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.

Where to Buy

Manufacturer's Description

Visit MSR's Flex Skillet page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Flex Skillet from Mountain Safety Research is ideal for home or camping. Its nonstick surface makes cooking a breeze and cleanup even easier! PRODUCT FEATURES: Includes (1) Talon pot handle Easy Clean-Up: Scratch-resistant, hard-anodized, DuralLite DX nonstick aluminum Versatile: Nests with MSR Flex 3 and 4 Cook Systems and Pot Sets Weight: 7 oz Height: 2.5 in Diameter: 9 in

- Appalachian Outdoors

The MSR Flex Skillit utilizes a next-generation DuraLite DX scratch-resistant nonstick surface, making this hard-anodized aluminum skillet perfect for everything from stir-fries to the perfect pancake. Conveniently nests inside a Flex 4 System or pot set and outside a Flex 3 System or Pot Set.


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