Primus Reviews

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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While family and friends were out buying MSR, I held back and continued to use my old Coleman Peak 1 until it rusted through. The biggest problem…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Windscreen

rated 5 of 5 stars Light, easy to carry wind screen to use with the smaller backpacker stoves that use canister fuel. The picture above isn't the one I'm using,…
Primus Windscreen
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Primus Micron Ti 2.5

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Compact and light, but the support arm locks are a problem. My recommendation: Buy a different stove. This is a good-looking little stove which…
Primus Micron Ti 2.5
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Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L

rated 3 of 5 stars Efficient, but I had problems using it with a smaller stove. I did some testing of this style ETA Power Pot vs the flat-bottom pot from a Trangia…
Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L
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Primus EasyLight

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The only reason I can't give the Primus Easylight a perfect score is because they're so expensive. Other than that they are incredibly well…
Primus EasyLight
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove for the beginning backpacker and weekend warrior! I have several backpacking stoves but I keep going back to the Classic Trail because…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus EtaPower Pot 2.1L

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm a big fan of Primus gear and this pot didn't let me down. At 2.1L it can boil enough water to get three Mountain House food bags going at…
Primus EtaPower Pot 2.1L
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Primus Express Stove (Piezo)

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little stove! I got this NIB on ebay for $9.95 as a backup stove to my Primus EtaPackLite and ended up using it more than my primary stove.
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4 of 5 stars Handy little stove that does the job. Packs easily and works effortlessly. Just picked up a Primus trail stove classic. Very simple to use…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus EtaSolo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Buy this instead of the JetBoil! It does everything JetBoil does plus you can use it with other pans, making it more useful and at the same…
Primus EtaSolo
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars 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,…
Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Primus Express Stove (Piezo)

rated 3 of 5 stars Worked great at first, but disappointed over time. This stove worked great at first but became clogged, I believe, and would hardly simmer water…
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, fast boil time, and just enough outdoor "snootiness" to be fun. I've had my Primus Tea Kettle for several years now and I continue…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus MultiFuel

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Bought a Primus Multi-Fuel Stove (not the same as an Omni-Fuel) at REI in 1997 to to take to Saudi Arabia. (Primus Isobutane gas was available…
Primus MultiFuel
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Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The heat exchanger appears to work as intended to keep extraneous heat from escaping around the sides of the pot. It is lightweight and easy…
Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L
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Primus Drinking Bottle

rated 2 of 5 stars Aluminum bottle with neat features but overall not durable enough for backcountry use. Bought these bottles to try something other than plastic,…
Primus Drinking Bottle
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Primus Meal Set

rated 3 of 5 stars This kit is large. Good for car camping, but maybe too large for backpacking. Includes some good features. I bought this for my backpacking…
Primus Meal Set
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove system which achieves a small footprint in your backpack and promotes lightweight backpacking and mobility. Our scout group…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus TechnoTrail

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great lightweight canister stove. Great all around stove for light backpacking. It's easy to use, fairly fast and packs nicely. The piezo…
Primus TechnoTrail
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 5 of 5 stars Piezo-electric lighter broke immediately, but still a perfect group stove. This is a great group stove. With creative packing all of our utensils,…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L

rated 5 of 5 stars I finally found my go-to cook pot and it didn't break the bank! I have coveted the MSR Titan Cook Pot for several years, yet could never bring…
Primus AluTech Trek Kettle - 1.0L
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This amazing little stove pot is compact enough for the average backpacker and gives versatility to the beginners out there. Amazing for its…
Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Primus EtaPackLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Worked quite well for two dads and three daughters on a two-night backpacking trip. Mainly used for boiling water but also for heating up some…
Primus EtaPackLite
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little backpacking stove. A stove of this type is necessary for your fast and light arsenal, or really just anyone who backpacks. Not…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this stove on a 3 1/2 day hike on the AT in North Ga. It worked perfect! It was the easiest part of the hike. I heated water for my Mountain…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove at a Killer Price. This is one of those instances where you can actually save a little money and not sacrifice on quality. My Primus…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars If Chuck Norris had a camping stove it would be the Primus OmniFuel. Built like a solid tank! I've had this thing for seven years and I can…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaPackLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Heats very fast, light weight, compact, well made, but spend some time to learn how to cook with it. I cannot add much to the first review except…
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Primus Profile Duo Stove & Grill

