A very good affordable stove. I bought this to replace…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55 Sierra Trading Post


A very good affordable stove.


  • Inexpensive
  • Great pot attachment system


  • Pot a little small

I bought this to replace my Eta Solo, which had a larger pot. This stove is very fuel efficient. It carries a small isobutane canister (7+ ounces). When carrying a fuel canister in the pot during a multi-day trip, use a plastic bag to prevent rust/discoloration caused by a wet canister.

The stove comes with a piezo igniter, but this can not be relied on. Plan on lighting it with a lighter.

Above: Breakfast on a rock. Primus Eta stove, Snow Peak single wall mug, Sea to Summit Alpha Lite long spoon, Nuun Active, Mountain House Scrambled Eggs, Camelbak Chutes .75 liter, and Platypus Soft Bottles (1 liter).

The Eta Lite is pretty much a 1 person stove. You might be able to re-hydrate two entrees with one pot of water, but to re-hydrate two breakfasts and make coffee you'll be boiling water twice.

Always have the strainer hole pointing away from front of stove. It prevents water from boiling over where you need to access the knob to turn the stove off.

The Eta Lite is a good, affordable stove that is very fuel efficient. I would recommend it for solo backpackers and couples day hiking.

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