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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.

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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

Eyebrow-eater

  • 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

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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 Backcountry.com has not delivered on what is pictured for me.

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 (http://store.quietstove.com/) 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.

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+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.

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

5 5

Universal Fuel = Universal AWESOME

Lightweight be damned, the Dragonfly will be my go to stove for almost every trip. This thing is a jet engine, loud and powerful. Combined with the Trillium Stove Base and this will stay level and sturdy on almost any surface. I know some people complain about the weight, but I'll trade that for reliability and sturdiness any day. I own two of these and find that lugging both of those along on shorter trips or car camping is better and more reliable than any of my friend's Coleman "basecamp" style setups.
Between the reliability and generally bombproof design, the ability to utilize multiple fuels makes this stove even more amazing. Take this all over the world, just don't try to bring used fuel canisters on airplanes... whoops.
Buy this stove, buy two!
*note: the included foil reflectors will eventually wear out, but MSR sells replacements on the cheap. Nothing's perfect.

5 5

Awesome Stove

After using friends DragonFlys in the backcountry for years I finally got one for myself. I have used a cartridge stove (Not sure what brand, I've had it since I was a kid) and have always liked the liquid fuel stoves over the cartridge style due to their versatility and the fact that you can use a wind screen as well as the stability of this stove in particular.
The DragonFly is amazing in the winter time for melting snow and uses a very small amount of fuel for the job (over a hr. on high per 10oz of fuel) and takes no room in my giant winter pack. For summer, it's a bit bulky but I like the fact that you have solid heat control and can bring foods to a simmer (great for beans and rice based dishes).
In real world conditions the stats given by MSR are a bit unrealistic but here's what I have found to be the average; 45F outside with a 10-15mph breeze at just over 7,000 ft., you can bring 3 � cups of water to a rolling boil in right at 3min 45sec (by the way, it works great at altitude also, lighting right up at a bit over 12,000 ft.). I used a GSI tea kettle for these tests and this was consistently the numbers I got (give or take 10sec either side on average). These numbers were with the wind screen and reflector that are included with the stove. For small pots (narrow based solo sets for example) you will need to jerry-rig something to narrow down the pot stand (I use tent stakes propped between the legs and have had no issues with stability).
Now as far as the noise, it's true that it's pretty loud (reminds me of a small jet engine) but this is only the case when it's on full blast. When simmering the noise is on par with that of your typical liquid fuel stove. If you're looking for quite, go with an alcohol stove (which I also like), if you want something that works with pretty much any pot and gives you the most control over the flame level (and a lot of heat when you need it), then this is the stove for you.

5 5

Best do everything stove?

I ended up getting two of these stoves because I was so impressed with the first one. I have only used white gas in mine but it is reassuring to know one could use other types of fuel if needed. I like the way you can actually cook with these stoves. I use one for boiling water and the other for simmering . I like to cook real meals whenever possible while out camping or climbing.

Works well at high altitude!

Works well at high altitude!

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Great stove - used it at 17,200 ft without a problem. Plus unlike XGK, it has the simmer option for slow cooking.

5 5

Great Stove

  • Gender: Male

Used this stove backpacking in New Mexico all summer with no complaints. It is at a decent wait and offers a large surface area to cook on. It also burns very hot and a lot faster than most stoves (especially at altitude).

5 5

flexability stove

when you need a stove that can simmer low or full throttle. when your trips require a lot of fuel or just a little this stove will perform.

5 5

best stove

I've used the Dragonfly for a few years and just finally bought my own. Many reasons that it's great. It simmers really well, using little fuel when I'm rehydrating my homemade dehydrated meals. It boils water really quickly when it's turned way up (probably using a lot of fuel in that case). Like all the MSR lightweight stoves, it has a windscreen that can mold around the pot. The legs are very stable, unlike my old MSR Whisperlite. Doesn't need a lot of cleaning, even when using auto gas. It is lightweight for my backpacking trips of 2-10 days.

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