Go the Distance: The MSR Thru-Hiker Shelter System

One has to be prepared for anything on the PCT: marshy meadows and mosquitos in the Sierra Nevadas, bear encounters in Yosemite, thunderstorms in the Cascade Range, and, apparently, marriage proposals near Mount Adams. At least that’s what Erin Parsons and Mike Porzio experienced during their PCT adventure in 2014. For Erin and Mike, it was a life-changing trip across approximately 1,000 miles in 100 days. For the MSR Shelter team, which was at the time reassessing the lightweight shelter market, it was a chance to learn from Erin and Mike’s experiences to design a shelter that was missing from the industry. “We listened closely to Erin and Mike, and we feel we’ve developed the perfect shelter for thru-hikers and long-distance backpackers,” said Terry Breaux, MSR Shelter Product Manager. The…

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Remote in Chamonix

MSR athlete Eric Larsen took the Remote, one of the newest additions to our mountaineering tent collection, to the heart of Chamonix’s backcountry.

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