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    Get immediate, precise flame control with MSR's DragonFly Stove.

    Simmer a temperamental sauce over a small flame or quickly melt snow over the torch-like setting on MSR's DragonFly Stove. This compact, liquid-fuel stove covers all your camping stove needs. MSR's dual-valve design provides a wide range of flame control. The DragonFly Stove supports larger pots or frying pans for any gourmet cooking you attempt on car-camping trips or overnight backpacking adventures. The DragonFly Stove runs on a variety of fuels, as well, which enables you to slay the hunger dragons quickly. Fold this camping stove into a two-liter MSR pot for easy, safe storage. *Fuel sold separately.
    • Item #CAS0373

    Tech Specs

    stainless steel
    Fuel Type
    white gas, kerosene, diesel
    Burn Time
    (white gas) 126 min, (kerosene) 153 min, (diesel) 136 min
    Boil Time
    (white gas) 3.5 min, (kerosene) 3,9 min, (diesel) 3.5 min
    Auto Ignition
    Heat Reflector
    Parts Kit
    Cleaning Tool
    shaker jet technology
    Stuff Sack
    Hard Case
    Claimed Weight
    18 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, camping, cooking, car-camping
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    Be safe! Don't use in a confined space.

    Be safe! Don't use in a confined space.

    *Please don't even try this at home.
    I set this up in my backyard for rough testing purposes when I was tempted after a very cold winter trip and finding designs for this hang kit online. I realize this was not scientific or comprehensive but for me yielded sufficient results to warn me from considering such use.

    (photo taken before starting test)
    Note the carbon monoxide detector hung in top left just above head level when sitting up. I boiled about a liter and a half of water in the 2 liter pot. Ambient temps were ~75F, little air movement but all vents were full open including both doors on the EV3. I reached a full rolling boil in about 4 min.

    CO levels spiked while starting the stove. These came down a bit once running full but remained highly unsafe. The level was enough to trigger a headache within the short time I was inside to manage the stove and monitor displayed levels on the CO detector. Despite little air movement CO levels did drop rapidly once stove was shut off.

    In the military we used diesel. It doesn't give off CO and wont kill you. It still stinks though.You need more ventilation than the heat you get from it to heat a tent. Best to just put it outside or under a fly in the wet.

    What components do I need to have it running ? Is it just the stove + separate fuel bottle ? Is the 'pressurizing pump' part of the stove, or is it another thing that I have to buy ?

    All you need is the fuel bottle and fuel. Comes with everything else you need.

    Will the MSR Dragonfly work with the MSR IsoPro fuel canisters?

    Definitely not. Not only is there no fitting for it to connect, but the Dragonfly requires liquid, unpressurized fuel. Its function relies on it. The pressurized propane/isobutane blend in the IsoPro canisters would turn this into more of a blowtorch than a stove, even if you could connect it.

    Gear up, go play, eat like a king

    Gear up, go play, eat like a king

    That little black baggie in the middle? Yea, that's the stove. That's it: stove, pump, fix it kit, and metal heat shields. Gear shown for scale and cuz who doesn't like gear eh?

    5 5

    MSR Ready For Takoff

    Was looking for an easy way to expose my city mouse of a girlfriend to big mountains. Dinner date! Took her up on Rainier and was able to cook a 3 course meal PLUS dessert. Try doing that in a jetboil!

    The Dragonfly is freakin magic, I can simmer rice, boil water like a champ, get those intant mashpotatos just right, and all without burning the tar out of my food. I have even been able to pull of popcorn (sorta) by doing small continuous circles over the burner. Anything you can cook at home you can cook on this stove, and it will taste way better! (cuz you're outdoors, duh)

    Only snafu is the noise. Joke that MSR 32oz is ready for take off after priming and prepare to have all conversation squelched. Small price to pay for being the Gordon Ramsay of the backcountry.

    5 5

    Great High-Altitude stove

    I've had one of these for several years and our climbing teams used them exclusively on Aconcagua and Denali, as well as numerous Colorado 14'ers and the Dragonfly's never let us down, whether it was melting snow for water or cooking a meal. I highly recommend this stove.

    5 5

    This stove is a champ!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this stove for over 10 years and absolutely love it! I used it many times when I was in Scouts and have been using it a lot again in the last few years. Despite sitting dormant for probably several years in a row at one point (And never being serviced, like... ever. No new O-rings, no lube, nothing. Yes, that does make me a bad stove owner.), it still lights up like a champ every time. The beast is loud for sure, but I've grown to love the sound. It boils water quickly and is surprisingly gentle on the fuel consumption. I recently brought 2 of these on a 7-person, 3 night backpacking trip above 9000 ft, where we boiled endless amounts of water and I was amazed at how little fuel we used.

    5 5

    Love it!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this stove for over 9 years now. It's held up extremely well and is awesome in both winter and summer. Sure, it's heavier than some stoves out there - but if you're out and about regularly it gives you the flexibility to cook ALL kinds of things rather than just heating water or soup. Sure freeze dried food is super great and you just CAN'T wait to hit the trail to eat that and ramen, right? Not me... sorry. I love that I can get creative with this stove. All in all, it's not THAT heavy. The stable cooking surface is great to keep things level and stable. Pots don't slip off, and you feel like you can cook for more than just yourself with ease. All in all a totally awesome stove.

    5 5


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    First off, I love this stove. If you can justify the weight, get it. It will do everything, and is great for larger pots. The shaker-jet is a nice feature. No downside other than the weight. Oh, and the fact that you have to practice with this thing. Make sure you practice in daylight.

