User Review: Primus Gravity MF
Price Paid: $75
The Primus Gravity MF appeals more on paper than in use. The combination of a wide selection of useable fuels and light weight sounds great in principle, but in practice the promise is not delivered.
The stove is lightweight. It is also flimsy and assembled from too many fiddly components which offer doubtful durability. Being able to use gas canisters and liquid fuels is an attractive feature, but the jet removal process is tiresome and not recommended.
I've used most modern stoves over the last thirty years and can say that the Primus has the complexity/vulnerabilities of the early dodgy MSR WhisperLites; the pump in particular is over-engineered.
After only a few uses I had a small fall coming off the Ballow Range in bad weather. The only item of gear (or me!) that was damaged was the Primus which immediately stopped working. Worse there was no discernible damage that indicated the problem. When it worked the flame was variable and didn't simmer readily.
Not recommended, especially for long walks.