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Outdoor Retailer: MSR Stoves Go Hybrid and Micro

by Alicia MacLeay
August 1, 2011

We head to Outdoor Retailer Summer Market this week, and there's so much new backcountry gear to cover we're previewing some that has already caught our eye, like these two new stoves from MSR.


MSR MicroRocket

MSR MicroRocket and WhisperLite Universal

Cascade Designs has loads of new gear for 2012: trekking poles, sleeping pads, tent accessories, and two new stoves, the MSR MicroRocket and WhisperLite Universal.

MSR says its MicroRocket is small and light (How light? We'll find out this week) but makes no compromise when it comes to cooking. It packs into an MSR Insulated Mug, boils a liter of water in approximately three-and-a-half minutes, and is 15 percent lighter than the ever-popular PocketRocket (which weighs 3 ounces). It comes with a hand-held Piezo igniter designed specifically for it.

The WhisperLite Universal stove is MSR's first hybrid-fuel stove, combining canister and liquid fuel capabilities in one package. The WhisperLite Universal features AirControl technology, which optimizes performance in both canister and liquid fuel modes thanks to fuel-specific jets and fuel source couplers; users swap one of three self-cleaning Shaker Jets and one of two source couplers to match the type of fuel being burned.


We'll get and share full details, plus pictures and videos for closer looks, on much more outdoor equipment and apparel at Outdoor Retailer, August 3-7, in Salt Lake City.

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