MSR POCKETROCKET 2 STOVE
Editor: Johnny LeMaster
Just the Facts:
The next-generation PocketRocket 2 stove takes everything impressive about the iconic original and puts it into an even smaller and lighter high-performance design. Barely noticeable in your pack, it’s fast at camp, boiling 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer, while our WindClip windshield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. New folding pot supports create an exceptionally tiny packed size, and they now accommodate a wider range of vessels—pair this stove with the MSR Titan Kettle for the ultimate fast and light kit.
Packed Weight (Standard/Metric)-3.7oz/0.11kg
Burn Time (MSR IsoPro) per 8oz/227g canister- Approximately 60 Minutes
Water Boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 8oz/227g canister-16.907qt/16 Liters
Water Boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 1 oz/28.375g of Fuel-2.11qt/2 liters
Boil Time (MSR IsoPro), 1.06qt/1 liter-3.5 Minutes
Country of Origin- Made in Korea
When I am not stuck behind a desk working, you will usually find me in the outdoors. I have spent countless hours in the back country up and down the west coast. I am always on the lookout for new gear that makes my experiences in the great outdoors more enjoyable. An incredibly compact, lightweight piece of equipment like the MSR PocketRocket 2 fits that bill. I took the PocketRocket 2 on a backpacking trip in Eastern Washington to try it out. I was impressed with how compact and light weight the stove was, and more importantly, how well it worked! The folding pot supports make this stove extremely convenient. I was able to fold it up and stow the stove in my mess kit when not in use. The stove with fuel canister take up virtually no room in your pack making this ideal for the lightweight, minimalist backpacker.
MSR recommends using their ISoPro fuel with the PocketRocket 2. This fuel worked very well with the stove. I also found that the PocketRocket is compatible with a wide range of fuel canisters. I brought a couple different brands of isobutane/propane fuel canisters with me on my trip. I wanted to see if any of the brands seemed to work better than the others. I found the stove seemed to work equally as well with any of the fuel canisters. This makes shopping for your trip simple and convenient.
Miles away from civilization and worn out from a day of hiking, this stove took care of me. I was able to have a hot cup of coffee and a meal in minutes boosting my energy levels back up to get ready for the next adventure. At approximately 900 foot elevation with an ambient temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The PocketRocket 2 boiled a liter of water, in an uncovered pot, in 4 minutes. During my trip I was able to cook 8 meals from an 8oz fuel canister. Meal time was a simple part of my camping experience, and one less thing I had to worry about. When it comes to backpacking I want equipment that is lightweight and reliable. This stove is definitely one I would recommend to anyone who wants some of the best equipment they can get.
What Can Be Done Better:
This is another great reliable product from MSR. The only thing that I believe can be done better would be to add a built in igniter, however anytime I am camping I always carry a lighter and have matches as a backup.