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Lightning Ascent

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MSR Lightning Ascent has the best traction of any snowshoe I've used. The bindings are super secure, easy to use while wearing gloves or mittens, and won't absorb water and freeze. Their narrow width makes walking very easy, and the optional tail extensions increase flotation if you're carrying a heavier pack or are in softer snow. I bought my MSR Lightning Ascent 30s in early March of this year as a guarantee that I'd have a pair for a weekend of snowshoeing some friends and I had planned,… Full review

WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Love my MSR Whisperlite. Have been using it since 2003 in Iraq. Burn any type of fuel with the Internationale. I bought mine for the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom so I could cook my own food if/when that became an option. Trust me, MRE's get old fast! I got the Internationale with a 30oz bottle. Since then, I have bought a second one used with a second pump and 11oz bottle. I have only replaced the O-rings once in 12 years after being in storage for 4 years before I got back into camping and backpacking. … Full review

Alpine Bowl

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a stainless steel boil. Dang near bullet proof. I have had mine for two years now and I bought it used on eBay. It is a great, strong bowl. I even use it at home.  Full review

Evo Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great technical snowshoes that are still fun for a simple day on the trail. MSR Evo snowshoes are bombproof. They don't break under normal use, and I can't imagine what kind of abuse you'd have to put them through in order to damage them. The design is great for climbing (attention fellow peak-baggers). They're plastic, so the same main body of the snowshoe that keeps you afloat is also molded to give you traction. The metal crampons and traction bars are aggressive enough for all snowshoeing situations. Full review

PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're still using your WhisperLite for three-season solo or two-person backpacking, you need to upgrade to a good canister stove. The MSR PocketRocket is the gold standard and for good reason. It is lightweight, folds up and fits into a compact plastic case, is simple to use, and puts out all the heat you need for heating water for meals. To get the most out of a canister stove, you need to understand what it's good for and what it's not so good for. If you don't expect it to melt snow for you… 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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USA

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