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Loading up the car for a camping weekend never ceases to surprise me. The SUV fills from floor to ceiling with gear to the point where there’s…
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Primus EtaSolo

rated 4 of 5 stars I want to state up front that I DO NOT OWN THIS PRODUCT. I examined one at my local Gander Mountain that they had on display.  I noticed a…
Primus EtaSolo
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Primus Gravity MF

rated 3 of 5 stars 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…
Primus Gravity MF
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Primus EtaPower EF Trail

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought this a fortnight ago, spent 4 days in Cairngorms, great cooking times water boiled pretty quick and saved me a whole lot of gas, got…
Primus EtaPower EF Trail
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The OmniFuel is my go-to. 1. Yes, it's a bit heavier but it's the most reliable thing I own on the trail. 2. It is noisy.  You know, I LIKE…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Himalaya

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this stove about 11 years ago, about mid-way through my Army career. I had to carry everything I needed in a rucksack so every square…
Primus Himalaya
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Primus EtaSolo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Primus EtaSolo is the latest in a long line of highly fuel-efficient integrated camp stoves from Primus that make boiling water and cooking…
Primus EtaSolo
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Primus PowerGas 110 g

rated 4 of 5 stars I have the 16 oz, bigger, canister. The gas mixture burns great even in high altitudes. It takes relatively less space than that of the same…
Primus PowerGas 110 g
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Primus Primelite DP

rated 4 of 5 stars This light came in a package with a Primus stove I purchased. It is a basic, 5 LED bright headlamp. The light spread is good.  I keep this…
Primus Primelite DP
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Primus EtaPackLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought the EtaPower EF three years ago, but it is a bit big for one person. So, when I saw the EtaPackLite I knew I had to buy it. I have…
Primus EtaPackLite
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars It's wonderful, light and sturdy, boils 48 oz water in one setting, snuggles neatly inside my GSI hard anodized cook set, so it does not take…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars Bomber. Simmers perfectly. Can't get it to simmer? Use it more and learn how to- it's you that's the problem- not the stove. With any fuel type…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus ExpressSpider

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is seriously lightweight for a remote-canister stove. I measured it at 6.94 oz. Typical of Primus, it is well-built and finely crafted.
Primus ExpressSpider
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Primus ExpressSpider

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The ground disk is a joke and avoid the windshield as if it is the same as the Primus Gravity it will very quickly crack into pieces.  Primus…
Primus ExpressSpider
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Primus ExpressSpider

rated 4 of 5 stars Primus’s ExpressSpider is a small, lightweight (6.9 oz), affordable remote canister stove with manual ignition. It makes an excellent option…
Primus ExpressSpider
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Primus PowerLighter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I had been looking for a lighter of this type for some time. I will do tons of research before I make a gear purchase. I read of other companies…
Primus PowerLighter
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I just finished using this cook set for a week at a base camp setup and used it every day to eat out of. The pan was perfect size for a twin…
Primus Litech Trek Kettle
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4 of 5 stars Just purchased this stove and spent 5 days in Yellowstone. Overall I loved the stove. Boils water as fast as my buddy's new Jetboil and is much…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been using this kettle for over 3 years now and I simply love it. It's quite tough and the Ti non-stick coating is very durable and of…
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Primus Primelite A

rated 5 of 5 stars This was a phenomenal headlamp, and I wish there were something comparable on the market today. I finally pulled the cord out of the casing…
Primus Primelite A
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Primus ExpressSpider

