The MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit is a backpacking kitchen for two hikers heading into the backcountry. When you're off in the woods, you've still gotta eat, and this lightweight kitchen will get your dinner cooking. The PocketRocket itself boils water fast, 1 liter in 3.5 minutes, and it really does sound like a little rocket. The 2L aluminum pot is the largest of all items, but everything fits inside of it, so you're saving a ton of space in your pack, just close the strainer lid over top. The remaining items come in twos, because hiking with a pal is incredibly fun, even if you have to feed them too. Two bowls, two double-wall insulated mugs and two folding sporks. Since eating with your hands in the woods is kinda gross.
Rated 5 out of
Own 3I have 3 of these stoves. They work flawlessly. I just wish I had waited to get one of the stoves with an automatic ignition. Otherwise, I have no complaints. They are small, light weight, easy to put together and light. Water comes to the boil quickly. The stove is fairly stable. What can I say. It is a great little stove. And why did I buy 3 when I can only use 1 at time? They are so small, I kept losing them among my backpacking equipment in the garage. I store my equipment on a shelf and for some reason, my stoves keep sliding under another piece of equipment.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of
Compact, High Quality Stove and CookwearThis is a great little all-in-one set for your camping cooking needs. The PocketRocket stove is great on its own. It packs down small, lights easily, and heats quickly. They aren't kidding about the "rocket" part either, when it is going it sounds like an Apollo mission about to take off. It's definitely not rocket-science to get it going though - you just screw it on to the fuel canister, light it with the flame of your choice, and adjust the flame to your liking.
The bowls and cups pack down into the pot, which makes transporting all of the cookwear super easy. It's all nice and light, and easy to clean. There's even enough room in the mugs to put the stove, so everything can be kept together. I also appreciated the measurement markings on the interior of the pot and mugs, which helped me get the perfect amount of water boiled for those dehydrated dinners.
My only complaint is that I did have one small issues with the mugs. I used them to brew up some Irish Breakfast Tea (I'm really more of an Earl Grey man most of the time, but I wanted a bit more of a kick on those early mornings), but when I opened the lid to remove the teabag, it sort of flipped inwards and fell into the tea. To be fair, that was probably my fault, but it happened every time, so be on the lookout for that.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of
Exactly what I expectedI got this to fill out the backpacking/camping equipment. Took it out the first weekend I got it on a scout campout. Worked like a champ. Couldnt pass up the under $100 price.