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Announcements direct from MSR

Sep 2017

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

Jul 2017

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest in Friedrichshafen that is OutDoor. Here are some video interviews with...

Jun 2017

thumbWe are just back from the OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We'll be releasing full show reports soon, but to kick things off...

May 2017

thumbNeed a quick hydration hit on the trail? The new award winning MSR® TrailShot™ Microfilter effortlessly delivers filtered...

Jul 2016

thumbThe UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with...

Jul 2016

thumbThe all-new WindBurner 1.8L Personal Stove System built for 2-3 travelers is the latest addition to the award-winning WindBurner...

May 2016

thumbThe most livable performance backpacking tent in its class, the all new Elixir 4 tent is an ideal family sized option for...

Apr 2016

thumbBuilt for international travelers, outdoor recreationalists, and emergency preparedness, the military-grade microbiological...

Nov 2014

thumbBackpackers want an extremely liveable and lightweight tent at good price. MSR answers the call with the Elixir 2 tent and the...

Aug 2014

thumbMSR (Mountain Safety Research®), the Seattle-based manufacturer of high-performance outdoor equipment, has gripped the snowshoe...

MSR Reviews

Independent reviews from the UKC gear testers

Dec 2017

thumbOver a year our reviewers get through a mountain of gear. Here, members of our review team pick their personal highlights from...

Dec 2017

thumbLight, compact, and as lively as a jet engine, the Pocket Rocket 2 brings MSR's classic backpacking stove bang up to date,...

Jun 2017

thumbThis ultralight water filter is about the size of a small bag of crisps, says Richard Prideaux, but it delivers a lot for such a...

May 2017

thumbBilled as a light-but-strong two-person shelter for North American winter ski touring, MSR's Access 2 has obvious year-round...

Sep 2016

thumbThe Elixir 4 backpacking tent is light for its size, and easy to pitch. But is it roomy enough for the advertised four adults,...

Jun 2016

thumbMade for the US military, MSR has now put their most advanced water purifier on the civilian market. But when not being used by...

Apr 2015

thumbThe MSR WindBoiler is a small, lightweight cooking system. UKC have had it for several months and tested it in the Alps in...

Apr 2015

thumbWalking poles are great opinion dividers. There are those who think they are cumbersome wastes of time, and those who swear by...

Aug 2014

thumbSince its launch ten years ago the Hubba Hubba has proved a popular three-season staple for MSR. For 2014 this classic two...

Jul 2014

thumbWhen I first saw a JetBoil back in 2004 I remember being highly cynical, too specialised and very limited in terms in its uses....


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