4 out of 5
July 18, 2011
Have used this stove for a couple of over-nights in warm weather. Worked well with no hitches. The quality could be felt in the materials, probably except for the auto start ceramic holder, time will tell how it would hold. No problem with simmering. Seems to use all the contents of MSR and other brands canister. Easy set up. Highly recommend it!Pros: Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
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Easy to use
November 18, 2003
Super easy to use and light. Holds on to pots well.
good piece of gear
December 24, 2004
Good stove, compact works with numerous propane/butane cartridges. Not the best choice for high altitude and/or extreme cold applications. I would recommend to anyone desiring this type of stove.
Good stove, but hard on fuel
April 01, 2009
I like this stove, especially since it is flight-legal for transport aboard a commercial aircraft - they'll let you take one of these, but not one that runs off of a re-fillable bottle like the whisperlight. It heats quickly and it's worth the extra money to get the autolighter. The only drawback is the fuel consumption. My Whisperlight will run off an equivalent amount of fuel nearly twice as long as the SuperFly, which means that I have to carry more canisters, which then end up in a landfill somewhere.
A big shot to a big flop
August 24, 2003
I bought the SuperFly with all of the great things I heard about it in mind, But alas, o my first trip out it failed miserably. I tried to use it to cook breakfast (pancakes) and not only did the flame never get up to its full heat output even after I heated up the fuel tank, but the auto started melted beyond repair when I put a heat shield around it. I was out on a warm couple of days at sea level. These sort of problems should not occur on a $60 stove.
It's a good one
November 25, 2009
This is a lightweight stove and easy to carry. Be careful with the tips so make room in your backpack
Excellent, although - size and flexibility
March 31, 2013
This is an excellent bit of gear. The flame generation is impressive and the control for simmer is also really good. The build quality is excellent, although I thought the unit might be a little smaller. It doesn't quite fit neatly into my MSR cookset. One draw back I did note - I have an adaptor that allows to switch to various LPG canisters, there is a screwdown collar (o ring seal) on this product, rather than using the standard threaded connection. This means you can only use with a singular type of canister. Could be an issue if you are in an area with a limited range of gas fuel canisters.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: flexibility
Great for all uses except...
October 30, 2003
This stove is great for backpacking, sea kayaking and the like lowlander activities. The range of adjustment is awesome. However, it is not the best choice for ski touring and mountaineering as the butane canister needs to be warmed for best performance. This means a canister in your sleeping bag or jacket- you get the picture.
The Only Stove You'll Ever Need!
March 20, 2002
I have had this stove for a little over a year now and it's awesome. I used to mess around with pumping and pooring white gas...what a pain! This stove is like the difference between charcoal BBQ's and Gas BBQ's. It's just turn the gas on, click the auto starter and your off! I have used it in the dead of winter and for early morning summer flap jackets. The only down side is you can not recycle the gas canisters when they are empty. It also accomodates pretty much any bottle you can find out there, though I have yet to take it internationally.
Great Little Stove
April 05, 2006
I used this stove on my entire 2168 mile Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I started in late Feb. and it was really cold. I had no problems getting the stove to cook my meals even on the coldest of nights. Maybe only once did I have to warm the canister before use.I would give it a 5 star rating but it does have a few issues. Being that it's a taller unit, you have to make sure it's on a flat surface, since balance can be an issue. Wind can rob heat from it so cook in a sheltered area away from the wind. Don't do what the other guy did, NO windscreens on canister stoves!Overall it's a great stove, simple to use, light, and maintenance free. Its small enough to fit inside your pot too. The best part is you can use almost every type of fuel canister out there, a big plus when the outfitter one carries one brand fuel.
great little stove
July 18, 2007
I really like this little and superb light stove. I used it during my last trip in Iceland and it worked really well, even in stormy conditions. The stove works with all different cartridges -thats an extra bonus if you travel to different countries.