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Primus Power Gas

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: Primus Power Gas fuel

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 size Coleman canisters, but it is still bulkier than the slender liquid fuel canisters.

Lindal connector screws well to any type of technical stoves. I guess smaller sizes are much more manageable inside the pack.

Good fuel, it will do the trick unless, I am guessing, one is not over extreme altitudes.

Price Paid: $10

Works very well burning a bit faster than other fuels on my Primus Multifuel. I have used other Lindal connector fuels with this stove and feel that Primus suits it best in the combinations of gases.

Price Paid: $5

I don't backpack anymore but back in the 70s I did. I was just going thru my old backpacking equipment and found the the little stove I used. It was connected to a Primus canister and I wondered if it would still have any strength. Well even after nearly 50 years sitting in storage it works like brand new. Well done Primus well done!🙂

You can't go wrong with Primus!

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Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember, it was 50 years ago.

Does not burn well in cold compared to others.

Pros

  • Price is right

Cons

  • Inconsistent burning
  • Poor performance in cold

The price compared to other canister fuels is great almost $1 cheaper then other brands. I use this on day hikes in winter on my Jetboil Flash. The burning is erratic and hard to light compared to the Jetboil fuel. This may be a brand specific issue. 

In warm weather fuel works great, just have had cold weather performance with this fuel.

I did use this under similar conditions as did the Jetboil, fuel so was an apple-to-apple comparison.

Source: bought it new

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Specs

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100g 230g 450g
Price MSRP: $6.00
Current Retail: $23.93
Historic Range: $4.50-$108.80
Reviewers Paid: $5.00-$10.00
Sizes 100g, 230g, 450g
Weight 7oz 13.7 oz 22.7 oz
Dimensions 3.5 x 2.6 in 4.2 x 3.3 4.2 x 5.4 in
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