Review: MSR WindBurner Stove

MSR Windboiler Stove

Integrated stove systems have done OK in cold weather, but the WindBurner ups the ante with a new and improved design. The radiant burner locks onto the pot by a ¾” metal ring that surrounds the heating element and funnels heat directly to the bottom of the pot. Designers included a pressure regulator in the burner to maintain a consistent flow of gas from the canister; this allows the stove to maintain fast boil times (2.5 minutes for 1 liter of water) even when cold temps make pressure drop. “The WindBurner works in harsher conditions, the pot locks onto the burner for added security, and the kit still packs small.”