User Review: MSR DragonFly
Price Paid: I can no longer remember
I've been using this stove for about a decade since a Coleman Peak1 died on a trip. These stoves really do simmer (stunning, from MSR). They can also really crank up, although I rarely run it that way so as to conserve fuel. The small bottle will last me 5 dinners and 5 breakfasts (barely).
Other reviewers have mentioned the noise, but these stoves are not as loud as other MSRs I've experienced.
Only real durability problem was the burner popped off the base one time. Stove still worked for the trip, and MSR fixed for free. Other than that, in a decade I've had to replace only one O-ring (and the pump when TSA confiscated the entire fuel bottle/pump, which I now always pack separately).
A little awkward to pack, but not too bad. After a decade, my windscreen has finally bitten the dust (aluminum foil can only be bent and re-bent so many times), but I got years more use from it than I anticipated.
I should add, my wife does not like this stove because she does not like pumping it up--she wants a stove to just turn on. But if you prefer white gas (as I do), you will be very happy with this stove.
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