User Review: MSR WhisperLite Universal
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $112 after discount
Works as advertised with white gas and cannister fuels with minimal effort to switch from one to the other.
- Solid construction
- Good performance with both fuels
- Fuel line is a bit stiff
Setup is easy and instructions for switching jets to facillitate use of different fuels are very good and easy to follow. White gas mode primed easily and quickly brought flame to usable level. Canister requires no priming and lit and simmered easily. Canister mode worked well in both up and upside down positions.
Flame on white gas seemed adjustable to very low level without any problem. Boiled water in either mode in roughly two minutes for a cup of water. Provided wind shield works well. Stove is quite stable with pot on top, with very wide base for variety of pots. Packs flat for storage. Construction seemed solid without any obvious defects.
Stove is new and I have not field tested it as of yet, but based upon my putting it through its paces on the patio, I have no reservations about using it in the field.