MSR Pocket Rocket 2

Reliable stove when you need it.



Technical Details


2.6 oz.

Fuel Type


Burn Time

~60 mins.

Boil Time

4:30 (1L of water)


  • Lightweight
  • Compact
  • Superb flame control
  • Affordable


  • No automatic ignition
  • Not super fuel efficient

Why We Like It

The MSR PocketRocket couldn't have a better name – it's ultra-lightweight and compact, yet powerful enough to quickly boil water in a pinch. With excellent flame control, the PocketRocket gives you the freedom to actually cook real meals in the backcountry (say adios freeze-dried meals!). The only drawback with this stove is the absence of an automatic ignition and limitations with larger pots and pans – however, for the price you can't beat it.

Need cookware, too? Check out the MSRPocketRocket Stove Kit ($100), which includes all the pots, bowls, cups, and utensils you need for two hikers PLUS the original PocketRocket burner, which all nests neatly into a 2L pot.

UPDATE: MSR recently released the MSR PocketRocket Deluxe ($70), which has improved fuel efficiency, better performance in windy conditions, and an automatic ignition.

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