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Primus ExpressSpider is the next generation of backpacking stoves. At seven ounces, it is lightweight and compact to fit easily in a backpack,…
Primus ExpressSpider
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars update 7-17-2013: After 3 years of using this stove for group backpacking trips as well as car camping with the family I would like to say this…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove is great, especially for the price. I have taken it on almost every backpacking trip I have been on for the past two years. It boils…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We just used our stove in the Grand Canyon. It boils water quickly and efficiently, however the ignition starter did not work at all. We practiced…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus ClassicTrail

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this and compared it with Pocket Rocket, SnowPeak Giga, and Coleman Peak canister stove. First, this stove is FAR more stable when…
Primus ClassicTrail
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is hands down the most efficient stove I've ever owned. Proof? 5 weeks on the trail with one big can of gas. Used for coffee in the morning,…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove burns so hot and boils incredibly fast. The heat exchanger design on this baby is second to none. It is not small, however, and its…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 5 of 5 stars Wow! This is only preliminary, as I bought this for an upcoming week long backpacking trip on which there will be three of us. I've only yet…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had the Primus tea pot for about 5 years and it has served me well. The first reason that I bought it was price, very reasonable. The…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus 71

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I own a Primus No 71. This is an earlier version of the Optimus 123R and the stove is virtually identical, but the tin container is a different…
 
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The downsides to this stove are well-known, it's loud and it's heavy. I read a lot about the various models on the market before settling for…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 5 of 5 stars Great stove, but with its size and weight, I only use it for groups. Perfect for 4-5 people. Don't count on warming your hands on it though,…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus PrimeLite CA

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this headlamp. I take it with me anytime I'm doing anything outdoors at night. The different settings are great. The high beams on this…
Primus PrimeLite CA
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Primus Primelite A

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this lamp on monthly campouts for about two years with no problems. Used many times in the rain and for a 3 week motorcycle camping…
Primus Primelite A
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Primus Express Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I agree that one of the other reviewers has gone off on a tangent: lightweight isobutane stoves vs. liquid fuel stoves. Before I describe my…
Primus Express Stove
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little stove! I mean cool! Cleans like a charm, cooks just as well. The gas-flow control knob is truly fully adjustable. You can crank…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus TechnoTrail

rated 5 of 5 stars Sweet little stove! I used it this past weekend for an overnight trip on the AT. The piezo lighter is great and it lit on the first push every…
Primus TechnoTrail
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove is everything it promises to be. I have not personally tried mine on any fuel other than white gas, but other reviews cover that…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars This stove is the Jetboil on steroids. It boils water at least 3 times faster than my friend's Jetboil. It works great in moderate winter weather…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L

rated 4 of 5 stars The design, build quality and overall feel of this product is excellent. It marries perfectly with my Whisperlite and is nicely stable. However…
Primus EtaPower Pot 1.7L
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Primus Micron Lantern

rated 5 of 5 stars I really like this lantern. Plenty of light for a campsite. The light weight makes perfect for backpacking. Gives off a lot of heat too...so…
Primus Micron Lantern
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Primus MultiFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had my multi-fuel for ten years. It has proven itself to be a perfect tool. I've had it hiking, canoeing, on daytrips and it's spent…
Primus MultiFuel
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Primus EasyLight

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say. I still have mine from the early '80s and it still works like new. Mantles are a little expensive but in a pinch I've actually…
Primus EasyLight
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Primus TechnoTrail

rated 5 of 5 stars A very compact, lightweight, reliable stove-5 yrs and counting. Fits into my titanium pot. Easy to assemble, no maintenance. Auto-ignite a great…
Primus TechnoTrail
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Primus Gravity VF

