Primus ExpressSpider with Windscreen
Price Paid: Pro deal from Primus
The Primus ExpressSpider is the next generation of backpacking stoves. At seven ounces, it is lightweight and compact to fit easily in a backpack, but cranks out 7150 BTU/h to bring water to a rapid boil in around four minutes.
Apropos of Primus stoves, efficiency is a big deal. The ExpressSpider is designed as a hose-mounted stove, with the gas tube circling the burner for more efficient combustion in cold weather while using fuel cartridges. This serves to heat up your food or water faster with using less gas.
As far as cooking dinner and boiling water for coffee or tea, I was pleased with its performance. I used a mid-sized Primus Power Pot and had a large can of baked beans heated before my stomach growled. I'm also pleased by its size, which is small enough for backpacking. It folds down to the size of a small hand and comes in its own little stuff sack. I fed two people with this stove (myself and my husband) but you can feed more, depending on the size of the pot you pair with it.
If you're a backpacker and ultra-light is your religion, the Primus ExpressSpider is a neat, compact, and stowable stove that is highly efficient. With the ExpressSpider, you'll carry less fuel and carrying less fuel means less weight.
But you will have to carry a lighter or matches because the stove has a manual starter. That's my only complaint. Those electric starters have made me lazy.
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Designed to connect remotely to an isobutane-propane fuel canister rather than on top of one, the Primus Express Spider stove is very stable when you're cooking big meals with large pots. Weighing in at 7 oz., the Express Spider is one of the lighter weight stoves available that operates on a remote gas canister. Will burn for just under 2 hrs. with a 230g fuel canister and bring 1 liter of water to boil in about 5 min. Stove folds down to fit inside the included nylon stuff sack for quick and simple packing. The Primus Express Spider stove includes a heat reflector for under the stove that reflects heat back to your cooking pot. Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores. Closeout.
Free Shipping. Primus ExpressSpider Stove DECENT FEATURES of the Primus ExpressSpider Stove Stable Compact Lightweight The SPECS of the Primus ExpressSpider Stove Weight: 7 oz / 198 g Packing Dimension: 4.1 x 3.2 x 2in. / 105 x 82 x 50 mm Output: 7150 BTU/h Ignition: Manual Boiling Time: 3:35 / 5:00 Burn Time: 119 min on 230 g, 8.1 oz gas cartridge Suitable for 1 - 4 People
The Primus Express Spider Stove is one of the lightest hose-mounted gas stoves available. As its name indicates, it uses the same technology the Primus Express Stove top-mounted gas stoves. And it lives up to its name by being a really lightweight stove thats also extremely stable and durable, thanks to its well-planned construction. Comes with a heat reflector and nylon stuff sack.
Gusty conditions can cripple the performance of a standard canister stove, not so with the Primus Express Spider with Windscreen. Because the canister attaches to the stove remotely via a fuel line, you can surround the stove with the included windscreen and successfully cook a meal in gusty weather. Plus, the stove folds flat for easy packing and weighs in at just seven ounces.