|The MSR XGK-EX doing what it does best: Cranking out the BTU's|
A bit of background
The XGK line of stoves from MSR really ushered in the modern stove era. A lot of stoves prior to the introduction of the XGK line were good stoves but were heavy, vulnerable to wind, and because of their small fuel tanks, required the carrying of a separate fuel bottle for refilling. The Model 9, the first stove in what became the XGK line, was a significant step forward in terms of design and technology. Larry Penberthy, the founder of MSR, was a engineer with a gift for innovation who loved mountain climbing. He just wasn't satisfied with the gear of his day and decided he could do better. It was Mr. Penberthy, for example, who really introduced non-wooden handles on ice axes. Prior to Mr. Penberthy, pretty much everyone was still using wooden handles on their ice axes.
The latest installation in the XGK line is the XGK-EX. Without further ado, let me provide you with a link to the review on Section Hiker:
I hope you fine the review to be of interest.
Thanks for joining me on another Adventure in Stoving,