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MSR Reactor 1.7L Pot


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Reactor 1.7L Pot

Attach the MSR Reactor 1.7L Pot to your MSR Reactor Stove System and cook up a meal for two. Designed to work specifically with the compact MSR Reactor Stove System, this pot is durable, lightweight, and engineered to make cooking fast. Once you've had your fill, pack your Reactor stove inside this pot, flip the handle over the lid to lock everything in place, and get hiking.

  • Anodized aluminum makes this pot lightweight but incredibly strong
  • See-through top helps you get a visual indicator of how your food is cooking
  • Talon handle flips out for easy handling and folds over the top of the pot to lock the lid in place for secure storage
  • Compatible with Reactor 1L, 1.7L, and 2.5L Stove System burners
  • Reactor burner and fuel canister nest inside this pot and form a compact, all-in-one unit for backpacking
  • Note: this item includes ONLY the MSR Reactor Pot (stove system, burner, and fuel canister all sold separately)
  • Item #CAS0802

hard anodized aluminum
Recommended Use
camping, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 3 years

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65


Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Best Pot/Stove ever

I've put it through the wringer

I bought this reactor 4 years ago and am still using it on a regular base. In my former job as a wilderness guide this was my life saver. It heats up water within minutes, no matter the temperatures (in summer it took 1 minute, with -15F it took 4 minutes). This helps to heat up hotties for a freezing night, boil and eat water and food in a short time to be back on the road or help out other people with their struggles. Every guide and adventure-outdoor enthusiast slowly transformed over to this MSR reactor. Sadly they're bought out so quickly every time winter comes around, if you get one - KEEP IT! Even the Jetboil lovers migrated over to MSR. The only Con I have: My 1.7l pot is too big for the smaller amount of food I need. It's hard for me to get to the bottom :D haha and the metal handle uses to fall off here and there. In general no problem as soon as you how to easily reattach it. It just gets annoying sometimes. But, bottom line: I have it since 4 years, I used it every day 3 times a day for 2 years and it still works! Where can you still find this kind of quality these days? A must have - a must buy! This is future, this is gold


Brewing up post splitboard adventure

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

Perfect size for melting snow for water or cooking for more than one person. So much easier than the 1 liter, but much more condensed than the 2.5L size. Perfect.

>Rating: 3

1.7L ?

I've used it several times

It has a max fill line at 1.0L mark and the last marking is at 1.5L. 1.7L would be all the way to the brim. So actually its a smaller volume than expected. Also the lid on the 1.7L doesn't have the same porting as the 1L and 2.5L that i've seen. The 1.7L I have only has one small port that you can't very well use to pour with. I guess its just there to vent steam pressure. There are also some other differences like in the lid handle. Otherwise the Reactor is a great stove system. Be sure to keep all of its components dry for storage.

Does anyone know if the 1L pot will fit inside of the 1.7L pot? Thanks!


I do not like canister systems for various reasons, but I really like the reactor idea in terms of efficiency. I have a pot with a similar baffle on the bottom that works great, but after years of use I think I need a replacement. Has anyone used this type of pot with an MSR dragonfly stove?

Eh, yeah it "works" meaning the contents will get hot eventually. You are putting a flame to the bottom. I guess my question is why? Why not save some money and get something like Unless of course you have the Reactor, or intend to buy the Reactor in the future. I totally recommend buying the Reactor. I dont love canister stoves, they their drawbacks as do liquid fuel but, man the Reactor is just sooo efficient. On a big 30 day glacier trip we just brought both, a Reactor and an XGK. To be honest though, I mostly just use the Reactor for weekend trips, sucks to carry the extra weight of an empty canister or two but, man this thing melts snow. You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or


what is the largest size fuel canister that stows within the 1.7l pot?


I've got the 1.7L pot - but want the 1.0L....

I've got the 1.7L pot - but want the 1.0L. Do MSR/Backcountry sell the 1.0L pot separately?

They sure do, . We just do not currently sell it separately.

If you haven't found one yet, I would be willing to let mine go. I am looking to replace it with the 1.7L as I am always hiking with several kids and need the extra capacity.