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  • MSR XGK-EX Stove

    "Its hot, reliable flame still roars in any conditions, its repair kit still lets you fix most problems in the field, and it still runs on a variety of fuels--kerosene, white gas, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, even jet fuel. The XGK is our choice when the mercury slips way below freezing or we head overseas where fuel choices are limited." - Backpacker Gear Guide, March 2006

    Features/Benefits:

    • High-output multifuel burner makes this the most reliable multiliquid-fuel stove ever
    • Attached retractable legs significantly increase stability of stove platform
    • Attached retractable pot supports let you use bigger pots
    • Built to last and easy to maintain in the field
    • Usable fuels include MSR SuperFuel or other white gas, kerosene, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, aviation gas, JP-8, and Jet 1-A
    • Boil time for white gas: 3.5 minutes (1 liter of water in 2-liter pot)
    • Boil time for kerosene: 2.8 minutes (1 liter of water in 2-liter pot)
    • Requires an empty MSR fuel bottle (sold separately)

  • MSR XGK-EX Stove

    Fuel Type Multiple liquid fuels
    Ignition Method Manual
    Priming Yes
    Boil Time White gas 3.5 min. / 1 L
    Kerosene 2.8 min. / 1 L
    Diesel 4.5 min. / 1 L
    Windscreen Included Yes
    Burn Time White gas 109 min. / 20 oz.
    Kerosene 98 min. / 20 oz.
    Diesel 170 min. / 20 oz.
    Type Liquid Fuel
    Weight 13.2 oz.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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MSR XGK-EX Stove
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (6)
  • Stable (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Easy to light (4)

Cons

  • Poor temperature control (5)

Best Uses

  • Backpacking (4)
  • High altitude (4)
  • Hiking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (4), Casual/ recreational (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great stove

By nick the mountain man

from Exeter, NH

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Light
  • Powerful
  • Stable

Cons

  • Poor temperature control

Best Uses

  • Backpacking
  • Car Camping
  • High Altitude
  • Hiking

Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

great boiling stove use it for hiking and backpacking easily storable...not that easy to control the flame but it can be done very loud is the only draw back but it works amazing have had no trouble with it yet. its easier to light with a grill lighter or longer match which ever one works better for you but all in all great stove

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Minimalist

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great boiler but that's pretty much it

By Paracorpsman

from New York City, NY

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Powerful
  • Stable

Cons

  • Difficult to Light
  • Poor temperature control

Best Uses

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking

Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

Had to get this stove as we needed one for our trip overseas where we weren't sure if were able to find gas for our jetboil. We used kerosene and it was sort of hard to light at first but once you get the feel for it than you understand how to light the thing. I don't see the big deal about the stove. It does boil water fast but it's only versatile in that you can use different types of fuels. But you need to use a lighter or a match to start it and you have to pump it. Putting it away is kind of dirty in that the pump that goes in the bottle must be removed and you have to wipe the pump dry or else it will get on the rest of your gear.

  • What Is Your Gear Style:
  • Comfort Driven

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

incredible stove

By PT

from Vermont

About Me Avid Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Always incredible
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Light
  • Great temperature control
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

      lights easily, extra hot, works on many surfaces.. easy to maintain.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just keeps on cookin!

      By andy

      from ny

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Light
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Poor temperature control

      Best Uses

      • High Altitude

      Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

      Thought i would let you all know I am a longstanding fan of this MSR stove. I have had a version of this stove for 20 years and with the original repair kit have not had to buy anything else (though my fuel bottle top it degrading a bit) It has made meals in Africa, India, Himalayas, Australia to name a few and used all manner of fuels. Yes crazy loud! So does not seem to have changed to the current model other than mountings and surround. Can be a challenge to clean when jet blocks during cooking, not recommended inside a tent! I have recently bought a pocket rocket which is really great 2nd stove but the old multi fuel is very economical - amazing how many meals you can cook with a litre of petrol (gas)

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a good boiler

      By Spacegy4

      from Ithaca New York State

      About Me Avid Adventurer, Boy scout, Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boils fast
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy to Light
      • Efficent
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Poor temperature control

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • High Altitude
      • Hiking

      Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

      I wont advise trying to cook on this stove as it was designed to boil. I wouldnt call the poor temp control a real con because it was designed to boil to begin with.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Bring your Earplugs

      By Canoe Guy

      from Vermont

      About Me Professional Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Powerful
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Poor temperature control

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Car Camping
      • High Altitude
      • Hiking

      Comments about MSR XGK-EX Stove:

      If you want hot water NOW, this stove is a good choice. It is heavy/bulky compared to others, and overkill for most users, especially if you don't use a stove in international settings (fuel options a big plus for those who do!). The one thing you must know is that this is the LOUDEST STOVE I'VE EVER HEARD!! (Louder, even, than the MSR Dragonfly.) You will shout over this thing, and be heard nearly 50 yards away (yes, really).

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