When it comes to getting outdoors, nothing beats feeling like your needs are met when it comes to equipment.

There’s a lot to be said for taking a load off when it comes to the end of a day of trekking or adventuring. It's also invaluable knowing that your kit won’t let you down.

Not by any means a heritage brand, MSR is a company that nonetheless has more than five decades of experience at its disposal. It also comes with a price range that allows for amateurs or experts to stock up and get some real value.

msr elixir tent

If you’re heading out on adventures soon, then here are some ideas for you:

For the adventurer who needs space, try the MSR® Elixir 2 tent. With ample space for two, this is often described as a liveable tent.

By this it means you have more than enough space not to feel hemmed in and uncomfortable as a pair, but will have more than enough space if camping solo. Also featuring a larger than standard vestibule, this is a tent to pack for comfort as well as practicality.

An all in one option would be the MSR Hubba Hubba 2-person tent. Lightweight and compact, it also offers a level of comfort you just can’t find anywhere else. With two side entry vestibules and a large footprint, this is a luxurious option without the price tag.

MSR hubba hubba tent

A symmetrical design means you are more than likely able to sit up as a pair and not be bashing elbows. At the end of a long mission, this can feel like checking into a five star hotel in terms of comfort. Award-winning and a popular option, this is one for the ages.

One for wilder weather: The MSR Tindheim 2 Backpacking Tent is a three-season tunnel tent that is best suited to backpacking pairs who want something that will stand up to the rigours of a sudden storm or the biting winds that you only get thousands of feet above sea level. If you need something sturdy and tough, the Tindheim might be your best bet. At only 2-3kg, it won’t feel like you’re carrying a tent of this size either.

Essentials for setting up. You’ll definitely be needing our MSR Carbon Core Tent Stake Kit as it almost guarantees a night of peace even if winds and rain are raging outside. Sturdy, reliable and simple to use, this kit contains four of the most beefy stakes you’ll ever find.

MSR tindheim tent

Made from a carbon fibre core with aluminium tip, these stakes are the ultimate lightweight option and will last a lifetime. At only 6g per stake, they are also great additions to an ultra lightweight pack.

A stove to stow away? Get the MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove Kit if you’re serious about keeping a kit that is full functional but can fit in even the most squeezed of kit bags.

There’s a lot to appreciate about being able to whip this out and cook something nutritious at the end of a long day. The nesting design and lightweight nature also means you aren’t impeding yourself and you can boil some water within three minutes. That’s faster than some conventional kettles.

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Cooking in the wild? Then the MSR WindBurner 1.0l Stove System is your best bet. Windproof and compact, you can enjoy your favourite camping meal in peace even if the elements are stacked against you. With boil-to-simmer controls and a click-together storage option, it’s an essential and no mistaking.

Need something ultralight but still luxurious? Then this MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Stove is your upright cooking dream. Simply ignite with a simple push of a button and enjoy faster boil times and a level of toughness you’ll struggle to replicate elsewhere.Best for those with a larger pack and with more demanding cooking needs, you’ll not go far wrong with this beauty. 

A suppertime superstar is the MSR Trail Lite 1.3l Pot. Designed for concocting meals for one, this 1.3l pot is perfect for cooking up a campsite stew, chilli or casserole under the stars. Lightweight and easy to pack down, it’s also a long-lasting option, made as it is from anodised aluminium. 

We hope that’s inspired you. Remember we have 20% off all MSR products until Sunday 13th August, so be quick!

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August 03, 2023 — Jim De'Ath