MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove

MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove

MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 61.
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Product Description Item No.   10238523

The MSR WhisperLite Universal is a hybrid-fuel stove which offers the convenience of running on canisters and the versatility of accepting liquid fuels (including cold-weather performance). The AirControl™ technology optimizes the fuel/air mixture for perfect performance with white gas, canister fuel, kerosene and unleaded gasoline. No matter where you go in the universe, you'll find a fuel to use with this stove. Even if you go to Jupiter, there will be some sort of space gas that the WhisperLite Universal could run on.... if not, just use some of your rocket fuel.

(warning: do not actually run this stove on rocket fuel. And make sure you know a thing or two about Jupiter before camping there.)

FEATURES of the MSR WhisperLite Universal Stove

  • Hybrid Fuel: Burns canister fuel, white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline
  • Canister Liquid Feed: Inverting canister allows stove to run on liquid fuel for increased cold-weather and low-fuel performance
  • Ground Breaking Performance: Patent-pending Air Control technology creates the world's first stove to deliver optimal performance with canister and liquid fuels
  • Light And Sturdy: Lightweight stainless steel legs offer excellent stability
  • Easy Transitions: Liquid and canister fuel couplers pair with fuel-specific jets for quick and easy transitions
  • Field Maintainable: Self-cleaning Shaker Jet technology and redesigned leg assembly facilitate fast cleaning and even easier maintenance in the field
  • Includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack
  • Made in USA

Please note that stoves DO NOT include any fuel bottles or canisters pictured. Sorry about everything and please don't hate us.

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Features: Made in USA
Best Use: Camping, Backpacking
Weight: 14.9 oz
Water Boil Time: 3 min. 30 sec. (canister)
Fuel Type: Canister, Multi-fuel
Stove Material: Steel / Aluminum
Awards: Gear of the Year, Backpacker Editors' Choice - 2012, American Alpine Institute Guides Choice
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jack of all trades I have multiple MSR stoves. The pocket and micro rocket are great but onky accept canisters. The EGK is essentially a tank however doesn't simmer. Enter this game changing stove. Light enough to carry on basic hikes, stout enough to handle long term hard use and flexible enough to burn whatever you want. Oh... and it simmers. This stove is quickly replacing all but my ultra light stove where every ounce is counted.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lousy Pump/Dangerously Unreliable "New" pump design in junk (red plunger, flip valve). Several strokes to pressurize and the pump plunger and/or housing breaks. Plastic is cheap, brittle and the design is obviously not correct. MSR has built a reputation making outdoor gear that we can rely on. They have made pumps that work well and work for decades. I purchased 2 of these pumps and they both broke within minutes. Check out other reviews online and you will find the same thing is happening and MSR is NOT listening to its customers. This is dangerous, not being able to purify or boil water to cook is NOT acceptable. MSR may stupidly try to justify the cheap plastic by claiming they are trying to save weight, but what good is a stove of any weight that doesn't function because the pump broke. Stupid stupid stupid company move from a company and the whisperlite product that made the compnay
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy it again and again. Love it.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stove I really started backwards with backpacking stoves. Starting with alcohol stoves, I ended up getting tired of slow boil times, and trying to find a flat place to set them up. I just wanted something to boil water fast in any weather. I eventually bought an MSR Whisperlite Universal. The MSR Whisperlite Universal Will boil a liter of water in about four minutes. Doing the math that equals less than 1/2oz of fuel per two cups of water boiled. Over the long run, especially in cooler weather, a liquid fuel stove can easily make up the weight difference vs an alcohol stove. Again, splitting the stove and fuel weight up between 2 or more people and the weight savings is even greater. Don't discount white gas stoves for summer use either. The MSR Whisperlite boils water so fast, it will boil water for three people, in the same time an alcohol stove will boil water for one.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Backpacking, and all kinds of camping, also emergency use. I think this is simply the best overall stove on the market. Great pot support for large pots! It saved our butts on a fall trip when the coleman stove croaked and was unfixable. I've had MSR stoves for years and they have never failed me, and this version is the best one yet. I love being able to use either canister or liquid fuel, and they are completely and easily field repairable in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. So far the only thing I've ever had to fix on an MSR was a leaky O ring, and a pump cup that needed lubrication. Both 10 second jobs. Get one!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MSR - WhisperLite™ Universal This little burner is very light and versatile especially with the ability to use any fuel on it at almost any time. perfect for any week long trip. so glad i bought this stove.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bomb proof I bought this year's ago and have put it through the wringer. High altitude, low altitude, -11°/ 110°. Ran gasoline, and white gas and this thing still runs like the day i got it!. If your on the edge of getting it, just take a leap of faith and get it, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely piece of kit. I heard so much about these stoves. I gave in to temptation and got one, due to be very cheap at a local store.. Am I so happy that I did. It runs on just about anything and has a perfect flame. It is a bit heavier and more bulky than my last stove but well worth the extra. I have only used it a couple of times so far, and had no problems. I can't wait to take it on my long haul adventure knowing it will do what I need it to do every time.. Thanks MSR.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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When purchasing this model does it come with any attachments?

Asked by: Carole
Hey Carole, This stove comes with the stove, pump & canister mount. The fuel is sold separately.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-04-17

What is the smallest pot/mug I can put on the stove? Can I use it with my Snowpeak mug that has a bottom diameter of 3.5 inches?

Asked by: Jimbo
Thanks for reaching out to us. From our findings is that the diameter of the stove is 3" but the smallest size pot/mug that would fit on the stove without damaging itself is 4.5-5". We hope this helps.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-07-13

I have the same stove, but from roughly 20 years ago. Still works perfectly every time. My question: have they made changes to the design over the years or is this really the same whisperlite?

Asked by: steve
Hiya steve, thanks for your question! According to MSR, this stove is relatively new (not 20 years old). You might have the Whisperlite International or another older incarnation. Regardless, the stove design is basically the same. There were some mini changes to the jets and the legs are now stamped steel instead of wire, but the original version sounds like it is doing just fine for you. If you ever need any replacement parts or repairs, contact MSR directly and they should be able to help you. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-09-01
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