User Review: Primus Litech Trek Kettle
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
Nonstick, scratch resistant coating makes this pot easy to clean. It'll hold a liter of water, but there are no measuring marks on the pot, so you'll have to measure you water with something else before pouring it in. The lid doubles as a frying pan. Total weight is 9.3 ounces. It comes with a half nylon/half mesh stuff sack. The pot and pan both have folding, insulating handles that fold in.
- Holds a liter of water
- Non stick coating
- Lid doubles as a frying pan
- Insulated grips
- Not very lightweight
- Lack of measuring marks
The Primus Litech Trek Kettle is made of hard anodized aluminum and has a non stick, scratch resistant coating inside. That makes cleaning it a lot easier.
Up top, you have a small pour spout to help reduce spilling stuff everywhere. This is helpful when you're dealing with hot liquids.
The fold out handles have insulated grips, to help prevent you from burning your hands.
It'll hold up to a liter of water and the lid is also a small frying pan.
Unfortunately, there are no measuring marks on this, so you have to measure out your water with something else. For me, that's a big mark against it.
The kettle weighs in at 6.7 oz, while the lid is 2.6 oz.
The total weight of the kettle and pan lid is 9.3 oz., so its not the lightest pot of it's size you can find and likely not the best choice for an ultralighter. The Snow Peak Trek 900 and MSR Titan hold about the same amount of liquid and are much lighter, but since they're titanium, they cost quite a bit more.
It comes in a stuff sack that's half nylon, half mesh. The stuff sack weighs around a half ounce. (0.6 oz)
Although it's not a huge pot, I was able to fit a 100g fuel canister, my Vector stove, matches and a small cleaning sponge in there.
I noticed that the kettle cools off fairly quickly, so you won't have to wait long before you can pack it and get moviing.
For me, the bottom line is: it's a decent pot for a decent price. Not as light as a titanium pot the same size, but also not a pricey. The lid doubling as a small pan is bonus, but the lack of measuring marks isn't.