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…
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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,…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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.
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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…
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Primus Eta Solo

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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
photo: 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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
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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 Eta Solo

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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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Primus Eta Solo

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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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.
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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…
photo: 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…
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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.
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
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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!
photo: Primus Yellowstone Classic
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