50 years ago, MSR began as one man’s quest to create better, safer, more reliable mountaineering equipment. Today, we’re still an intrepid team that believes in challenging convention to engineer greater solutions to real-world issues. Along the way, we’ve remained inspired by you—the world’s passionate and unruly dreamers.
Committed to Keeping Timeless Gear Alive
MSR’s founder, Larry Penberthy, wasn’t just a tech-minded engineer, he was also a passionate outdoorsman. He knew that having respect for the outdoors was one of the best ways to preserve these precious wild places. To him, this meant building his gear to last as long as possible, so that excess resources needn’t be used up to replace it. That dedication to conservation is still alive today.
Manufacturing and Social Responsibility
MSR strives to leave an increasingly positive handprint on the world in which we create and use our outdoor products, and our Manufacturing and Social Responsibility Report outlines our responsible actions to date and path for the future. We are committed to minimizing the social and environmental impacts of our products, suppliers and operations through better materials, safer chemicals and smarter packaging.
MSR is a founding member of the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group, a coalition of more than 300 outdoor brands, suppliers and manufacturers dedicated to addressing our most important sustainability challenges. This group launched the Higg Index, our industry’s first sustainability measurement tool. MSR is one of the first hard-good brands to voluntarily use the Higg Index to examine our practices in material traceability, chemical management, social responsibility and other core competencies.