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MSR WindBurner Stove System


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    Because wind and mountains go hand in hand.

    Wind is a guarantee when you're in the mountains, and if you've ever tried to boil above treeline, then you know the pain of cooking in the wind. By taking MSR's fuel efficient Reactor stove system and enclosing it in a windproof sleeve, the WindBurner Stove System will boil water quickly in winds up to 12 miles per hour. Not only will it make your life easier in the backcountry, but it will save you fuel on those longer trips where every ounce of weight must be carefully considered.

    In addition to the windproof construction, the WindBurner is extremely convenient to use thanks to a compact design. The system includes a solid stand that attaches to the fuel canister (sold separately), and the stove and pot integrate through a twist-lock system, so you can walk away while your water boils without coming back to a spilled pot of water. The pot is fitted with an insulated cozy, which helps to prevent burns and has a sturdy carrying handle for when it's time to pour a piping hot cup of coffee. A BPA-free plastic lid attaches to the top and is fitted with both a strainer and a drinking spout. When it's time to pack it all in and hit the trail, the entire system (including a small fuel canister) packs into the pot, so everything will remain compact and secure in your backpack.

    • Lightweight stove for backpacking with wind
    • Enclosed radiant burner is windproof
    • Twist-lock stove connection is secure
    • Folding canister stand for stability
    • Stand, pot, insulated cozy, bowl, and bpa-free lid included
    • Compact design fits easily into your pack
    • Compatible with canister fuel (sold separately)
    • Item #CAS004C

    Tech Specs

    [pot] hard-anodized aluminum,
    Fuel Type
    Boil Time
    [MSR IsoPro] 4.5min/liter
    Burn Time
    [MSR IsoPro 8oz] 95min
    pot, bowl, lid, stand, insulated cozy
    Fuel Bottle/Canister Included
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, ultralight backpacking, weekend camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 3 years

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    Best stove for me

      I use it relatively recently, but during this time I felt the advantages and disadvantages.

      - compact
      - wind protection that allows you to burn in any wind and weather conditions
      - the speed of boiling water up to 3 minutes

      - it is difficult to adjust a moderate flame. You can cook food in food pockets or cook on very low burning
      - no piezo, but you get used to it
      - prolonged use, if water spills and gets on the kettle it leaves stains that are difficult to clean

      The Best Stove

        I have bought this wonderful stove about one year ago. Very often I have traveled to mountains and use MSR in different weather, in cold and very windy places in Chile and Nepal. This stove is absolutely economy and comfortable in using. In case of the stove is overheats the sensor is triggered and the burning will be stopped. After that you can turn back switcher using holder for gas canister and keep going cooking. But also I can say that is a little uncomfortable cooking some food without pockets, the food can burn, but if you will use food in plastic pockets you can forget about it.

        The Best Stove

        The Burn You Need

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This stove comes with such convenience, I love it! I also have the MSR Pocket Rocket to actually able to cook things on, but sometimes I need boiling water for the recipe and this WindBurner has saved so much fuel it's so awesome. Then I totally forgot to bring something to eat the food in and the WindBurner saved me once again! Comes with a lid to drink and a cover for the internals that also works as a little cup/bowl. I am much impressed. All contained in this 8"x4" little tube. Way to go MSR!

        Can confirm....wind proof

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Wasn't sure if i wanted to spend the extra money to get a wind proof stove, glad I did. Our last trip, we had lunch on the side of a cliff, pretty gusty winds, but this guy did not let me down.

        Can confirm....wind proof

        Love It!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I cooked 3 meals on this stove the first weekend I used it and it worked perfectly! It was very windy one of the nights while I was using the stove, and it didnt phase it one bit, and the heat was consistent and super easy to adjust. It really felt like I was cooking on my stove at home. Overall it was surprisingly packable, super convenient, and worked like a charm.

        THE BEST Backpacking Stove

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This should be the only backpacking stove you have. It is ultra-light, packs down small, is very fuel efficient, and boils water nearly instantly. Seriously, this stove rocks. Winter, summer, wind, rain, this stove cooks with maximum efficiency. I really don't feel like I need to say much else. It rocks.

