The MSR Pocket Rocket stove packs light which is essential for bicycle touring and yet it can boil water in 3.5 minutes.
What is good about the MSR Pocket Rocket
Compact and lightweight – this stove measures only 4 by 4 by 2 inches so it will easily fit in your bike panniers. Just as important it packs light weighing in at just 3 ounces.
Simple lighting – after a long day in the saddle and then setting up camp you do not want to take a long time playing around with a stove. The MSR pocket rocket offers fast and simple lighting, with no need for priming, pressurizing or maintenance, and it will boil a liter of water in less than 3.5 minutes. Imagine morning coffee in minutes with this stove.
Easy controls – the glove-friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability, while the micro-burner, tri-sectional Windclip Windshield clip protects flame in light wind gusts.
MSR Pocket Rocket Stove Features
- Powerful camping stove
- Small at 4 x 4 x 2 inches
- Lightweight, weighs just 3 ounces
- Boils a liter of water in under 3.5 minutes
- Glove friendly controls allow precise flame adjustment and stability
- Tri-sectional clip protects flame in light wind gusts
- Uses clean burning MSR IsoPro premium fuel
Some people prefer a camp stove with slightly bigger base. Click here to check out the Lightweight large burner classic backpacking stove which weighs a few ounces more.
What customers say about this stove
Although designed for backpacking it is used by people who are bicycle touring as well. Numerous reviewers commented on how light and efficient this stove is boiling water fast. It is user friendly.
Another reviewer commented that one word sums it up, simplicity. It has very few moving parts which means not much can go wrong. In fact many reviewers remarked it is best for simple meals, the type you are likely to have when touring.
One reviewer who bought the MSR Pocket Rocket Stove for a biking trip said his primary goal was something light weight that could boil water quickly with easy setup. Found it bery lightweight and quick to setup and light. Cools down quickly and comes with a sturdy plastic case.
Cons include unstable if on uneven footing. Heats a small area which is fine for boiling water but something to be aware if doing other stuff besides boiling water. Fuel canisters a bit harder to find… most sports stores will carry them.
If you require a camp stove for your bicycle touring journey the MSR Pocket Rocket Stove is powerful, yet packs light so is highly recommended.