The Pocket Rocket has always been a very popular stove. Great power output for very little weight. A good spread of fins for support and reliable build.
If there were any negatives, it would be that the fins when folded were a little on the long side and of course no ignition system.
However, this new Micro Rocket model addresses this and adds new features to make it even more popular.
Folding fins, so it'll pack down inside Mugs and small pots. Brilliant!
Less weight. Great!
Included a separate Piezo ignition unit. Fantastic.
That's it, a neat tidy lightweight 75g stove, which is supplied in a tough plastic case should you need it.
New for 2012: The new MicroRocket stove is not just our smallest and lightest, it also delivers the best mix of weight, size, performance and price of any stove in its class. It fits easily inside an MSR® Insulated Mug, weighs a mere 2.6 oz. (75 g) and features outstanding stability. We also engineered the MicroRocket to maintain top-notch efficiency and power so the hard-earned weight savings wasn't lost carrying extra fuel. If you're on mission to reduce your load to the absolute minimum, this is your rocket. Carry case and handheld piezo igniter included.
Compact: Folding legs pack exceptionally small, fitting into an MSR® Insulated Mug.
Light: Weighs just 75 g (2.6oz.)
Strong: Pot supports located close to burner head for excellent stability.
Wind-Resistant: Concave burner head with WindClip™ protection pushes a persistent, solid flame.
Fast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes.
Piezo Ignition: Tubular design offers excellent durability and captures gas for reliable ignition.
Minimum Weight: 2.6 oz / 73 g
Packed Weight: 4.2 oz / 119 g
Burn time (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g / 8-oz. canister: 60 minutes
Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 227-g canister:16 litres
Water boiled (MSR IsoPro) per 1 oz. of fuel: 2 liters
I have been using a WhisperLite for many years and rate the MSR stoves very highly. I want to 'go lighter' for the TGOC and finally chose the combination of a Micro Rocket with a 900ml Evernew pot which arrived very quickly and efficiently. The pot has a base which is not flat but has a convex, raised perimeter which coincides exactly with the tips of the Micro Ricket support arms, making it far too unstable for me. So.... change the pot or change the stove? After much thought, I am keeping the pot and returning the stove (thank you, Bob, for this). I will be buying a stove with a remote canister and wider arms with horizontal support surfaces, on which the Evernew pot will hopefully sit securely.
Small, light, does what it should, works well with the clip-on wind-shield. I can't say if it is 'better' than other similar screw-ins, but it is at least as good as the best of the rest, and with a (narrow) heat exchanger pot it has already proven to be very economical on gas. Good stove. Bob.