        New Favorite Stove

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        After melting a competitors stove, I switched to the Windburner and haven't looked back. I took this as our main cook stove in Peru. Fast, efficient, Durable, The additional works solid and has a good balance on the stove.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I had always been a great fan of MSR and this just adds to the list. I have been to some high altitudes and the last thing I want to worry about is not being able to set up a stove, this solves those stresses. Boils up water extremely fast and works well in a pinch! Being able to be so compact, I usually leave this last to put into my pack to make sure it's the first thing I can pull out. I am worried about the insulated cozy as it doesn't seem flame retardant, but no fires yet and has been doing just fine.

        Great on its own or an addition

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I currently have only used this as a compliment to my raft camping kit. Just using it for making coffee, but can't wait to cook up some dehydrated meals on some solo camping trips. Easy to set up, break down, and pack.

        Love this stove

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

        I Love this Stove. It boils 2 cups of water in the time it takes me to get my food out and opened. Cooked three meals a day for three people for two days on a half full can of fuel, and still had more than a quarter can left after the trip.

        The BEST!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have owned a jet-boil for years and the biggest downside is the wind factor of your flame being extinguished or compromised and waste all your gas. Well the WindBurner has totally fixed this issue, with a heating element instead of an open flame you are getting a consistent burn and is the most efficient system out there. Plus, they have a skillet you can pick up that is designed to work with this system. Never waste gas on an open flame again!
        Highly Recommended!

        A must!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This stove is simply a must. It's easy to use and super effective even in the worst conditions. There's no muss or fuss—my water boils and pours easy! I actually can't believe I waited as long as I did to get it.


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

        Boiling water and making coffee is pretty important for me anywhere I go. This stove makes my life much easier all around. I am very happy with it!

        This stove is brilliant

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I have used this stove on several different trips, walking with the kids making winter hot chocolate on the trail, backpacking for a few days and a kayak/camping adventure and it has worked perfectly.

        It boils water in no time at all, very efficient indeed.

        I gave it 4 stars as the sleeve was a bit finicky and the plastic lid and container don't seem to fit securely, They haven't come off unexpectedly but I just don't get a reassuring snap as the lid goes on.

        In my case I think the heat over time has misshaped the lid a little and maybe that's why it doesn't snap on.

        Their is no igniter so you need to bring something to light the stove with. I did buy the MSR piezoelectric igniter but it won't light the stove, don't waste your money on it. A built in igniter would be a good addition.

        Although these are minor issues and I am more than happy with this stove.

        Great; however,

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I like the windburner and my friends who own Jetboils like it better for its design for a number of reasons, but I have a few problems with it. The lid is too tight and is hard to seal right. Make sure you take the bottom cup off before trying to put on the lid; I had a very frustrating couple of minutes trying to pry it off. Another friend also owns this stove and his lid doesn't seat properly at all.
        It does NOT have an igniter. Not sure why MSR skipped out here, especially since it's designed for windy conditions.
        Max fill to avoid boiling over is 20oz/0.6L, but its full capacity is 1L. I've only had pretty insignificant issues with boiling over, mainly due to inattentiveness. Doesn't simmer too well.
        Overall though, I've eaten well and my coffee has been good so it does the job. These few issues aside it works well and fast to boil.

        Good until it quit after a few trips

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Worked great on several trips, even at 9000'. Liked the design - integrated cup and insulated handle for solo use, drop in a flint and it's all you need. MSR gear failing is unusual but had to take off one star for that. Return was not an issue, got the 1.7 reactor upgrade instead.

        Expect the best, get the best

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This stove is hands down the one thing I will not go into the backcountry without. I can use it to make food amongst other things but most importantly I can boil water for drinking after it's purified. I recommend this product to anyone looking for a lightweight, easy to operate stove.

        Any recommendations on the size difference between the 1.0L and 1.8L? Day hikes with multiple pax, would it make sense to get the larger stove or just spend a little longer heating up water? If not everyone wants to use it, does seem like carrying extra weight is a waste.

        Hey Andy - The weight difference between the 1.0L and 1.8L is 3.75 ounces. If you are going to be using the stove on overnight trips with more than 2-3 people I would recommend getting the larger 1.8L. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

        - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

        How is the WindBurner different from the Reactor? Seems like the former is the latter, plus a windscreen. But the prices wouldn't suggest as much . Thanks!

        The Reactor is a little lighter, 417g versus 432g on the Wind Burner. The Reactor has a faster boil time 3.5m for a Liter versus 5 m with the Wind Burner.

        Overall the Reactor is a more powerful lighter set up.