, burns very hot, couldn't be any more satisfied with this product.
Dislikes: Nothing at all its a wonderful product.
Likes: Easy to use and dependable. I broke it in as my backup stove on a trip to the Boundary Waters and ended up relying on it. Boils water in a hurry!
Likes: Easy to light and use. Overall great product. Expected nothing more from MSR.
Dislikes: A little bulky. Wont simmer easily.
Likes: The new WhisperLite International for 2012 has the same reliable operating system that the old WhisperLite stoves have. I bought this new stove because of the new style legs and serrated pot holders. I've used it with large and small pots and it is more stable than the older versions of the stove. Same quality, more stable.
Dislikes: Nothing yet.