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Flip fresh, fluffy flapjacks with the Flex Skillet.

Pull out the MSR Flex Skillet, and cook pancakes and eggs by morning, and stir fries and sautéed veggies by night. This DuraLite non-stick pan is made from hard-anodized aluminum for long-lasting durability, and it features a Talon pot grabber to help you keep hold of your grub.

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We fried these sausages in a little maple syrup - glorious meat candy! Cleanup was a breeze. Impressive heat distribution for a 7 oz pan.

5 5

Practically perfect in every way.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a weird review because I want to discuss the shortcomings of the MSR Flex Skillet but I stand by my 5-star rating and unreservedly recommend it.

The Flex Skillet is no good at all for bludgeoning - terrible impromptu weapon. I ignored reviews that indicated the bottom of the pan would warp when heated. Low and behold, it warped a bit on the 2nd use. It's still stable on my Kovea Spider stove but I set it on my counter top and it isn't entirely flat any more. I'm going to be mindful of where I put it in my pack and I won't be whacking any bears with it - who wants to dent a $25-30 piece of cookware? My point being, it's closer to a badminton racket than Grandma's cast iron but, as Martha Stewart would say, "that's a good thing."

The side walls are vertical, probably for proper nesting with other MSR cookware. Curved walls would be better, flipping a frittata or anything that took up the whole bottom of the pan would be very difficult. I don't like frittata. I reckon it'll do for trout and huckleberry pancakes.

While not a deal-breaker, the straight walls mystify me. If you have an MSR pot SO similar in size to the Flex skillet that the walls have to be straight for nesting, just fry things in the bottom of the pot - why add 7oz? I'm using the Flex Skillet with an MSR Titan Kettle - nesting isn't a concern for my solo system but your mileage may vary.

The handle, oh the handle. It's light and well-designed, it folds in, it comes off completely, and it feels stable while using the pan. In theory you could save weight by taking multiple MSR pots and pans but only one handle however I'm skeptical about the ease of removing and attaching the handle while cooking.

The melty bits - both the handle and the attachment point on the Flex Skillet have non-metal, totally-susceptible-to-fire pieces. Seems like a strange design choice for cooking over FLAME. None of the aforementioned bits got hot when I used the Flex Skillet over my stove but it's a real concern when cooking over a camp fire. If you're going to use it over the fire, take the time to make a small bed of coals.

The MSR Flex Skillet fills a very specific niche and the compromises (walls, durability, resistance to melting) are unimportant to me but you definitely have to consider what you want out of a pan.

Did I mention it's non-stick? *fist pump*

5 5

One nifty pan the does it all!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I shopped for pans for a few days lot of back and forth....I was looking at size and weight. most importantly weight.......I love the size of this pan too though. You will have plenty of room to warm food or cook for 2 or 3 people. Now I will tell you if all you need is a pan to cook on this is it look no further.. Unless you have a Jetboil they have a pan that is really good but will a normal backpacking stove it does not heat the whole pan.....just the will need the adapter heat exchanger thing.... Okay if you need a pan and a bowl or pot. There are some good options out is a good one.....Optimus Terra Lite HE Cookset!

5 5

Stepping up my cooking game

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I decided it was time for something more than freeze dried meals in the back country, so I decided to start with something that can open my horizons. So far, this has been great for cooking meat, vegetables, raw tortillas, and pancakes. The pan is nice and slick so that even without cooking oil food will not stick very easily (although you must be very careful). I plan to cook much more with this bad boy.

5 5

Super Light and Affordable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this pan a couple times and it's a great and light weight non stick skillet. I highly suggest it.

4 5

Super light,great non-stick,cooks decent

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Pretty solid skillet, and great non stick. Questions about how well it distributes heat are valid, you have to pay attention when cooking, because there are some significant hot spots if the heat is too high, especially with stoves like the PocketRocket. Still a great skillet, and how light it is, and the great, easy to clean non stick make the dealing with the poor heat distribution worth it.

5 5

Non Stick

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Used this weekend for the first time and made a breakfast in my ice house fishing Walleye. Made breakfast in the morning and fried a couple fish that afternoon. Material was totally non stick it's awesome.

5 5

Great, and light weight

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is a great, lightweight pan. Good size for cooking for multiple people or just yourself. Easy to clean

Makers mark -- with volume.

Makers mark -- with volume.

Here's the lowdown on volume and manufacturing location:

-- 1.5 liters (51.5 oz)
-- Made in Thailand

Handle -- Detached

Handle -- Detached

The detachment/attachment method for the handle is a bit dubious. It's this idea (that you need to twist the handle away from the axis...) that makes it clear you really can only detach the handle for packing the pan -- not on the fly when cooking.

The axle holding the handle has a slippery silicon-like cover on it -- and it is riveted in and therefore not replaceable. Bottom line this results in two conclusions:

-- This pan has limited utility on a fire... it's stove only option.

-- The handle attachment will eventually wear out and cannot be repaired.

Handle -- Extended

Handle -- Extended

When extended, the handle provides pretty good reach for the pan. Not super strong but seems strong enough to match the weight of the pan. (You will not be making something heavy in this pan now, will you?)

The red switch must be activated to fold the handle. It's made of plastic, so I suspect it will melt if you leave it in the fire.

Size of pan.

Size of pan.

32 oz nalgene from top. I'm betting three eggs could fit.

Responded on

I concur. If the walls were curved, 4 eggs would be tight but doable. Given the vertical walls, 3 eggs sounds right. I did 4 6" sausages/hot dogs the other day and could have fit 2-3 more comfortably.

4 5

Great Gift!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

2 different sets of friends requested this MSR skillet on their wedding registries. I've bought it twice now for wedding gifts. It's a really nice, durable, lightweight choice for camping. They also tell me that the pan is easy to clean.
Here's to many a long weekend spent enjoying nature and successful marriages!

4 5

I like it.

It is lightweight and it doesn't take up much space. It is the nonstick coating which is the real gem of the skillet. Cleanup is a breeze. Just wipe it out.

The thin wall design does mean you need to pay attention to the heat and intensity you are using so you don't burn stuff or get any hotspots.

It is so thin it is able to be integrated into a few of MSR pot kits for easy packing.

5 5

Great Skillet

Took this skillet on the AT for a week in TN to make pancakes in the morning slathered with some Nutella. Yum! Also made some cookies backpack style. Since I was cooking over a stove and looking to cut weight I just left the handle at home and used my buff to handle the hot skillet. Pretty thin material so you just have to be careful with the heat to not burn your food, but for the weight and nonstick greatness the skillet is pretty awesome.

4 5

Skillet is awesome

  • Gender: Male

Love this skillet - but while cooking over open fire - the rubber handle melted on first use - so user error, I guess. be aware to place on fire selectively

3 5

good enought

Goog price, non-stick, not perfect stiff handle (not talking about long use), after 2 months use non-stick layer starting taking off by small areas, easy dents but light... if you armature it's good for you, but for long time use stainless or titanium best.

Anybody know if the lids for the Flex 3 &...

Anybody know if the lids for the Flex 3 & 4 will cover this skillet? Having a hard time finding out which lid fits over this, kinda crucial for baking. Thanks,

Responded on

The smaller lid from the Flex 4 is slightly smaller than the skillet, but covers it without falling in if placed carefully.