Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Cordillera Blanca Gear Tests:
MSR XGK EX Stove

The MSR XGK EX Stove is absolutely great for alpine routes. It folds down to nearly nothing, weights only 14oz (including the pump) and boils water like a flame thrower.

The new flexible fuel line allows it to be packed into a 1L pot as well. We did have some problems with it blowing out in really strong wind, but it was blowing so hard that everything without a rock holding it down mysteriously disappeared from camp. Though it’s a little pricier than the standard XGK, this stove is worth every cent.

Made for alpine climbing:
  • Ultralight
  • Very compact
  • Boils extremely fast
  • Very durable

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