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GravityHound
2/07/2010
6:49:37 PM
My faithful Dragonfly gave up the ghost during the week. The pump cracked. The stove has always performed well in any conditions I have used it in so was just going to buy a pump. But thought perhaps as good as it there may be something better out there. Mine has been treated pretty rough, was 10 years old but I put service kits through it every year or so.

I am a bit out of the loop so rather than search the net or drive 2 hours to a decent camping store I thought I would put the question out here. What's better than a Dragonfly - weight, multi-fuel, heat output, ruggedness?
Mike Bee
2/07/2010
8:07:14 PM
MSR Whisperlite International is the only thing worth considering IMO.
It's smaller and lighter than a Dragonfly, has a simliar boil time (from memory), but doesn't simmer as well.

Phil S
2/07/2010
9:17:32 PM
Personally, I'd just replace the pump. But if you must go shopping then I suggest you stay with MSR.
I've got a Simmerlite which I've been thrilled with, and even though they say it's not multi-fuel it's pretty close - it even burns Turps (or Turps "substitute")... eventually
Damo666
2/07/2010
9:31:20 PM
I had one of the first Dragonflys and I thought it was rubbish, only used it for a couple of trips. An XGK is more rugged and hotter but does not simmer - but nor does it get the gunk crap caught in it like my Dragonfly did.

I also have a Primus Himalaya Mulitfuel, it's as good or better than an XGK but has a steel pump, if you're worried about breaking one. More stable pot supports than the old XGKs, I've not tried the new ones. It also takes propane/butane gas cylinders, which is handy, and the MSRs don't do this.

Miguel75
2/07/2010
11:15:20 PM
I love my MSR whisperlite international. Bentgate.com has them for US $89.95 plus a 20% off sale till 04/07... Can't go wrong for ~AUS$100.

jackw
3/07/2010
12:52:44 AM
Without a doubt go the Jetboil Helios, small cannister of gas will last forever the compact style of the whole cooker stored in a lightweight 2 litre or 3 litre pot is awesome. I recently used it down the Western Arthurs and it worked flawlessly, Ive also got a whisperlite and pocket rocket but doubt I'll ever use it again. Jump on Ebay youll pick one up from the states pretty cheaply.
kimbyl
3/07/2010
9:31:07 AM
Whisperlite International, 20 years and counting. Couldn't tell you how many Thursday night shifts at Woolworths it took me to buy it but it has certainly earned its keep.

gordoste
5/07/2010
9:37:48 AM
agree with whisperlite international because it's so light, fixable... not as quick to boil as the dragonfly but much quieter :)

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