- Compact size allows this stove to fit inside the MSR Insulated Mug (sold separately)
- Reinforced pot supports provide superior stability over similar compact stove designs
- Focused burner head pushes a strong, consistent flame that resists interference from wind
- Includes a hand-held Piezo igniter to make lighting this stove quick, easy, and mess-free
- Note: freezing temps can reduce the performance of a canister stoves, so you may want to go with a liquid fuel stove for wintertime trips
- Note: fuel canister sold separately
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Quality stove, for the most part
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this bad boy after deciding I needed to shed some lbs from my base weight after beginning a thru-hike of the PCT, and overall, have been pleased with my decision.
I started out with a JetBoil Flash system, but soon realized that the system, when used with JetBoil's 1.5L cooking pot, was bulky and on the heavier side of things when trying to hike 20+ miles every day. Soon after beginning, I decided to send the JetBoil home and pick up this little firemaker.
It produces a solid 1 1/2 -2 in flame, boils relatively quickly (but nowhere near as fast as the JetBoil, obviously), collapses to a size smaller than most snack bars, and regarding weight, meager ounces.
However, from the day that I got it, one qualm I had from the get-go was that the divider on the burner head was never fully clamped on, and, not having access to any pliers, I had to deal with making sure I kept an eye on it when it wasn't hot; otherwise, I would find myself frantically searching when it flew off the stove and onto the ground, blending it splendidly.
I have now used it on the PCT for a number of months, and one of the other things that has caught my attention is the tension on one of the arms has loosened - certainly a trivial aspect, but worthy of noting.
All in all though, great little stove, would definitely recommend to anyone looking to shave a little weight off of their cooking system if trying to travel light or ultralight.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Perfect little cooker for the minimalist. Boils water fast and the Stryker is awesome, if it breaks you can get a new one instead of a new stove with integrated spark. Great stove
This stove is a winner.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ok so there are lots of stoves to choose from, and they all do the same thing.... but they all are not reliable, durable, nor compact. The msr micro-rocket is all of those things. It packs up super tiny and can fit in most mug/bowl/pot configurations. The design, in my opinion, is a great improvement over the pocket rocket(msr). The hinges are more durable and it folds down much nicer. No complaints about this stove. The piezo lighter is nice but also one of the bulkier parts of this stove and not a sure light in windy conditions. Some may choose to ditch the lighter for something such as matches or another ignition device. All in all... this stove rocks. I picked mine up for the same price as the pocket rocket and never looked back.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Really great design, very compact and light. Lights up with the igniter with one click and boiled water in my Trail LIte Duo pot in 2 minutes
Micro Rocket description
I was looking at this and the pocket rocket...
I was looking at this and the pocket rocket and they look almost identical, besides the ignitor which I really don't care about. Does anyone know what the difference between the two is besides the ignitor?
The MicroRocket is intended to compete with higher-end lightweight stove systems, whereas the PocketRocket is more of an 'econo-stove'. The differences are slight though - MR weighs .5 ounces less, but it is supposed to be more durable and more compact.
This pic shows how it folds differently than the PR.
The video posted above describes the difference. It's basically a bit smaller/lighter than the pocket rocket
0.4 ounces & $20 seem to be the biggest differences between the two.
I take this with me every time. So nice and light. I was really suprised how well it worked at 11,000 feet for melting snow. its a must have!
Great Lightweight Stove!
The MSR Microrocket is the best canister stove I've had the pleasure to use. I primarily use it for boiling water for pre-made dehydrated meals, and it boils two liters typically under 3 minutes. When the temps drop, that time rises, but that's to be expected with a canister stove. I had my doubts about the stability of this stove (anyone who's used the pocketrocket knows what I'm talking about), but I've never had any problems losing meals due to the pot slipping off. If you are looking for ultralight, I would recommend alcohol stoves before this one.
Bottom Line: Miles above the pocketrocket. Love this stove for my lightweight trips.
To any ultralighters out there, does the...
To any ultralighters out there, does the 2.4oz listed weight include the lighter?
Nope. the 2.4 oz only refers to the stove. MSR lists the packed weight at 4.2 oz which would be the stove and igniter in the case.
Amazing, Incredible, Dare I say Perfect?
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This little stove has everything going for it! It's small, super light, easy to use, and boils water amazingly fast. I've been using it with the GSR Haulite Ketalist cookset (side note for that combo: the stove WILL fit in the teapot, but only without the nested bowl). The Ketalist has a 1L volume, but this stove has boiled water easily in less than the 3.5min time listed. I really put it to the test on my last trip, where the wind was blowing like crazy and I thought there was no way this stove was going to light. 1 click with the included striker and it fired right up (*Update: The little plastic ignitor failed on my second trip. Bring waterproof matches or a lighter for better reliability) . It stayed lit and boiled the water like a champ even with the crazy strong winds. I can't say enough about this stove. Every time I use it I fall even more in love with it.
Best Canister Stove
- Gender: Male
If you're looking for a canister stove, this is it. It packs down really small, amazing really. It's very efficient and can be very powerful to something I call, "rocket mode." I haven't had any issues with it so far. The Piezo-igniter accessory sucks so I just use a lighter, stormproof matches for backup. I really like this thing but in all honesty, the MSR Pocket Rocket is small enough and is really about the same thing but like 25% cheaper. I would go with either, probably the Pocket Rocket though to be honest for value.
Yet, I highly recommend this product.
I bought the micro as a back up stove for mountaineering, not even planning on using it. On a recent trip up Rainier while sitting at Muir melting snow with my Dragonfly stove I decided to try out the Micro.DANG this thing is awesome! I filled up a Backcountry 750ml Ti pot with snow and opened the micro up all the way. It took the Micro no time at all at 10,200ft to melt the snow and bring it to a rolling boil. I was amazed! This will be my go to stove for soloing and fast and light adventures.
small, light, perfect. I got it here for 45 a few months ago, maybe the price will drop again? It's worth 59 if you're wondering. Fuel is cheap, and available in many places.
Best Stove Ever?
I've been a diehard fan of the Pocket Rocket for close to ten years, but the micro actually improves upon the original.
Smaller, lighter and I even think it boils faster!
Don't hesitate to buy. This is a great all-around stove at a great price.
Not liking having to open the shut off valve to fold the handle down when done using stove and ready to fold up and return the unit to it's container. Stability is also questionable, probably wise to use wide low profile pots to cook and boil water in. 6" or wider....
Can you get fuel supplies and other...
Can you get fuel supplies and other necessities in europe?
Yes, Cormac, readily available fuel in Europe. You're looking for any brand canister with a Lindal Valve that is European standard EN 417.
No real "other necessities" needed in general. But if you're staying for a while you might want to bring along your own maintenance kit, although that's usually only needed annually or greater.
This little stove rips. Super amazing.
Super nifty. Packs down small and has a killer flame.
MSR Micro Rocket
Used with a GSI Halulite Minimalist
Works great. So small and so light. Use a GSI Halulite minimalist with mine. Makes a perfect flame. Ultra controllable. Would recommend to anyone.