User Review: MSR PocketRocket
Price Paid: 30 USD
33 reviews on this stove say it all — it's a living legend and one of the best canister stoves in the market regarding the prize/quality ratio.
It's literally a rocket in your pocket — small, light and very efficient. You won´t need to set it on the maximum flame very often.
It's durable — no worries about causing a damage to this small rocket.
The small integrated windshield on the burner is helpful, of course it won't stop strong wind, but it will definitely help.
The flame regulator is big enough to work with it while wearing gloves.
The burner is smaller, which is good for using smaller pots or mugs — it won't burn their sides. The legs are also small and definitely not for big heavy pots, but that's not a negative. People must be aware of the fact, that this stove is designated mainly for solo or couple use and it works great with Ti mugs and small pots.
It's compact — the red plastic box is perfect, but you can also put it into the MSR Titan Kettle together with mid size canister.
Yes, you can find even more compact (but a little bit heavier) stove on the market (Optimus Crux, which I am also starting to use by now), but the price, simplicity and durability of this stove is incredible and beats the others (Primus, Coleman, GoSystem...).
- nothing in this category, but if you are looking for both light and very compact stove, check the Optimus Crux