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MSR Pocket Rocket

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Manufacturer MSR
Product Name Pocket Rocket
Price 25


Weight: 85g

The PocketRocket backpacking stove provides full cooking function in an incredibly efficient form. Barely noticeable in your pack, it delivers impressively in camp. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer while our Wind Clip™ wind shield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. The PocketRocket stove’s diminutive size is also the foundation of a solid emergency kit for home or trail.

Simple Operation: No need for priming, pressurizing, or maintenance.

High Heat Output: Boils 1 liter of water in under 3.5 minutes.

Full Flame Control: Glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment, from a simmer to a boil.

Flame Protection: Tri-sectional Windclip™ wind shield protects flame and boosts efficiency.

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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.8
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8.7   (3)
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7.7   (3)
Value for money:
 
10.0   (3)
 
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Pocket Stoves Vango/Coleman, Very compact.

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8.7
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7.0
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9.0
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I have 2 of these and they are very practical.

The plastic case they come in is excellent and tucks away anywhere on the bike. Room in the case for a cigarette lighter, one in each case so no issues with matches.

Don't be fooled by the small size, this is a super cooker and 2 of them do everything my 2 ring gas cooker does but these will fit in your pocket.

Excellent flame, good control and very very fast if needed so hot soup or tea in a few minutes. I use a wind shield that doubles as a brace and usually carry spare gas so that we can use the 2 stoves at the same time. We like our food and will cook some rather exotic meals and they are excellent for that. We have used them on extended trips and there isn't anything to beat them for space and convenience.

Halfords and most car places stock the gas refills in Ireland too and we had no problem getting refills in supermarkets in France.

I have used a lot of different stoves in over 40 years camping and find these the best and most convenient unless you are doing extreme cold or remote.

The only issue I had was one night one of the stoves would not seal to the gas cartridge. A search revealed there is an O ring in the underside of the stove that became dislodged. So now the plastic case also carries a couple of spare O rings.

 

Very light, very small

Overall rating: 
 
8.3
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9.0
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6.0
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More of a backpacking stove really, thats what I bought it for. For short trips its fine. For longer trips away from towns with camping stores you should consider a petrol stove like the Coleman.

 

MSR Pocket Rocket

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9.3
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10.0
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8.0
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lostinthewilderness Reviewed by lostinthewilderness
November 23, 2010
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probably one of the best small and lightweight gas stoves I've used to date. I do like the fact that it is very lightweight, although I hear that there are now lighter stoves available. It gives good heat and is suitably quick enough at boiling enough water for two cups of tea. Heating bagged food is manageable as the control arm is pretty easy to use.
I do like the fact that it comes in a plastic case which also has just about enough space to cram in some matches or a small lighter etc. The case prevents it from getting damaged and is a snug fit.

I'm pretty happy with mine and it would be the cooker of choice while I was riding in the UK. Outside the UK I think that you might have some problems with gas availability, and also if you are using it in colder climates. I suppose one of the downsides would be carrying empty gas canisters around until you could recyle them.

It does what is says on the tin, and as such, I really like it. However, for travellers hitting more extreme roads than I, I would probably stick with my uber reliable Dragonfly! (I'll try and get my thoughts out about this one later)

Cheers
Matt

 
 
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