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Primus TrailBottle S/S 1.0L

photo: Primus TrailBottle S/S 1.0L water bottle

The Primus TrailBottle Stainless Steel 1.0L offers users a convenient, durable, and enduring personal hydration option over plastic "throwaways" that clog our landfills.


  • Food grade 18/8 stainless steel bottle
  • Durable construction/powder coating
  • Tapered profile
  • Secure, leakproof dual option lid
  • Tethered lid screw cap
  • Lightweight


  • Large screw top not tethered to bottle


The new Primus Trailbottle stainless steel line offers a 0.6L, a 1.0L, a vacuum 0.5L, and a vacuum 0.8L. For purposes of this review, I’m putting the 1.0L S/S Trailbottle through its paces. 

The Primus Trailbottle 1.0L comes in four (4) color options: black, red, light green, and powder blue. Being on the trail or kayak in direct sunlight, I opted to not pursue the black so I could keep fluids cooler. The added bonus of brighter colors decreases the chances of me losing the bottle.

As a member of another website, I am given products to test from time to time in exchange for a review. These products were provided by Primus.

I have been using various Primus stoves for many years with great success while backpacking and paddling, so I look forward to their new innovative and trustworthy products.


The new Primus Trailbottle S/S 1.0L appears larger than it is. I was initially surprised by that illusion and feared it wouldn’t fit in my Gregory Baltoro Sidewinder Bottle holster...but fitment was actually easier than most water bottles. The bottom is a full inch smaller in diameter than the shoulder.


  • Height: 9" Base to Top of cap
  • O.D. Base: 10.25"/ O.D. Top: 11.25"
  • Weight: 10 grams


  • 18/8 Food Grade stainless steel
  • Tritan lid (BPA free)

While the Primus TrailBottle S/S version has lightweight, thin walls that can likely dent with misuse...longevity of use sets this apart from the basic plastic or Lexan bottle. The mouth of the bottle is fairly large, making it easier to fill or add ice. Not being double walled, exterior sides sweat with ice cold beverages, but the painted surface has just enough grip texture not to slip when wet.

The temperature of the TrailBottle contents will be felt by your hand. The use of 18/8 food grade stainless steel ensures that it doesn't emit a taste of odor, nor will it retain any of its content’s odors or only get out of it what you put in it.


The screw-on lid has an additional small screw-on tethered cap. Instead of knurling around the sides of both caps, Primus uses a triangle pattern that mimics the cutout pattern on their stove/pot cooking systems Primus states the bottle opening and thread pattern fits some water filtration systems, but not my Katadyn Vario...nor does my Sawyer Mini thread onto the cap, as the threads are located on the inside of the spout..

The rubber lanyard attaches to the small threaded cap by a recessed ring, then snakes through a bar on the larger bottle screw lid and attaches to that lid via a rubber style pop-rivet. Personally, I would not attach the Primus bottle to my pack by this rubber lanyard, but will run some para cord through the integrated bar on the carabiner to my pack (if I didn’t have a water bottle pocket).

When partaking of its contents through the smaller lid opening, it is like any other solid-sided waterbottle vs. a soft-sided squeeze style. However, I found it was much easier pouring TrailBottle contents into a cup than a wide-mouth bottle.

Final Thoughts

I like its distinctiveness, versatility, and light weight. I’m looking forward to many years of service from the Primus Trailbottle S/S 1.0 liter.

Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I kept the product after testing.)

Disclosure: The author of this review received a sample of the product from the brand or its representative in exchange for a review.

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