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If you prefer canister stoves but are sick of struggling with the wind, the MSR WindPro is the stove for you.

The MSR WindPro Stove's wide flame brings your meals from a simmer to a boil even as the chilly night wind rages. Ideal for larger cookware, the lightweight WindPro Stove lets you prepare more involved meals whether you have company or are just fueling up for a day-long summit push. MSR included a windscreen and heat reflector, and the WindPro Stove fits into a one-liter MSR pot for compact traveling. *Fuel and fuel bottles sold separately.

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4 5

Discontinued? Bummer...

I’ll preface this review with my cut and paste statement that I work as a backcountry backpacking guide in Yosemite National Park. Nearly all of the products I take the time to review have seen at least a half a season, if not more, of use... and I’m committed to not bothering to write a review until I feel like I’ve really gotten to know a product. I never thought I’d bother to write reviews, but I’ve recently decided that since I’ve spent so much time over these last many years reading reviews, and finding a tremendous amount of value in articulate and well-informed opinions, that I wanted to give back to the community. So, with that being said, here we go...

Disclaimer - I do not actually *own* one of these stoves, but I use them well over a 100 times every summer. We do nearly all our cooking on WhisperLites and WindPros... both of which are fantastic stoves.

The WindPro can get a little squirrely at times when you're adjusting a pot or pan. Sometimes you'll unknowingly push one of the hinged legs in a bit... leading to the granite and the spaghetti getting to know one another a little too well. Personally, if I were heading out on my own, I'd stick with a small can stove like the Snow peak LiteMax... which I suppose I probably I'll have to since this old pro has been discontinued. Its a shame. This is a great stove.

Since this is a can stove you'll be sleeping with your cans when it gets cold (or dealing with some miserable stove performance.) However, since its larger and more stable than stoves like the Pocket Rocket, or the smaller Snow Peak stoves, it can handle large cookware, and therefore cook more for more people.

Its a shame to see this stove discontinued. I'll be interested in trying out the WindPro II if we pick some up as replacements for these old troopers.

5 5

great f'ing stove

All I can say is that i love this stove. Pretty minimalist and does its job very well. Lights quick too! Extremely stable with a good wide base, keeps everything pretty low. Great for my wife and I.

5 5

Money stove

I love this stove. It is super light and throws off a ton of heat. The heat shields do a great job of minimizing heat loss and maximizing fuel like on longer trips. I prefer this stove to the pocket rocket because it is far more stable (not nearly as top heavy) given the element sits on ground and the surface area for your pots is larger. Also, there is no priming, cleaning and really no maintenance required to keep this thing humming. Temperature control is super easy to use with the handle folding down to keep the entire package compact. This stove is a great investment.

5 5

Only the best

I have worked with many stoves over the years including the Whisperlite, Jet Boil's and the Dragon Fly. I have used these stoves tell they have worn out. With my WindPro i have climbed the Tetons, Chugach and the Canadian Rockies. I have Backpacked for weeks on end with the WindPro in Southern Utah, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming. Kayaked in Alaska for a week and this stove will not die. It won't give up. It has been in 60 mph blizzards and still cranked out heat. There is no fuel pump, no priming, no jamming, no fuel freezing in its bottle. No anual maintenance. It is simply attaching it to a pressurized fuel canister. It is so easy. When it is -20 with a 60 mph wind the last thing you want to do is take off your gloves to prime a stove. It wont quit working. It is full of sand after a week of southern utah and it still lights like a dream. I have been trying to break it so i can get a new one but it wont die. A true testament to the quality of MSR products. I would never get another stove. Never. Get a WindPro it is the best stove you will ever own.

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Did the stove really perform well in -20 degrees Fahrenheit? I'm curious because I've heard that the WindPro works better than most canister stoves in low temps because the canister can be inverted, but I didn't think it would work well in temps THAT low.

