Choose gear from Mountain Safety Research (MSR) and you're choosing camping and hiking designs made to last a lifetime. Leading the way in outdoor innovation since 1969, MSR portable stoves, water filters, tents and snowshoes are the go-to gear for getting out there.
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Looking to establish higher safety standards and more reliable hiking gear in extreme conditions, Larry Penberthy established Mountain Safety Research (MSR) in 1969. Four years later, MSR introduced the breakthrough MSR Model 9 camp stove, lauded in the industry and by outdoor adventures for its efficient performance in cold weather.
MSR continued to design, build an test more breakthrough backcountry gear such as an ice-axe acclaimed for digging deeper into ice, the Penberthy crampon wrap which prevented snow from balling under crampons, as well as the first snowshoes made of lighter weight composite materials.
Today, MSR continues to spawn innovative ideas in hiking and climbing gear—including windproof and lightweight tents, super-absorbent Packtowl camp towels, plus water filters and cookware.
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