Rated 5 out of 5 by SojournerBob reliable, handy, powerful little stove
We used this on one trip so far, and it performed exactly as we'd hoped. While we did need to provide a buffer from the wind as we lit it, we were able to light the stove every time with one or two tries (and one or two matches). We heated water for oatmeal and tea/coffee, and found that we were able to heat enough for two large cups in a short period of time (a couple of minutes perhaps?). I'm not sure how much fuel it uses, but our three-day trip didn't seem to put too much of a dent in our fuel canister. This appears to be well built and durable.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ambfitz Great Stove
Love this little stove. Light, small, and stable.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTBackpacker Excellent product
This is a great, solid product. The group I hike with has 4 of these stoves, plus 2 other MSR models. The Pocket Rockets are lightweight, easy to set up and use, and dependable. No need for anything fancier or more expensive. If you need a windbreak (which we have not) just use a log, rock, piece of aluminum foil, etc.
October 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheHarleyGuy Camp Stove
I used the stove last weekend while motorcycle camping. It fired right up, brought my water to a quick boil and took up very little room in my saddle bag.
October 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExperiencedHiker Convenient
This stove is perfect for cooking on the trail or anywhere a small stove is needed. It comes in it's own convenent case which is easy to pack and protects the stove when traveling.
July 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NWGardener Jet set for tea
I got this and the backpacker's ultralight teakettle so I can make a hot pot of tea on road trips or at the little table in the garden. This stove is easy to use and can be adjusted from simmer to roaring like a jet engine. The design of the pot support is especially good; even if you don't get the kettle on dead center it is stable. The unit brings water to a boil quickly and cools quickly once it is turned off. The kettle and stove together work perfectly.
July 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by inexperiencedcamper Pocket rocket stoves is GREAT!
We took this on a 10 day trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It made it possible to eat hot food as often as we wanted for next to nothing....i.e. oatmeal for breakfast, soup for lunch, tea whenever I wanted a cup. Took up little space in suitcase--just had to buy a can of fuel at a store in the park. LOVE IT!!!
September 24, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by themountainman horrible
this stove fuel last about 2 use for a hour each use
June 27, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheSherpa great 3-season stove
I'm a minimalist by nature, so this stove is perfect for me. It's great for day hikes or 1-2 day trips; if you're going to be on the trail for more than that it can be kind of cumbersome to carry enough fuel canisters to keep you going. Also, it's not well suited for cold-weather camping or hiking, as the gas canister runs out much more quickly in below freezing temperatures.
But, aside from those minor quibbles, it's an absolute perfect stove for short camping trips, or brewing a hot cup of tea at the summit. I've owned mine for close to 3 years, and have never had a single problem with it. You won't regret adding this to your camping gear!
January 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rimrockadventurer Perfect
This stove is perfect for packing. Lightweight, efficient, well-made, and compact. I have trail-tested it and I am totally satisfied.
January 14, 2009