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I have a Brunton weather instrument and it read -19 around 6 A.M. when I was near Peter Sink Utah snow caving. The wind meter read 57 MPH. The stove was not in direct wind. I was mainly referring too it is no fun taking off your gloves when it is that cold to prime a stove. But this stove can seriously take the harshest conditions.

are this compatible with other brand of...

are this compatible with other brand of fuel canisters? thanks

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Yeah, these will work with any canister that has a Lindal valve. Primus, Snow Peak, Jetboil, and a few others make them too.

5 5

All you need

This stove works really well, the remote temperature control adjusts much better than that of the Pocket Rocket. The stove itself is stable if you can find a fairly flat surface of course. On top of that, the stand is wide and holds a decent sized pot. First using it we camped on a ridge, the wind was constant, especially in the morning, the windscreen did it's job well and allowed me to cook my food without wasting extra fuel, seems that this windscreen may need replacement after some use, but should hold up for a bit NOTE: they only cost $10 from MSR. It boiled 2 cups in my GSI Ketalist in just a few minutes, and continued to perform in the wind with the windscreen up.

One thing to note is that in wind, the flame will whip up the side of your pot, pretty badly, I found it to be more extreme when the pot was offset. This being said, my pot has rubber coating on the handle and could be burned if I don't watch the flame, Not worth taking off points, just something to keep in mind. What it came down to with this stove is efficiency and versatility. The full burner as opposed to the rocket burner heats evenly, and I feel boils faster in the right pot. You also have the ability to cook with this stove, not just boil, which practically made the deal for me. It is not the lightest stove but you already know that, it has more parts than most. If all of these things suit your needs you should be good to go with it.

i was wondering how loud this stove was...

i was wondering how loud this stove was compared to something like the dragonfly

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Not as loud as the Dragonfly when it's cranked up, but you still won't be cooking in stealth mode. Loud stoves are gratifying.

5 5

Efficient & easy to use

I upgraded from the awesome MSR Pocket Rocket, which is now in my emergency preparedness kit, and I haven't lusted for another stove since. There's one new moving part compared to the Pocket Rocket - so you have to clean the biggie. I've run the stove for two seasons and will only need to clean it in anticipation of a third season. You can set bigger pots on it because it's super-stable. The windscreen and heat reflector really work, so be sure to pack it with your stove (I didn't the first few times and STILL had no problem, even in breezy conditions). Be sure to keep your fuel in the bottom of your sleeping bag so it stays warm, otherwise you'll find the stove a little hesitant in the AM in cooler conditions. You also can't beat the price - this stove is as efficient, if not more, than stoves that you'll drop twice as much dough on.

Where do you get fuel canisters? Do you...

Where do you get fuel canisters? Do you sell them?

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Backcountry does not, probably for shipping reasons. You can buy any canister with a lindal valve, they're widely available at many Brick & Mortar outdoor retailers. REI for example, or local climbing shops.

5 5

Great stove for the coast

I use the WindPro mostly in sandy beach environments- the stove preforms great. It is easy to keep free of sand and provides very nice flame control on windy beaches. It is also pretty sturdy in the sand as well and can hold heavy pots. The construction is top notch- very sturdy and has resisted any salt corrosion so far. May just be the best all around combination stove.

Great stove for the coast
5 5

Great Stove!

Another +1 for the windpro.

MSR approved the inverted canister technique for cold weather use thanks to the preheat tube. Just make sure to keep the valve turned low.

The weight is a little high for a canister stove, but the functionality and versatility make up for it! If you have ever tried using a regular canister stove in the cold or wind, you know what I am talking about. The windpro is truly an all weather stove (within reason) with good weight and great simplicity.

WindPro Closeup

WindPro Closeup

This thing does a great job with everything from a high boil to a low simmer.

Windpro Boiling Water

Windpro Boiling Water

The Windpro boils water as well as it cooks pizza and pancakes!

5 5

Fantastic Stove - Packs a Punch

This is a great stove - probably the best canister stove available if you're willing to trade a little weight for performance. Still relatively light, it allows for fast boiling (4 minutes, 30 seconds for me) and still the ability to simmer. It's as at home cooking pizza and pancakes as it is boiling water for rehydrated meals. Fast and easy to light and clean. Also works in colder temps by inverting the canister.

Fantastic Stove - Packs a Punch