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Express Stove (Piezo)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Small, lightweight, easy, fast, and efficient. Best for boiling water. I've used this stove as the primary stove on several Sierra Club backpacking trips for 5-12 people. It boils water fast and is efficient. On a two-night trip with 12 participants, I boiled 8 liters of water each morning and 12 liters of water each evening for a total of 40 liters of water using about 2-1/2 8-oz MSR Isobutane cartridges. I dinged it half a star because valve is hard to locate with a pot on the stove. Setup: is… Full review

Micron Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent stove for those who insist on canister stoves for fast food use on the trail (i.e., boil water). I bought this stove more to use at work (quick hot lunches instead of sandwiches or microwaved dishes) instead of using it in the field. Due to management concerns of safety, I had to use a canister stove rather than any liquid fuel stove, and the Micron seemed to fit the bill perfectly. This stove performed quite well in its intended role, burning very hot and boiling water very… Full review

Omnilite TI

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic stove. Comes in a stupid, ill-conceived synthetic bag. When I first got the Omnilite Ti stove I tried several fuels just to see how they worked, but knowing all along that after testing I would most likely never use anything other than white gas. It is nice to know that in an emergency one could siphon regular unleaded, AVGAS, Jet A, etc. from a vehicle or downed aircraft. Kerosene could be pressed into service and I did try diesel once. I also tried isobutane canister, although if I… Full review

Eta Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove for solo trips. Have used for solo backpacking trips. Example: two-day trip into Harriman State Park in N.Y. Boiled water to rehydrate two entrees, one breakfast, four cups of coffee, and boiled water to fill a bowl and sponge bathe with twice. The above used about a third of the small fuel canister. Attach canister with fuel knob closed, open the valve slightly and light. Attach pot and adjust flame. The two rubber release clips need to be pinched tightly to release pot; make sure… Full review

OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars This one burns all the stoves including the devil downstairs. I was a scoutmaster, and a stove collector of both gas and liquid. If you are looking for a stove, this is a machine. Top stoves in my opinion: Omnifuel and XGK EX (tied #1), Dragonfly, Omnilite, MSR MicroRocket and PocketRocket, SOTO Micro Regulator and Windmaster. If you want to buy a stove, look for manufacturer's reputation, ask veterans in backpacking, and take your time!! Full review

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Primus and Brunton are both owned by the Brunton Outdoor Group.

Primus Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Fuel, Flames, and Water: More Gear From Outdoor Retailer
We're going elemental today from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. These new gear highlights from Primus, Snow Peak, BioLite, and SteriPen all involve water or flames and fuel. Read more
January 8

OutDoor Gold Awards for Gear Design Innovation
Eleven outdoor products — including an Edelrid kids climbing harness, custom Hanwag hiking shoes, a Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad, a Valandre down jacket, and a Mountain Hardwear shell — were honored recently at the OutDoor Show with Gold Awards for outstanding innovation and design achievement. Read more
July 18, 2011

Primus EtaSolo stove lawsuit by Jetboil dismissed
Last year, Jetboil filed a complaint alleging that Primus infringed a number of U.S. patents by making and selling the EtaSolo stove. On March 31, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware entered an order dismissing—with prejudice—the action. Read more
May 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Primus Liquid Fuel Pump
Primus has a simple solution to a common liquid fuel stove issue. Scott Kaier shows us how the company's angled pump keeps fuel from fouling or leaking out of the hose. Read more
January 22, 2011

Primus ExpressSpider Stove Review
Primus’s ExpressSpider is a small, lightweight (6.9 oz), affordable remote canister stove with manual ignition. It makes an excellent option for budget backpacking. Read more
November 4, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Primus Express Spider Stove
Primus showed us the Express Spider compact canister stove at Outdoor Retailer today. The Primus Express Spider weighs 7 ounces and will be available for spring 2010. Read more
July 24, 2009

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Sweden

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Riverton, WY 82501
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website: www.primuscamping.com
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