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Originally Published on 8/21/2013 MSR engineered the Reactor and WindBurner stove systems to be the fastest, most fuel-efficient stove systems in the real-world conditions of the alpine. Achieving such a high performance standard required a stove that goes beyond the conventions of camp stove burner technology. Based on decades of research and more than five years of development, the MSR engineering team built the Reactor, and then the WindBurner, around a unique radiant burner head. The Reactor was the first climbing and backpacking stove to truly harness the benefits of a radiant burner. Radiant burners allow canister fuel stoves to achieve high-performance, excellent efficiency and great weather resistance.
From the rocks to the open road, see why our new WindBurner Stove System makes the perfect boiling and brewing machine to always have with you. Its fast, windproof performance lets you quickly brew your morning cup of joe to start the day, then warm up with a midday ramen snack, and later enjoy a hot chocolate in the backcountry—no matter the conditions. Take a few minutes to escape the cold with our crew as they venture to Bishop, Ca, for some camping and bouldering.