Small weight. Big flame.
- Large, serrated burner distributes the flame widely while gripping cookware securely
- Multi-Mount interface fits most domestic and international fuel canisters
- Ultra-fast three-minute boil time makes heating water super-easy
- Wide flame disperses heat for more even cooking
- Full flame control knob lets you go from simmer to roaring boil in seconds
- Optional push-button AutoStart ignition system gets the flame rolling without a lighter or matches
- Optional AutoStart system re-ignites itself when partially blown out
- Note: freezing temps can reduce the performance of canister stoves, so you may want to go with a liquid fuel stove for wintertime trips
- Note: fuel canister sold separately
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Great stove that I've used for years. Has literally worked every time I've ever needed it too and I don't have anything negative to report on. It releases a little gas when you unscrew it but all my stoves do. I do like how small it is and it does a great job warming up my bigger pots and gets water boiling fast compared to my older stoves. You can't go wrong with the Superfly and I would defiantly recommend this to anybody who likes quality stoves that will last a long time. (I still use my Jetboil as my primary stove because I'm a solo hiker these days).
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used this stove for years; it comes w/ me on every adventure. This one replaced my old Whisperlite and I've never looked back. I did however keep the wind shield and used it w/ the SuperFly. Woops, I melted the piezocrystal starter. As it turns out, this stove is engineered with a build in wind shield. I have never had a problem with the stove or the MSR Isofuel tanks; it is reliable in adverse conditions. When you pack the stove away, don't put it anywhere near your air mattress, the swivel style arms where you place your water pot can poke holes in your other gear.
Great stove with a big burner that still only weights in at 4.5oz!
Very good stove. It can be turned down to simmer low enough to keep from burning your noodles, or cranked up to boil cod water in just a few minutes. Used it on an 8 day self supported bike packing adventure in B.C. My partner had a Snow Peak GigaPower, also with an auto ignitor, and we did several two pot meals, so I got a good comparison. My thoughts: Both light easily. The GigaPower is smaller and comes with a little plastic case like the Pocket Rocket (which would probably be a better comparison)and is lighter than the Superfly, but you already knew that. The SuperFly simmers better. We got some onions burn-stuck to the bottom of the pan with the GigaPower, but never with the SuperFly. Both are impressive at full power, but the GigaPower boils water faster. I like the fuel control valve better on the MSR than the GigaPower, it feels more positive when shutting it off, and it folds up better. After a few uses the MSR's pot supports start to warp and become more difficult to swivel together, where the GigaPower's swivels are under the fire and therefore don't warp as bad. The SuperFly has a frightening habit of leaking gas when unscrewing it. I hate to say it, but this was designed to fit pretty much any canister, and it does - we used the Snow Peak ProIso canisters for both - but the one size fits all downside is that it doesn't fit as well as a purpose built screw-on fitting. If you are quick you can minimize the fuel leaking when unscrewing, but this trait was unsettling to me, especially when you forget and are taking this down when another stove is burning. Thankfully no fire ball erupted, but think before you dismantle. The final words: Good stove if you like to get gourmet in the woods. Simmers better than some others on the market and starts reliably. Take care when packing up and enjoy!
can multi mount be put onto a bivouac stove(Gaz) so it can use the threaded fuel canisters? We cannot find gaz canisters in the US but love the bluet stove and small lanterns. Uses 270 plus gaz.
is there an adaptor for the clip on system to convert it to the screw on?
Used it for the first time to make some soup for lunch during a ski trip. Just warmed up the fuel inside my jacket for a few mins and had no problems boiling a leiter of water. Def took 3 mins maybe even less. This stove is the $h!+, can't wait to take it backpacking this summer.
