Woo hoo! So this is exciting news in the world of light weight hiking! MSR has announced the next iteration of the whisperlite, which is scheduled for release in early 2012, and they have really out-done themselves this time! The new MSR will be capable of burning Gas in addition to the liquid fuels that they have previously burned by cleverly adding a different burner (Same as the way the current one works between different liquid fuels).
Due to the fact that its not out yet, clearly I don’t have a big review for you just yet, I am not so lucky as to be invited to review this kind of thing! However; Jim over at http://adventuresinstoving.blogspot.com/ did get the opportunity to test this new version out, and WOW it looks very impressive. He recently wrote an article for the Seattle backpackers magazine which you can find here: MSR Universal Review!
Happy reading and stop by again soon.