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MSR began in the spring of 1969 as the Mountain Safety Research newsletter written by founder Larry Penberthy, an engineer, inventor, and mountaineer. While independently testing safety gear for The Mountaineers nonprofit, Penberthy found that some climbing equipment failed at lower loads than their advertised specs.

Penberthy began independently evaluating climbing equipment and innovating ways to make it safer and easier to use, publishing his findings in his Mountain Safety Research newsletter and using the proceeds to support his fieldwork.

Soon after the company began designing and building its own climbing equipment, and in 1969 introduced MSR’s first-generation Snow Fluke anchors, a pair of Edmont cold-weather gloves, an Auto Belay Device that added shock absorption into a belay system, an ice screw that could hold 3,000 pounds, and a 10.5-millimeter double-braid climbing rope.

Today, MSR offers shelters, stoves and cookware, snow tools, water treatment, snowshoes and poles. It is owned by Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, and PackTowl outdoor brands.

Top Reviewed MSR Products

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
PocketRocket 2 Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$45 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LowDown Remote Stove Adapter Stove Accessory
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Fluke Snow Anchor
$60 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Remote 2 Four-Season Tent
$860
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Snow Picket Snow Anchor
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Titan Kettle Kettle
$58 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160 - $209
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Lightning Trail Hiking Snowshoe
$109 - $279
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Guardian Purifier Water Purifier
$390
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (46)
DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Dromedary Bags Hydration Reservoir
$50 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Groundhog Tent Stakes Stake
$5 - $36
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$105
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ultralight Cord Guy Line
$18 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Guardian Gravity Purifier Water Purifier
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Habitude 6P Three-Season Tent
$700
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cyclone Tent Stakes Stake
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Quick 2 Pot Set Pot/Pan
$125
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (30)
Hubba Three-Season Tent
$470
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
DromLite Bags Hydration Reservoir
$37 - $46
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Elixir 2 Three-Season Tent
$320
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
WindBurner Duo Stove System Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Elixir 3 Three-Season Tent
$380
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles Rigid Trekking Pole
$120
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Alpine StowAway Pots Pot/Pan
$18 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
WhisperLite International Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$110 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hubba Hubba 2P Three-Season Tent
$550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$135
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
WindBurner Personal Stove System Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$150 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Evo Trail Recreational Snowshoe
$112 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
WindPro II Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$115 - $134
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Folding Spoon Utensil
$5
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Lightning Ascent Backcountry Snowshoe
$14 - $925
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Revo Ascent Hiking Snowshoe
$198 - $319
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Thru-Link Bottle/Inline Water Filter
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mini Groundhog Stake Stake
$3 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Front Range Bug/Floor Insert Bug Shelter
$370
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Front Range Tarp Shelter Tarp/Shelter
$380
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Strike Igniter Fire Starter
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Universal Canister Stand Stove Accessory
$25
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Evo Ascent Backcountry Snowshoe
$180 - $239
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Fry Pan Pot/Pan
$42 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
PanHandler Pot Lifter Kitchen Accessory
$18
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Lightning Tails Snowshoe Accessory
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
WindBurner Coffee Press Kit Coffee Press/Filter
$22 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Quick Skillet Pot/Pan
$40
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (41)
MiniWorks EX Pump/Gravity Water Filter
$100 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Titan Cup Cup/Mug
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter Coffee Press/Filter
$24

Contact

Mountain Safety Research
Cascade Designs Inc.
4000 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
USA

(206) 505-9500
(800) 531-9531
fax: (206) 682-4184

msrgear.com
consumer@cascadedesigns.com

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