Hiking stove

Pocketrocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

While I’m not doing much over-nighting in this heat, I am preparing for the fall and actually looking to increase my distance. That being said, I’ve got to cut back on some weight I’ll be carrying and I’m not just talking about my gut. So I’m looking at quite a bit of new gear and the MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit is definitely worth a couple of looks. This stove defines big performance in a tiny package and is built for minimalist solo backpackers.

Featuring the fast-boiling PocketRocket 2 stove which boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes. Perfectly sized to make hot water for a one pouch meal or cup of coffee. The pot doubles as your eat-and-drink vessel and nests the stove and a 4-ounce MSR fuel canister. Of course the fuel canisters are sold separately. The extra bowl comes at no packing penalty. The pot’s lid doubles as a strainer, and the bowl is hot- and cold-safe. When you’re either looking at a small pack or cutting weight this is a great stove.


  • An ultra-compact cook-and-eat stove kit for minimalist solo backpackers
  • Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes
  • Pot’s insulated grip allows it to serve as an eating and drinking vessel; pot lid doubles as a strainer; bowl is hot- and cold-safe
  • Includes PocketRocket 2 stove, .75-liter aluminum pot, 16-ounce bowl, clear lid with straining ports, ultralight mini pot lifter, stuff sack
  • Ultralight kit weighs just 9.9 ounces, and packs down to 4 x 4 x 5 inches; manufacturer’s 3-year limited warranty

Mountain Safety Research

MSR has always been a company of engineers, inventors and unruly dreamers. Larry Penberthy started the company in 1969 on a personal crusade against unsafe equipment. Today, we’re still an intrepid team obsessed with creating the most reliable, high-performance gear possible.

Whether it’s defying the status quo in equipment design or radically shifting the social mindset, we believe the greatest innovations—and explorations—are inspired by the world’s unruly dreamers.


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