Awesome rocket-like snow melting/water boiling capability,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Can't remember that far back!


Awesome rocket-like snow melting/water boiling capability, fantastic reliability combined with a multi-fuel option—what's not to like?


  • Reliable
  • Field maintainable


  • Solid fuel line / packability
  • Tad noisy

MSR_XGK-II-Shaker-Jet-568x500.jpg                                          MSR XGK II Shaker Jet Stove (1994 model)

I've been using the MSR XGK II since 1998 and it's still going strong. In 2013-14 I used it while deployed in Africa using petrol and diesel, and since getting back to NZ it must have done hundreds of days tramping, climbing, and ski touring with white sprits and it never missed a beat.

Finally sent it away to MSR's NZ agent for a service and overhaul last year, and I reckon it'll be good for another twenty years of faithful service.

The only negative I have is that the solid fuel line means it can't be packed away in a billy (that's a pot to you Yanks).


Thanks for the review of your MSR stove, Gunner Mac! Sounds like you've been getting your money's worth out of it. If you have any pics of yours still in use, those would be great to see.

12 months ago

Thanks for the review and the vocabulary lesson. I'm going to start calling my pot a billy to confuse other hikers!

12 months ago

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