MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove Review

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 is probably one of the most used stoves for long distance backpacking. It has a reputation for being durable and getting the job done.

Overall Score: 83/100

Durable

The MSR PocketRocket 2 is one of the most used stoves for long distance backpacking. It has a reputation for being durable and getting the job done. The MSR PocketRocket 2 sounds a bit like a rocket and tests showed it had the highest fuel flow rate of all the stoves tested.  The PocketRocket 2 is lightweight (73 grams / 2.6 ounces) with the three-prong pot stand, boils 2-cups of water in 112 seconds, simmers well and packs up small. 

Small Compact Stove

The MSR PocketRocket 2 packs up small. Please consider a different case for the stove. The heavy plastic case coming with the MSR PocketRocket 2 weighs a whopping 30 grams!

The advantage of the MSR PocketRocket 2 is the simplicity of design.

Conclusion

The MSR PocketRocket 2 performed okay if not used in windy conditions. If you use the MSR PocketRocket 2 in windy conditions you can expect to burn through a lot of fuel. I’m sure the MSR PocketRocket 2 will remain a common favorite amongst long distance hikers.