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Gravity VF is being discontinued by Primus. I bought it at a closeout price well aware of its limitations from the few reviews I could find.
Primus Gravity VF
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Primus Commuter Mug

rated 4 of 5 stars The lid to the mug does not withstand the tremendous pressure that occurs when an automotive tire is driven over it! Otherwise, the cup insulates…
Primus Commuter Mug
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars You will amaze your friends with how quickly it boils water, although you may not be able to hear their "oohs" and "aahs" over the burner roar.
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Litech Trek Kettle

rated 5 of 5 stars This set is great for the money. It weighs about half of a pound, and has a very strong non-stick coating. It is very small, and just enough…
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Even though I'm not an afternoon-tea type of guy, I find this kettle charming as well as handy. It's great for solo trips where everything is…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus Gravity II MF

rated 5 of 5 stars The Gravity MF was a great stove for two main reasons: 1. Works on almost any fuel 2. A very low profile, excellent stability and its very easy…
Primus Gravity II MF
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Primus Express Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars The other review for this stove seems to be a review of compact canister stoves in general and has very little to say of this particular model.
Primus Express Stove
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Primus Gravity II MF

rated 5 of 5 stars AMAZING This is one of the best stoves I have ever used. I originally had the first Gravity MF but was frustrated with some of its quirks. Primus…
Primus Gravity II MF
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had one of these for several years now and I like it. Number one the shape. Because it is real flat it fits in the pack well. The flat…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus Gravity MF

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Bought this stove as my trusty Coleman Apex II's pump died and we were heading out right away. Used it in White gas mode. PROS: I like the low…
Primus Gravity MF
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars There is only one thing preventing this stove from being perfect and that is the fact that it is a roarer burner: the jet of fuel is spread…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus Express Stove

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Object of this stove is small size but it runs on propane cans hard to get. IF you are a serious backwoods camper, stick with the liquid fuels…
Primus Express Stove
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Primus EtaPower MF

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this stove for more than the typical single user, although I do plenty of that! I also am a scout leader and thought the larger…
Primus EtaPower MF
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 3 of 5 stars After all of the hype over this stove, I'm pretty disappointed. But I'll start with what I liked about it: It does have a feel of quality to…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Seems like a well constructed stove, easy to set-up and start...if you read the manual first!!! First tests were using charcoal lighter fluid...burns…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 4 of 5 stars I picked this up after having fallen in love with the EtaPower EF. Except my backpacking buddy ran off to Scotland so I've been stuck heading…
Primus EtaExpress
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Primus MultiFuel

rated 4 of 5 stars Great little stove - never let me down. Excellent for cold weather use when petrol/paraffin is used. Excellent for countries where gas canisters…
Primus MultiFuel
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Primus Foot Rest

rated 4 of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin. I bought this product to make my MSR Pocket Rocket more stable with a larger pot, it worked fine and def worth…
Primus Foot Rest
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Primus Gravity MF

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall great product! I used this when I was guiding in northern Ontario. For starters, Primus has a great idea by including a metal pump with…
Primus Gravity MF
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars The best stove to-date. This little puppy ignited first time immediately. Even when playing around adjusting the flame and the flame went out,…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 4 of 5 stars (Editor’s note: in our January 2007 comparison of integrated canister stove systems, we mentioned the then-untested Primus EtaPower EF as…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus EasyLight

rated 4.5 of 5 stars What can I say...Primus manufactures a great product! I've been using this lantern for some time and have found it to outperform most in its…
Primus EasyLight
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Primus OmniFuel

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this stove on a range of trips in many temperatures and it won't stop. Just remember to clean the jet every time before you pack…
Primus OmniFuel
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Primus EtaPower EF

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this stove, I’ve been shopping for a new stove for a while and considered a Jet Boil, and I do a lot of cooking so I was going to get…
Primus EtaPower EF
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Primus Gravity EF

rated 2 of 5 stars This stove boasts stability. Well the butane canister is very stable BUT the stove without a pot boiling water or cooking on it is extremely…
Primus Gravity EF
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Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I have owned the Primus kettle for about 3 months now. I have sent it back to the distributor once because it has a bad habit of dripping from…
Primus Litech Coffee/Tea Kettle
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Primus EasyLight

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used this lantern since two years. It's very practical and functional. I don't leave home without it.
Primus EasyLight
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Primus Yellowstone Classic

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this stove at Gear For Adventure Dot Com because of a friend's recommendation. And let me tell you that this little baby can cook!
Primus Yellowstone Classic
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