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Rated5out of5bystumblinfromGreat little stoveI really like this little stove!! It is exactly what I needed. It is small, lightweight, and easy to pack. It is simple to use and heats water pretty quickly. When hiking alone or with one other person it performs great. I like it so much that i just bought a second for when my wife and I take our kids backpacking with us.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated5out of5byjade wfromLove this stove, but be carefulWas hesitant to buy this because all my other backpacking friends have the pricey MSR whisperlite stoves and the like, but man, this little guy holds it's own! A fraction of the price, weight, and bulkiness, and it boils water in the same amount of time. The only thing the whisperlite has on the pocket rocket is better fuel economy, but the benefits far outweigh that one issue. This baby has taken me all around the world, and although it tipped over one night while I was being careless and not watching the pot, I will never use another stove for backpacking again. And you can control the flame and simmer your veggies to perfection, as opposed to blasting them with full power heat with the whisperlite. Just keep an eye on your cooking pot and you won't go wrong! Also if you use the MSR stowaway pot you can fit your fold up bowl, utensils, lighter, soap AND the stove in there! I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS STOVE!!!
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated5out of5bymonkeyladyfromgreat little stoveI switched to this stove from a jetboil. I like how it is a lot more comact of a system and lighter weight. It does take some getting use to, as the cook pot doesnt just screw on the the stove, so I really have to check to make sure it is balenced well, but I love it
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated5out of5byRichardCfromBest Stove Out ThereHave this stove as well as the universal stand. I have used it at 12000 ft.+ and down to sea level. Never had a problem. I usually cook both breakfast and dinner on the trail, and it has never failed, even in strong winds. You can vary the flame but not well in strong winds. If the stove is unstable get the stand, it makes a big difference, especially in leveling the stove. My kit when I travel alone is the Halulite Ketalist and I usually bring the frying pan from the Pinnacle Camper. The stove isn't stable with a larger than 8" frying pan. When I hike with my daughters, I bring the Pinnacle dualist and the ketalist. My 16yr. old wants to borrow the stove (think swipe), I told her to buy her own. I have to hide it in order to keep it. Yea, its that good, now where the heck is my new sleeping pad?
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated5out of5byHelmandollar8fromWhat more could you ask forI have owned this stove for about 3 years and have been nothing but pleased with it. On my many backpacking trips I eat 1 hot meal a day and it's a mountain house meal so it consists of boiling water. With that being said for weight and speed of boiling water it is the perfect stove for me. If your a gourmet chef this probably isn't the stove for you.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated4out of5bySigAlphAblottfromEasy to Use, Great choicePocket Rocket only: It works great, the wind screens work as intended, but I haven't used it yet in very gusty weather. Bought the click piezo lighter to go along with it, another nice piece to pair with it. The control valve works well and finely tunes and controls the fuel being used up. Creates a pretty good flame, but sadly it burns pretty loud, but works great to let you know when it is cooking or not.
Cooking set-up: The only instabilities with this come from the pot or cup on top. The arms offer a fairly wide base for its size to set your pot on. Worked great to make some coffee in a one cup percolator car camping last memorial holiday. Most of the instabilities came from the percolator really. Used on flat surfaces only but the 8oz canister provided a nice balanced cooking set-up. The store didn't have the fuel accessory stands so I can't comment yet on how that works. But overall great purchase, and I would upgrade to a whisperlite only for the option to refuel empty fuel bottles. Find a cook pot you can store your fuel can(s) in and the space savings in your pack add up!!
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated5out of5byHangManfromLove This StoveI used this stove while thru-hiking the AT and I loved this stove. It is simple to use and I never had to clean or fix it while hiking for 5 months straight. This is the stove that many thru-hikers switched to or used from the beginning. The only con I could think of about this stove is that it could be slightly lighter by 1/2 ounce like the MicroRocket but you would end up losing some stability and pay $20 more.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated5out of5byMatthewHowellfromLightweight and DependableI bought my MSR Pocket Rocket almost three years ago. I should of written my review then, but it's better late, than never.
I have used the Pocket Rocket on numerous backpacking trips throughout the years, and I haven't had any complaints. It's very light, takes up only a tiny spot in my backpack, durable and reliable. I trust the MSR Pocket Rocket to work every time I go backpacking, and that is a lot. I run an outdoor group in Oregon, and I am in the woods often. The Pocket Rocket is quick and easy to use, it folds out with little effort. Simply attach it to a fuel canister, turn the adjustable setting, light, and set cooking pot or pan on top. I use a GSI Soloist cooking system and it is quite stable.
I have used it on cold snow camping trips as well, and it worked great. I've used it to melt snow, and had no proplems. The temperature is easy to adjust, and it boils a full liter of water in just over two minutes on high. When you are out backpacking and wanting food in a hurry, it comes in handy.
Date published: 2013-12-30
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