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XGK II Shaker

rated 4 of 5 stars Incredibly reliable stove for extreme conditions. I use my XGK II Shaker at least twice a month, but usually more. I use this as opposed to a gas canister stove because my friends and I usually hike in 2-6 person groups, and gas canisters tend to get cold and lose pressure when cooking for long periods of time. The stove is very easy to set up, and I can have it running in less than a minute. It's also very easy to prime. The flame control is somewhat lacking though. It's pretty much off or flames… Full review

MiniWorks EX

rated 2 of 5 stars Disappointingly slow, even after cleaning the filter. Okay for a soloist, but definitely too slow to be used by groups greater than two people. It is easy to clean, and the water comes out clear and without bad tastes. I researched water filters for quite a while, and must have just over-thought it all, and ended up overall pretty disappointed with the MSR MiniWorks EX. I really liked the idea of a ceramic filter that was easy to clean and wouldn't need to be replaced for a long time. So, ultimately… Full review

PanHandler Pot Lifter

rated 4 of 5 stars It works... The first pot gripper I owned was basically a bent piece of steel designed to fit only the the cheap department store Taiwan pots it came with.  It was replaced by a solid item of cast aluminum that was rock solid and indestructible. I still have it and it has no brand on it. I believe I got it discontinued somewhere. This MSR pot lifter and several fellow travelers like it came along thereafter. The good news is that it is maybe two or three ounces lighter than the cast alternative. … Full review

WindBurner Ceramic Skillet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is the pan for WindBurner Stove System owners who want to add a frying pan to their cook kit, one that offers nonstick convenience and solid build, and who don’t mind that the pan comes with some bulk, weight, and priciness. What It Is The MSR WindBurner Ceramic Skillet is an 8 in/ 20.3 cm frying pan made of hard-anodized aluminum that features an attached “heat-capturing ring,” a detachable MSR Talon handle, and a nonstick ceramic coating inside the pan. According to MSR, it “allows… Full review

Trail Base Water Filter Kit

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit is a versatile water treatment device with easy pump and gravity flow setups built in. It could conceivably replace your filter, bladder hydration system and a water bottle for many outdoor activities. A couple of reasons I haven’t switched permanently to this system include weight not suited to a solo hiker like me, initial taste issues (like many bladder systems), and an issue with the pump spout/cap. WAIVER:  This is not a recommendation for using or not… Full review

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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

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