Gear Review

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Fragile.

I guess its just the nature of the beast when you design a stove this light and small, but I've beat the crap out of mine. Broke the auto-igniter on one, and I returned it, but the next one I bend the fold out arms pretty badly. I bent em back and its all good now, but for the price you should consider these issues. Maybe just get the regular "pocket rocket" model, its way burlier.

That said, when it wasn't breaking, it was really light and burned hot and efficient.

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I used both the Gigapower and the Pocket Rocket. The Pocket Rocket, like most MSR products, is definitely awesome and will last a long time. In my opionion, though, this has the same solid feel and longevity.