MSR SuperFly Stove

November 19, 2008

Although the MSR SuperFly Stove has been around for nearly 5 years, it's one of those pieces of camping and backpacking gear that I am continually glad that I own. If it's anything like the MSR Whisperlite Stove that I owned from 1990 until just last year when it was officially retired, I'm sure that it will more than pay for itself by the time it's boiled its last pot of water. The model I own is the one with the auto ignition which some people I've talked to have said that it's worthless. I found that it was a bit spotty when super cold so I actually bent the ignition arm to be a little closer to the stove and it worked well for me. Weighing in at 4.6 ounces, this stove is about as minimalist as you can get. I liked the Supefly over the smaller MSR Pocket Rocket because of 3 reasons: The arms of the stove looked larger which may help to steady a pot of boiling water better The auto ignitition The flame is a bit larger in diameter than the super small stoves which I felt would provide a better cooking experience I've used this stove in various locations and at altitudes of 11,000 feet. In situations like camping, backpaking and other 3 season persuits, I love the MSR SuperFly. Howver, this is not the stove you should bet your life on above 12,000' or in any extreme cold. If I had to say from experience, anything below 20 degrees and snowy would be when this stove is iffy. But that's often the case with most canister gas stoves. In fact, MSR even suggests that you not use this stove for those conditions but rely on a liquid gas stove like the Whisperlight or the WindPro. Bottom line is that this stove is as avertized - a great backpacking stove that is lightweight and will likely laste for a decade or more! Buy Now: Purchase the MSR SuperFly Stove from

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