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MSR Reactor Availability


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Matthew Koenig · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2013 · Points: 310

Does anyone know where I can purchase an MSR Reactor, preferably with the 1.0L pot? They are sold out everywhere that I have checked online and I've been looking for the past month. Does anyone know whats up? Is there a supply chain issue or are they discontinuing it?     

Andrewww · · Concord, NH · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 625
Patrick Shyvers · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 15
Though we are working earnestly to build Reactors, demand for this highly technical stove has been exceeding our production capacity. We apologize if we are out of stock. We ask that you please contact your local retailer for availability.
Matthew Koenig · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2013 · Points: 310

I wanted a more satisfying answer then what MSR posted on their website because that message has been there for months, leading me to believe they are not producing them at all. I went ahead and called. They currently don’t have a manufacturer for the Reactor but are looking for one. Once one is found it will take a while for production to begin.

For those interested in one, I did manage to find the 1.7l version at Cabela’s.

Sam Feuerborn · · Carbondale · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 810
Matthew K wrote: I wanted a more satisfying answer then what MSR posted on their website because that message has been there for months, leading me to believe they are not producing them at all. I went ahead and called. They currently don’t have a manufacturer for the Reactor but are looking for one. Once one is found it will take a while for production to begin.

For those interested in one, I did manage to find the 1.7l version at Cabela’s.

Hey Matt,

I have a 1L Black Windburner if you're interested in that? Brand new in original packaging for $110 + S&H
Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 337
Matthew K wrote: I wanted a more satisfying answer then what MSR posted on their website because that message has been there for months, leading me to believe they are not producing them at all. I went ahead and called. They currently don’t have a manufacturer for the Reactor but are looking for one. Once one is found it will take a while for production to begin.

For those interested in one, I did manage to find the 1.7l version at Cabela’s.

I have the 1.7L and I much prefer it to the 1L. 1L is perfect for just myself, but 1.7L is a great size for 2 people. For the extra bulk in the pack, I just stuff other small items into the pot to reduce bulk elsewhere. 

Jay J · · Euelss · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 5

Does the Reactor do anything the Windburner ( aka Windboiler) doesn't?  Well, besides make more Carbon Monoxide?

I've never used a Reactor, but have been pretty happy with my Windburner.

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Armchair Asshole · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 215

We have a Reactor here at the Great Outdoor Shop. Give us a call if you're interested (307)-367-2440. It's also available on our website,greatoutdoorshop.com

Aidan Raviv · · South Pasadena, CA · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 100

@Jay Reactor is a few thousand BTU more output but I love the windburner for pretty much everything. They also just released some sweet new accessories for group/casual camping. 

jdejace · · New England · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 5

Backcountry has the 1L pot (separate) if you really want it, but I think 1.7L is probably more versatile when you're melting snow to drink for a couple of people.

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