Product Review – Primus ETA Lite

By | February 2, 2015 10:35 am

Product Review - Primus ETA Lite

We all know the name JetBoil. The convenient, quick to boil, personal stoves. Well, we decided to go against the grain a bit for this review. We decided to try the lesser known Primus ETA Lite.

This little stove lives up to it’s name… LITE. There is very little weight to the Primus ETA Lite and all the parts fit within the cup making for easy transport(including the 100g fuel canister). Throw it in your backpack and you’re ready to go.

It comes with the 500ml cup with insulative sleeve , burner, fuel stand, and rope(in case you need to hang the stove).

Assembly is easy. Twist the fuel onto the bottom of the burner and then twist the cup onto the top of the burner.

To light, turn the knob to start fuel flowing and click the lighter button.  Ours has lit consistently on the first try.

The insulation around the cup is great.  It comes with a handle for easy pouring.  There’s also 3 little pegs that can screw into the burner allowing you to cook with small pots, outside of the cup.

The 500ml cup is enough for most Mountain House food pouches, we found.

While the video below from Primus shows 2:45 to boil, we’ve averaged just about two minutes to boil for the full 500ml. That puts it right in line or a little quicker than most of the JetBoil lineup. Obviously, that time will fluctuate based on the environment.

We also opted for the add-on coffee press. That extra couple of bucks will pay for itself on those brisk mornings.

We found the Primus ETA Lite to do everything we’ve needed it to—and do it quite well.  Not to mention, it saves a few bucks from the JetBoil—we picked ours up for right at $100.

Here’s a video to give you a visual overview of the Primus ETA Lite.



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