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MSR Introduces Three New Stoves

by Seth Levy
August 7, 2011
photo: MSR WhisperLite Universal
New for 2012: the MSR WhisperLite Universal

MSR made a big splash (flash?) in the stove category by introducing three new stoves, each displaying the sort of innovative, practical features the brand is known for.

MSR product manager Steve Grind leads us through the features of each stove in the videos below.

WhisperLite Universal

The MSR WhisperLite Universal takes one large step forward from the popular WhisperLite Internationale (also redesigned for 2012). In addition to burning white gas, unleaded gasoline, and kerosene, the Universal is compatible with compressed gas canisters.

The stove includes three different fuel jets, one for canister fuel, one for unleaded gasoline and white gas, and one for kerosene. The fuel jet for canister fuel includes patented AirControl technology, which optimizes the fuel/air mix for maximum efficiency. The canister mount swivels so users can invert the canister for more power in cold weather.

MSR is clear that they are aiming higher than simple versatility — they want optimum performance for each fuel in one stove.

MSR WhisperLite Universal

  • Weight: 10.9 oz
  • Boil Time (white gas): 3 min 30 sec
  • Boil Time (kerosene): 4 min 20 sec
  • Boil Time (canister gas): 3 min 45 sec
  • MSRP: $139.95
  • Available: January 1, 2012


WindPro II

The WindPro II is designed to be an improvement on MSR's original WindPro. The WindPro II's unique swivel canister mount enables users to invert the canister.  Inverting the gas canister delivers liquid fuel to the burner, creating a more powerful, consistent flame in cold temperatures.

MSR WindPro II

  • Weight: 6.6 oz
  • Boil Time: 3 min 35 sec
  • MSRP: $99.95
  • Available: January 1, 2012



The MicroRocket is nearly .4 ounces lighter than its predecessor, the PocketRocket. This tiny stove features a lighter, but more efficient, wind protector integrated in the burner head, and a separate piezoelectric igniter.

MSR MicroRocket

  • Weight: 2.6 oz
  • Boil Time: 3 min 30 sec
  • MSRP: $59.95
  • Available: January 1, 2012


[8/8/11 Correction: The WhisperLite Universal does not burn diesel fuel.]