We thought you might like an early look at the new for 2017, completely revised, MSR PocketRocket 2 ultra-lightweight stove which is on sale this month.
The original Pocket Rocket was arguably the definitive ultra-lightweight, canister-top stove, coming complete with its signature red-plastic triangular come cylindrical case. It burned hot, weighed 85 grammes and boiled a litre of water in a claimed 3 mins 30 seconds.
Other lightweight rivals came and went, but the MSR kept its reputation as arguably the original and best.
Red As A Red Thing…
Enter the new PocketRocket 2. In some ways nothing has changed: the plastic carry case is still made from red plastic and the claimed boil time for a litre of water is an identical 3 mins 30. In other respects it’s completely different.
The red plastic case is no longer the familiar, slot-together two-piece triangle, instead it’s a sort of stubby rectangular mini-chest with a hinged lid that’s smaller and neater. That’s possible because the stove itself has had a redesign to make it significantly more compact.
In particular, the pot support arms are now hinged and pivoted so they tuck in close to the stove body and burner. Some 20% more compact says MSR, small enough for stove and case to fit inside an MSR Titan mug.
Here are some images so you can see how neatly put together it all is.