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Object Title: PocketRocket

Manufacturer: MSR

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Page By: spyder550

Created/Edited: Aug 13, 2002 / Aug 13, 2002

Object ID: 446

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PocketRocket boils a liter of water in under 3.5 minutes. The glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability. Windclip™ Windshield protects flame in light wind gusts. Burns MSR IsoPro™ Premium Fuel. No need for priming, pressurizing or maintenance. Ultralight, Pocket-Sized, 4x4x2 inches. Simple, Lightening-Fast Operation.

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IagosGhostMSR Pocket Rocket

Hasn't voted

Pros: This is a great stove for 3-season use for all the reasons already mentioned.

Cons: The only problem I have had with mine was in colder temperatures. The pressure seemed to drop in colder temperatures. The first time this happened I warmed up the canister inside my coat and didn't have a problem afterward. The second time I just put my water-filled kettle on the fire and put the stove away.
Posted Jan 25, 2007 8:31 pm

Dan the JonesRocket in the Pocket

Voted 5/5

This stove is excellent. I have used it at high camps of 12,000ft plus and on kayaking trips. It consistantly out performs other stoves. It is extremely light weight, and the canisters seem to always have enough fuel for one more burn. I highly recommend this stove.
Posted Jan 26, 2007 6:32 pm

David PneumanBest Cannister Stove out there

Voted 5/5

Awesome performance when cold and near empty. Lowest fuel consumption in the real world ( Don't believe manufacturers specs )
Posted Jan 28, 2007 5:02 pm

KirtDavisNice Stove

Voted 5/5

I have used this stove at elevatons from sea level to 11,000' and have had no problems. Small enough to fit anywhere, why not take this along?
Posted Feb 20, 2007 4:52 pm

FlandersPerfect for 3 seasons

Voted 5/5

Great stove that performs as advertised. Outrageously light and compact.
Posted Apr 1, 2007 9:01 pm

Jeroen VelsJust perfect

Voted 5/5

I think everything has been said about this stove. Lightweight, excellent performance and cheap.
Posted Dec 16, 2007 10:26 am

OutdooraholicMSR Pocket Rocket

Voted 5/5

Extremely small package yet it heats water very fast, 4-5 minutes to boil water.
Posted Jan 4, 2008 2:50 pm


Hasn't voted

I chose this stove because I don't plan on doing any 8000m climbs ever and I know liquid fuel will eventually just be messy and irritating. I commonly make camp at 12,000' and have yet to have any trouble with this compact stove. keep it in your bag with the fuel when snow camping and protect from wind when in use it performs wonderful. Easily worth several times the cost.
Posted Mar 12, 2008 6:48 am

CrazySanManMSR Pocket Rocket

Voted 5/5

I have had this stove for close to a year now. I take it backpacking, on day hikes, family camping, road trips, I even took it sledding with the kids so we could make hot chocolate at the hill. The thing is so small and so lightweight, I don't know why you would chose a different stove for boiling water.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 10:51 am

davebobk47Super lightweight

Voted 5/5

I love this stove. It is so small and lightweight. I've used up to 12,100ft with no problems. Haven't tried using it in below freezing temps.
Posted Oct 7, 2008 2:29 pm

Alex WoodAmazing little stove!

Voted 5/5

This is the only stove i have had and it never stops working. Its lite, compact and always works!
Posted Nov 27, 2008 2:11 am

stephogreat stove

Voted 5/5

this is a great stove. It is cheap, lightweight, and works well. It also takes up very little space in the pack.
Posted Mar 14, 2009 11:36 am

asaking11Cool Stove

Voted 4/5

This little stove is awesome. Cheap, light, and compact.
Posted Jan 16, 2010 4:12 pm

winemanvanQuick, light and dependable

Voted 5/5

I've used several stoves over the years: Gerry cannister, SVEA, and GAZ bleu. The MSR pocket rocket is the best of all. It's a tiny, simple apparatus, that I've used in swamps, humid eastern mountains and out west up to 13,500 feet. It has never failed me. I am a gourmet hiker, so I boil alot of water; on a 15 day trip I used only used 2 cannisters. That's pretty efficient. It's a pity you can't carry the cannisters on planes, because it's a bit of a hassle to have to find a place that sells the fuel, especially if time is tight.
Posted Mar 24, 2010 11:54 am

Brian C Sensitive to elevation and cold temps

Voted 5/5

Functions well at all but extremes. Love this stove but I get tired of sleeping with the fuel canisters when it's freezing outside.
Posted Jun 19, 2010 6:23 pm

ian watsonmain cook stove

Hasn't voted

The pocket rocket for the most part has replaced my white gas stove ( not the colman two burner!) it is light and simple and has worked fine down to the 20's with snow here in NM. I pair this with a titanium 600 mug with a titanium lid from fourdogstove and a snow peak titanium spork this is the best combo I have ever had.
Posted Dec 29, 2014 10:23 am

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