Say Hello to my Little Friend – The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Review

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 compact stove is the latest version of the iconic MSR stove. It is smaller, lighter, faster and has become a favorite piece of gear for day trippers and expeditioners alike.

Simple, Compact, Effective

“I bought this as part of building a lightweight, low volume cooking setup. This plus a small fuel canister fit into a 500ml cup I have. I have and will use this for ski touring, hiking and SAR work. Always liked MSR products and this is no different.”
– Kyle K

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Review Canada

The Pocket Rocket 2 is so compact that it fits into a cup. You can save precious space in your pack and have all you need to cook a meal wherever you find yourself. With the addition of the WindClip shield the stove can operate in varying weather conditions as well.

A whole lotta power in the palm of your hand

The MSR pocket rocket stove is compact
Photo: Kevin Kossowan via MSR

This little stove packs a punch for being so small. It weighs in at just 73 grams. That is not lightweight, that is ULTRA lightweight. Pop it in your insulated cup or the carrying case it comes with and it tucks right in to your pack without taking up space.

“This product is in all of my packs…day packs and hiking backpacks It’s always there when I need it. Efficient and easy to use.”

Compact case for the MSR Pcoket Rocket 2 Stove

“I’ve been a big fan of MSR products for years-the Engineering is excellent. I own a Dragonfly and Whisperlite but this will now be my “go to stove”. Can’t beat the compact size and only 2.5 ounces. The flame control is surprisingly good. I don’t have enough trips under my belt to comment on fuel efficiency when compared to white gas but it’s significantly more convenient and no white gas smell-big plus. I recommend a stove stand.”
– Chip

So many stoves to choose from!

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The Spring Selection at VPO Vancouver. Photo: Andrew Lawrence

With so many options out there, how do you choose? It really depends on your intended purpose when selecting a new stove. The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 really stands out be cause of its size-to-output ratio. For being so small it really does shine among a wall of choices. It can boil a litre of water in 3 and a half minutes! The engineering that goes into the MSR products is next level and it shows when you handle the equipment in the field.

If you aren’t sure which stove is right for you, our VPO staff are full of first hand knowledge to help you decide. They are out every chance they get using the gear we sell! Stop by your local shop or email our online team ([email protected]) and they can answer all of your questions. They love talking about gear… and your next adventure!

Product Details

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove Online Canada

The next-generation PocketRocket™ 2 stove takes everything impressive about the iconic original and puts it into an even smaller and lighter high-performance design. Barely noticeable in your pack, it’s fast at camp, boiling 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer, while their WindClip™ windshield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. New folding pot supports create an exceptionally tiny packed size, and they now accommodate a wider range of vessels—pair this stove with the MSR Titan™ Kettle for the ultimate fast and light kit.


  • Burn time (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g / 8-oz. canister: 60 minutes
  • Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g canister: 16 L
  • Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 1 oz. of fuel: 2 L
  • Boil time (MSR IsoPro), 1 liter: 3.5 minutes

Available In-Store and Online

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove is such a mainstay in our stove line-up that it is available at all 13 VPO Store locations and online. You can shop our selection of MSR and all the other myriad of choices here:

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