The MSR Windpro has been a popular remote canister burner for many years, but the latest update adds in the ability to use an inverted gas canister, as shown, to improve performance in cold weather, and when the canister is only half full. Like other remote burners, the big advantage of the Windpro II over burners that attach directly to the canister is that you get so much more stability due to the lower centre of gravity. The pan supports are pretty wide at 15cm diameter, so you can use this for cooking enough food for two. The supports taper down toward the burner a little to further improve pan stability. But what also sets the MSR Windpro II apart from other similar remote stoves is the 7cm diameter burner, which gives a good spread of heat across the pan, making this particularly good for big pans and shared use between two campers. The stove comes with a folding windshield and stuffsack; and while it isn’t the lightest option, it’s an excellent all-rounder for general camping and backpacking, being particularly good for bigger pans.
Includes windshield, stuffsack
Packed size 11x7.5x8.5cm
Pan support diameter 15cm
Weight (without fuel) 190g burner
The MSR Windpro II is ideal for a wide variety of conditions thanks to its stable design, wide burner and inverted gas canister.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine June 2013