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Pocket Rocket Stove

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At a mere 3 ounces, MSR's compact and powerful Pocket Rocket™ is the lightest in the “Super Light” category. It includes a durable fitted carrying case allowing the PocketRocket to fit into the smallest pack spaces. Made with high quality stainless steel, aluminum, and brass, the PocketRocket is durable and maintenance free. Simple in design, this stove requires no preheating, priming or pressurizing—just twist the control valve and light. It quickly delivers a steady, hot flame that backcountry chefs can adjust to simmer or boil.
Designed for use with MSR IsoPro™ Premium Blend Fuel for maximum efficiency, the PocketRocket also fits other threaded butane canisters.

The PocketRocket excels on any trip where weight is a premium: minimalist overnight climbs or traverses, multi-day light alpine ascents, or expedition high-camps. BACKPACKER Magazine Tester Andy Dappen, said of the Pocket Rocket, "This midget flamethrower is one of the lightest backpacking stoves available, and the best cartridge stove I’ve used."

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Gender: Unisex
Weight: 3 oz. (85 g)
Season: S13
Vendor ProductId: 11792
Review ProductId: 1153

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MsrPocket Rocket Stove
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to light (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (5)
    • Hiking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (5)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    2.0

    Good burner, poor stability!

    By Gear Fanatic

    from Colorado, USA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

          True, this little thing packs a lot of heat for such a small stove but it's too bad the pot support arms are so flimsy. I don't understand why so many people love it. Even with the tri-pod base and a small (sub one-liter) pot its wobbly. I love MSR stoves, but not this one. The Superfly is much sturdier and puts out just as big a rocket flame, if not bigger, which is definitely beneficial at higher altitudes. Right, it's not as light and compact, but if the pot won't stay on when you sneeze next to it, what's the point? But, if what you want is a stable ultralight canister stove, check out the new MSR MicroRocket or the Edelrid Kiro Ti (solid) if you can find one. Yes, they're both more spendy but worth the extra ching.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          a rocket in yo pocket

          By Ladybug

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Professional/Guide

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy to Light
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Stable

          Cons

          • Poor temperature control

          Best Uses

          • 1 - 2 people
          • Backpacking
          • Car Camping
          • Coffee
          • Dehydrated meals
          • Hiking

          Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

          This is a great stove for the price, as stated in the name. It is great for boiling water, dried meals, quick and easy. Great for cooking for 1-2 people at a time. Like any Iso-butane stoves, it doesn't work as efficiently in high altitudes and colder weather. It has a high concentrated flame, so if you want to do more gourmet cooking you should look into a white gas stove. Pretty compact, but some similar models from other companies can get smaller. Super easy to use and very durable.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great backpacking stove

          By Hillbilly Willie

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Light
          • Great temperature control
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Hiking

          Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

          This little stove is great for lightweight backpacking when boiling water is the main use. Good boil time, performs better than competitors in the wind, and even works good at higher elevation. Wish it had another pot support, but usually not a problem.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Shazaaaam

          By Jkayaker23

          from Dalton GA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Light
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backpacking
            • Hiking

            Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

            Its hard for me to give something 5 stars. But this does exactly what it says. It lights fast and cooks fast, plain and simple. It does not care for the wind and cold (10 or below) and can be a little shaky so make sure its on level ground. But it will still works well in those conditions. I have used it in the rain, mud, sleet, and snow. It has never failed me.

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            • Comfort Driven
             
            4.0

            good and quick

            By HenryCoester

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy to Light
            • Great temperature control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking

              Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

              Love the MSR pocket rocket. Boils fast, and very light.

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              • Comfort Driven

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easiest Fire

              By Mas

              from Jonesville, VA

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • easy to use
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Tough

              Cons

              • Inefficient when windy

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Car Camping
              • Day trip
              • Long-distance hiking
              • Mountaineering

              Comments about Msr Pocket Rocket Stove:

              I don't know of a faster or easier way to get a cooking fire going than the Pocket Rocket. It's literally seconds from your pack to set-up and burning. If you want lighter than 3 oz., a pop-can stove is probably the alternative, but I've tried them and could never get comfortable with the fuel measuring and pouring, the waiting for the jets to fire up, and the inability to adjust or extinguish the flame. If you want more efficient, I think the JetBoil is probably tops, but then you've got the several extra ounces. Do beware though, if you plan to be camping above treeline or in similarly wind-prone areas, Pocket Rocket is probably not the stove to use. Use of windscreens is discouraged with the Pocket Rocket due to risk of explosion from the canister overheating, and unless you can find a sheltered corner to set your stove in, it only takes a gentle breeze to blow most of the PR's heat into the great outdoors. But, wherever wind is less of a concern, and where iso-butane canisters are easy to find, the Pocket Rocket is easy to get hooked on. Highly recommend.

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