Forget the kitchen sink.
- Super-lightweight due to its titanium stove body and pot supports
- Burns butane, gasoline, diesel, white gas, kerosene, and aviation fuel
- Glove-friendly flame control knob
- Includes ErgoPump, multi-tool with cleaning needle, foldable windscreen, heat reflector, 0.35L fuel bottle, and storage bag
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
it took me about a month to make the decision to buy this stove and from day one i have not regretted it. i truly wanted to buy USA Made but the fact that this one is lightweight, strong, SIMMERS, has a metal pump and a nifty way to drain the fuel line, i went with it instead. i seldom run it on full blast, as i use it mostly for cooking, that's why i really wanted to stove that was made to simmer. it seems to be extremely fuel efficient as well. i really like flipping the fuel bottle over and draining the existing fuel from the line, preventing any fuel spills if i were to disconnect the stove. everything about the stove appears to be high quality and i like how it stows away. the only thing i would've liked better is if it had a priming cup instead of a fiber priming pad, as the pad will eventually need replacement and i imagine a cup would last indefinitely. that being said, after all the use i've put the stove through, the priming pad still looks brand new so this is encouraging. but i do go kind of light during the priming step, just enough heat to atomize the fuel. with the metal pump construction, i cannot see how it could break either. wonderful unit, very pleased. i definitely recommend this stove.
Hi Guys! Any idea will this stove be...
Hi Guys! Any idea will this stove be re-stock? timeline? Thanks!
Nothing on its way just yet but I would hope that by our spring shipment we should have more coming in.
I've registered just now to buy the...
I've registered just now to buy the stove.
Do you ship it to Tajikistan?
I am sorry but we are not able to ship to Tajikistan at this time.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This stove is my favorite. I also own MSR XGK EX, Dragonfly, Primus/trangia X2, Primus Omnifuel and many more.
The omnilite works the very best with smaller potts with a heat exchanger (primus eta potts). The flame is not spread very wide so it will concentrate the heat in the centre as compared to XGK and omnifuel. The 2:40 boil time as advertised was only achievable after contacting primus and getting their exact test conditions.
for example they start out with water that is 20 degrees celsius and stop the test at 95! They claimed all companies do the same. In some of my own tests the Omnilite is faster than even the xgk and in other tests the xgk is faster. The variable that decides this is the pott used.
With an adapter this stove fits into the trangia to allow for a multi fuel option here. It takes around 5 minutes to unscrew the burner and refit it into the adapter. (on some newer trangias you must drill a hole for the flame adjuster)
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I think this stove is best in it's class. I also own and have used extensively an older MSR XGKII, Dragonfly, Whisperlite, etc. It is a great mix between the full on power of the XGK line with the fine-tune simmer ability of the Dragonfly. It weighs less than either and packs smaller. PLUS it lets you use gas canisters or liquid or both on a trip. Very versitile. It is fast to boil, but not THE fastest I have used. Primus built this stove to maximize fuel efficiency, and in my garage tests, it really does use less fuel to get the pot to a boil. I prefer this over a 30 second faster boil time! Great constuction and quality!!
Not my fave
This stove never really worked right for me. It would rarely prime correctly. It think it had something to do with the bottle and the pump but i am not sure. When it did light, it would burn super loud. And the flipping the bottle over to shut off the stove didn't really work for me either. Thanks to backcountry's awesome return policy, i returned it and got an msr whisperlight universal, which I think is way better.
Slow Boiling Water
Tried boiling water this evenign using an MSR pot. The lid has a few holes in it (as it can be used as a collander). Took nealy 5 minutes 30 seconds to boil a liter of water. Quite a disparity between that and the promised 2 minutes 40 seconds.
Has anyone used kerosene or a canister...
Has anyone used kerosene or a canister with this stove? Curious how the performance compares with white fuel (which is the fuel source that I most often use)
No... But I have used moonshine. It took forever to prime and was a little finicky but it worked. YES REAL MOONSHINE.
Kerosene runs just fine, it of course doesn't burn quite as fast as the white gas but it runs! just change the jet on the stove to the proper fuel jet! As for canister fuel no I have not tried it but I'm sure it will work just as well as the white gas. however the stove comes with the small bottle for white gas and thats the perfect size for backpacking treks! i have taken it on numerous winter trips and it is the perfect size!
Solid Minimalist Stove
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
Well designed hardware and minimal design/footprint. Good all around stove. No complaints!
Excellent all round stove!!
I've been very happy with the Omnifuel for my trips in the Scottish mountains & still think it's head & shoulders above the competition. However,after a few nights away with the Omnilite I must say that, given the weight difference, it just has the edge. I tend to use mostly Kerosene as it's way cheaper than white gas here in the UK. I don't use Eta pots but the burn times were certainly not discernably different - not that that's an issue for me in most circumstances.
It simmers well & is as stable as it's big brother. I also like the fact that the burner, although smaller, will fit into a Trangia with the proper convertor kit - again just like the Omnifuel. Great piece of kit!!