The MSR Reactor is an integrated pot, burner and heat exchanger. It is the pinnacle of burner efficiency and under lab conditions will boil 1 litre of water (from 21°C) in 3 minutes (3.5 for the 1 litre version). Faster boiling times mean less gas used, so the MSR reactor will boil more water per fuel canister than other stoves.
The MSR Reactor achieves this using 3 technologies. The first is an incredible flame diffuser, called the Radiant Burner which makes sure you heat the entire bottom of the pot evenly. The second is a pressure regulator on the fuel canister which lets the gas out at just the right rate and maintains this rate over most of the life of the canister. Lastly a windproof heat exchanger makes sure none of the heat generated escapes. It's a massive amount of performance in one little stove.
The MSR Reactor comes with a choice of 1L, 1.7L Duralite pots. The 1 litre is perfect for solo cooking, or minimalist 2 person use. The 1.7L is large enough to be used for 2 or even 3 people. The Duralite hard anodised aluminium means the pot is light, non stick, and the coating will really last. When not in use the stove and gas canister pack away inside the pot. A collapsible handle locks the unique see-thru lid in place for safe and easy transport. Note that the 1L pot stores only the smallest gas canister (113g) and the 1.7 the medium size (223g).
The Reactor's Radiant diffuser is a dome shape which fits into a matching depression in the bottom of the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is part of the pot and cannot be used separately. This means that you cannot sit a normal flat bottomed pot on top of the stove.
Compatible with standard screw in gas canisters. Unfortunately we do not sell the gas canisters as they cannot be posted.
MSR Reactor Stove Features
- Unmatched Wind Protection: Radiant burner head is enclosed by heat exchanger for maximum protection in even the windiest conditions
- Maximum Efficiency: Patent-pending radiant burner and heat exchanger make the Reactor the most efficient all-condition stove system, so you carry less fuel
- Integrated System: State-of-the-art stove and high-efficiency pot are combined into one compact, easy-to-use system
- Weight 1L:
- 474g - pot and stove
- Weight 1.7L:
- 496g - pot and stove
Customer Reviews of MSR Reactor Stove
Read safety instructions carefully. Don't use a pot without heat exchanger. Don't boil anything else but water. You can leave the piezo ignitor at home because it will not work with the reactor. Forget all talk about windproof but still very good cover though.
But what a stove this is. It's so fun handling the break will be even more efficient and pleasant. It's damn fast and quiet. The pressure regulator works fine and deliver gas under low temperature and on higher altitude. You will save gas with this stove as long as you stay with the right mix. No nothing left in the canister. I will in no way leave this master piece at home.
If you want one of the fastest and most efficient gas canister stoves on the market,then look no further,radiant heat burner and built in heat exchanger ensure that virtually all the produced heat gets transmitted into the pot.You can almost touch the sides of the burner when the pot is on.Unaffected by wind,I find that this is an ideal winter stove,it doesn't really simmer but if boil in the bag or dehydrated is your choice,then its excellent.It also works really well with the jet-boil suspension kit for use on hanging belays etc,highly recommended.