Current Retail: $24.95
Historic Range: $24.95-$24.99
Reviewers Paid: $25.00
Robust and reliable, the Primus Primetech CampFire Utility Sack has many uses from the backcountry to your back door! With its low cost and durability, picking up this versatile workhorse is a no-brainer, must-have!
- Robust construction
- Large volume and light weight
- Multiple uses
- Low cost vs Longevity
- I would add some sort of snap latch
The Primus New Primetech CampFire Utility Sack is a great addition to any outdoorsperson's kit!
As a member of another website, at times I am given product to test and evaluate. This is NOT the case this time. I saw the potential of uses for this item if its website claims were accurate. So I purchased it from Primus's website. I believe this may becoming a popular item as it is often out-of-stock.
When the CampFire Utility Sack arrived, I was very pleased to find that it folded fairly small and lightweight. Which was what I hoped for, as it would be carried in my backpack for an extended backcountry trip. At once, you observe the robust ripstop/poly/cotton exterior fabric. Being a fan of the durability of ripstop fabric, I was further pleased. The packaging gives the weight as 9.6 oz. but I weighed it at a hair over 8 ounces.
The interior waterproof laminate is thick and watertight. The opening has durable nylong webbing attached for helping create that secure roll down watertight seal. A stoutly built metal hook fastener is permenantly attached to the webbing on one end and the other end is hooked to catch a webbed loop on the other.
The construction and seams are heavily stitched and sealed. The bottom uses a separate circle of fabric which permits the Sack to sit upright when filled.
Admittedly, hauling 8 liters of water from its backcountry watersource to campsite is attractive and got my attention...and it does that chore effectively, but I had a higher purpose for its primary use. The Primus website does mention its capacity and use for hauling water and storing camp cutlery...but I was thinking...the perfect bear bag!
I realize that bear cannisters are mandatory in numerous locations and those areas continue to grow...but in areas were it is not, I use this. It takes up little real estate in your pack, and is lightweight and watertight (so more "smell-tight" than any stuff sack and stronger).
Using the CampFire Utility Sack as a food bag by night and a trash bag by day (LNT) worked out very well...also eliminating odors from permeating the backpack...or wafting through the air.
After three weeks of hard, daily use in the backcountry the CampFire Utility Sack still looks like I pulled it from the package. It has exceeded my expectations and highly recommend you take a serious look at this useful option.
*Sept.16, 2017 addition: Handy waterbag to have during the Irma aftermath. I've used this to haul water to flush toilets and water for filtration purposes. Convenient and easy to stow.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25