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Item # MSR39205 |
Customer Rating: Read 3 reviews |
Ships Monday, December 22.
Designed for the preparation of elaborate backcountry meals for up to four hikers or campers, the MSR Flex 4 System is a full-featured, all-inclusive cook set. Lightweight, durable materials provide versatility and reliable performance.
Employing a packable design, the entire Flex 4 System nests within a large dual-handle 5.3 liter hard-anodized cook pot and its strainer lid. The other components of the Flex 3 System include a 3.2 liter non-stick Duralite DX pot with strainer lid, an MSR Talon Pot Handle, four BPA-free polypropylene DeepDish plates and four insulated mugs.
MSR part number: 05996
Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 3
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Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: well thought out and fits in a tight package.
Dislikes: little pricy, but we will see how long the payoff is.
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: Great quality and very compact.
– San Francisco CA
Likes: Nice compact design with all items nesting in the largest 5.3L pot and lid. The 5.3L pot does not have non-stick coating like the 3.2L pot. Insulated mugs are decent size and work great for liquid meals (soups / stews) or hot beverages. They keep the content warm for a long time if you keep the lids on. Deep dishes are of 2 sizes so that they fit with the system. The pot handle for the 3.2L pot is made of metal / plastic and the 5.3L pot’s handles are metal (aluminum) with a plastic cover for insulation. The 3.2L pot handle is removable. That being said, I would not use these pots on a campfire unless you could really control the heat. Over all system worked well for our use.
Dislikes: At $159 MSRP, these are pricey. Pots are thin (obviously for weight savings), so you have to keep that in mind when packing them (easy to dent and scratch). Also, I find that the 5.3L pot it too big for 4 people. In the future I’m considering leaving the 5.3L pot and lid behind and replacing it with a skillet. We used this on a few multi-day trips so far and they have held up well. Durability of the non-stick coating and pots are a concern, but if used properly (use wooden / non-scratch cooking utensils), should be OK. Lid for the 3.2 L pot’s handle gets smashed when assembled.
Weighing less than an ounce, the MSR MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter allows caffeine fans to get their fix in the backcountry. Designed to work with most any mug or cup, the low-profile, reusable MugMate lets you enjoy a cup of your favorite brew anywhere.
Designed for the preparation of elaborate backcountry meals for up to three hikers or campers, the MSR Flex 3 System is a full-featured, all-inclusive cook set. Lightweight, durable materials provide versatility and reliable performance.
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