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jmo

MSG XGK or Whiseperlite Int'l?

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I want quality and multi Fuel. I like MSR so I'll stick with them. Which is better?

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Hey JMO,

I agree with mmd! The XGK has a wider fuel line/preheats fuel better and will burn a variety of fuels more effeciently with less chance of clogging the line. Also, it works better for higher altitudes. Very easy to maintain.

Teresa

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I've seen an XGK in action a few times at altitude, they look like great stoves. I hated my whisperlite... always having to replace seals and scrub out clogs in the fuel line.

 

I switched to a Primus eta power and MSR reactor. I hate polluting landfills with my empty canisters, but they work so darn well!

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XGK if you want bomber, bulletproof action. I love my new version one. Of course, my original whisperlite is still going after 20 years..... changed a few o-rings and replaced the pump once, but never an issue. I usually maintain them thoroughly once a year, and then double check them midseason. (course always carry a stripped down maint kit too) Both will require SOME maintenance, but should last a hell of a long time.

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Depends on your use...

If you want a jet engine for melting lots of snow quickly go for the XGK

If you want a general purpose climbing/backpacking/travel/whatever stove go for the Whisperlite.

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If you want a general purpose climbing/backpacking/travel/whatever stove go for the Whisperlite.

 

if you want a general purpose stove for above freezing temps, get a pocket rocket or other canister stove. Quicker to start, smaller, lighter, all around superior and you can buy canisters most anywhere - S. America, NZ, Australia, Europe (Asia being a bit more difficult to source)

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Already got a jetboil and love it. I want a stove that will burn anything.

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XGK = jet burner

Whisperlite Internationale = slower, more finicky.

 

LOL.

 

The XGK is definitely a deal-killer for pleasant campside socializing, and enjoying a quiet moment communing with nature.

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