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Primus Windscreen

photo: Primus Windscreen stove windscreen

The Windscreen replaced the Primus Windscreen and Heat Reflector.


Price Reviewers Paid: $10.00-$18.00
Weight 60 g
Height 74 mm
Diameter 105 mm


2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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, will show a pic below.


  • Small, light and fits upside down over a fuel canister for transport
  • Effectively blocks wind and funnels heat to the pot
  • Securely fits around the neck of the fuel canister when in use


  • None

This is a really nice addition to my cook kit. I actually have two of these, buying the new one recently to go in my girls' kit. I'm trying to teach them to be self sufficient while backpacking, so I've set them up with the Primus ExpressStove set you see in the pics below. I like how this wind screen nests inside the cook kit essentially taking up zero extra space. Plus at 60 grams it's basically weightless too.

I'll let the pics below tell the rest of the story.  As long as you position the screen with the wind behind it, it works really well. The way it secures itself around the neck of the fuel canister is handy and the spring tension is such that it doesn't wiggle around.

In transport mode:

In Use Mode:

With a pot:

Nested inside pot for transport:

Product Specs:

Definitely a recommended product for the backpacker.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10


Cool item. I use a DIY windscreen with my DIY alcohol stove. But this would be good for my seldom-used MSR Pocket Rocket.

8 years ago

I've thought about trying an alcohol stove but question how well it works here in CO. I think it'll work pretty well at the lower altitudes but do you have any experience with it at 9-10K feet?

8 years ago

I have a buddy that uses one at 7K and he seems to like it so it might be OK.

8 years ago

I've never used one above 900'.

8 years ago
Daniel Oates

Cool design. I haven't come across that before. Nice review jbooth. I'm low altitude as well, but my friend in UT has used his homemade alcohol stove around 5K with no issues.

8 years ago

I just got one of these and am anxious ot get it on the trail and see how well it works. great review!

8 years ago

I will not recommend to use, does not do job good. Does not protect fire from wind.


  • Compact design


  • Heavy 67 grams
  • Does not protect fire from wind, protection is too low.
  • Does not work together with Primus stoves with piezo

It is easy to set up, holds firmly.

Unfortunately protection is too low and does not cover open fire, as result it does not work on average wind power.


I have Primus stove with piezo, somehow it is impossible to use build-in igniter because there is no hole for finger next to piezo side.


After several attempts to use it I drop this idea and bought new foil wind protection.


Three years, used several times hiking for food preparation. Decided not to use it.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $18

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