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GREAT stove!

This is my second Eta type stove from Primus and both the EtaPower and, now, the EtaPackLite are excellent stoves! The EtaPackLite gives me a two-cup boil time of around 1 minute 20 seconds. This is more than twice as fast as my JetBoil. If you omit ALL the plastic bowls (that includes the liner bowl) that come with this unit the weight is, then, true at just shy of 21oz. I measured a usage of 4.1 grams of fuel per 2-cup boil. In comparison, my JetBoil used 4.32 grams of fuel for a 2-cup boil. On my last trip into the Gila Wilderness, I really impressed my friends with this stove; I ended up giving them a lead time of 20 minutes and I still ate before them while they dinked around with there upright MSR stove! Way to go Primus..... Now, how about a Titanium option?

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Much lighter than the original, but the trade is a smaller pot. The design is well thought out and it packs nicely. The construction is bomber and the stove should last years of use. The drain lid is great for trail pasta and it makes we want a pot like this for my kitchen. I haven't used it in cold weather yet, but I think it should be OK. The remote canister lets you warm it and the burner preheat tube allows the can to be inverted to burn liquid first in low temps. I love buying from Backcountry with their 100% return policy, great selection, and free shipping. You can be confident that the PackLite will fit your backpacking and general climbing needs. The JetBoil is now my emergency stove for the winter day climbing or hiking pack.

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Ti would kill the thermal efficiency