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1L Pepsi vs 1.5L Primus
Fits MSR Stoves
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These bottles are great if you want a different size from the MSR bottles, or find these cheaper. The threads fit MSR liquid-fuel stoves. They do their job, and hold up to abuse.
Volume/Weight comparisons w/ MSR:
11 fl. oz/.33L, 2.8oz/79g weight
22 fl. oz/.65L, 4.9oz/139g weight
33 fl. oz/.98L, 7.3oz/207g weight
0.6L/20.3 fl.oz 5.0oz/144g weight
1.0L/33.8 fl.oz 7.51oz/213g weight
1.5L/50.7 fl.oz 9.84oz/279g weight
can anyone tell me the size of the 1.5 l...
can anyone tell me the size of the 1.5 l bottle? diameter and overall length including the cap? thanks.
1.5L: Dimensions: 3.5" x 12.2", Volume: 1335 ml, Weight: 7.5 oz
Hope that helps!!
Prefer Over MSR
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
MSR obviously holds the majority of the market on fuel bottles. Probably because of their retail presence in so many stores. Having used both, however, I prefer the Primus version.
Here's why I prefer the Primus:
- More variety. MSR has 3 sizes, Primus has 4. Also, Primus' large is larger and small is smaller, giving a bit more flexibility.
- Matte finish. This is a bit subjective, but I prefer the matte and slightly textured finish on the primus over the glossy finish on the MSR. I think it looks better and feels a bit better when handling in the cold.
- Better cap. It has a child-safety one just like the MSR. Except that it actually works. It stops an easy/accidental opening, while still being easy to operate (a light push down and twist vs. the wrenching the MSR ones sometimes required).
- It's different. It's nice to be able to more quickly recognize which bottle(s) are mine when a group of folks are using white gas stoves and everyone else has MSR bottles.
Note: manufacturing quality is great on both.
Bottle quality seems so-so
I bought two of these bottles. One of them came with my Primus Omni Fuel and the other is the 1.5 liter i bought for extended trips. The quality overall is fine but the one concern i have is the finishing on the lip area. On one bottle i noticed that the lip was unevenly machined and it had a sharp edge to it (which would likely make short work of the o-ring and cause massive leakage). I returned that (backcountry has a great return service) and while the replacement was alright...it wasn't really that great (the lip area wasn't machined that well). I have taken a look at the MSR's and it seems like the build quality on those is higher than on the primus.
Interesting Item, no really
Alright, so I've just purchased a Primus Express Lander stove, and a couple of these bottles to go with it. I really have a few comments, no seriously.
1) It's been said these are heavier/more durable than the MSR bottles that everyone knows so well.
2) These seem to be shipping without the "child safety" lids that the MSR bottles are, which many people are swapping for normal caps, for 1.50 or so each.
essentially this is a better deal, as you don't have to buy an additional cap for the bottle. Though, it isn't a better deal because it doesn't come with a child-safe cap, which I assumed was part of why these are often so pricey.
All in all: buy this if you were planning on throwing on a normal cap, don't buy this if you have wee-baby-shamus trying to drink your fuel.
I want to use this as a reserve unleaded...
I want to use this as a reserve unleaded gasoline carry on while on the motorcycle, I just got it in the mail and the first thing it says on the bottle is "Primus Fuel Only". Now I realize it may just be a ploy to advertise Primus Fuel product. But I want to be sure that it can store unleaded gasoline form a gas station. Does anyone know for sure its spec'd out to handle gas station fuel? Anyone out there using this bottle as a reserve gas tank like I intend to? thanks.
If you go to this link they say you can fill the bottle with many different types of fuel.
Unleaded Gas, Kerosene, White Gas, etc. all work just fine. All manufacturers list that statement from a liability standpoint (for the time when someone tries to store something truly crazy and ends up hurting themselves).
Couldn't resist rating my fuel bottle
Ah... Probably the best red primus fuel bottle on the market. Actually besides trolling this does have a textured surface that makes it unique. Works with brunton / Primus pumps for certain - others most likely as well- I've only used the stoves i mentioned so I can't be100% certain on that. Ask a rep theyre pretty handy.