    The first time I tried to light this thing was during a torrential downpour, in the dark. I couldn't see if I had primed it enough and was leaning over to check when my impatient buddy, not realizing what I was doing, went to light it. A giant fireball resulted, eating my eyebrows, and leaving a permanent "dent" in my hairline. Seriously, I have a dime sized chunk out of the front of my hairline. Another guy smelled the burning hair twenty feet away, and came to investigate. Thankfully my eyebrows grew back. Moral of the story: practice!

    All joking aside though, this thing cooks like a boss, and is great for large groups. Add one to your pack, and you won't be sorry.

    5 5

    Great stove

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    After a lot of research, I settled on the dragonfly. It is easy to use and seems fairly durable for a lightweight stove.

    simmering away

    simmering away

    2.5 hour pot of the best mixed bean soup. This stove is the best.

    5 5

    Top stove

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Just went camping with my stove that hadn't been used for two years, and before that it'd only been used a few times over the 7 years I've had it.

    Make sure you take the spare o-rings and lube with you when you go away. My pump had three dried out o-rings, and wouldnt work. I'd forgotten to take my annual maintenance or expedition service kit with me, so couldnt use the stove (I had a pocket rocket as back up anyway).

    So if you buy the stove, but the expedition service kit too. You don't need to take the whole kit with you, but a few o-rings and the little tool are worth having .

    5 5

    Restating the facts...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm probably reiterating what you already know, but this stove is a boss. It is louder than all get out, but it simmers like a pro. I find it is far too heavy and bulky for alpine climbs, but nothing beats it for an "advanced base camp". If you are planning on cooking meals that requiring simmering, look no further as this stove is king. Many silencers are available, but the juice isn't worth the squeeze.

    3 5

    Despite the pictures, no bottle included

    Despite the pictures, this does not come with a fuel bottle, it's just the stove head. You need to buy a bottle for it.

    This is twice now that has not delivered on what is pictured for me.

    just look on description of product what is included in price tag

    Second that about looking at the description. I did lots of research on stoves before I decided on the Dragonfly. And inevitably there were lots of people giving bad product reviews; in particular on Amazon. Just on the fact that this stove (and NONE of the MSR stoves) include a fuel bottle!! Ridiculous! There's a reason why. There are 3 different fuel bottle sizes available. It's up to YOU to decide how much fuel you need or want to bring. So everything EXCEPT for the fuel bottle is included. Then you simply decide if you need fuel for a day, weekend or weeklong trip and order the bottle based on that. VERY simple and makes sense to me. And as the other poster stated, JUST LOOK ON THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT TO SEE WHAT IS INCLUDED! Simple as that. But don't leave a bad PRODUCT review when you don't bother to read! Use the product and let us know how it worked. That's why it's called a PRODUCT review.

    5 5

    Awesome stove!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've owned this stove now for over 11 years! It was one of my first backpacking purchases and it has been through the ringer. I'm not exactly sure how many times I've used it in how many different places, but it has worked perfectly for me at temps as low as -15 and as warm as 105. I keep wanting to get a Jet Boil for just water boiling, but I remember I have this and it's extra boiling power is worth the weight. This fits a lot larger pot than the J.B. making it prime for expedition style trips. The fuel bottles last, and I like how I can fill them according to the task at hand if I'm serious enough on weight. Oh, and this stove will burn just about any kind of fuel, another cool feature (that maybe isn't as cool today as it was 11 years ago for me).The only thing I have had to replace on it was typical nozzle heads, o-rings and every few years a new $25 pump because liquid gas corrodes the plastic over time. I am willing to bet this thing will last me another 11 years. Great Product, MSR!

    5 5

    Won't need another for years

    I've had this stove for over 3yrs now and it's been used in every season. I haven't had to replace anything yet and using the device is simple. It's light weight and doesn't take up much room, the best part is I know I'll have this for many years to come, if you want to buy just one stove that will last you here you go.

    5 5

    Why The Dragonfly?

    I walked into my local sporting goods store and told the sale representative "I want a stove that I can use 50 years from now". Without hesitation, he directed me to this stove. There are many other stoves you can buy that will perform on par with the Dragonfly. BUT, one crucial advantage the DF has over many other stoves is it's ability to SIMMER. This stove has the best simmering function I've seen compared to many other stoves that are just on/off. Simmering is very important when cooking eggs and making coffee via a percolator.

    Some complain that this stove is loud but man is it sturdy and efficient. If the loudness really bothers you, consider purchasing a Quietstove ( which will make your stove VERY quiet. The downside is that the Quietstove is quite expensive :/

    Overall, a solid stove, would recommend to my friends.

    +1 on the QuietStove for the Dragonfly. Its actually fairly priced for the engineering that is involved and manufacturing it. So I would not label it a downside. Every piece of solid gear has a price of admission and the quietstove is no different. I'm a former machinist and I am pretty darn impressed with the product. I researched for about 6 weeks before I bought my model 107 and from what I found it is the best price point out there and other solutions wind up costing more. Great customer service and support. Noise reduction is crazy quiet and the simmering is precision control is much much better. The Dragonfly and quietstove is a fantastic duo that can attack any outdoor cooking duty with ease!

    5 5

    I like rice

    • Gender: Male
    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I can make a perfect pot of long cook traditional rice on this stove. That should be more then enough information on how well this stove works. Ken

    5 5

    Only choice for liquid fuel

    "buy once, cry once" If you are going liquid fuel this is the stove you want. Yes its heavy and oddly shaped but man can it cook. I have tried every liquid fuel i can get my hands on and it has eaten it up like it was trail mix. I would avoid tiki fuel though smells horrible. This think will burn every thing from White Gas to JP8 and jet fuel. Im on my second unit, the weld that holds the burner to the base broke on my first and it still runs.

    I've used Jet A in this stove and it works like a champ!