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hikin_jim
11-30-2014, 22:49
If anyone is interested, I have completed a review of the new MSR Windboiler (http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/2014/11/review-new-msr-windboiler.html).
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5QZNi2KcaN4/VFXTrPp_jkI/AAAAAAAA5Ig/_anDX2v1XZk/s912/DSC00012.JPG


HJ

Ercoupe
12-01-2014, 07:07
Good review. Glad to see they have made the unit field resettable.

Is the Jetboil is still more efficient?

hikin_jim
12-01-2014, 11:15
Is the Jetboil is still more efficient?No, quite the opposite. The Windboiler is more efficient. In windy conditions, not only is the Windboiler more efficient, it's also faster.

HJ

Starchild
12-01-2014, 13:43
Nice to see what appears to be a major revision upgrade to the MSR Reactor.


No, quite the opposite. The Windboiler is more efficient. In windy conditions, not only is the Windboiler more efficient, it's also faster.

HJ

Would like to know how much water it boils per small (100 or 110 gram) canister.

LogHiking
12-01-2014, 17:17
If anyone is interested, I have completed a review of the new MSR Windboiler (http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/2014/11/review-new-msr-windboiler.html).
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5QZNi2KcaN4/VFXTrPp_jkI/AAAAAAAA5Ig/_anDX2v1XZk/s912/DSC00012.JPG


HJ

Thank you for such a thorough review. Looks like I need to upgrade my jetboil to one of these!

CarlZ993
12-02-2014, 00:11
Hmmm. How can I buy another stove w/o my wife finding out? Cue the 'Mission Impossible' theme music, please.

hikin_jim
12-03-2014, 20:57
Would like to know how much water it boils per small (100 or 110 gram) canister. Well, it depends on whether you run it on max 50%, or about 33%. I'll give you a number for each of those for a 100g canister, which is approximate: 19, 21, 22. Something like that. Maybe one more boil. With a 110g canister, you'd get at least one additional boil, maybe two.

HJ

hikin_jim
12-03-2014, 20:59
Hmmm. How can I buy another stove w/o my wife finding out? Cue the 'Mission Impossible' theme music, please. Sorry buddy, can't help you there. I'm a stove blogger, not a magician. :)

HJ

Chair-man
12-03-2014, 21:22
$130.00 for this Windboiler and it doesn't even come with a piezoelectric ignition. That would be a deal breaker for me. One reason I'd buy a cooking system is for the convenience factor. I don't want to have to be the one supplying the spark.

Starchild
12-03-2014, 21:54
Well, it depends on whether you run it on max 50%, or about 33%. I'll give you a number for each of those for a 100g canister, which is approximate: 19, 21, 22. Something like that. Maybe one more boil. With a 110g canister, you'd get at least one additional boil, maybe two.

HJ

What are the units? 19,21,22 teaspoons, cups, quarts, gallons, imperial gallons, barrels? Sort of meaningless without this.

If you mean liters it would seem to violate the first law of thermodynamics (for a combustion device) if you mean 2 cups (common backpacking quantity), it is in line with the JB but slightly lower.

hikin_jim
12-04-2014, 16:44
What are the units? 19,21,22 teaspoons, cups, quarts, gallons, imperial gallons, barrels? Sort of meaningless without this. Number of 500 ml boils per 100g or 110g sized canister.

HJ

hikin_jim
12-04-2014, 17:01
Number of 500 ml boils per 100g or 110g sized canister. And realize that things like water temperature and elevation are going to affect those numbers.

HJ

hikin_jim
12-04-2014, 17:08
$130.00 for this Windboiler and it doesn't even come with a piezoelectric ignition. That would be a deal breaker for me. One reason I'd buy a cooking system is for the convenience factor. I don't want to have to be the one supplying the spark. A lot of people have said that. I'm sure MSR is aware of that. If you see my "Recommendations for improvement" in Appendix IV of the review, I made that very recommendation.

HOWEVER, take a look at this video and watch what happens at 1:30.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyUuesvtB2Y

HJ