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MSR Whisperlite Universal Multifuel Stove with Fuel Bottle

Weighs 500g (stove plus pump only)
Code: OC2848
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The WhisperLite Universal hybrid-fuel stove is MSR's first to combine canister and liquid fuel capabilities into one comprehensive package. Built on an upgraded WhisperLite chassis featuring improved stability, lighter weight and simplified maintenance, it burns just about any fuel you're likely to find.

MSR says:

The hybrid-fuel WhisperLite Universal stove delivers the ease and simmering capabilities of canister fuel, and switches easily over to liquid fuels for longer trips, cold-weather, and international use. Our patent-pending AirControl™ technology is what really makes it unique, delivering outstanding performance with all compatible fuels. It’s also the lightest stove in its class, offering excellent stability and easy maintenance, adding to the reasons this could be the only stove you’ll ever need.

Whisperlite is almost generic when it comes to liquid fuel stoves a real classic. This latest vesrion has a couple of minor modifications which will not detract from its performance as a liquid fuel stove. However the main change is the addition of an adaptor and jet assembly to enable the stove to run on gas canister fuel.  

The main advantages of gas canisters are cleanliness and convenience running your stove on gas means its easier to light and doesn`t need the same level of maintenance than a liquid fuel stove. The main disadvantage however is fuel availability - if there are no gas canisters to buy then you need a stove that burns the fuel thats available - which could be unleaded petrol or kerosene.  

This makes the Whisperlite Universal a good choice for round the world adventures where fuel types will be various. In order to burn different types of fuel the jet has to be changed and to move between gas canister and liquid fuels requires using a different adaptor at the fuel end of the hose. Both changes are quick and simple.  

As with all multifuel stoves if you only burn the purest fuel they work well and are very reliable when lots of different fuels are used care is required to maintain the stove adequately.    

  - Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Hybrid-Fuel Performance: Patent pending AirControl™ technology creates the optimal fuel/air mix for top-notch performance with canister fuel, white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline.
  • Canister Liquid Feed: Delivers better cold weather and low-fuel performance with a more consistent output over the life of each canister. Canister stand Included.
  • Lightweight: Aluminum mixer tube, extra-stable stainless steel legs and refined design keep weight to a minimum.
  • 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. (Fuel bottle not included)
  • *For best results with canister fuel, always burn MSR® IsoPro fuel canisters.
  • Download Whisperlite Universal Stove Owners Manual [PDF]
WARRANTY | This item comes with a product lifetime warranty. For more information see the MSR website.

Our weights

  • Stove unit: 276g
  • Fuel pump: 66g
  • Included fuel bottle (591ml): 172g
  • Liquid fuel adaptor: 24g
  • Windshield: 76g
  • Nylon bag: 58g (inc maintenance items)
  • Total weight: 672g

MSR Specs

  • Width: 4 in
  • Height: 6 in
  • Minimum weight: 13.7 oz / 388 g
  • Packaged weight: 1 lbs 3.4 oz / 549 g
  • Burn time (white gas) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: Aprox 110 minutes
  • Burn time (kerosene) per 600ml / 20 oz. of fuel: Aprox 155 minutes
  • Burn time (MSR IsoPro) per 227g / 8 oz. canister: Aprox 75 minutes
  • Boil time (white gas) 1 liter: 3.5 minutes
  • Boil time (kerosene) 1 liter: 4.4 minutes
  • Boil time (MSR IsoPro) 1 liter: 3.75 minutes
  • Water boiled (white gas) per 100 ml of fuel: 4.4 liters
  • Water boiled (white gas) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.3 liters
  • Water boiled (kerosene) per 100 ml of fuel: 5.3 liters
  • Water boiled (kerosene) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.6 liters
  • Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 227g canister: 15 liters
  • Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 1 oz. of fuel: 1.8 liters
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