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In 1969, Seattle engineer and lifelong mountaineer Larry Penberthy formed Mountain Safety Research as a one-man crusade dedicated to improving the safety of climbing equipment. The fuel behind Larry's passionate fire was a simple belief that still drives our team today:  The idea that better, safer, more reliable equipment is the key to unlocking greater adventures.

From that notion evolved a pioneering outdoor company whose innovations have revolutionized the way people experience the outdoors worldwide. Today, we are a close-knit team still obsessed with designing the most reliable, high-performance gear possible, using our knowledge of engineering and science to find better solutions to the challenges of the mountains.

At MSR, we are engineers, tinkerers and passionate outdoor users–each with strong perspectives on how a product should work based on our own experiences in the wild places we love. Collectively, we believe that innovative solutions are bred by challenging convention, and that functionality, simplicity and reliability are the governing elements of enduring design.

Today, many MSR products are still hand-built on manufacturing lines just a floor below where we concept them.

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Featured Review

MSR Access 1 Tent

Though it's designed for ski tourers, the Access 1's balance of solid weather performance, comfy living space, and reasonable weight also makes it a winner for four-season backpacking. Sarah Douglas tests it on a series of windy Scottish summit camps.

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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

MSR LowDown Remote Stove Adapter

A conversion kit that turns a tall stove into a wider and more stable ground-mounted remote burner, the LowDown reduces the topple factor common to both stove systems and compact canister-top models. For car camping or family use, it's a welcom...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budgets of...

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's full-on wet weather.

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe and Pika Teapot

Toby Archer tests the enhanced version of the classic PocketRocket, which boasts some extra user-friendly features at a...

MSR Habitude 6 Tent

A head-height family tent that's light enough to carry miles from the car, yet built to stand up to kids and at least a bit of weather......

Gas Stove Systems

In this group test we look at four all-in-one tower-style canister stove systems, the Alpkit Brukit; Jetboil Flash; Primus Lite+ and MSR...

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

Toby Archer looks at this versatile water filtering system. Does he overcome his initial scepticism of the price?

Latest News

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MSR Guardian Gravity Purifier

As we continue to spend more and more time in the outdoors, being able to trust the water that your drinking, cooking and cleaning with is more important than ever before. That's why this year MSR, known for their high-performance water...

Final Spring / Summer '21 Gear Roundup

In the final roundup of new gear for spring/summer 2021, we've got an eclectic mix of packs, headtorches, water purifiers, clothing treatments and more - all in shops near you now.

MSR Habitude

Designed for families looking to holiday locally or head out on an adventure, the Habitude Tent is the ideal home away from home.  With the Habitude, MSR extends it's renowned backpacking and alpinist tent line to cater for lovers of the outdoors seeking to share their...

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

MSR® Zoic™ tent keeps you cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

Lightweight, spacious and breathable, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is perfect for backpackers...

OutDoor 2019 - Final New Product Roundup

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

MSR® 10L Gravity Filter Provides Clean Water for Larger Groups

MSR's AutoFlow™ XL 10L Gravity Filter provides a clean water supply for larger groups at...


Articles featuring this brand

Competition WINNER - Win the MSR 1.7L Reactor Stove

MSR's much-loved Reactor Stove has become a staple for wilderness backpackers looking for cooking performance in extreme conditions, where wind and cold can wreak havoc on a stove's reliability. The Reactor is compact, self-contained and easy-t...

Competition WINNER - Win MSR's new PocketRocket Deluxe Stove

You could be in with the chance of winning MSR's new ultralight stove, the PocketRocket Deluxe. Designed to deliver a faster, more reliable cooking performance (even in bad weather!), the Deluxe is the perfect choice for lightweight...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kits

Since MSR® (Mountain Safety Research) introduced its first mountaineering stove in 1973, the creator of backcountry gear has offered quality and reliable products for cooking while outdoors. For 2018, MSR introduces the...

Competition WINNER - Win a MSR Elixir 1 Backpacking Tent

The MSR Elixir series of tents are arguably MSR's most livable tents, offering a spacious floor plan and an...

Competition WINNER - Win an MSR Access Series Tent

When it comes to winter backcountry camping, MSR's new Access Tents are carving fresh tracks. Lighter than a classic...

Competition WINNERS - Win a TrailShot Microfilter

The new award winning MSR® TrailShot™ Microfilter effortlessly delivers filtered water direct from the source into...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 MSR Windburner Stoves

Combining award-winning Reactor technology with the features solo travellers need most, the WindBurner Stove...

Winner Win 1 of 3 MSR Windboiler Stove Systems

Winner Win an MSR Reactor Stove

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