The MSR Reactor weighs 595g stove and dedicated pan (+ gas); boil time 1min 35sec to 4min 20sec to end of fuel; outstanding efficiency; dedicated pan optimises heating; efficiency of burner means less fuel needed on multi-day trips. But relatively tall and unstable; only works with dedicated pot; stability not as good as some other pans due to height; a high price for what you get.
The MSR Reactor is a super-efficient cooking system for cold conditions, but at a high price.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine July 2011