Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo

rated 3.5 of 5 stars (1)

NEW Primus is debuting the Micron Trail Stove with Piezo in its 2019 backpacking/camp stove line.

photo: Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo compressed fuel canister stove

Specs

Price MSRP: $49.95
Current Retail: $44.96
Historic Range: $44.96

Reviews

Small and mighty and easy to use in a tiny, compact…

The author of this review received the product from the brand or its representatives in exchange for a review.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (Kept it)

Summary

Small and mighty and easy to use in a tiny, compact little package!

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact

Cons

  • Piezo broke on the third use

This little thing only weighs about 3.2 ounces, and folds up like a little contortionist to fit in a stuff sack that's actually got room enough to throw in a lighter. Some stoves have skin tight bags for storage, but this one is great! It has a built in piezo lighter and is easy to screw on a canister for use.

It's super easy to use, even without reading directions. Just make sure it's screwed on the canister tightly. You don't want to strip the threads and have it launching into space, but if you don't twist it on hard enough, your flame will fail you and you'll sit there thinking you're going to have to eat your oatmeal cold. If that latter happens, try twisting just a little harder, and you'll get a better gas flow that'll give you the flame you need! We don't want hangry campers at bedtime.

While the piezo on mine didn't actually work by the time I got it to my camping trip, I found that I much preferred lighting it with a lighter, anyhow. I thought that the location and way that the piezo worked was a little delicate. Like I might break the whole stove by flicking it. Turns out that they make the same stove without the igniter for about $5 cheaper, and it saves you 14 grams of weight by not having it. So you have a choice!

Experience

Avid camper/backpacker that normally uses an alcohol stove.

Where to Buy

The Primus Micron Trail Stove with Piezo is expected in stores in 2019.

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