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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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Pocket Rocket Deluxe montage  © Toby Archer

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 negligible increase in weight over the standard Pocket Rocket 2. He also gets surprisingly enthused by a "teapot" (read: kettle)...


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Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey

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... too good to be true? MSR have only gone and made the tent that Dan Bailey always wished someone would.

Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey
Stoves montage  © Dan Bailey

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 Reactor. Which wins the battle of the boilers?

MSR trailbase filter montage  © Toby Archer
MSR trailbase filter montage  © Toby Archer

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

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

MSR Dynalock Ascent Carbon Backcountry Poles review thumbnail  © UKC
MSR Dynalock Ascent Carbon Backcountry Poles review thumbnail  © UKC

MSR DynaLock Ascent Carbon Poles

Tough, compact and light, this new model from MSR is an excellent pole for the money, says Alan James - and you don't have to be...

It\'s stable and weatherproof  © Toby Archer
It\'s stable and weatherproof  © Toby Archer

MSR Elixir 1 Tent

"It might not be light but I think the Elixir 1 is bloody great" says Toby Archer, "a clever, tough and spacious solo tent that doesn't cost...

tents test montage  © UKC Gear
tents test montage  © UKC Gear

2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different...

WindBurner montage  © Richard Prideaux
WindBurner montage  © Richard Prideaux

MSR WindBurner Group Stove System

The WindBurner range has been extended for 2018 to include a new remote canister stove and various pots and pans to go with it....


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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 looking to add comfort to their lightweight kit this summer.

OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Final Roundup  © UKC

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 world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

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 basecamp. Ultralight and supremely packable, this easy-to-use filter offer the luxury of pump-free group filtration ideal for...

Back Country Pole Line  © MSR
Back Country Pole Line  © MSR

MSR® Introduces New Backcountry Pole Line with DynaLock™ Technology

MSR® (Mountain Safety Research), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, has...

MSR Trail Base Water Filter  © MSR
MSR Trail Base Water Filter  © MSR

MSR® Trail Base™ Water Filter Kit Offers Incomparable Hydration Versatility

Move from instant water on the trail to the high-volume filtration at base...

New MSR® WindBurner Stove Systems & Cookware Options Bring Versatility to

The expanded WindBurner line brings the WindBurner's superior windproof...

Introducing MSR Access Winter Backcountry Tents

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


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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 backpackers an...

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit  © MSR
MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit  © MSR

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...

Elixir 1 Competition  © UKC Gear
Elixir 1 Competition  © UKC Gear

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 excellent balance of ventilation, warmth and privacy. For 2018, MSR have enhanced all Elixir models with larger vestibules,...

MSR Access Series Tent  © MSR
MSR Access Series Tent  © MSR

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...

MSR WindBurner Competition  © MSR
MSR WindBurner Competition  © MSR

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 3 MSR Windburner Stoves

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

WindBoiler Personal Stove System  © Mountain Safety Research
WindBoiler Personal Stove System  © Mountain Safety Research

Winner Win 1 of 3 MSR Windboiler Stove Systems

MSR Reactor Stove System Family  © MSR (Mountain Safety Research)
MSR Reactor Stove System Family  © MSR (Mountain Safety Research)

Winner Win an MSR Reactor Stove


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