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  • Maintains the same ease of use and fast-boiling performance that made it the consumer favorite in its class
  • Ideal for first-time stove buyers, long-distance hikers seeking a backup stove and fast-and-light fanatics requiring a high-quality piece of tiny equipment
  • Simple-to-operate design needs no priming, preheating or pressurizing; simply turn it on, light and start cooking
  • Fully adjustable flame lets you cook gourmet meals from a rolling boil to a slow simmer; control valve turns easily, even when you're wearing gloves
  • Serrated pot-supports prevent the pot from shifting; folds up compact for travel
  • Compatible with most self-sealing canister fuel, making it a great choice for global travel; fuel canister not included
  • Includes ultralight hard-shell carry case to protect cookware and contents of your pack


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Best Use Backpacking
Fuel Type Canister
Fuel Isobutane-propane
Burn Time (Max Flame) Approximately 60 minutes
Average Boil Time 3.5 minutes
Dimensions 7.25 x 5 x 4 inches
Weight 2.6 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Supercharged Camaro than Economical Prius... So the name Pocket Rocket is brilliant. Small and Mighty. But I had to return it...because no matter the Bugatti Veyron afterburner perfomance, it loses something in fuel efficiency department. In my calm backyard tests it used twice as much fuel per liter boiled as did my 1st Gen Jetboil...but when we took it backpacking this week poor fuel efficiency combined with poor wind performance left us cooking over a fire with the stove/canisters sitting on empty.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Continued greatness I have a whisper light and a pocket rocket, but when this little package came out it was a must buy. I didn't think I would find anything smaller than my pocket rocket, then MSR delivered. Combined with the MSR fuel canister stand, it is very stable. It provides a great range from a light simmer to a quick boil and is easy to adjust. It is about the same size and the pocket rocket once assembled. Great performance adding minimal weight and taking up very little space.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mini stove you can buy I bought my Pocket Rocket probably 7 or 8 years ago or more. It has been on numerous backpacking treks through the Smoky's. I've gone through a lot of stoves over the last 40+ years of wilderness backpacking: Gerry (remember those!?), Svea (still gets used with my Sigg Touristy kit), MSR International, etc and I can honestly say that for a propane/butane fueled stove, this little guy pumps out almost as much heat as my Coleman fueled stoves. I was skeptical at first just because of the tiny size. It may be small but it will intimidate other stoves you put it near! Can't recommend it more.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome performance!! Bought this as an addition to my MSR Reactor stove system. Use that for almost instant water boiling. This, with it's ability to simmer, is an awesome addition for cooking more traditional meals (e.g. eggs, hamburgers). Can't believe how much heat this puts out and how nice the simmer functionality is. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and so far durable Just took this on a 3 night backpacking trip in 30-40 degree weather. Worked great! Also fits inside our Dualist cookset with the medium sized fuel container. Would recommend this product so far! We have a WhisperLite International MSR stove, too. We'll likely continue using the PocketRocket for now.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lightweight Stove Ive had this stove for almost a month and have used on two weekend adventures. It works great. I needed a stove to boil water for dehydrated meals and this did the job very quickly. In Nevada I fight the wind almost always and this stove has worked perfectly. I liked it so much I bought a second one for a friend who was looking new stove. I hope they like it as much I have.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy & compact I like this stove a great deal, it's a quick heater & gets you back on the trail. I like the redesigned base, its a little easier to screw it onto a cannister. I also like that the pot holders are now level.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stove I haven't gotten to use this on a camping weekend or in the field yet, but through some quick checks I'm impressed. I took it outside on a windy day and it lit and stayed lit with ease. High heat output, sturdy build, and compact size. Exactly what I was looking for.
Date published: 2017-03-06
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I currently have the Whisper Lite, but would like to shave some more weight. Would you recommend this model or another? I currently do up to 5 nights on the trail. Or are the extra ounces of my current one worth it?

Asked by: Theresa
No reason to carry a whisperlite unless you are going to get below freezing temps. This will perform well and save a good amount of weight for the $50 spent. Owning this + your whisperlite is a solid combo for hikes in all seasons.
Answered by: Jimr
Date published: 2017-06-21

Regarding the size, it says it's smaller than the original pocket rocket, but it's listed as approximately three inches larger. It's not a big deal, as I prefer the lower weight over size, but I just wanted to clarify the dimensions. Thank you!

Asked by: Freebird21
​The dimensions of this stove listed in the specs tab are the packaged dimensions. When the stove is folded into the included container it measures 3.4 (L) x 2 (W) x 1.75 (D) inches. With the stove open, the distance between pot supports is 3.75 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-26

Hello! I am looking to buy a stove as a gift for someone going on a backpacking trip. I know not all of their gear is super lightweight/backpacking specific. Would this stove be able to support a larger, not-so-lightweight pot? Thanks!

Asked by: YogiDom
Yes. I used a regular 2 qt kitchen pot on it recently on a car camping trip. I did have some problems with performance, but I'm not sure if that was due to the weight or the fact that I was using a non MSR brand of fuel and there was a slight incompatibility between fuel canister and stove. Just make sure to loosen and then retighten the stove to the canister between lighting (I was boiling multiple pots of water).
Answered by: cheyenneskies
Date published: 2017-06-25

Do these need maintenance? What is their life span?

Asked by: Punk
I've had the original model for 9  or 10 years and it has seen a lot of use.  Never cleaned it or done anything to it and still works good as new.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2017-06-06

Does the MSR Pocket Rocket 2 include a Piezo Igniter with the stove and is the weight of the piezo igniter included in the 2.6 ounce stove weight?

Asked by: BikerHiker51
No, the PocketRocket 2 does not have a piezo igniter.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-21

I was just wondering, does it come with a case?

Asked by: ChaseC
Yes, this stove comes with hard-shell carry case.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-20

Can you pack the fuel canisters in luggage to fly in checked baggage?

Asked by: Stephanie8172
​Isobutane canisters cannot be checked or included with carry-on luggage.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20

Was looking at the original PR but was not impressed with its ability to hold an 80mm cup securely. I spoke with Sierra last year and they told me they were working on a solution to that. Now we have the PR2. Have you place a 450ml cup on this stove?

Asked by: Bob1
The new PocketRocket is recommended to work best with the MSR Titan Tea Kettle, which is an 850ml titanium pot. The PocketRocket 2 is designed to have the stability of the original PocketRocket stove, with the lighter weight of the MicroRocket stove.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-20
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