A passionate fusion of engineering and mountaineering have allowed MSR to become leaders in their field with innovative and cutting-edge design of a range of high quality all-season camping and hiking accessories, including their market-leading stove systems, cookware and tents.
Mountain Safety Research was formed in 1969 by engineer and lifelong mountaineer Larry Penberthy; with the idea behind the company being that safer, more reliable, and better equipment would allow for greater adventures. Headed by an outdoorsman dedicated to improving the safety of climbing equipment, MSR have done just that, and continue to innovate and discover better solutions to the challenges of the mountain.
Revolutionising the industry, MSR have designed and created a succession of groundbreaking products, including tents, snowshoes and stoves, to water filters and outdoors cookware.
First researched in 1972 by MSR, their improvement of stoves by separating the fuel source from the burner to be more efficient, safe and with improved performance in challenging weather and high altitudes, alongside the recognition that one of the factors leading to acute mountain sickness was dehydration, MSR created their now-legendary Model 9 Stove. From there it's safe, and hilarious, to say that MSR's improvements of stoves and stove systems 'snowballed', and they are now one of the most well loved, quality stove system creators around, with an evident rich history of knowledge, improvement and quality.
MSR not only designed and improved outdoor stove systems, but are high quality providers of a wide range of outdoor equipment, such as multi-season, multi-use tents, first launched in 1973, with an aim on improving reliability and creating superior livability. Their range has expanded and improved greatly since the '70s, and now contains super high quality, tried, tested and trusted multi-season tents and shelters for a wide range of outdoor activities.
MSR introduced their first cook set in 1986, and continued to further improve these sets, creating better quality, lighter and more compact sets that are well loved, well used and with a well deserved reputation of high performance in all seasons.
With a focus on creating greater adventures with better, more reliable and safer equipment, MSR introduced their first water filtration products in 1990, allowing backpackers and alpinists and everyone who wanted to explore off the beaten path safe, clean drinking water that would not get them sick. MSR have maintained their leading role in back country water filtration and storage, and today are a brand that back country users can trust beyond anyone and anything else.
As well as all this expertise, MSR design and create a wide variety of other outdoor and camping equipment, cooking equipment, stoves and cookware, all designed for you to have greater, safer and better adventures wherever you wander.