In 2001 Jetboil released the revolutionary Personal Cooking System and redefined how people cook in the backcountry. Although the name wasn’t exactly a real zinger, the system sold well enough to become a modern classic lauded by thousands of loyal fans. Just a few years ago the PCS was upgraded with better features and a zippy new superhero moniker, the Flash. As is the case with all successful designs, imitators spring forth to nibble at their share of the market. One such challenger was the MSR Reactor which launched in 2007. The Reactor’s 1.7 liter pot may have resulted in its sluggish sales as many felt it was too big and too heavy for personal use.