MSR founded by Larry Penberthy to research the safety and integrity of climbing equipment.
Eagle Ice Axe the first production ice axe with aluminium shafts, is introduced.
company invents the Model 9 stove: first remote-burner component backpacking/mountaineering stove
MSR introduces its first tent—the Mountain Tent
The MSR Frame Pack is the first panel-loading backpack
pioneers the first consumer use of long-lasting lithium batteries. MSR headlamps first product to feature these batteries.
first to sell a multi-fuel stove. Model MF stove burned kerosene, Stoddard Solvent, stove oil, diesel, JP-4, Blazo, and white gas.
patent issued for remote fuel reservoir stove
incorporates the first zippered underarm vents (a.k.a. "pit zips") in rain jackets and parkas
introduce the MSR G and GK stoves, which could burn Gasoline (White Gas in USA and Shellite in Australia) and Kerosine
introduce the MSR XGK, the iconic expedition stove that could also burn automobile and aviation fuel
company acquired by REI Co-op
introduces the WhisperLite stove
WhisperLite wins a Product Design Award from Backpacker Magazine.
develops the XPD Cookset and Heat Exchanger
release Coyote Snow Pickets
develop the RapidFire Stove, outperforms other gas canister stoves in wind, colder temperatures and higher elevations.
introduce the WaterWorksFilter
Carabiner industry accepts MSR's 3 Sigma testing standards for carabiner quality control.
Moss HeptaWing wins Editors' Choice Award from Backpacker magazine.
introduces I-Biner carabiner, the strongest of its kind
WhisperLite Internationale released as a multi-fuel stove
MSR pioneers injection-molded plastic snowshoe design, with the release of the Denali (designed by Bill Forrest)
develops the DragonFly stove
releases the Alpine Kitchen Set
launches EcoCuisine—now known as Mountain Gourmet— complete line of organic, vegetarian, gourmet backpacking food.
releases SuperFly stove
develops the PocketRocket
Mountain Gourmet foods receive an Editors' Choice Award from Backpacker magazine
Backpacker magazine gives an Editors' Choice Award to the Walrus Trekker Tarp
company acquired by Cascade Designs, of Therm-a-Rest fame
launches a new line of tents, drawing on the heritage of Moss anfWalrus
founder, Larry Penberthy dies, aged 85
Backpacker magazine honors the Hubba Hubba tent with their 2005 editors choice award