MSR Superfly Stove – Gear Review

In the world of cooking while backpacking, there are so many different ways to cook. MSR, Jetboil, Primus, Snowpeak, and others all have awesome isopro butane fueled stoves that in essence get the job done when it comes to boiling water and making a hot meal while in the backcountry. Some people want a super lightweight stove, others want a stove that will boil water in seconds. Either way, each stove has its own uses and is beneficial in their own way. 

In my pack I carry the MSR Superfly stove. I love this stove and the versatility of it. I am not the type of backpacker that wants to carry a little tiny stove that has a hard time cooking at lower heats, and my pot ready to fall over at any moment. I also am not the type of person that needs my water to boil in 2 seconds. I enjoy cooking on my stove, and enjoy eating different types of meals than those that require boiling water only. Again, each type of stove has its purpose and that’s the cool thing about cooking products, how different everything is. 
The MSR Superfly has some really neat features to it. First off, the large burner on the stove. It is nice when cooking in the outdoors that your pot gets enough flame coverage on the bottom to spread out the heat. My issue with small stoves like the MSR Pocket Rocket or Snow Peak LiteMax is the size of the burner. The reason for this is if you are cooking food in your pot, and it’s a larger pot, the food in the middle of the pot almost always burns and get stuck to the bottom. Who likes burned food in the backcountry? Not me! Secondly, I love how easy it is to turn the heat up or lower the heat. Lets face it, Isopro Butane stoves don’t usually cook as well as a white gas stove like the Whisperlite MSR stove, but the nice thing about the Superfly is it allows you to make those heat adjustments to cook how you’d like. Third, I love how I can place larger pots on the stove and trust it to not fall off. The base of the stove allows for larger pots to be used and again, not worry about it falling over. 
The Superfly is sold in two different styles, one that has an automatic lighter on it, and one that doesn’t. I have the one with the autolite, and after many days of use, it has never failed me, even on the really cold mornings. The Superfly may not be the smallest or the lightest stove weighing in at 6 oz, but its a fantastic isopro butane stove for any backpacker looking to do some cooking, rather than just boiling water. It may be the most reliable stove i’ve used to date.

Buy this stove on Backcountry.com for $74.95

MSR SuperFly Stove With Auto Ingnitor, One Size MSR SuperFly Stove With Auto Ingnitor, One Size
MSR designed its SuperFly Stove to be light, compact, and versatile while still dishing out serious backcountry BTUs. Built with top-shelf materials, this backpacking stove is compatible with a wide variety of fuel canisters, making it convenient for international travel.


MSR SuperFly Stove MSR SuperFly Stove
MSR designed its SuperFly Stove to be light, compact, and versatile while still dishing out serious backcountry BTUs. Built with top-shelf materials, this backpacking stove is compatible with a wide variety of fuel canisters, making it convenient for international travel.


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