Really, it's a good hot stove. I like the new school hook up. It only releases a little fuel into the air. No more "ok, hold your breath!"[unscrew]
Does its job and does it well! You can't beat it when it comes to backpacking stoves
i have had this stove for going on about ten years now. It's been my go-to stove for almost all my backpacking adventures. i just now used it to heat up a can of soup for my lunch break at work. i timed the boil time of the soup, just out of curiosity, and was pleased to see it reach a nice roiling boil in about 35-40 seconds. i usually take one 8 oz canister with me for up to a 3-5 day trip and have never really run out while in the backcountry. after ten years my stove is still in great condition as well. it has the usual slight discoloration on the supports from being subjected to high heat for so much time. that certainly hasn't affected the performance one iota. i will continue to use this stove until it breaks, at which point i will promptly buy another one.
i've had one for a couple years now and this stove top is far superior than any other i've seen. A bit pricy, and I wouldn't have splurged for this one if it wasn't given to me as a present by my awesome gf, but if you are looking for top quality and have the resources, go for it.
This stove works with a bottle Campingaz?
the bottle is this:
Yes, the MSR multi-mount interface adapter on the Superfly stoves will work with the Gaz easy-clic valve on the 270 and 470 plus canisters.
My stove is brand new but the auto igniter won't lite the stove.
Sometimes the tip or mount of the igniter gets a little tweaked or twisted and ends up too far away from the burner head to arc properly. Try gently moving it a bit closer and hit the switch. If that doesn't do it, it's going to be a warranty issue and you should get it replaced.
Try lighting the stove with a pot/pan on top. This creates more concentration of gases around the electrode.
I didn't even think to ask- At what altitude are you trying to use it? If you're above 8000ft, that could also be the problem.
Very true, however I'm a bit luckier. My ignitors work successfully up to 10,000 feet before they crap out.
I have had a number of appliances that are supposed to work with the self-igniter. Virtually every one of them have failed within three days of using them the first time. Maybe I am just throwing off strong vibes that break them hahaha but I would advise just buying the item without them and use a small bic. Works virtually every time. Break those piezo pieces of crap off and rest your mind and the fraction of an ounce it loses will rest your back.
I want to use the MSR quick 2 system...
I'm trying to decide between the pocket rocket and the superfly
Im concerned about the packability of the superfly,
Im concerned about the efficiency and stability of the pocketrocket with the quick 2 pots
What about a jetboil with the pot stand?
The Superfly would fold down and fit into the Quick 2 system - between the two, I'd probably go with that one.
If you're considering something outside that, I think the MSR WindPro is one of the finest canister stoves ever made. A few ounces heavier than the Superfly, but with the ability for better wind protection, even better simmering, etc.
Pros: small, light. MSR quality. Sturdy pot holders, also there are 4 so that is a plus. Gets water boiling really quickly because it has a big flame ring. Easy to simmer.
Cons: auto-ignite hasn't worked once for me yet. Pot holders are sharp and do not pack well, i'm always worried about putting a hole in my bag when I pack it. Havne't found any way to nest it yet.
My buddy uses the pocket rocket, which in my opinion has less sturdy pot holders, and it definitely has a smaller flame base...but he said he can nest it in his Quick 2 cups. Also the Pocket Rocket only has 3 pot holder prongs while the Superfly has 4. Something to keep in mind.
I bought this cuz my jet boil doesnt do pancakes or scrambled eggs (anything that requires a skillet) very well...and i love my morning pancakes when camping. the pot supports are nice and wide to hold a skillet or pot very stable, but i do wish they folded in somehow so that the stove could be packed into a nice little container instead of it being an awkward shape and having to put it in a stuff sack. Thats my only minor complaint... I've only used it for one small trip so far, but I like it already.
This stove is lightweight, dependable, and compact. Its able to hold large pots and kick out a large hot flame. I've never had a problem with the auto ignite like others. Two suggestions: 1) invest in a wind screen 2) always ensure you have your stove place on stable ground. Nothing worse than dumping your grub over.
Simmering Ability vs. Pocket Rocket or Brunton Raptor and Flex
How precise is the flame control? I'm looking to get one of these for ultralight outings this summer but was hoping to pick up one with more than just pure boiling capability if possible.
This stove simmers exceptionally well. A point that I think you've picked up on is that a stove's simmering capability is not only dependent on how well it regulates the fuel, but the flame pattern can have significant impact on how well the heat is dissipated. The SuperFly's flame pattern is one of the best and will allow you to cook as gourmet as you want while miles into the backcountry. The PocketRocket isn't the best at this because it's flame pattern is highly concentrated into a small area although the flame can be regulated fairly well.
