MSR Flex Skillet



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.