User Review: Primus OmniFuel
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Hell yeah I kept it!)
If Chuck Norris had a camping stove it would be the Primus OmniFuel.
- Chuck Norris' stove
- Variety of fuels
- Ease of mantainance
- Robust construction
- Expedition grade
- What weaknesses?
Built like a solid tank! I've had this thing for seven years and I can promise you it's going to be around for seven more.
I do a lot of motorcycle camping and this has to be one of the most important piece of equipment that I have. I needed a stove that can use different types of liquid fuels in foreign countries and this fits the bill. The set up is is quick and easy. The aluminum priming pump feels solid unlike the plastic MSR pumps. Wind has little or no effect on the burner.
As for it being "loud", I would take reliability over "loud" any day. Take the extra time to learn how to do the maintenance and jet exchanges. I sparingly use Superlube (safe to use) to grease the leather gasket. This makes it smoother and easier to pump.
Lastly, if you know your stove is going to be knocked around you might want to consider placing your Primus Omnifuel in an Otterbox Model 3500. It fits like a glove and you have room for other goodies!