MSR Flex Skillet

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A good skillet if you want to do more than “one…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29.95


A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean.


  • Non-stick coating with hard anodized aluminum
  • Lightweight


  • Bottom warped after first use

When I bought this skillet, I was looking specifically for one that was lightweight and didn’t take up a great deal of space in my pack. I also wanted to something that would provide more versatility in cooking options on shorter trips. The skillet had to be big enough to be useful and easy to clean.  I decided on the MSR Flex Skillet.


The skillet is made of a coated hard anodized aluminum, a personal favorite as I use the same type of cookware at home. It is also reasonably lightweight at 7 ounces.

I also like the fact that the handle folds in, reducing packed size. 


If needed, the handle can also be removed and used with other similar MSR cookware. 



The skillet is nine inches in diameter which is good sized for smaller items and adequate for 1 to 2 people.  It has a non-stick coating, not specified by the manufacturing that works well and cleans up easily. I also deglaze the pan, when needed and don’t use a Scotch-brite pad when cleaning to maintain the surface. 

So far, the only problem found with the skillet is some warping on the bottom.  Really, not a problem considering it is a skillet for camp cooking.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit MSR's Flex Skillet page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Saute up a gourmet meal that's sure to get the attention of your campground neighbors with the MSR Flex skillet.


The MSR Flex Skillet is a skillet big enough for spatula wielding cooks. The Flex Skillet is non-stick, perfect for flipping flap-jacks, scrambling eggs, or stir-frying fajitas with ease. The MSR Flex Skillet is simple to clean and is designed to nest inside MSR's other gourmet cooksets in the Flex line. 9 inch skillet with rounded edges is great for for sauteing and frying Made of durable, non-stick DuraLite(TM) DX aluminum Durable, scratch resistant and easy to clean Fold-able Talon(TM) Pot Handle features a push-button design to interchange between pots; locks to secure over lids during travel Nests inside a Flex 4 system or outside a Flex 3 system Does not include lid, designed as a simple addition to pot sets

- OMCgear

MSR Flex Skillet is a nonstick aluminum fry pan designed to conveniently nest inside a Flex 4 System or pot set and outside a Flex 3 System or Pot Set. This great addition to your MSR Flex system or pot set is perfect for flapjacks and stir-fries. Made from hard-anodized aluminum with next-generation scratch-resistant DuraLite DX nonstick surface. Weight: 7 oz (199 g). Height: 2.5 in (6.35 cm). Diameter: 9 in (22.86 cm). Made in Thailand

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

MSR Flex Skillet - Sometimes all you need to get going in the morning is a fresh omelet with a side of bacon. With the Flex skillet that dream can be a reality on your next camping trip. Made of non-stick DuraLite DX, this skillet sets you up for gourmet cooking in the great outdoors. It nests neatly outside of a Flex 3 system, too. So if you need to pan fry that fresh-caught fish, reach for your Flex Skillet and watch your buddy's mouth water!

- Outdoorplay