Another stove to consider is the MSR WindPro. This is a light stove at 6.8 oz, but not quite as light as the SuperFly (4.6 oz.). It has the same burner head as the SuperFly, but has a lower profile (translation: is far more stable when using larger pots) and can be used with a windscreen. The reason is it's a satellite canister stove, not a sit-on-top type. Not only will the wind screen make the stove more efficient, it will also help to keep heat trapped in, thus making it one of the best gourmet stoves you can buy. It uses a canister and has one of the best fuel regulators (allowing for a more consistent simmer) available today.
Yet another stove would be the MSR DragonFly. It is a multi-fuel stove (can be used with diesel, white gas, unleaded gas, kerosene, etc.). It is not compatible with a IsoPro Canister however. This stove is the best at simmering of any MSR stove made! For a multi-fuel stove that is saying a lot... It isn't ultra-light (weighs in at 17 oz), but if you want one stove to work in cold weather, be indestructible, easy to maintain, great pot-supports, use of multiple fuels (less money to operate), and something you can pass down to your grandkids, this is the one!
I've used a Flex quite a bit and am pretty impressed. It doesn't burn as hot as the SuperFly or WindPro, but packs up really small. It's simmering capabilities are very good. However for the money, I would go with the SuperFly. The main reason is the SuperFly's dependability. One concern with canisters are the threads on the valve which can easily be damaged. Because the SuperFly bypasses these using it's unique clamping mechanism, you can rely on it far more than any other stove out there. It can also use multiple types of canisters (there are 40 different types of canisters in the world...the SuperFly will work on 30 of the 40). The SuperFly doesn't pack as small, but it's larger burner head will give better cooking results based on my own personal experience.
The Raptor is ok, but it suffers from poor wind resistance. It's simmering isn't that great due to the design of the burner head, but the price is good. I guess you get what you pay for... It isn't a bad value when you consider it comes with a piezo ignition, but I tend to steer away from stoves that have this. The reason is they will inevitably fail and then you're left with a stove that doesn't work properly.
What kind of cookware would I use with this? I know Jet Boil has its own but what works best with this system, primarily for boiling water for one or 2 people? Thanks!
This stove has both a large burner area & wide pot supports enabling you to use most types of cookware. All you have to do is decide how much you want to spend, which size, & type of material would be most beneficial. I personally like solo titanium cook sets because that's the type of cooking I do, mainly boiling water for food pouches & tea. Check out these options:
Thanks, I agree those solo titanium sets look good. Is 700mL a good size for on or 2 people?
A 1.5 liter size would work better for two people. The 700ml would involve multiple boilings & there wouldn't be enough room if you had to cook a double meal in your pot.
This is the first and only canister stove that I've ever owned. It burns hot and is wide for the support of large pots. Unforunately the auto igniter stopped working years ago but it always lights with my handly lighter. All in all, I've been very pleased.
Will this work on pierce (non-resealable) canisters. If not, what is so versatile about it? Does backcountry.com sell any stoves that will work on pierce canisters?
This stove will only work with the screw-on, Lindal valve type: standard compressed gas fuel canisters available from @ least seven different manufacturers & sold wherever camping fuel is sold.
Puncture type canisters are becoming less available prompting compressed gas fuel technology to move on in the backpacking market by developing the Lindal valve canister. It's a great step forward allowing the user to remove the canister without losing all the fuel, & promoting more efficient packing. The new canisters are also lighter in weight.
I think you would like this stove. I purchased one for my son a few years ago. It's easy to install, lightweight for it's size, & very hot.
Thanks Jeff: No kidding. I use a little snowpeak titanium one that fold nicely into a little white box -- takes the screw ons. I am going to southern Turkey where the only canister you have available is the pierce top -- which is said to be sort of dangerous. As in many Muslim countries, alcohols are available but not all that frequently. Unleaded petrol (gasoline) seems to be the choice. Will finally have to get a multi-fuel burning stove I suppose and all that it entails. Airport hassles, etc.