For over 15 years, the MSR WhisperLite has been a leading backpacking stove due to its reliability and simple design.
The WhisperLite stove utilizes white gas. The self-cleaning Shaker Jet cleans itself with a simple shake.
The WhisperLite includes the stove, fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small parts kit, stuff sack and instructions. The Fuel bottle is sold separately.
- Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning as simple as shaking the stove.
- Made to last with durable stainless steel and brass.
- Burns cleanly on white gas.
Best Use Backpacking Burn Time 136 min. (20 oz of fuel) Average Boil Time 3.9 min Warranty Lifetime Type Liquid-Fuel Material Stainless steel/brass Item Weight 11 oz. Fuel White gas Cold Weather Performance Good
Real Customer Reviews
- Nice Light Stove
Likes: The MSR WhisperLite has met almost all of my needs in a lightweight stove. It packs down to a small light unit and is virtually bomb-proof. The fact that many users over many years vouch for it's dependability says a lot. I also have to mention Backcountry Edge has the best price for the stove over any other website that I looked at.
Dislikes: None so far.
- Great old school burner
Likes: I'm a novice when it comes to buying and using backcountry gear but for my first stove I choose the MSR Whisperlite based on the reviews and dependability of this classic stove. I have to admit in my first attempts to figure out how much gas to give it to light it...I had a couple fire balls. Then it took me a few attempts to get the stream of gas to it just right so it maintained the blue flame. Once I figured out the right amount of turns on the gas to the burner...this little burner cranked. Although it didn't beat my friends MSR Windburner to the water boil...it wasn't too far behind. I had no problems balancing my 2 liter pot on top of the burner and I love the simplicity of this stove.
Dislikes: It's a little heavier packing the MSR fuel bottle but I like that it's reusable.
Likes: I bought this stove because it's a classic and because I can't get behind the one-time-use canister mentality. It's easy to use, the fuel is readily available, the fuel costs are low, and the fuel economy is high. The stove is was it is - dated, not super small, or super light, but I like it just the way it is.
Dislikes: No complaints.
Likes: Burns nice and hot. After reading the directions once to set it up, I never had another question how to operate it.
Dislikes: Typical white gas heating element that produces a small amount of soot during start up. Didn't bother me as I expected it.
Likes: Bomb proof, very dependable, can be fixed in the field if there is an issue. This is a great stove for canoe camping and winter camping. Contrary to some reviews, it can be throttled down for simmering.
Dislikes: Too heavy for backpacking.
Likes: I do a lot of bicycle camping and this little stove is just perfect..
Dislikes: L love this item no complaints
Likes: Sper light for backpacking and worked extremely quickly
Dislikes: A little unstable until you put a pot on top to weigh it down
Likes: Bought my second WisperLite in 20 years. This is only becasue a friend borrowed mine and lost, not because of any defect. I looked at fancier stoves and even though I can now afford to upgrade I don't see any reason to spend more money.
This is an awesome stove. I've made tea with it at top of Mt. Rainier and made heated up lunch hiking on the Oregon coast. I overhauled it twice in 20 years with kits from MSR. It has been a reliable stove on all my advnetures.
Dislikes: No build in espresso maker(ha). No dislikes!
Likes: Assembles easily. Lights off quick and safely. Works fast.
Dislikes: I wish it collapsed to a smaller bundle
Likes: This thing is tough, practically bulletproof. It burns really hot and is cheap to run since white gas is very inexpensive. It is also very reliable even when it is cold and my canister stove will not work.
Dislikes: Just a little too big to fit inside my camp pot and the ball of fire you get if you are not careful when starting it up can be alarming, especially if you are cooking under a tent vestibule.
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