I used and LOVED my MSR Pocket Rocket throughout the duration of my AT thru-hike. It’s lightweight (3 ounces), compact, durable and relatively inexpensive. This stove will boil 1L of water in less than 4 minutes.
What I liked best about the pocket rocket is you can adjust the flame to choose whether you want to simmer or boil. Alcohol stoves don’t allow that luxury.
The glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability, while the micro-burner, tri-sectional Windclip Windshield clip protects flame in light wind gusts. It uses clean burning MSR IsoPro premium fuel.
- MSR recommends 4 oz. (114ml) of liquid fuel per person per day for cooking or 8 oz. (237ml) of liquid fuel per person per day for melting snow and cooking.
- At high altitude, MSR stoves may burn “rich,” which hinders vaporization. Reducing fuel bottle pressure and opening up the windscreen can offset this.
- MSR’s stoves burn best when the fuel bottle is pressurized to 15-25 psi (1034-1724 mb). That’s equivalent to about 20 pump strokes for a full 22-ounce MSR fuel bottle. As the fuel burns, the air space in bottle grows larger, and pressure decreases. You’ll have to pump more to maintain the same pressure.
Mountain Safety Research (MSR) designs, manufactures, and markets innovative adventure gear for outdoor enthusiasts. The ever-growing MSR product line is most popular with mountaineers, backpackers, and campers. MSR is the industry leader in reliability and quality with every product it focuses on–tents, stoves, water filters, snowshoes, cookware, climbing gear, fuel, and related accessories. All of MSR’s products set the benchmark in performance throughout the specialty outdoor industry. MSR is also one of the most widely distributed brands in the outdoor industry and provides products to more than 1,200 specialty retailers in North America and export to more than 30 countries.
Weighs just 3 oz. (85 g), with palm-sized dimensions
No need for priming, pressurizing, or maintenance.
Boils 1 liter of water in under 3.5 minutes.
Glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment, from a simmer to a boil.
Tri-sectional Windclip wind shield protects flame and boosts efficiency.