Latest Reviews

Papa Hubba NX

rated 5 of 5 stars Quick setup, tons of room, perfect for my son, daughter, and I with room to spare. I have had an Elixir 2p for several years that I soloed with and my son joined me in, but now that my daughter is finally big enough to join us, we needed more space. We took this into Garibaldi Lake last week for my daughter's first three-day trip to Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk. It was fantastic. Our Exped double mattress plus one BA single fit with room to spare and it held all of our gear inside as well. The… Full review

Big Titan Kettle

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice big pot...but flawed. When I spend $80 on a pot I expect it to do everything perfect. I will say that I am a fan of MSR and have their stainless steel pots and really like them. But the Big Titan Kettle had one BIG flaw in my opinion. First, why did I buy the Big Titan? I wanted a water boiler...that's it. I wanted to be able to boil large amounts of water, which it of course does. It is the quality you'd expect from MSR except that it drips so much when you pour. If you really concentrate,… Full review

Elixir 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars SOLID. Great multi-purpose tent, covers all bases for outdoor activities for those who want a little more room than a two-person. Word up to the folks at MSR. Solid product, and has yet to do me wrong. The Elixir 3-man covers all my bases, and is much more cost friendly than the Hubba Hubba. I have used the tent  for two seasons now extensively and nothing has failed as of yet. Mostly used on the West coast of Canada and the mountains of the interior. The tent is a little heavy for backpacking… Full review

Guardian Purifier

rated 5 of 5 stars The MSR Guardian water purifier is an amazing piece of kit. It pumps water in both directions which makes it fast and efficient. I really loved the new approach to getting the hose into the water, so that the intake of water comes from the top of the water source and not from the bottom of the lake like previous water filters. I used this filter during a multi-day canoe and hiking trip in the Yukon. The double pumping ability of this pump put the MSR Miniworks to shame and it became the go-to filter… Full review

Alpine StowAway Pots

rated 4 of 5 stars It is compact, long-lasting, and folds and locks down just small enough to fit your MSR WhisperLite inside. I'm on my second one, and I've been using them for 20 years. They are small enough to cook safely with on top of the MSR WhisperLite, which has a 9" pan width maximum. Putting your stove inside this pot before you go packing will ensure that the stove survives unscathed, and you will always know where it is. This 1 qt pot wastes almost no space in your pack. There is a metal slider on the… Full review

See all 869 MSR reviews »
Share your experience: Write a review


Cascade Designs is the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, E-Case, PackTowl, Tracks, and Hummingbird outdoor brands.


MSR Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

A Brief History of Outdoor Insulation: Essential #3
To celebrate extra clothing (#3 of the 10 Essentials), we looked at the origins of some classic outdoor insulation: wool and polypro baselayers, down and synthetic jackets, and ever-popular fleece. Read more
June 19, 2016

MSR Solo Stove, Tough Tufto Pants, UTMB Ultra Pack
A solo stove from Mountain Safety Research, bomb-proof scrambling pants from Bergans of Norway, and a super-niche ultra running pack from CamelBak: new gear was practically popping out of the booths on the second day of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
August 8, 2014

Origami Stove, Rocket Snowshoes, Toasty Rain Coats: OR Day 1
An origami-inspired stove, a snow saw with built-in avalanche hazard analysis tools, a carbon fiber snowshoe that weighs less than a paperback, and insulated down-filled rain jackets: more action from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Retailer Demo Day: A Winter Wonderland of Gear
Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day was packed with winter gear, including a hybrid touring snowshoe/ski, a ski for your fat bike, and new shovels from MSR. Read more
January 22, 2014

Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear
For Trailspace's Best Outdoor Gear List, we turned to you, our community members. We've compiled one ultimate gear list from your 24,000 reviews, featuring your best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink. Read more
December 5, 2012

Lah wins Sierra Designs tent and MSR stakes!
Congratulations, Lah! You've won a Sierra Designs tent and MSR carbon stakes for your review of your VauDe Snow Cloud sleeping bag. Read more
July 30, 2012


Mountain Safety Research
Cascade Designs Inc.
4000 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

phone: (206) 505-9500
fax: (206) 682-4184