Rated 3 out of 5 by houseelf pretty basic
not much to this little burner. but it is really, really light. so if weight is the most important consideration for you, this might be the unit for you. otherwise, very unstable, as expected (this was not an issue for me). not for those prone to accidents or who are trying to multi-task while using it. using this must be the only thing you are working on at the time as things can go south w/ it in short order. also it uses expensive gas cartridges. i much prefer liquid fuel but got this to use on short hikes, bicycling, hunting and fishing trips and when i need to go super light.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bushmaster1 Great Stove
The pocket rocket stove is the best outdoor stove I have ever used. It is small and compact. It boils a cup of cold water in about two minutes and forty-five seconds. This varies depending on the water temperature, ambient temperature, wind conditions and atmospheric pressure. The heated stove cools down for storage in about two to three minutes. It folds up easily for storage in a small, triangular-shaped container which it came in. I sometimes carry it in my pocket.
The disadvantages of this stove stove are that it does not come with a built-in igniter or a wind shield. A built-in igniter would make it easy to light a fire without having to take along a match or a lighter. A wind shield would make it much easier to light a fire and control the direction of the flame on a windy day.
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShayShay Reliable as always.
Came in 3 days (in perfect condition), works perfectly, and a lower rate (with discount) than the rest of the gear shops I go to. How can you complain about LL Bean at all?
February 18, 2015
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