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Alpine Folding Spatula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light and reliable, this folding spatula works well for flipping eggs and pancakes and can also be used to stir soups and fluids. For reasons of weight and time, I tend to rule out eggs and pancakes on longer trips, but on leisurely weekenders it can be nice to cook up some fresh yellow-eyes or a batch of cakes. That's when I bring along the MSR folding spatula. I've had it for at least five years now, and often just throw it in to a general purpose cooking kit when I'm not too worried about weight. Full review

WindPro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is the most stable and easily operated stove I have used. While limited to summer use, it puts out plenty of heat and seems bullet proof. I have used both white gas stoves and canister stoves and this baby is the best. It is a beautiful work of engineering where attention to actual field use was seriously considered.   There are a lot of canister stoves that just screw directly to the top of a gas can. This design causes the cooking platform to be elevated and if the canister is of the smaller… Full review

Alpine Folding Spoon

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice idea, but too flexible for stirring big pots full of thick oatmeal or one-pot stews. Maybe better when cooking smaller amounts for 2-4 people. Recommended, but with some reservations. It's nice to have a big spoon when cooking for more than a few people, but this one doesn't make the grade. I had one of the original ones, which had a locking mechanism similar to MSR's Folding Spatula, but the lock broke while scraping out a pot, so I bought the new version.  I've had the new one for a few… Full review

Carbon Core Stake Kit

rated 2 of 5 stars Too fragile. I used these stakes twice before one of them broke. Surprisingly it didn't break while driving it into the ground. I had difficulty removing the stakes from the ground, and one of them broke as I wiggled it side-to-side attempting to loosen it. The end of the stake is still in the ground in the Sierra Nevada. Full review

Hubba Hubba NX 2P

rated 4 of 5 stars The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is a great tent for bike touring. Sets up easily and takes down even easier. Holds up well in the rain and wind. I bought this tent for a 2 1/2 month bike tour in Europe. In general, I think this tent is great. With its one-pole hub system, the tent sets up quickly and easily. The rainfly is color-coded, so that is also easy. I like that the tent is not all screen. The opaque tent material comes up on the side to allow for some privacy if you want to sleep with the vestibule… 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

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

Meet Daniel Oates, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations, Daniel Oates, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. The North Carolina backpacker and geocacher wins a pair of Brooks PureGrit 3 trail running shoes, plus a prize pack of outdoor goodies. Read more
June 16

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

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

Meet Peter1955, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations, Peter, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month! An avid hiker whose gear reviews were among the highest rated in September, Peter wins a pair of Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiters, plus a gear goodie pack. Read more
October 4, 2013

Winter Wildlands Alliance Gives Solitude a Voice
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands. Read more
January 15, 2013

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