This is a follow-up to my original MSR WindBurner Stove System review.
Since I posted my original review of the WindBurner, a bit over two months ago, I have had to chance to put it to use a lot more as the end of the summer season and start of the shoulder/winter season starts up.
This will be a brief follow-up.
I have not had any issues with the WindBurner stove, cup, or cozy.
The stove has continued to average 11 boils per 110g canister.
For reasons unknown, one night I decided to take off the cloth sleeve from the cozy. The cloth and threads hit my calibrated scale at 4.1 grams (0.1446 ounces) so it is possible to shave off a bit of weight, but not very much, and not really worth the effort. I have included some photos below.
I have also been using the WindBurner 1.8L pot, which is scheduled to be released in January of 2016. It is a fairly large beast, but when doing group/guided hikes, it has been really nice to have along.
I have also been able to confirm that there will be a frying pan that works with the WindBurner stove unit, it too is suppose to be released in January of 2016.
After having used the WindBurner a fair amount, at this point my only “wish” for a future update would be a short-wide pot, along the lines of the MiniMo, which would enable me to cook food directly in the pot. I still find myself grabbing the MiniMo when I plan on taking food with me that needs to be cooked in a pot, and when I am not expecting high winds.
As we move into the winter season I will continue to put the WindBurner to use and will plan on reporting back on how it handles sub-freezing conditions.
At this point I am still amazingly impressed by the MSR WindBurner’s ability to handle every type of weather condition I have had the ability to throw at it. Simply amazing.
Thanks for reading,
In accordance of USA Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255: I hereby declare that at the time this article is published that I am a sponsored hiker of Black Rock Gear, Montbell US, Suluk46, Sun Precautions.