When you\u2019re camping, taking what\u2019s necessary is of utmost importance. So is good food, and you can\u2019t take stoves with you. That\u2019s where the best backpacking stove comes in handy. The MSR PocketRocket Stove is 2.6 oz, uses propane to fuel its fire, boils 500ML water in 1.5 minutes, and is very easy to store.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - MSR PocketRocket Stove\r\nIf you\u2019re looking to travel light, the MSR PocketRocket Stove clocks in at 2.6 oz. and still manages to boil 500ML of water in 1.5 minutes using high-performance isobutane-propane.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWhen it came to performance, the MSR PocketRocket 2 Backpacking Stove was second to none. You can boil water\u2014a single liter, 1000ML\u2014in just under 3.5 minutes. It owes its success to the high-performance isobutane-propane inside the canister, as opposed to Coleman fuel or unleaded gasoline used in a Coleman Camping Sportster Backpacking Stove.\r\n\r\nWhere it stumbled was in windy conditions. It has a WindClip windshield, but it didn\u2019t perform as well as we hoped. This can make its propane less efficient than it actually is. It wasn\u2019t until we set up a proper windshield that it really outperformed liquid fuel stoves.\r\nDesign\r\nThe MSR PocketRocket Stove isn\u2019t much when you first see it. All it is is the burner head itself. This isn\u2019t uncommon among fuel canister stoves. Since its propane canister fuel is separate, the two can be separated and stored (the nozzle is 2.6 oz.) more easily than the Jetboil Camping Stove Cooking System Carbon. At the same time, when they do come together, you have flame control. People found, as did we, that it helped use the propane more efficiently with flame control. Lastly, the nozzle has a 3-arm system and the pot supports a wide range of sizes.\r\nValue\r\nSo, is the MSR Pocket Rocket 2 worth its salt? As far as performance is concerned, it certainly does\u2014but since you\u2019ll have to purchase a piezo igniter, plus fuel canisters, it\u2019s harder to say. If you plan on spending a week out in the wild, you\u2019ll need at least two or three canisters depending on how often you plan to use it. That adds up mighty fast. Its high-performing propane may not be worth the cost. If you want more bang for your buck, we\u2019d suggest the Ohuhu Camping Stove. It\u2019s cheaper and uses wood (or solid alcohol).\r\nMSR PocketRocket Stove Wrap Up\r\nThe MSR PocketRocket Stove was at its best when wind wasn\u2019t an issue, almost always outperforming other backpacking stoves on our list. It boiled 500ML in under 2 minutes, and its 3-arm system could hold a wide range of pots. When wind was a factor, it dipped drastically. Is it worth picking up propane canisters? You decide.